Early Release – MONDAY, August 21st

August 16, 2017

On Monday, August 21st, a partial solar eclipse will take place in Alachua County. With student and family safety in mind…


All classes will end at 11:45 AM on Monday, August 21st.
All students are expected to be off campus by 12:15pm.


The projected time of local impact is from 1:15pm to 4:12pm, with the peak hitting at 2:47pm, very close to our dismissal time. Due to the timing of the eclipse, the potential hazard for anyone viewing the eclipse (or partial eclipse) without correct eye protection, and considerations about commute times for families, the school schedule will be altered.

Elementary students will have finished lunch in the main cafeteria.

For Secondary students, the class schedule will consist of three 70-minute periods as follows:  1st period | 8:05-9:15am, 2nd period | 9:20-10:30am, 3rd period | 10:35-11:45am, and they may pick up a lunch to take with them as they leave campus.

All outdoor activities will either be moved indoors or cancelled altogether.

For all after school activities, please check with the sponsors/coaches to find out if scheduled events will take place.

P.K. Yonge will not hold any school-sponsored eclipse viewing activities. Families are encouraged to make their own informed decisions about if/how they will view the eclipse.

For information about safe viewing: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

For a livestream of the event: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream

Be Safe Blue Wave Family!

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