This message contains important eclipse viewing information
for students and guests, please review carefully.

Where and When to Find Your Student

Students will be on and off the field throughout the eclipse based on stamina, curriculum, and safety considerations. If you are a parent joining your student on Monday, see below for times and locations. Due to the high number of guests, parents will not be invited into classrooms, but are welcome to join the viewing party in the Cafeteria when students are not on the field.

Plan to bring blankets, chairs, water bottles, sun screen, and a few dollars for snacks. As with all events on campus, be considerate of our Forrest Blvd neighbors when parking, and follow the signs.

Kindergarten and 1st Grades
On the field at 1:30 to observe how the sun is changing; students may purchase snacks and will return to classrooms until 2:15
Location: center of field

Second and Third Grades 
On the field at 1:45; pick up snacks and observe from the field until 2:45
Location: 2nd grade - field near the playground, 3rd grade - field near the GYM

Fourth and Fifth Grades
On the field right after lunch at 1:15 to observe; students will return to their classrooms and come back out at 2:15
Location: 4th grade front of the GYM, 5th grade bike racks

Middle School
On the field at 1:15 – some 8th graders may be assisting younger grades
Location: 6th grade - near breezeway, 7th grade - courtyard, 8th grade - near breezeway

Opting Out
Any student who chooses not to view the eclipse outside can view the NASA live streaming in the Cafeteria.


Parents can sign their student out directly from their teacher. Regular dismissal will begin at 3:30pm. A change in your students regular dismissal plan (going home with a friend) must be submitted in writing to their classroom teacher.


Students and staff will be provided NASA-certified safe viewing glasses. Please speak with your student about the danger of looking at the sun without their glasses, and following teacher's instructions at all times. 

Help Monitor Safe Viewing
Students put their glasses on before looking up at the sun, and look down to take them off. Parents, please help monitor for safe viewing throughout the event. Tip for younger students: practice at home this weekend with sun glasses indoors.

Playground Equipment is Off Limits
For safety, the playground will be closed to all students from 1pm - 3:30pm. At no time should a student be using the playground, even with a parent present.

Our Glasses are Certified Safe for Direct Solar Viewing
Our glasses were purchased directly from Rainbow Symphony and meet the standard for ISO 12312-2:2015.


As this is a once in a lifetime event, we've never done this before! Thank you in advance for accommodating last minute changes to schedules or locations. Student safety is our #1 priority. 

Snacks for Sale!

Please send your student to school with a dollar or two for snacks. Sun Chips and Moon Pies will be available for $1 each.

All proceeds from the snack sale benefit the Middle School fund.

Volunteers & Donations Needed

Help ensure a fun afternoon for students by assisting with the construction of pinhole projectors. Watch the quick video below to learn how to make the projectors from a cereal box. Click here to volunteer.

Cereal Boxes Needed

Please send in empty cereal boxes by Monday! Boxes can be flattened and brought to the front office.
Learn How to Make a Pinhole Projector:
Click Here to Volunteer on Monday

Eclipse Glasses for Parents & Guests

If you have pre-ordered safe viewing glasses, you can pick them up Monday from volunteers located in the Breezeway.

No additional glasses are available.
Pick up your glasses as early as 12:45 Monday in the breezeway.

Let's all hope for CLEAR SKIES!

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