*UPDATED SOLAR ECLIPSE INFORMATION*
Gamaliel Elementary School will be in the path of totality on August 21, 2017. The eclipse will begin at 12:00 pm and will reach totality at 1:29 pm. Totality will last for approximately 1 minute and 29 seconds.
During the solar eclipse, all Monroe County students in grades 4th - 12th will be transported to Gamaliel Elementary School to participate in activities and view the period of totality. Families wishing to have their child(ren) in 4th - 12th participate in the viewing will need to sign and date the waiver going home with students today. Click here to download a copy of the waiver.
Students in grades K-3 will have the opportunity to view the solar eclipse from NASA's live stream via technology in the classroom. This will allow our primary students to safely view the event with their peers.
Any student who does not have a signed waiver in grades 4th - 12th will view the eclipse from the NASA live stream inside their school building.
Due to the number of students that will be on the GES campus, there will not be any parking or space for public viewing. However, there will be various spots throughout the community of Gamaliel for public observation.
Parents wishing to watch the eclipse with their child(ren) may choose to check them out of school to view the eclipse at one of the public viewing areas prior 10:30 am at each school's location.
Students will not be dismissed to parents while at the Gamaliel Elementary School location.