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JCHS Closed: Monday, August 21st


Dear John Carroll High School families:

The Office of Catholic Schools has decided to close Catholic elementary and high schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach on August 21, 2017 due to the Solar Eclipse.

This decision was made with the safety and well-being of our students and staff being of utmost importance. While this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, there are some risks involved in viewing the eclipse and our intent is that parents will be the best persons to supervise their children during this time. The eclipse would occur at the regular dismissal time for most of the schools in the diocese, creating difficulties for proper supervision of the children.

All diocesan schools will be closed until 4:00 pm on August 21, 2017. There will be no sports practices, games, or other activities on our campuses until after 4:00 pm.

Please be aware of the safety requirements for viewing the eclipse. The site below from NASA has some excellent information:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all our school families and communities that this is a safe and educational event for all.

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