Solar Eclipse Safety Reminder

On April 8, there will be a solar eclipse during the afternoon hours. It's essential to discuss eye safety with your children due to the timing of this event.
The solar eclipse in Kent County will begin with a partial eclipse at 1:55 p.m., reaching 94% coverage of the sun at 3:11 p.m. It will then transition back into a partial eclipse until 4:24 p.m. Because the eclipse coincides with dismissal times for most students, please emphasize the importance of not looking directly at the sun during this period. We will also remind students about this on the day of the eclipse.
Your child's safety is our top priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Further Reading
For more detailed information about solar eclipse eye safety, and to learn about the danger of viewing the sun with a camera lens, please visit the American Academy of Opthamology and NASA.