Cumberland Valley School District: No outdoor recess during eclipse


The first day of school will be Tuesday, Aug. 22, and will be a full day of attendance.

Maryville City Schools announced Friday that because of traffic and safety concerns it will join Alcoa and Blount County in closing all schools August 21, when a total solar eclipse will occur in the afternoon.

Here are a list of precautionary measures from the Phenix City Board of Education. The start of the school year also lines up with the historic event.

"There are opportunities locally and on the Internet for parents and students to learn more about the eclipse together", Moore said.

With that decision, Kershaw County Schools is the only Midlands school district still having classes on the day of the eclipse.

Cumberland Valley School District: No outdoor recess during eclipse
Cumberland Valley School District: No outdoor recess during eclipse

Farmington Superintendent Matt Ruble sent the following statement after the announcement was made. Students can also view the eclipse if they bring their own safety glasses.

Alcoa City Schools' calendar always had designated August 21 as a professional development day, with no students in school.

The district says students will have the opportunity to view the eclipse either indirectly or via video live streaming.

Abrams says the district is in the area that will have a 98 percent eclipse.

The district has thoroughly considered all options related to the eclipse. A survey was handed out to parents during open house asking if they would be keeping their child home from school on that date or - if school was in session - attending activities with their child at the school.

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