On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. In Magnet Cove, the event is expected to start at 11:47 a.m. Maximum coverage of the sun is expected to happen for approximately 2 minutes and at 1:17 p.m. The eclipse will end in our area at around 2:45 p.m. Total coverage is expected to be a little greater than 90%. This will not be enough for it to get completely dark, but it will be noticeably gray in color.
Safety is and will always be our top priority. Looking directly at the sun is unsafe. Because the sun will never be totally covered during our eclipse experience, individuals should never look at the sun at any time during the eclipse. We know it will be tempting for students to glance up at the sun during the solar eclipse so please help us in educating our kids that this action is unsafe as it could lead to everlasting eye damage.
Because of these safety concerns, the following precautionary measures will be taken to protect our students attending Magnet Cove Schools:
As an alternative to an outside viewing of the eclipse, all students will have the opportunity to view a livestream of the event being provided by NASA at https: //www.nasa.gov/eclipselive. In addition to the livestream, staff will use resources provided by NASA as part of the broadcast. Resources can be found at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/k-12-formal-education. We will return to our regular schedule at 3:00 p.m. and buses will run on schedule.
Parents who want their children to experience the event live under parental supervision will be allowed to check out their child by 11:00 a.m. in order to avoid being outdoors during the most dangerous times of the eclipse. Absences will not count against the student.
This will be a special event and a great learning experience for our students. Our goal is that by taking these steps, we will help to ensure an enjoyable and safe learning experience. Please contact your child's school if you have additional questions.
Magnet Cove Administrative Team
PARENTS: Please familiarize yourself with the new Elementary student drop off and pick up policies. Your child’s safety is our top priority! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. McCutcheon, Elementary Principal @501-337-9131.
Thank you again for your cooperation, understanding and help keeping all of MC students safe! PPRD!
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Attention: High School and Middle School parents of students with medical needs or those who are on medication that will need to be given at school. My main location will be in the Middle School. Please bring all medication, medication refills and medical forms to me in this office. I will only be at High School during lunch and as needed. I am looking forward to a great, healthy, injury free school year. I’m excited to be back with my kids I had when they were in Elementary and meeting those whom I didn't have. Thank you for you assistance. If you have any questions, please call the middle school. Thank you, Shawn GoodKnight, LPN
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