Solar Eclipse- No School for Students (Faculty and Staff to report from 8-30-11-30 a.m.)

The Shaker Heights City School District will be canceling classes April 8, 2024, during a full solar eclipse of the sun. Students and families are invited to join the Shaker Heights Recreation Department and Shaker Heights Public Library for a “Planetarium in the Park” Solar Eclipse Watch Party from 1-4 p.m. that day at Thornton Park. The decision to cancel classes was based on a variety of factors: The timing of the eclipse will occur during some end-of-day dismissal windows.The event is expected to draw large numbers of tourists and traffic is expected to be heavy. Communication capabilities such as cell service and internet bandwidth could be diminished. Athletics and other after-school events will also be canceled or postponed. Teachers and staff should report to work in-person from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to work on building-level transition planning and other professional learning opportunities. More information will follow.
Monday, April 8, 2024