BRANTLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS TO DISMISS EARLY ON
MONDAY, AUG. 21st, DUE TO SOLAR ECLIPSE
Our community will experience the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 from approximately 1:12 p.m. to 4:08 p.m. The height of the eclipse will take place at 2:44 p.m. during regular dismissal times. We feel it is in the best interest of our students and staff to be off the buses and roads during the actual eclipse. Our number one goal is the safety of our students and staff. Therefore, the Brantley County School System will follow an early release schedule on Monday, August 21st.
The solar eclipse is a monumental and historical event, and our schools will use the time leading up to the solar eclipse to educate our students about the science behind the event as well as the dangers of eye damage that can occur if an eclipse is viewed by the naked eye. Please see the links below for more information, many of which offer viewing of the eclipse safely online.
On Monday, August 21st, students will be provided with both breakfast and lunch before we begin dismissal. We will follow the early release schedule below.
Dismissal Times for Monday, August 21st:
11:45 - Waynesville Primary School and Nahunta Primary School
12:00 - Atkinson Elementary School, Hoboken Elementary School,
Brantley County High School
12:10 - Nahunta Elementary School, Brantley County Middle School
Free Observer’s Guide from NSTA (http://static.nsta.org/extras/solarscience/SolarScienceInsert.pdf)
NSTA Blog: Solar Science (http://nstacommunities.org/blog/2016/05/27/are-you-and-your-students-ready-for-the-astronomical-event-of-the-decade/)
NASA’s Eclipse Education Page (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/education) & https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-who-what-where-when-and-how
PBS Learning Media Resources (https://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/shared/1539776/4513602/)
Discovery Education Free Resources (http://www.discoveryeducation.com/DiscoveryNow/greatamericaneclipse.cfm)