Solar Eclipse
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Carroll County School System will be delaying dismissal by 40 minutes on Monday, August 21, due to the expected solar eclipse. Elementary School release will be at 3:00pm, High School release at 4:00pm and Middle School release at 4:15pm.

Carroll County is predicted to experience a 97% solar eclipse around 2:30pm. A partial eclipse is enough to cause concern for student and staff safety. Predictions are calling for the darkest part of the eclipse to take place during the normal times of dismissal for our most vulnerable students, those in elementary schools.

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), as well as several public health organizations, have published safety precautions relating to the upcoming solar eclipse. Making sure that all students are under the supervision and guidance of adults during this time, thus ensuring their safety, is of the most importance to school system leaders.

No student will be allowed to leave or go outside the building between 2:25-2:55 with the exception of students wearing the approved glasses under teacher supervision.

If a teacher takes class outside to view the eclipse, they must have the Safety Glasses that have been made available through the University of West Georgia.

We will be posting some educational information starting next week. If you have questions, please contact us at the school.

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