Delayed Afternoon Release on August 21, 2017

August 21st is looking to be an exciting time as we will experience a Total Solar Eclipse - a phenomenon that hasn't happened in almost 100 years. We will use this opportunity to educate students on the science surrounding the solar eclipse before, during, and after the event.

In honor of this event, TCSS will delay the afternoon school release by 30 minutes.

During the solar eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, thereby blocking the light of the sun. It is a safety hazard to look directly at the sun while this rare event is occurring. Administrators and teachers will receive age-appropriate and relevant indoor educational resources to help optimize this historic event for students.

In addition to sharing relevant scientific lessons, teachers will emphasize the dangers of looking directly at the sun during the eclipse. We ask that parents partner with teachers in this effort by reinforcing solar eclipse safety information at home. Safety updates and other solar eclipse information can be found on https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/.





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