Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, there will be a solar eclipse viewable locally from approximately 1:45 pm to 4:15 pm. In our area, approximately 50% of the sun will be blocked. The day of the eclipse is a great learning opportunity for students and adults, but it can be dangerous to the eyes if proper care is not taken.  Therefore, we must establish precautions for the safety and protection of students and employees.

Any outdoor teacher-directed lessons to view the eclipse must utilize approved safety eyewear for all students and must be principal/district-approved.  Parent permission forms will be sent home for these outdoor lessons.

  • Please speak with your children about the dangers of looking directly into the sun so that they may safely travel home after school.
  • It is also important for those driving to use caution in the parent pickup area at schools to avoid distracted drivers, students, and pedestrians.

Elementary/Middle/K8 Students who are absent or checked out of school early on Monday, April 8th, so they may experience the eclipse with their families, will be excused for their absences with an excuse note from their parent.

High School Students who are checked out of school early on Monday, April 8th, so they may experience the eclipse with their families, will only be excused from the last period of the day with an excuse note from their parent.

Please note: If early checkout is planned, it is important to pick your child up by noon.

More information about the solar eclipse can be found here:

Watch Live Solar Eclipse Broadcasts | Exploratorium| Exploratorium

NASA Releases New Solar Eclipse Educational Materials – NASA

Solar & Lunar Eclipses Worldwide (timeanddate.com)


As always, St. Lucie Public Schools appreciates and respects the partnership we have with our parents and families and we thank you for your support.

Author: LAUREN PECZKO

Staff - (Changed 8/12/2021 10:25:04 AM)