On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be viewable for the continental United States for the first time in about 100 years. Schools are permitted to participate in this event if the viewing is tied to a specific educational lesson. Teachers who wish to involve their classes in this event must follow the guidelines explained below. DCPS operates to ensure the safety of all students and asks all staff to follow these guidelines to ensure all reasonable precautions are followed accordingly. Students and families may opt out of this event by telling their school leader and/or teacher or submitting the attached opt-out form. If you have questions about this document or this event, please contact [email protected] or the Office of General Counsel at (202) 442-5000.