Douglas County Schools Delay All School Dismissals on 8-21-17 due to Solar Eclipse
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse


Douglas County Schools Delay All School Dismissals on 8/21/17 due to Solar Eclipse


Due to the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, Douglas County Schools will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students.The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school afternoon transportation times. Elementary schools will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. with middle and high school dismissing at 4:30 p.m.


Since safety is our first priority, this delayed dismissal will ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse. All schools will follow normally scheduled start times on August 21.


The last coast-to-coast solar eclipse in the U.S. occurred in 1918. Community solar eclipse resources include:


  • An interactive eclipse map that allows to select your location and see the calculated eclipse times and duration of annularity for that location. „h
  • The American Astronomical Society has created How to Safety Watch a Solar Eclipse at and has posted eclipse glasses and social viewer information at„h
  • A 4-hour 30-minute live webcast of the total solar eclipse at  
  • K-2: Solar Eclipse with Dr. Binocs Educational Show and How Can the Little Moon Hide the Giant Sun?  
  • 3-5: How to Prepare for the Great American Eclipse  
  • 6-12: The Great American Solar Eclipse  
  • ALL GRADES: Resource Guide for the 2017 Total Eclipse and the PBS Learning Media Folder for the 2017 Total Eclipse  
  • For more information and resources visit
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