On Monday we have an incredibly exciting event occurring with the solar eclipse. SEG has worked in partnership with the SEG Parent Teacher Organization and the Brook Park Council to acquire NASA certified viewing glasses. Thank you to these wonderful organizations! We will be taking students outside prior to, during, and after totality of the eclipse, for a total of 20 minutes. Students will be monitored by their teachers and instructed when to look at the eclipse and for how long. We will only allow viewing for short periods of time lasting no more than 30 seconds at a time. There are many rules to follow and we want to keep our students safe while offering them this opportunity that has not presented itself since 1918! Safety is our priority!
At the end of this email is a link to a viewing form, which must be signed by a parent or guardian in order for a student to participate. If it is not returned, the student will not participate in the event and instead see a brief documentary focused around the eclipse. This form will be distributed in science classes on Wednesday. We ask that you return the form to your child’s homeroom teacher no later then Friday, but the earlier the better!
Science classes will be taking Friday’s class to go over information about eclipses and the safety requirements that students will have to adhere to in order to participate. Their homeroom teachers will reiterate safety requirements when students go outside on Monday.
I want to thank you in advance for allowing us this opportunity to teach your student about this amazing natural phenomenon.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PERMISSION FORM