On Wednesday, August 9th after 3:00, parents will get an email notification from ALMA. This is our new student/parent system. Parents must activate their account in order to see their students teacher for the 2017-18 school year.
Message to Parents on Solar Eclipse Viewing
On Monday, August 21, 2017 all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality will be able to see one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979. We do not want our students to miss out on such a rare occurrence.
Frankton-Lapel Community Schools purchased "Eclipse Glasses" from Flinn Scientific for every student to safely view the solar eclipse which will take place in the afternoon of August 21st while students are in school. We plan to give every student the opportunity to be outside viewing this very extraordinary event. If you do not want your child to take part in viewing the eclipse, please notify the school.
The American Astronomical Society lists Flinn Scientific as a reputable vendor of solar filters and viewers. http://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters
Here is what Flinn Scientific has to say about the glasses we purchased for our students viewing of the solar eclipse: "Our Solar Eclipse Glasses are ISO-certified for safe viewing of solar eclipses. Eclipse glasses filter out 100% of harmful infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light. Meets requirements for ISO 12312-2". Listed below is the link to Flinn Scientific's website about the glasses we purchased.
The link below details nine facts about the United States total solar eclispe. Please share these with your children/students before August 21st.