Change in Academic Calendar – No School on April 8, 2024, for the Eclipse
Hilliard City Schools will make a shift in its academic calendar on Monday, April 8, 2024, due to our proximity to the total solar eclipse pathway. Students will not have school, but staff will report for a work day.
The April event will mark the first total solar eclipse visible in Ohio since 1806. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our students and staff, the district has purchased eclipse glasses for every student and staff member. These glasses will be distributed to students before they leave for Spring Break.
Superintendent David Stewart stated, “Our area is expected to see a large increase in visitors who want to view the total solar eclipse. This, in combination with concerns about safety as well as many families’ desire to view the eclipse, led us to this decision.”
Additionally, please note that there will be no high school sports practices or other extra-curricular activities scheduled that day until after 6 pm and only indoors. All elementary and middle school after school activities will be canceled.
We are excited about this rare event and the learning opportunities it presents for our students. Thank you for your understanding and support as we make adjustments to accommodate this unique occasion.