Home » Noteworthy » Martin County School District Issues Safety Advisory For Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Noteworthy

Martin County School District Issues Safety Advisory For Upcoming Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse may be a once in a lifetime event, but it doesn’t come without warning.

The Martin County School District is urging the community to use caution while driving during the eclipse, especially while picking up students from school.

In order to maximize student safety, the district has called for all outdoor activities between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to be moved indoors. Outdoor activiites will resume after 5 p.m.

Elementary school students have the option to attend an extended day to remain indoors on school campuses until their parents can pick them up, no later than 6 p.m.

The Martin County School District has also informed teachers providing curriculum on the solar eclipse to do so with virtual viewing only. Solar eclipse glasses and pinhole cameras will not be allowed in schools. 

The partial solar eclipse will happen on Aug. 21 between 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with maximum coverage over Martin County just before 3 p.m. 

Photo via Facebook/NASA

Want to find out about events happening in Stuart and surrounding areas? Sign up for All Access, our monthly newsletter.