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Spartanburg District Five schools will observe an eLearning day on Monday, April 8, due to the solar eclipse occurring that day. The decision was made after careful thought and consideration by District Five leaders, along with leadership of all Spartanburg County school districts.

The eclipse, which should last several hours, is expected to occur during afternoon dismissal times, which could potentially pose a safety risk to both students and staff. Furthermore, district leadership does not believe it is safe for school buses or student drivers to be on the roads during the height of the event.

Athletic and afterschool activities will be allowed on Monday, April 8, but only after 5:00 PM, once the eclipse has passed.

For more information about the solar eclipse on April 8, visit NASA's resource page here.