(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.
FOX 8 has found a growing list of districts that are canceling classes for the day. Especially those located in the direct path.
Earlier this year, 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. He noted, “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.”
Other districts include:
- Ashland City Schools (Teacher Conference Comp. Day)
- Avon Lake City Schools
- Avon Local School District
- Buckeye Central School District
- EHOVE Career Center
- Fayette County Public Schools
- Firelands Local Schools
- Hawken School (faculty/staff work day)
- Huron City Schools
- Midview Schools
- Nordonia Hills City School District
- Norwalk City Schools
- North Olmsted City Schools
- North Ridgeville City Schools
- Parma City School District
- Southeast Local Schools
- Westlake City Schools
- Waterloo Local Schools
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.