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DCSS Will Delay All School Dismissals on August 21 Due to Solar Eclipse
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Due to the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, Douglas County Schools will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students. The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school afternoon transportation times. Elementary schools will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. with middle and high school dismissing at 4:30 p.m.  

Since safety is our first priority, this delayed dismissal will ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse. All schools will follow normally scheduled start times on August 21. 

The last coast-to-coast solar eclipse in the U.S. occurred in 1918. Community solar eclipse resources include: