Eclipse Information

  • phases of the eclipse

August 21, 2017, is a big day for Salt Lake City students. It is the first day of school, and it is the day the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun that stretches from Oregon to South Carolina. While Salt Lake City will not experience totality, the city will see 91% coverage.

Our schools have been working hard to prepare for this day. Many have dedicated lesson plans or are planning assemblies to teach students about the eclipse. The following schools have purchased certified eclipse glasses, allowing students to view the eclipse.

Elementary Schools

Beacon Heights Elementary    Dilworth Elementary Escalante Elementary
Hawthorne Elementary Meadowlark Elementary    North Star Elementary  
Parkview Elementary Rose Park Elementary Uintah Elementary
Wasatch Elementary Whittier Elementary Nibley Park School
Jackson Elementary    

 

Middle Schools

Bryant Middle School         Glendale Middle School     Hillside Middle School   
Northwest Middle School      Nibley Park School Salt Lake Center for Science Education

 

High Schools

East High School                    Highland High School        
Salt Lake Center for Science Education

 

If your school is not listed here, please contact the school's main office for information on what their plans are for viewing and learning about the eclipse. 

In addition, we would like to offer some important information to our parents and students.

  1. Start time for the eclipse in Salt Lake City will be 10:13 a.m., with maximum coverage at 11:33 a.m., and end time at 12:59 p.m.
  2. To ensure safety, students will not be able to use glasses brought from home.
  3. Here is a link to great tips and information about the eclipse from Clark Planetarium: https://slco.org/uploadedFiles/depot/clark_planetarium/EclipseSheet.pdf

We look forward to seeing your students on Monday!

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