WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - The Wichita Falls ISD is leaving solar eclipse participation up to campus principals and parents.
Friday, an email was sent to parents stating many educational activities will be going on this Monday, August 21 related to the historic event.
Below is the statement from the email:
"As many of you are probably aware, on Monday, August 21, North America will be witness to a solar eclipse. We have many educational activities going on across the district related to this historic event. The district does not want to stifle educational opportunities for students. However, we do want to take precautions for their safety. Because the peak of the eclipse will happen around the time that many of our students have lunch recess, it will be up to the discretion of the campus principal whether or not students will go outside at that time. If you do not wish for your child to go outside on Monday or participate in outdoor activities related to the eclipse, please complete the attached form and return it to your child's school or contact your child's teacher by Monday. This may also be a good opportunity for you to speak to your child about the eclipse and the risks that may come with looking directly at the sun."
A link to the form for non-participation can be found here.