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Early dismissal on April 8 during solar eclipse

Early dismissal on April 8 during solar eclipse
Zachary D'Amico

HTSD will have an early dismissal for all students on Monday, April 8 to ensure that everyone is home safely throughout the beginning and end of the solar eclipse. 

Dismissal times are as follows: 

  • 12:10 p.m. Hampton Middle School

  • 12:40 p.m. Hampton High School

  • 1:30 p.m. Elementary Schools

A.W. Beattie Career Center will not offer a PM session and all AWBCC students will be transported home at 12:40 p.m. AM Kindergarten will be from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., while PM Kindergarten will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All after-school athletic and extracurricular activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. Scheduled games will begin at 5 p.m. or later. 

Additionally, students who are absent from school on Monday, April 8 will be given an excused educational absence.

"We believe that this decision strikes a balance between maintaining educational continuity and prioritizing the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and bus drivers," said Dr. Michael R. Loughead, Superintendent. 

For additional helpful information about this exciting solar eclipse, please visit the Carnegie Science Center’s website.