No school in Mercer Co. on Aug. 21st

MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mercer County Schools announced on Thursday afternoon they will not have school on Aug. 21st because of the Solar Eclipse.

They will be sending this letter home with students on Friday.

August 11, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

For the safety of our students, August 21st will be a Titan Learning Day. Students will be given assignments to complete that day to submit online or turn in on Tuesday when they return to school. Teachers will be available to answer questions during the hours of 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:00. After-school activities and practices cannot start until 4:45pm. First responders remind us that looking directly at the sun is unsafe and to only view the eclipse with NASA approved glasses. Also, driving a vehicle during the eclipse may cause distractions. Avoid the roadways during the eclipse and be aware of people stopped on or around roadways.

Titan Learning Days are non-traditional school days that our district uses in case of inclement weather or health and safety concerns. The purpose of these days is to continue instruction and student learning. Students will be given a choice of completing online assignments or hard copy packets. All assignments will need to be completed that day and either submitted online or turned in to the teacher on the next regular school day.

The district has purchased protective glasses to allow our students to view the Total Solar Eclipse. Even though we are providing NASA approved glasses, students should not view without adult supervision. If you would like your child to receive a pair of glasses (at no charge), please complete the permission slip below and have your child return it by Thursday, August 17th to their teacher. Please visit our district website for more information on the Total Solar Eclipse.

Thank you,

Mercer County Schools

I give my child, _________________________________, permission to receive a pair of NASA approved solar glasses. I understand that I need to provide supervision while my child is viewing the solar eclipse.
(Parent/Guardian Name)

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