A Once in a Generation Event!
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will occur with the Earth crossing the shadow of the moon. This event is very rare and has not occurred in almost 40 years. It is an incredible opportunity for all of us to learn more about this planetary movement.
Here at Gross Catholic, we are aware that families may have special plans to view this occurrence. School will be in session that day. However, if parents opt to remove their child from school, you may do so by contacting our school office. The absence will be excused with written permission from the parent.
We also have plans to incorporate this event into our school day by allowing students to view this rare event. A special schedule has been developed for the day with shortened classes in the morning, an educational presentation planned by our science department following lunch, and then an opportunity for the entire school to view the eclipse during prime viewing time. For this purpose, Gross Catholic will provide special approved safety glasses for each student and staff member. Students will return to afternoon classes around 1:25 p.m.
If you would like to opt your child out of participation in viewing the eclipse, they will be permitted to remain indoors during this event. To opt out your child from viewing the eclipse on August 21st, please return the Eclispe Opt Out form to our school office no later than Monday morning.
About Gross Catholic
One of Nebraska’s premier private schools, Gross Catholic High School is a faith and family-based community committed to developing Christian leaders through academic excellence in the Marianist tradition. Recognized locally for its outstanding education, welcoming atmosphere, competitive sports programs, engaging activities, robust faith, and boundless service work, Gross Catholic has energized the Omaha area for nearly 50 years. Gross Catholic recently received the KVSS Radio Superstar School Award and the Omaha World-Herald Omaha’s Choice award for private schools.
To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page at grosscatholic.org.