Solar Eclipse


Emma Koons, Co-Editor

In a letter to Chief families about the solar eclipse, Principal Robinson cautioned parents and students about the dangers of staring directly at the sun during this time and prohibits the use of “eclipse sunglasses or homemade viewing devices” during school hours.

Typically the brightness of the sun forces people to not stare directly at it, however, during the darkened time of the eclipse, harmful radiation is still active and can cause permanent damage. Because of these risks, Monday will be an excused absence that will not be counted toward the ten day limit for those who decide to stay home. All outdoor activities will be postponed until 4:30 that afternoon.