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No school for Salmon River students and staff on April 8 and May 23

The Salmon River Central School District will utilize two of its remaining unused snow days for the school year on Monday, April 8, 2024, and Thursday, May 23, 2024. This means there will be no school on those days.

The Board of Education approved the plan at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. It is important to note that this will not require the district to extend the academic year and will not impact summer break.

In the event that a snow day needs to be utilized for inclement weather before these planned dates, May 23 will no longer be a day off. You will be notified if this were to happen.

As you are likely aware, April 8 is the day of the total solar eclipse. The decision was made to utilize one of the unused snow days on April 8 in the interest of safety of both students and staff. All school districts in Franklin County will be closed on this day for similar reasons.

What is a total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. During a total solar eclipse, a brief period of totality occurs when the moon completely blocks out the sun’s light. This is the first time since 1925 a total solar eclipse has occurred in New York state!

It is very important to protect your eyes during this rare event by using proper solar viewing glasses. Learn more about How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely.

Prior to spring break, all Salmon River students and staff will go home with a pair of specifically designed safe solar viewing glasses that can be used on the day of eclipse. Special thanks to the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory for helping the district obtain funding for these glasses.