Eclipse - Aug 21st
On Monday, August 21st, much of the U.S. will experience a rare solar eclipse. We are looking forward to viewing this rare and educational opportunity here at NPUSC. Looking directly at the sun at any time is very dangerous and the wisp of sunlight shining around the dark moon in an eclipse has the same intensity as the full sun. Staring at it can permanently damage eye sight without feeling it. Students should not look directly at the eclipse without glasses for any reason.
The solar eclipse will take place in our area on Monday afternoon with as estimated peak coverage around 1:21 pm. Students will also be able to see the solar eclipse from a live video stream in the classroom. With the exception of approved supervised viewing, all outside activities such as recess and PE will take place indoors during that time unless students are wearing glasses and having the permission slip signed by a parent/guardian. Students are NOT allowed to view this eclipse without a signed permission slip. If at any time, the teacher feels as though a student is not following the proper safety guidelines, they have the ability to deny a student to view the eclipse outside. Supervision and practice runs will be held. We are confident that our students will enjoy this experience in a safe way.