TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM PLAN FOR AUGUST 21, 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING

From Tangipahoa Parish School Board

Tangipahoa Parish will be in the path of the partial solar eclipse on Monday,
August 21, 2017 from approximately 11:57 a.m. until 2:57 p.m. In order to ensure
our students are able to safely experience this event, each Tangipahoa Parish
School System public school will provide the opportunity for students to watch the
eclipse live http://eclipse.stream.live/ at school through a special broadcast.
Parents/guardians and teachers are encouraged to stress to students that
safety is of the utmost importance during a solar eclipse and failure to take the
necessary viewing precautions may lead to permanent eyesight damage. Links to
websites that contain information on safely viewing the eclipse are included on the
Tangipahoa Parish School System website.
To ensure the safety of all TPSS staff and students, all outdoor activities at
Tangipahoa Parish public schools (physical education classes, recess, athletic
practice, band practice, etc.) will be limited between the hours of 12:00 noon and
3:00 p.m. Monday. All schools will dismiss at the regular dismissal time.
Parents/guardians may choose not to send their students to school Monday,
August 21, 2017 for safety reasons or to view the solar eclipse from home. If so, a
written excuse must be sent to the school in order for the absence to be considered
as excused.

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P.O. Box 698
Amite, LA 70422
Phone: 985-748-7156
Fax: 985-748-7104