Tiftarea Academy will dismiss students at 12:00 PM on Monday, August 21, 2017 for the solar eclipse.
Partial eclipses, annular eclipses, and the partial phases of solar eclipses are never safe to watch without taking special precautions. Do not attempt to observe any phase of the eclipse with the naked eye. Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness! The solar eclipse will occur throughout our normal dismissal time. In order to ensure the safety of our students and staff, we will follow our early dismissal schedule. This action is being taken as a result of safety concerns related to this event. We feel it will be safest for our students to be off of the buses and roads during the actual eclipse.
*We realize this is an educational moment and each teacher will use this opportunity to teach their students about the event in the days leading up to it. However, the safety of our students is always our number one priority.*
We will follow a normal half day schedule, no lunch or break will be served. Bus riders will be dismissed at 12:00 PM and car riders/drivers at 12:10 PM. All staff will remain for a regular scheduled work day.