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Early dismissal April 8; No school May 31

April 8 – early dismissal
Monday, April 8 brings us a total solar eclipse with much of New York state being in the Zone of Totality. While we are technically just outside of this zone, there are a number of resources that students and their families can take advantage of for this once in a lifetime event. We will be in a zone that will allow for 96.6% of the eclipse in view, not to be experienced again in this area until 2079.

In an effort to promote family involvement in the sciences for this once in a lifetime event, we will dismiss all students at 12:10 p.m. on April 8 to allow families and students time to view the eclipse. We will provide students with viewing glasses required for the event and science classes will incorporate the eclipse into their curriculum prior to the date of the event.

By scheduling an early release, it will allow students and their families to travel to nearby viewing areas in the Southern Adirondacks (i.e. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, Crown Point, Port Henry) or to local museums, planetariums and parks (i.e. Thatcher Park, Dudley Observatory at Siena, etc.). If students are not able to travel for the event, they will have the necessary viewing materials to bring home with them on that day for viewing at home.

The Main Office will also be sending home informational flyers about the event, as well as a listing of local parks and museums that are offering activities for the eclipse.

Below you will find the informational sheets and times that the eclipse will be most evident in our area.

I Love NY Eclipse Fact Sheet
Solar Eclipse Flyer

May 31 – Superintendent’s Conference Day
At the March 14 Board meeting, the Board approved a Superintendent’s Conference Day on Friday, May 31. There will be no school for students that day.

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