Solar Eclipse - Monday, August 21st
On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. Our school has been busy planning to make this once in a lifetime event a unique learning experience for our students. Some students (parent/guardian required) will be allowed to go outside to view the solar eclipse. We have acquired NASA approved, ISO rated, eclipse glasses for participants to wear when viewing the eclipse. We will take precautionary measures including pre-education to make students aware of the risks involved in directly looking at the sun. In addition, students will be supervised during the viewing period.
- For the safety of all children, we will not have outdoor recess or PE during the eclipse period.
- Kindergarten and 1st grade will be live streaming the event from the NASA webpage and participating in activities inside the classroom.
- 2nd through 6th grade will be viewing the eclipse from the playground and particpating in activities in the classroom.
- If you want your 2nd - 6th grader to participate in outdoor viewing, you must return the signed permission slip that was sent home earlier this week.
- If you wish to opt out or you do not return the signed permission slip, alternative activities will be held inside during this period.
- We understand a number of our families might want to experience the eclipse from home or another venue. If you wish to keep your child home from school, please call the office to report the absence.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you!
Kim Hubbard, M.Ed
1st - 10:55-11:35
2nd - 11:25-12:05
3rd - 11:40-12:20
4th - 12:10-12:50
5th - 11:55-12:35
6th - 12:25-1:05
5th Grade Band Mondays and Thursdays 12:40-1:35
6th Grade Band Mondays and Thursdays 1:40-2:35
TVES School Hours
Monday – Tuesday – Thursday & Friday 8:10 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Wednesday 8:10 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Early Release Dismissal is 11:10 a.m.
The Tanque Verde Elementary school campus is open for student arrival at 7:45 a.m. Before this time, there is no supervision provided for students.
TVES phone: (520) 749-4244