Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024

       A total solar eclipse is set to occur on April 8, 2024, between approximately noon and 3 p.m. Central Standard Time, spanning from Southern Ontario to Newfoundland and Labrador, with the rest of Canada experiencing a partial eclipse. Manitoba will experience an approximate 50 percent occlusion eclipse.

     This is an awe-inspiring event that will draw the gaze of people; however, there is a risk of permanent vision damage if proper precautions are not taken. Even a brief look at the partially eclipsed sun can result in permanent damage.

RVS will be taking the following measures to address the risk for students that day:

1.  The basic expectation will be that students will remain indoors from 12:00-3:30 pm.  Blinds and window coverings will be used from 12:00-3:30 pm.

2.  Outdoor activities will not be planned from 12:00-3:30 pm.  Outdoor recess for K to 8 students will be changed to 11:30 pm to 12:00 pm.  K to 8 students will remain in their classrooms from 12:00 to 1:00pm on indoor recess.

3.  High school students will follow the usual timetable with indoor breaks.

Below are two documents for further information.

Border Land School Division

Border Land School Division acknowledges that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Border Land School Division respects the treaties that were made on these treaty areas and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with our Indigenous communities in a spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.