Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse.  While eclipses happen fairly often, it is a rare occurrence for one to happen so that we get a great view. 

General Information 

  1. HHS will celebrate Solar Eclipse day with activities and assignments related to the eclipse.

  1. In addition, protective glasses will be provided for all students and adults who will be involved in viewing this unusual event in the open air.

  1. Students will view major segments of this event, including maximum eclipse, at which point 99% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. Between 1:00 - 2:35 pm, students could make about 2-3 trips outdoors to view phases of the eclipse.

  1. The science club is taking a field trip to Sweetwater, TN where they will be able to see the total eclipse.

  1. Students without permission to view the eclipse outside will have the opportunity to virtually view the eclipse, from the inside.

  1. SAFETY must be a major factor during the afternoon viewing activity.  As a precautionary measure, each parent MUST SIGN A PERMISSION SLIP, giving schools the authority to take their children outside, while wearing protective glasses, to view the eclipse of the sun. Those who DO NOT return the permission slips will have the opportunity to view the eclipse virtually.

  1. Students who drive to school or are car riders will be dismissed at the normal time.  Bus riders will be dismissed at approximately 3:50 pm due to bus route delays for elementary school routes.


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