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Schools releasing early due to solar eclipse in the Chattahoochee Valley

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Path of Totality. (Source: WTVM File) Path of Totality. (Source: WTVM File)

(WTVM) – Due to the total solar eclipse, several school systems in the Chattahoochee Valley are altering their school dismissal schedules.

Here is a breakdown of schools and what their plans are for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.

Muscogee County School District

  • Elementary schools will dismiss at Noon ET (afternoon school bus routes will be adjusted two-and-a-half hours earlier than normal)
  • Middle and High schools will operate under their normal schedules with outdoor activities scheduled inside

Phenix City Schools

  • All PE classes and afternoon recesses will be held indoors
  • Parents who wish to check-out their child before 1 p.m. may do so without penalty)

Harris County Schools

  • Elementary schools and Creekside will dismiss 30 minutes later than usual. The delay will be used for educational opportunities related to the eclipse. 

Troup County School System

  • Elementary schools will dismiss at 3 p.m. ET
  • Middle schools will dismiss at 4:15 p.m. ET (The HOPE Academy will dismiss at 3 p.m. ET)
  • Callaway, LaGrange, and Troup High will dismiss at 4 p.m. ET
  • The HOPE Academy will dismiss at 3 p.m. ET
  • THINC College & Career Academy will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Parents who wish to check-out their child early may do so without penalty as long as there is a written consent from a parent or guardian

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