Monday’s Solar Eclipse is a very rare event that is garnering a lot of attention in the US. As a school we understand the historical and educational significance of the event and want to give our students every opportunity possible to experience this unique happening. Thanks to a generous donation from the Shultz families, we have Solar Glasses for everyone at school. However, due to the potential danger involved in looking at the sun during the eclipse without proper eye protection, we must have parental permission in order to allow elementary students to take part in using the glasses and viewing the partial eclipse that will be visible in Manhattan.
A permission form has been sent home today with all K-6 students (a copy is also accompanying this bulletin). It must be signed and returned on Monday before your child will be allowed to go outside during the eclipse. Permission slips will not be required for students in grades 7-12.
If you are planning to have your child miss school on Monday, you must notify the school office.