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    HERNANDO SCHOOLS PROCEDURE AND GUIDANCE FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE

    Brooksville - On Monday, August 21st between 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. a partial solar eclipse will be visible in our area. In an effort to ensure that all students have the safest viewing experience, Hernando schools will only permit students to observe the solar eclipse online at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream.

    While on campus, students who must leave the building to transition between classes and lunch will be instructed by staff to exercise care and avoid staring directly at the sun.

    Because much of the eclipse will take place after school hours, the following additional safety precautions will be taken:

       All after school activities, including athletics, will be held inside until after 4:15 p.m.

       Car riders will remain inside the school until their ride is present

    School dismissal will take place as usual. For students who walk or ride their bike to school, we are asking that ALL PARENTS speak to their children about the eclipse, the dangers of looking directly at the sun, and the potential damage this can cause to their eyes.

    Student absence for August 21st will be marked excused.

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  • Helping Families and Students One Meal At A Time

    Starting this school year, the school district will be providing breakfast and lunch to students in 16 of the district's 24 schools at no cost. The Food & Nutrition Dept. led the effort to bring this federal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), to Hernando Schools. The intent of this program is to ensure students have access to nutritious food without the requirement to apply for free or reduced meals.

    “We know we have students who go without healthy food during the day. Students are not able to thrive academically if they are hungry,” Lori Drenth, Director of the Food and Nutrition Dept. said. “Removing as many barriers as possible helps to ensure students have access to nutritious food and that is very satisfying.”

    Students attending a CEP school will bring home a letter that will explain the new program. The following schools are participating in CEP this year: Brooksville Elementary, Deltona Elementary, Eastside Elementary, Floyd Elementary, Moton Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary, Spring Hill Elementary, Suncoast Elementary, Westside Elementary, Explorer K8, Winding Waters K8, D.S. Parrott Middle, Fox Chapel Middle, Powell Middle, West Hernando Middle, Endeavor/Discovery.

    School not participating in CEP this year will continue to provide meals as in the past.

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