On August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will be able to watch this solar spectacle that will turn day into night for a couple of minutes. The eclipse will start at 9:13 am and end at 12:00 pm. The maximum peak will be at 10:33 am.
Arizona is among the 12 states that have been declared to be a best place to experience this rare phenomenon. Our students will be in school during this event and our educators will take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime happening to make it a tremendous learning experience for our students. Our teachers have planned engaging activities the students. NASA approved safety viewers have been ordered and all teachers will be trained on methods of safe viewing of an eclipse, complete with warnings regarding attempts to watch this event without protecting one’s eyes. We look forward to this extraordinary event and making it a positive learning experience for everyone!
In order to defray the cost of the safety glasses, we ask that you send in $.50 to cover the cost of the viewers. In addition, we need many parent volunteers to ensure the proper use of the viewers and safety of our students. Please let your child’s teacher know if you can help.