MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - Many school districts in our area are adjusting student's schedules around Monday's solar eclipse.
Valdosta schools will be closed Monday and a number of districts are releasing students early. Those schedules are as follows:
Hanna further states that out of an abundance of caution, the district made the decision to adjust dismissal times for schools on Monday, August 21, 2017:
- high schools at 12:50 p.m.
- elementary schools 3:30 p.m.
- middle schools at 4:10 p.m.
Additionally, all outdoor afternoon activities are to be postponed or held indoors until 4:00 p.m.
Parents are advised work with their child's school to address any early pick-ups or excused absences.
Due to safety concerns during the eclipse, students release times are as follows:
- High School 12:00 p.m.
- Middle School 12:20 p.m.
- Elementary 4:10 p.m.
- PreK 3:45 p.m.
Parents are welcome to pick up their children at anytime.
The timing of the eclipse will coincide with dismissal time for our elementary students. The safety of our students is a priority in the Lowndes County School System, and we considered various options surrounding the solar eclipse. As a precautionary measure we will dismiss school early on Monday, 8/21/17 at the following times:
Elementary Schools: 1st Load – 11:30 am 2nd Load – 12:00 pm
Middle Schools – 12:30 pm
Lowndes High School & Parker Mathis Learning Center – 12:00 pm