Information about Monday's Solar Eclipse
August 21st, Solar Eclipse Early Check-out, Dismissal and Volunteering:
Due to the extended day on August 21st and dynamics of the day, we are moving early check-out to be between 11:30-12:30. For safety and traffic concerns, we ask that parents do not check students out during the hours of 12:30 and 3:20.  Any day someone other than those noted on your emergency contact card will be picking up your child, a note must be shared with your child's teacher. If you would like to volunteer during the outdoor viewing and participate in the viewing with your child, please contact your child's teacher for guidance.

August 21st, Solar Eclipse Aftercare:
Please note that ASEDP will maintain normal hours, closing at 6 pm.  Students not registered for aftercare must be picked up by 3:30 and not later than 3:45. Please call the front office if you have any concerns.


This consent form was sent home in students' folders earlier this week. If you did not receive this form, please contact your teacher. 



Here is some additional safety information about the Solar Eclipse.




DeKalb County School District will extend the school day by one hour on Aug. 21 due to solar eclipse

DeKalb County School District will be providing solar eclipse glasses for all students. In past communication, we shared that the Briarlake PTA purchased glasses for the students. The PTA was able to return the solar eclipse glasses they purchased. 

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. - The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will extend its school day by one hour on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to provide safe viewing and instructional opportunities related to the expected solar eclipse that day.

Dismissal will occur one hour later than usual, at the end of the extended learning period. Our three-tier dismissal system starts with elementary schools, followed by high schools, and finally middle schools. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's school to determine the exact dismissal time on Monday, Aug. 21.

According to NASA, the solar eclipse will occur across North America that day when the moon obscures 97.4 percent of the sun. The solar eclipse will be viewable around 1:02 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. DCSD reminds its community that it is not safe to stare directly into the sun without special glasses, and it is providing lessons that will allow students to safely take advantage of the moment.

Those lessons may include the distribution of special viewing glasses, and opportunities to view the eclipse using monitors and safe viewing options. Many teachers will also include information on the eclipse in their lessons that day, as appropriate.





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Upcoming Dates

8/14............................MAP fall screening window opens (8/14-9/27)
8/22............................PTA Monthly Board Meeting &     Info Session for PTA Committee Chairs & Room Parents, 6 to 7pm, media center
8/24............................School Council Meeting, 1 pm
8/24............................Marlow's Tavern Spirit Night, 5 to 7pm
8/27............................PTA Day at the Atlanta Braves, 1:35pm
8/29............................Principal Forum, Curriculum Night (Grades PreK-2), 6-8pm
8/30............................School Pictures
8/31............................Principal Forum, Curriculum Night (Grades 3-5), 6-8pm