On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. Millions of Americans in 12 states will be able to watch this solar spectacle that will turn day into night for a couple of minutes. Tennessee is among the 12 states that have been declared to be the best place to experience this rare phenomenon.
Bartlett City Schools is planning for its students to participate in this event. BCS has purchased and will supply solar eclipse viewing glasses for students. Permission slips will be coming home next week. Parents of students in grades K-8 must sign and return all forms no later than Thursday, August 17, 2017. If your student is in grades 9-12 you will only need to send a form back if you DO NOT want your child to participate.
The letter will be sent home with your student next week and you can also locate this information on your school’s website as well as the district website.