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North Lamar ISD opts out of direct viewing of the eclipse

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North Lamar LargeNorth Lamar ISD is super excited about serving the students of the district this year, and Monday, August 21, begins the first day of school!  Another unique aspect of the first day is the solar eclipse.

“Even with all of the first day festivities, each campus will also be participating in some type of solar eclipse event,” said North Lamar Assistant Superintendent Brandon Dennard. “With that being said, and on the recommendation of several local optometrists, we will not be participating in any direct observation activities of the solar eclipse.”

Elaborating on the decision of the District, Dennard said, “The concern comes from the possibility of the ineffectiveness of the eclipse glasses available, and we are not going to be in an area of “totality” and/or a child for a brief second not using the eclipse glasses. We understand the rarity of this event, but we also value the preciousness of sight.”

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For further questions, please feel free to contact any of the campus principals. An article giving more information needed can be found on CNN titled “Can you really go blind staring at an eclipse? Tips for safe viewing”.