(WJW) – Kids often wish for a snow day, but how about a total solar-eclipse day?

For some districts in Northeast Ohio, that’s exactly what students and staff are getting on April 8, 2024. That’s the day the Moon will perfectly align between the Sun and Earth to cast a shadow across parts of North America.

In a newsletter sent to parents, the superintendent of Rocky River City Schools announced Spring Vacation would be extended by an additional day for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

The superintendent explains his reasoning and notes, “The eclipse is projected to pass through Rocky River around 3 p.m. – about the same time schools are getting out – and many public safety organizations have asked schools not to be in session on April 8 to help alleviate traffic and congestion in the area.”

FOX 8 found other school districts located in the direct path of the total solar eclipse have also canceled classes for that day.

During the summer, students at Amherst Exempted Village Schools wrote nine letters to the board arguing for a day off. According to their district calendar, those students got their wish.

Other districts include:

According to the district calendar, Hillsdale will have a remote day of school on April 8, 2024.

If you know of a school district closed for the event, please email tips@fox8.com.