Solar Eclipse Information

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On Monday, August 21, 2017 all North America will experience an eclipse of the sun.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun.  This solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States, and provides an amazing learning opportunity for students to see our solar system in action! Many classrooms will use this as a learning opportunity for students.

The eclipse will begin in our area at about 1:00 p.m. and end just before 3:45 p.m.  The peak time to experience the solar eclipse is at 2:24, while the children are in school. Elementary students will be released to the buses at 3:00 and will be monitored by teachers. When the buses leave school at 3:16, about 20% of the eclipse will remain. Even so, we will be diligent to remind all children not to stare or repeatedly peer at the sun. By the time students arrive home, the eclipse should be almost finished.

Normally, glancing at the sun isn’t much more than a “nuisance, but if you glance at it repeatedly over an hour or so, it adds up.  Potential injuries that could occur are the same as when people stare at the sun on a normal day. The difference is people are particularly tempted to look up during an eclipse. We ask for your help in reminding your children not to repeatedly peer at the eclipse or stare at any portion of the sun while they are traveling on the school bus.

​If you’d like to learn more about the event, here are some helpful links:

– NASA Eclipse 101

– NASA Eclipse Livestream Aug. 21

– How a Solar Eclipse Can Damage Your Eyes

– Interactive Solar Eclipse Map

Welcome Back to School!

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With the start of school comes the anticipation of another successful and enjoyable school year. The key to making this happen is great communication. To help with the communication, we are going to be doing three things this year. First, we will continue to use Social Media to promote the great things being accomplished by our students, teachers, and school. Second, our administrators will be reaching out to all families with phone calls home. We will be calling families throughout the school year to see how things are going and if there is anything we can help with. Finally, I will have a webpage on the Corporation Website that I will update frequently with important announcements of upcoming events and deadlines.

You as parents can help us by stopping by the school, calling, or emailing us with questions, concerns, or issues. Many times minor issues or concerns grow into bigger issues because they were not reported or brought to our attention. We are all asking for your help in creating an atmosphere of timely and open communication between parents and the school. Together we can create a safe and positive school environment, where are student can have an enjoyable and worthwhile educational experience.

Make Your Time Count at Shelby Eastern Schools

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Bring on time and having great attendance is extremely important in making the most out of your education. Here are some tips on how to make your time in Shelby Eastern the best it can be.

  •         Being on time sets each student up for success
  •         Helping your child be on time shows them that you care about his/her learning
  •         Learning begins when the bell rings
  •         Your child could miss out on important information even if they are five to ten minutes late
  •         English and Math are usually taught in the morning
  •         Being on time helps keep your child from falling behind
  •         Being on time is an important life lesson