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Solar Eclipse 4.8.24

Stillwater Public SchoolS

Solar Eclipse PROTOCOLS

Monday, April 8, 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024 there will be a total solar eclipse across portions of North America. Stillwater will experience an approximately 95% eclipse. Due to the rarity and educational value of this event, certain exceptions will be in place for the event. 


General Information

  • The eclipse will begin around 12:30 pm and reach its maximum around 1:45 pm

  • Each site will determine any educational activities associated with this event, which may include supervised viewing of the eclipse. The district holds the following expectations for schools sites:

    • Parents will need to sign a permission slip for their child to view the eclipse.

    • Eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers must be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. 

    • Staff supervising students viewing the eclipse should have received the safety and curriculum materials provided by OSU.

    • Teachers must provide students instruction on how to view the 2024 solar eclipse safely, which can be found at: ttps://  

    • Student/adult ratio during the viewing will be no more than 10/1.

  • Parents can check out children during the eclipse at all sites, and it will be counted as an excused absence. 


Elementaries, SMS and SJHS

The district will suspend recess and outside activities from 12:15 pm until 2:30 pm on Monday at all elementary sites, Stillwater Middle School, and Stillwater Junior High. 


SHS and Lincoln Academy

Any SHS and Lincoln Academy classes that intend to exit the building to view the eclipse should coordinate those activities with their administration. Pioneer Stadium will be available from 1:00 to 2:20 for classes to view the eclipse. SHS and Lincoln Academy staff will distribute NASA’s eclipse safety page the week prior to the event, and remind students the morning of 4.8.24 how to view the 2024 solar eclipse safely and on the dangers of viewing the eclipse without proper eyewear.