On Monday, August 21, 2017, students and staff throughout the Blue Springs School District will experience an incredible sight. The district is fortunate enough to be in the path of totality for the All American Total Solar Eclipse. On that day, millions of people across the United States will share in the opportunity to see one of nature’s most historic scientific moments. Students and staff in Blue Springs will be provided eclipse glasses to safely view the phenomenon. The glasses have been purchased from American Paper Optics, LLC and have been certified as safe by the American Astronomical Society and NASA for use during the total solar eclipse. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of classroom learning experiences, tied to the Missouri Learning Standards to better understand the eclipse event.
The last time the Kansas City area was near totality was over 200 years ago in 1806. Due to the amount of land coverage in the United States, this eclipse has the potential to be the most viewed total solar eclipse in the history of the world!
Solar Eclipse Glasses
The Blue Springs School District is providing solar eclipse glasses for all students and staff on August 21. The glasses are from American Paper Optics, LLC and have been certified as safe by the American Astronomical Society and NASA.
Student Solar Eclipse Participation
If you do not want your student to participate in the viewing, download, complete and return the attached form to your student's teacher.