April 8 Eclipse - Early Release for Students

Considering the unique circumstances of the upcoming solar eclipse, Monday, April 8 will be an early release day for students. We hope that this will allow students and families the opportunity to view the eclipse together. The Vermont Agency of Transportation has advised all Vermonters to stay off major roadways during the time surrounding the eclipse in preparation for out-of-state travelers.

In order to encourage families to view the eclipse safely, the SVSU will be providing all staff and students with solar eclipse viewing glasses. These glasses can be worn to view the eclipse, which will achieve 95% totality in Bennington, according to a map published by NASA.

For more information on the eclipse, please visit the NASA website: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/5123/