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No School August 21 - Solar Eclipse Day

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you are having a great day. We are pleased with the way school has started this year. Our kids and teachers seem to be smoothly transitioning back to school. As I travel around to schools, I’ve been impressed with the level of engagement that I have witnessed.

Initially, we had planned on having schools open on the August 21st eclipse day. However, after receiving information from emergency personnel, we have decided to use an inclement weather day for this event. I believe this would have been an amazing day for instruction, however, the concern for safety with afternoon dismissal created a situation that led to the decision to dismiss for this day. Specifically, the concern for traffic congestion and highway safety has grown significantly since our initial decision, especially in areas near Interstate 75 and Highway 11 where many of our schools are in close proximity. With that being said, we will still teach the lessons we have prepared on the Friday before and send home our eclipse glasses that were provided by Morgan Olson.

Again, I’m excited about this school year and believe this may be the best year we have ever had. Our teacher and administrators are working hard to provide a platform for our kids to be prepared for college and career opportunities. If we may assist anyway, please don’t hesitate to contact us at schools or here at the office.

Have a great day,

Jason Vance
Director of Schools