Eclipse Safety

Eclipse Safety
Posted on 03/27/2024
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Ske:g Taṣ! Kamduum?*

On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will occur. In Arizona, residents will experience a partial eclipse. Although it’s an exciting event with many educational opportunities, our top priority at Salt River Schools is student and staff safety, as well as respecting everyone’s cultural/spiritual beliefs.

April 8, 2024, Partial Solar Eclipse in Arizona

  • 10:08 a.m. Eclipse Begins
  • 11:20 a.m. Prime Viewing Time
  • 1:02 p.m. Eclipse Ends

Click here to learn more about the eclipse.

Looking directly at the sun anytime is unsafe, and viewing an eclipse without protective eyewear may damage eye tissue. Solar eclipse glasses are highly recommended for those wishing to view the eclipse. Since the eclipse occurs during a school day, precautionary measures are in place to ensure students remains safe.

In general, no recess/play or physical education classes will be held outdoors during the hours of the eclipse at Salt River Schools. However, some classes may use this opportunity to discuss STEAM-related curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Some families may prefer their children not participate in classroom eclipse activities: Please inform your child’s teacher/school if this is the case.

If you have questions about activities and established safety measures at your school, contact your child's teacher or principal, or call Salt River Schools at 480-362-2500.

Dova ‘ep em ñei! Nyyuunthxa!*

Salt River Schools Administration

*Ske:g Taṣ translates to “Good Day” in the O’odham language. Kamduum translates to “How are you?” in the Piipaash language. Dova ‘ep em ñei (O’odham) and Nyyuunthxa (Piipaash) translate to “I’ll see you later.”

Students at the former Salt River High School use safety glasses as their science class views the solar eclipse that occurred in 2017,

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