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Eclipse Day - August 21st

August 09, 2017

Dear Parents,
A really exciting thing is happening on Monday, Aug. 21 - a total solar eclipse! For many people,
this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see our solar system in action. And it's a great teaching
moment for our kids. With that in mind, the school district has taken a little time this summer to
prepare for this event.

We have purchased for each student and staff member a pair of eclipse glasses. For parents with
children in Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd grade, we are planning alternate activities related to the
eclipse. For those with children in Grades 3-12, please let your child know that they MUST wear
these glasses while looking at the sun prior to and immediately after the total eclipse. Staff
members will be taking extra care with students to remind them also but your help and support will
be very appreciated.

Mrs. Hancock and Mr. Miller have planned activities for all students based on this exciting event.
Partial phases of the eclipse will begin around 11:50 AM and conclude around 2:45 PM. The total
eclipse will begin at approximately 1:21 PM and will last approximately 2 minutes and 37 seconds.
During this time, glasses may be removed but must be put back on before the totality ends.
Parents who wish to join us are more than welcome to do so, but must provide their own eclipse
glasses. After all, learning never stops.

We look forward to your help and appreciate your support.

Yours for Better Schools,

Derek Hutchins

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