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Early release scheduled for April 8

An early release for all Fort Plain students at 1:30 p.m. on April 8, 2024 was approved by the Fort Plain Board of Education at its regular meeting on March 13, 2024.

On April 8, areas of New York state, including the Fort Plain region, will experience a partial or total eclipse of the sun. This is a rare occurrence, happening once every 400 years.

It is anticipated that many individuals will be traveling into and through the region in order to experience this once in a lifetime event.

Our goal, as always, is to ensure the safe and timely transport of students to and from school. Given the anticipated increase in traffic on our roads, and based on the advice of tourism, transportation and law enforcement officials, our leadership and board have decided on an early release on this day.

Learn about the April 8 eclipse

The April 8 solar eclipse will be fully visible across a narrow area of the state, referred to as the “path of totality.” People will experience a partial eclipse throughout the rest of the state.

To learn more about the eclipse, visit  I Love New York and the New York State and the Department of Parks and Historic Sites.

Safety is key in an eclipse—make sure to follow all safety precautions and keep safety in mind when choosing where to watch the event.

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