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.
|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|
|Bryant Middle School||Glendale Middle School||Hillside Middle School|
|Northwest Middle School||Nibley Park School||Salt Lake Center for Science Education|
|East High School||Highland High School||
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.
- 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.
- To ensure safety, students will not be able to use glasses brought from home.
- 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!