first day of school- Monday, august 21st- 2:05/2:20 dismissal
Brick Project Fundraiser
THANK YOU!!! The District Brick Committee would like to extend a huge thank you for the support of the brick fundraiser project. The bricks should be completely installed within the next couple of weeks. Please plan to stop out and view the new addition to the front of the school.
We are no longer accepting brick requests at this time; however, there is consideration of completing a second phase of this project in the future. We will keep you posted.
The all-weather track is starting to take shape. Construction should take most of the fall season to complete. Check back for more pictures and updates.
solar eclipse information
Dear Hoopeston Area Staff, Students and Families,
Hoopeston Area CUSD #11 offers the following safety guidelines regarding the solar eclipse on August 21. The guidelines are based on information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).
- Do not look directly at the sun; blindness or eye damage is possible even when the moon partially covers the sun.
- DO NOT look at a solar eclipse without eye protection or devices approved by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
- Do not use dark sunglasses, unapproved glasses, or homemade devices to view the eclipse.
- Pull classroom blinds before the eclipse or locate students away from windows.
- Keep students and outdoor classes inside during the solar eclipse.
Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. central time, people in Illinois can see the moon pass in front of the sun. Hoopeston Area will observe regular dismissal times on August 21. More information is provided below from the Illinois Department of Public Health:
Health And Safety Tips For The Eclipse
28th Jul, 2017
Looking at the sun when it is partially eclipsed is unsafe
SPRINGFIELD – On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire U.S. The last total solar eclipse seen coast to coast in the U.S. was in 1918. Starting shortly before noon and lasting until 2:45 p.m. central time, people in Illinois can see the moon pass in front of the sun. There is a 70-mile wide path across the country called the path of totality, which is when the sun will be completely blocked by the moon. Parts of southern Illinois are in the path of totality and people there will see a total eclipse. Totality in Carbondale and the immediate surrounding area will last approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Central and northern Illinois will see varying degrees of the partial eclipse with decreasing magnitude further north. More information about the path of the eclipse and how long it will last can be found at https://eclipse.aas.org/.
Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief phase when the moon entirely eclipses the sun. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers.
“Looking at the sun without eclipse glasses or solar viewers can cause ‘eclipse blindness’ or retinal burns,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.”
To date, four manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17. More information about eclipse glasses and solar viewers can be found under resources on the American Astronomical Society website at https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.
Please join together in ensuring that our students have a safe and educational first day of school.
Immunization letter-regarding requirements and appointment
information for the
2017-2018 school year
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