On August 21, 2017 at 11:47 a.m., our district will experience a 93% eclipse of the sun. It has been nearly 100 years since this rare phenomenon last occurred in the United States. As such, many of our teachers are excited to use this event as an opportunity for students to engage in real-world learning activities. To ensure a safe and enjoyable learning experience, all students and staff will be required to use special eclipse-viewing safety glasses.
At Mountain Range High School, students will have the opportunity to experience and learn more about this rare phenomenon by participating in an outside viewing of the eclipse during their adjusted 5th period class (11:14 a.m. - 12:06 p.m.). Since we are hosting a school-wide viewing, we will be closing our campus to entrance or exit during this time. Should you need to sign your child out for an appointment, you will need to pick him/her up prior to 11 a.m.
Please review the attached letter, permission slip, and bell schedule for more information.
For more information on the eclipse, including safety tips and resources for parents and students, visit: eclipse2017.nasa.gov/education