Due to the solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017, Gordon County Schools will DELAY DISMISSAL that afternoon to ensure the safety of all who are involved in the transportation of students- including the students, bus drivers, parents, and other family members, as well as our employees. The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly-scheduled elementary school dismissal time. Subsequently, middle and high schools will have a delay in dismissal of bus riders. Following is the information on August 21st Dismissal Times:
Elementary: 3:00 pm
Middle and High: car riders as normal, with busses delayed by approximately 30 mins to allow for completion of elementary routes.
Schools will provide further guidance regarding extracurricular and after school activities scheduled for that date. Parents are welcome to check out their children earlier than the delayed dismissal time if they so choose. Students checked out after noon will not be penalized in regard to perfect attendance or exam exemption. However, we ask that students not be checked out during the time surrounding the peak of the eclipse-between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.