After much research about the upcoming solar eclipse, including the option of keeping students in school past normal dismissal time (until the eclipse is over), we have decided that Elliott County Schools WILL be in session on a regular schedule on Monday, August 21.
In order to make this the most safe and educational opportunity possible, all K-6 students will remain indoors and may view the eclipse through streaming video. Teachers should plan activities about the eclipse, including the harmful effects of viewing it without proper protection. Before being dismissed for the bus ride home, each student will be given a pair of "eclipse glasses" and instructed in their proper use.
Students in grades 7-12 will be permitted to go outdoors to view the eclipse, under the direct supervision of their teacher, and with strict guidance/instruction in the use of their eclipse glasses.