Solar Eclipse: No School for Students (Faculty and Staff to report from 8:30-11:30 a.m.)
Starting 4/8/2024
Event Groups:
• High School - HS - General
• Middle School - MS - General
• Boulevard School - BD - General
• Fernway School - FE - General
• Lomond School - LO - General
• Mercer School - ME - General
• Onaway School - ON - General
• Woodbury School - WO - General
• Shaker Heights Schools - District Events
• Shaker Heights Schools - Vacation Days, Professional/Clerical Days
The Shaker Heights City School District will be canceling classes April 8, 2024, during a full solar eclipse of the sun. Students and families are invited to join the Shaker Heights Recreation Department and Shaker Heights Public Library for a “Planetarium in the Park” Solar Eclipse Watch Party from 1-4 p.m. that day at Thornton Park. 
The decision to cancel classes was based on a variety of factors:
  • The timing of the eclipse will occur during some end-of-day dismissal windows.
  • The event is expected to draw large numbers of tourists and traffic is expected to be heavy. 
  • Communication capabilities such as cell service and internet bandwidth could be diminished.
Athletics and other after-school events will also be canceled or postponed. Teachers and staff should report to work in-person from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to work on building-level transition planning and other professional learning opportunities. More information will follow.