March 20, 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North and Central America creating a path of totality.  During a total solar eclipse, the Moon completely blocks the Sun while it passes between the Sun and Earth.  The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.  For more information, please visit  The Schaumburg area will not experience a total eclipse, but rather a partial eclipse around 1:50-2:10PM. District 54 schools are planning a viewing opportunity to allow students to experience this unique event.  
Safety is always a top priority.  We will take all precautionary measures to make this experience safe and enjoyable.  It is not safe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing.  Solar eclipse glasses will be provided for all students and staff participating in the viewing on April 8.  We will be sending home a permission slip for parents to allow their students to participate on Monday. Please return the attached permission form by Monday, April 1 if your student can participate in this unique experience. Students who do not participate in the solar eclipse event will participate in an alternate activity inside the school during the eclipse.