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Solar Eclipse

Due to the total solar eclipse, Monroe County Community School Corporation will be closed on Monday, April 8, 2024. Classes  will not be held, all MCCSC buildings and properties will be closed (including HHCC and ELC), and all athletic practices, club meetings, and other extracurricular activities will be cancelled. 

This total solar eclipse is the first since the Great American Eclipse in 2017 and the last until August 2044, and will arc across the southern half of Indiana from southwest to northeast. The event will last around 3:30 hours in total, with a 3- to 4-minute span of total darkness (the exact length will depend on location).  

Monroe County is in the center of the “zone of totality” for this exciting event.  

MCCSC will be providing solar eclipse glasses and accompanying learning activities for all students for use with parent/guardian permission. See information here. Please visit the National Eclipse Webiste as this website provides a wealth of information, including planned events, festivals, and city-coordinated efforts in response to the eclipse.  

We hope families, students, and staff are able to enjoy this awesome event!  


Learn more about the Solar Eclipse on the Visit Bloomington website!