Total eclipse causes eclipse of LCSD classes for April 8, 2024

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (February 27, 2023) – The announcement of “No School on Monday, April 8,2024” was first released in a message from Loveland City School District (LCSD) Superintendent Mike Broadwater this past weekend. It is important for all who may be affected (LCSD students, families, and the community) to be fully informed. To that end, the school repeated the message in a release sent out on Monday, February 26th.

Mike Broadwater. Superintendent, Loveland City School District (Provided)

In Case You Somehow Missed It, here now is a word from LCSD Superintendent Mike Broadwater:

Calendar Change: No School on Monday, April 8, 2024

Loveland Tiger Families,

There will be no school for students on Monday, April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse will cross over Ohio that day, and we’re canceling classes to allow families to experience the eclipse together.

The timing of the eclipse presents a safety challenge. The eclipse will stretch over a period of about two hours around afternoon dismissal time. Students would be on buses, walking, or driving home when the eclipse hits its peak, making it very challenging for students to view this once-in-a-lifetime event safely.

Total Solar Eclipse sequence image (Provided)

This is the first total solar eclipse in Ohio in more than 200 years. The Ohio Department of Workforce and Development is warning that traffic could be heavy and cell service or internet service could be impacted because of the large number of people expected to visit the state.

I understand that a change to the schedule may be an inconvenience for families, which is why we’ve made this decision now, to give everyone time to prepare. Staff will still report to work on April 8 and use the time for professional development and training.

You can find more information about how to view the eclipse here safely:

https://ema.ohio.gov/media-publications/ohio-total-solar-eclipse

Mike Broadwater, Superintendent