Parent Eclipse Information Letter

Dear DPS families,

As you may already know, everyone in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, will be able to witness what is known as the Eclipse Across America. Monday, August 21st, 80 to 90% of the eclipse will be visible to the Dayton area. This once in a lifetime phenomenon is exciting for all of us and is a great learning tool for our teachers and students. Through national websites and safety information from the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, our teachers will introduce the eclipse through math, science, geography and language arts.

We ask you, as caregivers and parents, to make sure your children listen carefully to instructions for vision safety. No one, eclipse or not, should look directly into the sun without special eclipse eye protection - the effects can cause permanent loss of vision. Students will be advised to listen carefully to their teachers’ directions as they walk to their after-school transportation. However, be advised if your children does not attend school on Monday, they will be considered absent.

We appreciate your support and we look forward to sharing this great learning experience.

Rhonda Corr,