On Monday, August 21, we will see a partial solar eclipse, as the moon will cover approximately 90% of the sun. In Danville, the maximum sun blockage will occur between 1:10 and 1:25 p.m.
We want our students to be able to observe this educational opportunity safely, so they will view the eclipse via the internet on classroom SMARTBoards. They will not be allowed outside, as viewing the eclipse without proper safety glasses can result in lifelong optical damage. Like many others across the nation, the Danville School District had purchased several hundred pairs of viewing safety glasses from Amazon in hopes to provide students a chance to view the eclipse live, but, unfortunately, the glasses we purchased were among Amazon's recent and widespread recall. The glasses did not meet safety specifications, and our students' safety is always our top priority.
Parents who wish to check out their child to view the eclipse may do so. Parents may check their child out at 12:40 and check them back in at 1:30 p.m., and the student will not be counted absent.
As always, we're happy to answer questions you may have. Please call the administration building at 495-4800 for more information.
The Mission of Danville Public Schools
Is to provide a balanced and quality education in which all students will have the opportunity to reach their academic potential and to become active and useful members of society. To this end, the district will establish a well-developed educational program that will network teachers, students, parents, and community with the technology and resources necessary to compete successfully in the 21st Century.
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