Bracken County School staff has been busy planning to make this once in a lifetime event a unique learning experience for our students. On August 21, 2017, all District students will be allowed to go outside and participate in activities and view the period of totality (“Solar Eclipse Viewing”). We are excited to provide the opportunity for all of our students to experience this once in a lifetime event.
As always, student safety is our top concern. Looking directly at the sun is unsafe. The only safe way to look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses”. Per NASA, homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. The District has purchased, and will provide, all students and participants who attend the outdoor activities eclipse glasses to wear during this event. Although there is no way to fully guarantee student safety during such a rare event, we will take precautionary measures including pre-education to make students aware of the risks involved in directly looking at the sun. please find the attached links below and resources for your viewing.