CCSD Plan for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

CCSD Plan for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Category : CCSD

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that a plan is in place to ensure the 2017 Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21 is a safe and educational opportunity for all of our students.

DISMISSAL: Bus dismissal for grades K-12 will be delayed by 30 minutes on Aug. 21 to avoid elementary school dismissal during the eclipse’s passage through the area; K-12 Special Education bus routes will be delayed by 45 minutes.  Car riders’ release to the line also will be delayed by 30 minutes; parents who do not want to wait may park and come into the front office to check their children out.  Middle school/high school dismissal is affected because bus drivers must first complete elementary school routes.  CCSD Preschool Centers dismissal, which is earlier in the afternoon, will not be affected.

ABSENCES: Many parents have inquired about school absences and early check-outs so as to experience this event as a family. Recognizing the historical significance of this event, the Superintendent has authorized the following provision: Absences and early check-outs related to this event will be unexcused, but make-up work will be accepted without academic penalty. Schools will not treat this absence as truancy.

CLASS ACTIVITIES: Students will participate in a related educational activity at school at the time of eclipse’s passage (approximately 2:35 p.m.). Your child’s school will communicate specific plans to you this week (Aug. 7-11); activities will vary by class, and not all activities will be conducted outside. If your child’s class activity is outside, the teacher will provide a permission slip for you to sign and return. If you don’t give permission, your child will watch streaming video of the eclipse inside.

ASP: The Elementary School After School Program (ASP) for participating students will begin following dismissal and end at the usual time (6 p.m.).

QUESTIONS: If you have additional questions, please contact the Principal of your child’s school.