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Solar Eclipse

Posted on Mar 28, 2024

On Monday, April 8, there will be a partial solar eclipse in our area. It is expected to begin at 11:48 am, peak at 12:46 pm and finish by 1:46 pm. For many of our schools, this partial solar eclipse occurs over lunch hour.

Although people can safely observe the eclipse by wearing special glasses, the timing of the eclipse, over lunchtime, means students will be playing outdoors for lunch recess and may not take the precautions needed to safely view it.

Out of an abundance of caution, our elementary schools will be adjusting their schedules and activities that day to keep students indoors during the time of the eclipse. Students in junior high and high school will follow a regular schedule and will be permitted to leave the school over lunch hour. If parents prefer to have their children in Grades 7-12 stay in the school building, we ask that you have that conversation with your child/ren. The school will provide a space indoors.

Information about the eclipse
Canadian Association of Optometrists