Montgomery County Schools will be closed for students on Monday, August 21st, 2017, and this day will be a non-traditional instruction day (TRIBE Day). This decision was made with a focus on student safety after reviewing our transportation routes and times during the eclipse, discussing possible scenarios with our insurance agents, and monitoring decisions made by other school districts across the state. The use of a Non-Traditional Instruction day provides a way for our families to best determine how they, as a family, want to experience the eclipse.
Through generous donations by the Montgomery County Education Foundation and Dr. Richard Henry at Henry Dental, all of our students will receive solar viewing glasses. These will be sent home on Friday with our students along with eclipse-themed TRIBE Day materials and safety information about the eclipse for our families. Even though schools are closed on this day, students will need to work on the eclipse-themed TRIBE Day lessons at home. No assignments will require students to view the eclipse as that is up to you as families to discuss and determine if and how that would take place.
Daycare will be available on Monday, August 21st from 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Early Learning Center and MSE. If possible, we encourage our families to try to avoid picking up their children during the eclipse times (between 1:03 p.m. and 3:54 p.m.) as we are unsure how traffic in the community may be affected.
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