A message from DURHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL
We received an email just a few minutes ago from the vendor from which we ordered our Solar Eclipse glasses. The company stated that we should NOT use our glasses to view the solar eclipse. Though they do carry the ISO seal, the safety of the glasses cannot be certified, and out of an abundance of caution, we will have to view the NASA broadcast rather than viewing this eclipse live outside.
As you know, I take your children’s safety VERY seriously. It is my top priority. I am very disappointed as I know you and your students are as well. We did use a reputable vendor and did our very best to make viewing this event possible.
As you know, absences today are excused. If you choose to check your child out of school, or stay home to view the eclipse together, please send in a note when you return and the absence will be excused.
I am very sorry to deliver this last-minute news, but we WILL do everything in our power to make this a great day for our students at Durham!
Thank you for your support!
Dr. Patricia Alford