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Eclipse Viewing on April 8

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur, passing across Texas. While Bridgeport ISD (BISD) is located just outside the path of totality, it will still be a remarkable event for our students to witness. We are pleased to share that Buccee's and A&A Optical have generously donated glasses for our students to use during the eclipse. If you prefer, you may send your child with their own eclipse glasses on that day.

For safety reasons, BISD will not hold recess or PE classes outside after 12:00 p.m. Each campus will allow students who have returned the permission slip, which was sent home, to view the eclipse between 1:15 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., with totality expected at 1:40 p.m.

Please take a moment to speak with your child about eclipse safety. It is crucial that they never look directly at the sun, as this can cause vision issues. Students must follow their teachers' directions and protocols to safely view the eclipse. In advance of the April 8 event, please view the safety fliers linked below.

Students at BMS and BHS who need to go outside to reach their next class should proceed directly to class and not attempt to view the eclipse without their eclipse glasses.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to experience this natural phenomenon with our students. The next eclipse to touch the US will be in 2044 and will only be visible in three northern states.

For students who will not be viewing the eclipse, a live stream will be shown on all BISD campuses.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher. We look forward to this exciting event and thank you for your cooperation.

View Safety Flier 
View Safety Flier (Spanish)