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  • About This Historic Event
  • On Aug. 21, 2017, the continental US will observe a historic event - a solar eclipse will cross the entire US from coast to coast with Olathe near the path of totality.  The last time the Kansas City area saw a total solar eclipse was in 1806 and the next time will be 2205. Olathe will experience 99.4% totality so you can stay here and not battle the congested highways and towns just north. It is our hope that all students will be in attendance at their school that day to participate in our activities with their classmates and teachers. 

  • Tips for Viewing Safely
  • NEVER look directly into the sun.  Safe viewing can be accomplished using a pin-hole projector or approved viewing glasses.  See details on our Eclipse Resources page, or at this NASA Total Eclipse site.  Olathe Public Schools students and staff members will receive a pair of viewing glasses to participate in their school's activities.

  • Individual School Activities
  • Olathe Public Schools has designated August 21 as a day of eclipse education and celebration.  Each school will offer activities and educational lessons coinciding with the event, including a safe viewing opportunity with a pair of viewing glasses.  Students will receive details from their teachers and administration.

  • Additional Information
  • We hope that parents, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers will use the links on this site as well, to find ways to get involved in this once in a lifetime event.  On the menu click on the Eclipse Resources button to access and download helpful information and family-oriented activities. 

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