Loogootee Community School Statement Regarding the Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, Loogootee will be in the path of 96% totality for the solar eclipse. Safety is always a top priority at Loogootee Community School Corporation. We are taking precautionary measures to make this experience both safe and enjoyable for all age levels. All students will view an educational video explaining what takes place during a solar eclipse and how to view it safely. K-4 are viewing the event on NASA’s website via their chromebooks. 5-12 students have the option to view the event outdoors through NASA certified glasses with parent permission.
On Tuesday, August 15th, all students K-12 were given a letter to take home that explains in detail each building’s plan for how the eclipse will be viewed. This plan includes dismissal instructions. Each child is required to return this letter with a parent/guardian signature.
Each building will dismiss on regular time. However, experts are stating the most dangerous time to view the eclipse in the Loogootee area is from 12:56 p.m. - 3:49 p.m. Alternative dismissal is available at 4:00 should you choose that option on your child’s letter.
Please contact your child’s office if you have any concerns or questions.
For more information on viewing the eclipse safely to prevent eye damage, please visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.