A Message from our Director
This MONDAY, August 21st, there will be a solar eclipse across the United States. This will be visible in our area from 12-3:00 in the afternoon. During the eclipse, the moon will pass in front of the sun, blocking part of it from view.
PLEASE BE SAFE during this eclipse and keep your children safe. No one is to look directly at the sun. It can cause terrible harm to your eyes if you are not wearing solar filtered eclipse glasses.
With this in mind, we need to caution you to be careful during our dismissal on Monday.
PLEASE REMEMBER that this is very serious. We recommend that you quickly walk with your child to your vehicle after you pick them up from their class.
We will not have any classes use the outside play areas after 12:00 noon on this day.
Thank you and please call us with any questions.
Dawn Alt, Director
Rod Gracey, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Many of our schools will have exciting activities planned for students during the eclipse. However, due to the potential risk for eye damage from viewing the eclipse without proper eye wear, TR Jackson will not participate in outside observances of the Solar Eclipse.
The peak of the eclipse will be during our departure time, if you would prefer your child be inside safely at home, or you want your child to view the eclipse from home you can check them out from school early.
If you do plan to view the eclipse with your child, please use authorized protective eye wear.
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