On Monday, August 21st 2017, a partial solar eclipse with occur. Duval County Public Schools will observe normal dismissal times during this event. All absences on this day will be excused.
Outdoor activities between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at all schools will be canceled or moved indoors. Outdoor activities can resume after 4:30 p.m.
Observing the sun can be dangerous to eyes. Before Monday, August 21st, please speak to your child about the dangers of looking directly at the sun and the permanent damage this can cause to their eyes.
We also ask parents to use an abundance of caution while driving during the time of the eclipse, and be especially careful to avoid distracted drivers, students and pedestrians.
A safety advisory will be sent home with your student. If you have any special requests for an alternate dismissal on this day, please fill out the form and return it to your school before Monday. You can also access the safety advisory online at www.duvalschools.org/eclipse.