On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse. It will be at its fullest (as far as Los Angeles is concerned) around 10:20 AM.
Unfortunately, due to the dangers associated with direct observation of this rare phenomenon and our inability to determine the safety of glasses which children might bring to school with them (reference Amazon’s large scale recall of glasses sold through their site) we will not be taking children outside to view the eclipse directly.
Teachers will use lessons provided to fully take advantage of this incredible teaching moment and classroom blinds will be raised for students to indirectly appreciate the eclipse. Please talk with your children about the dangers of direct observation before Monday.
Should you choose to keep your children with you to experience this rare event, I fully understand. This would be recorded as an absence though. Please remember to follow all safety protocols.