Districtwide total eclipse watch party

The S-G science department is sponsoring eclipse watch parties at each school building for all district students on Monday, April 8. Due to the time the eclipse will be most visible in our area, this will take place after school hours. Students will need permission to stay for this extraordinary event. The ability for the district to provide transportation depends on how many students sign up. Use this link to sign up for the watch party by January 31 – please indicate whether you will need transportation. 


What: On April 8, 2024, the continental United States will experience a total solar eclipse! This will be the first total solar eclipse to hit the “Lower 48” states since 2017, and it won’t happen again until August 2044. Due to the rarity of this event, SGCSD would like to hold watch parties for the students!

Where: Watch parties will be held at each school building.

When: Watch parties will start after dismissal and will be supervised by faculty/administration. Our geographic area is expected to see maximum totality at approximately 3:26 p.m. on April 8, 2024. Students will gather at a predetermined location which will be communicated out before April break. 

What to bring: Special eclipse glasses will be provided by the district so that students can fully experience the total eclipse safely. Students do not need to bring anything else to participate!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024


  • After the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the next total solar eclipse that can be seen from the contiguous United States will be on Aug. 23, 2044.
  • We can’t normally see the corona – the Sun’s outer atmosphere – because the Sun’s surface below it is so much brighter. But during a total solar eclipse, the corona becomes visible, offering unique opportunities to study it.
  • When the Moon completely blocks the visible surface of the Sun during a total solar eclipse, viewers can remove their eclipse glasses. A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where eclipse glasses can be momentarily removed.
  • When a solar eclipse reaches totality, nocturnal wildlife sometimes wakes up, thinking that it’s nighttime, and non-nocturnal wildlife might think it’s time to head to sleep!

For more information on the total solar eclipse, click here.