Calendar Change - Total Eclipse 4.8.24

  • HUDSON, OH - For the first time in more than 200 years, parts of Ohio and the Midwest will experience a total or near total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.   Our district has been conversing with state, county and local health agencies for the last few months.  In addition, we have had continuous conversations with area school districts about their plans. The Board of Education approved Superintendent Dana Addis' recommendation that school NOT be in session that day, meaning it will not be an instructional day for students. NO SCHOOL on Monday, April 8, 2024.

    The timeline of the eclipse runs from 1:59 p.m. to 4:29 p.m., with a maximum, total eclipse occurring from 3:14 p.m. - 3:17 p.m.  This time frame coincides with our dismissal times, with our middle and high school students impacted the most. School districts and municipalities have been warned to expect significant demands and stresses on local infrastructure and services. Traffic volume, in particular, throughout our region could complicate school dismissal and school bus service. The safety concerns for students, parents, and staff commuting to and from school were determining factors in this decision. 

    In addition, there will be no events on campus. This includes athletics, extracurriculars, and HCER-related activities.

    To safely view this rare and historic event, all students will receive a pair of solar eclipse glasses at school the week prior to the eclipse. 

HCSD Calendar Highlights 2023-2024

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