GAHANNA-JEFFERSON PREPARES FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE

Posted: 8/17/2017 Categories: Featured Links, District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017 Gahanna will experience a partial solar eclipse which means the moon will cover part of the sun's disk. This is an exciting event for students to witness, but also a time to be cautious. Teachers and staff will take precautionary measures with students to make this educational experience both safe and enjoyable.

 

In the Gahanna area, the solar eclipse will begin at 1:21 p.m. and last until 3:52 p.m., with a maximum coverage at 2:30 p.m. During the eclipse, looking directly at the sun can be dangerous without proper precautions. Each building will be developing a plan to share this solar eclipse with their students. Each building’s plan will be shared by the building principal and/or classroom teacher.


To minimize the likelihood that students will look directly at the sun without proper protection, recess will be held indoors on Monday. Because dismissal for many schools will occur during the height of the eclipse, extra precautions will be in place to ensure proper safety procedures will be followed. Please be patient as these extra precautions may cause some buses to run a little behind schedule.

We encourage you to speak to your child about the eclipse and dangers of looking directly at the sun without special viewing glasses and the potential damage it can do to their eyes. We also ask that students bring a ball cap to wear during their time outdoors while boarding buses or walking home from school.

We are excited about this special learning opportunity and will work hard to ensure it is an excellent and safe learning experience for all. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your building principal.

 

To learn more about the solar eclipse, please visit these sites.


GAHANNA-JEFFERSON PREPARES FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE

Posted: 8/17/2017 Categories: Featured Links, District News, HOMEPAGE Headlines, Lincoln High School News, Blacklick Elementary News, Chapelfield Elementary, Goshen Lane Elementary News, High Point Elementary News, Jefferson Elementary News, Lincoln Elementary News, Royal Manor Elementary News, Middle School South News, Middle School East News, Middle School West News

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017 Gahanna will experience a partial solar eclipse which means the moon will cover part of the sun's disk. This is an exciting event for students to witness, but also a time to be cautious. Teachers and staff will take precautionary measures with students to make this educational experience both safe and enjoyable.

 

In the Gahanna area, the solar eclipse will begin at 1:21 p.m. and last until 3:52 p.m., with a maximum coverage at 2:30 p.m. During the eclipse, looking directly at the sun can be dangerous without proper precautions. Each building will be developing a plan to share this solar eclipse with their students. Each building’s plan will be shared by the building principal and/or classroom teacher.


To minimize the likelihood that students will look directly at the sun without proper protection, recess will be held indoors on Monday. Because dismissal for many schools will occur during the height of the eclipse, extra precautions will be in place to ensure proper safety procedures will be followed. Please be patient as these extra precautions may cause some buses to run a little behind schedule.

We encourage you to speak to your child about the eclipse and dangers of looking directly at the sun without special viewing glasses and the potential damage it can do to their eyes. We also ask that students bring a ball cap to wear during their time outdoors while boarding buses or walking home from school.

We are excited about this special learning opportunity and will work hard to ensure it is an excellent and safe learning experience for all. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your building principal.

 

To learn more about the solar eclipse, please visit these sites.