Local school districts announce early dismissals for total solar eclipse

More local schools announce their plans for April 8 solar eclipse.

Maia Noah

Apr 1, 2024, 11:18 PM

Updated 7 days ago

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The April 8 total solar eclipse is less than one week away, and local schools have already announced early dismissals to allow students and faculty to witness the celestial show.
Here's a list of when schools are expected to dismiss for the day:
  • The Mount Vernon City School District: early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. for the high school, pre-K through 8th grade early dismissal at 12 p.m.; the district office will close at 1 p.m.
  • Chappaqua Central School District: one-hour early dismissal for all schools
  • Croton-Harmon Union Free School District: early dismissal at 1:30 p.m. for CET Elementary School only
  • Greenburgh Central School District: Bailey and Woodlands early dismissal at 12:30 p.m., all other schools dismissed early at 1:30 p.m.
  • Pocantico Hills Central School District: early dismissal for all schools at 2:15 p.m.
  • Tuckahoe Union Free School District: all schools will dismiss on a half-day schedule
  • Valhalla Union Free School District: one-hour early dismissal for all schools
  • East Ramapo Central School District: the high schools will dismiss at 11 a.m., the elementary schools will dismiss early at 11:40 a.m. and the middle schools will dismiss at 12:40 p.m.
  • Nyack Public Schools: early dismissal for the high school at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. dismissal for the middle school, and the elementary schools will let out at 11:30 a.m.
  • Highland Central School District: early dismissal for the high school at 10:15 a.m., early dismissal for the middle school at 10:30 a.m. and early dismissal for the elementary school at 11:15 a.m.
  • The Newburgh Enlarged Central School District: half-day for all schools
  • The Pine Bush Central School District: half-day for all schools
  • The Washingtonville Central School District: closed already for Superintendent's Conference day
The Carmel School District will be closed for the day. For more details on the Peekskill Central School District's plan for the solar eclipse you can click here.


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