clermont northeastern schools important information on solar eclipse

Dear CNE Rockets Community,

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to inform you of an important decision regarding our school schedule.

On Monday, April 8, 2024, there will be no classes for students at Clermont Northeastern Local Schools. This decision comes in light of the rare occurrence of a total solar eclipse crossing over Ohio on that day. We believe that canceling classes will provide families with the opportunity to experience this extraordinary event together.

The timing of the eclipse poses a safety concern for our students. It is expected to occur over a span of approximately two hours, coinciding with our afternoon dismissal time. With students being on buses, walking, or driving home during the peak of the eclipse, ensuring their safe viewing of this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon becomes quite challenging.

This solar eclipse marks the first occurrence in Ohio in over 200 years, drawing significant attention. The Ohio Department of Workforce and Development has advised about potential heavy traffic and disruptions in cell and internet services due to the influx of visitors to the state.

We recognize that adjusting the schedule may inconvenience some families, and thus, we are announcing this decision well in advance to allow ample time for preparations. For guidance on safely viewing the eclipse, please refer to the resources provided by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency at the following link: 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we prioritize the safety and educational opportunities of our students.

Yours in education,