Professional Activity Day Changes for ALL Thames Valley Schools

Posted On Wednesday January 31, 2024
In alignment with other school boards across the province,the Professional Activity Day scheduled for Friday, April 19th, 2024, will be changed to Monday, April 8th, 2024. 
The reason for this decision is safety concerns associated with a total solar eclipse scheduled to affect the region between 2-4:30pm on Monday, April 8th, 2024.  
Looking directly at a total solar eclipse can be dangerous because of the intense sunlight that is still present even when the moon is blocking part of or all of the sun. The sun's rays can cause damage to the eyes. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient for looking at a solar eclipse because they do not block the harmful solar radiation. 
Southwestern Public Health and the Middlesex-London Health Unit recommend following the advice of the Canadian Association of Optometrists to safely enjoy a solar eclipse. For more information about on how to safely experience the total solar eclipse, please visit the NASA website for additional resources. 
The health and safety of students and staff is our number one priority.