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Schools ready for once-in-a-lifetime eclipse
West Elementary students trying on proper protective glasses in preparation for Mondays total eclipse are, from left, Abby Mills, Burgess Galligan and Joseline Almaguer. The school system has protective glasses for all students and staff.
It’s expected to be a visual spectacle this coming Monday when day turns into night in the middle of the afternoon.The first coast-to-cost solar eclipse since 1918 will take place at approximately 1:32 p.m. local time and the Warren County School System is making plans for students to view this cosmic marvel.Permission slips and instruction forms have been sent home with students. Those forms will need to be signed and returned to school in order for the student to view the eclipse.“Everyone needs to know the importance of following the viewing guidelines,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox. “We have the certified glasses, but they won’t do any good if you take them off.