We are excited to start off the school year with a spectacular event, the solar eclipse on Monday. School will begin and dismiss at regular times on Monday.

Assistant Head of School Renee' Kropff and science teacher Melanie Nestler, along with our teachers, have made plans to have a safe and fun viewing experience for our students in grades K-5.


On Monday morning, please remember students in grades 1-5 attend the Morning Meeting in the theater at 8 a.m. sharp. We encourage students to arrive at 7:45 a.m. on Monday mornings, and really every morning, to settle in and be able to attend the assembly. If you arrive after 8 a.m., please park and walk into the school to sign in your student(s).

This coming Monday's Morning Meeting will include all the information students need for viewing the eclipse in the afternoon.

In the afternoon, students will go outside by grade, wearing NASA-approved glasses, and spend about 10 minutes outside. They will watch the remainder of the eclipse in their classrooms via the NASA live feed and enjoy popsicles. There will be parent volunteers and special area teachers assisting the classroom teachers. Parents are welcome to attend the viewing. The schedule is:

  • 1:50 p.m. - Kindergarten
  • 2 p.m. - First Grade
  • 2:10 p.m. - Second and Third Grades
  • 2:20 p.m. - Fourth and Fifth Grades

JPK and PK dismiss at the regular time of 1 p.m. and take home eclipse glasses. Those JPK and PK stuents staying in Bright Afternoons will remain inside to watch the eclipse via the live NASA feed and enjoy popsicles like the rest of the students.

Please contact your child's teacher or the main office if you have questions.