In Durango School District 9-R (“district”) we will experience a 93% eclipse. Safety is a priority! All schools will take precautionary measures with both students and staff to make this experience both safe and enjoyable. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are NOT safe for looking at the sun! Students will not be permitted to look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through cameras (including cell phones), telescopes, binoculars or other optical devices, with or without glasses. For more information regarding the safety certification of special viewing glasses, please visit www.eclipseglasses.com/pages/safety.
A parent/guardian signature on this sheet is required by Monday, August 21, 2017 in order for students to participate using either eclipse glasses or class created pinhole viewers. Students whose parents do not complete this form will have the opportunity to participate in alternative activities or view televised coverage of the eclipse inside the school building.
Parents/guardians should fill out one form for each child and return it to the classroom teacher no later than start of day on Monday, August 21, 2017.
Download the permission form below.