(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.

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.

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:

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.