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Which Rochester area districts have school on April 8, the day of the total eclipse?

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The upcoming Total Solar Eclipse is less than one month away — and a handful of schools in the Rochester region are planning on having classes.

Most public schools in the area are planning to close on Monday, April 8, the day of the eclipse. Districts are extending their spring breaks to include that day or scheduling a conference day so students will have the day off.

News 8 has looked into school districts in the counties around the Rochester area and found all public schools in Ontario, Genesee, Wayne, Orleans, and Yates counties are off that day. Three school districts will remain open — one in Monroe County and two in Livingston County.

Below is a breakdown of the following counties with school districts that will remain open on the day of the eclipse.:

Monroe County:

All schools will be closed on April 8 — with the exception of the Brighton School District.

A spokesperson for the Brighton Central School District explained the district needed to have classes to maintain the appropriate number of school days for students. April 8 comes the weekend following spring break for Brighton students and the district has a day off that week for a religious holiday.

That holiday is Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan on April 10.

The district instead scheduled a half-day and plans to send students home “well before traffic is expected to become problematic.”

Livingston County:

Only two schools in Livingston County will remain open for the eclipse — the Canaseraga Central School District and the Perry Central School District.

Similarly to Brighton, Perry CSD will be coming off of its spring break on April 8. Furthermore, that Monday will be the beginning of computer-based exams for English, Math, and Science. These exams are only for the elementary and junior high schools.

The Canaseraga Central School District said it will be having a full day on April 8 so the district can celebrate the eclipse as a whole. The district told RochesterFirst.com it will dismiss students at a time when traffic won’t be an issue.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The upcoming Total Solar Eclipse is less than one month away — and a handful of schools in the Rochester region are planning on having classes.

Most public schools in the area are planning to close on Monday, April 8, the day of the eclipse. Districts are extending their spring breaks to include that day or scheduling a conference day so students will have the day off.

News 8 has looked into school districts in the counties around the Rochester area and found all public schools in Ontario, Genesee, Wayne, Orleans, and Yates counties are off that day. Three school districts will remain open — one in Monroe County and two in Livingston County.

Below is a breakdown of the following counties with school districts that will remain open on the day of the eclipse.:

Monroe County:

All schools will be closed on April 8 — with the exception of the Brighton School District.

A spokesperson for the Brighton Central School District explained the district needed to have classes to maintain the appropriate number of school days for students. April 8 comes the weekend following spring break for Brighton students and the district has a day off that week for a religious holiday.

That holiday is Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan on April 10.

The district instead scheduled a half-day and plans to send students home “well before traffic is expected to become problematic.”

Livingston County:

Only two schools in Livingston County will remain open for the eclipse — the Canaseraga Central School District and the Perry Central School District.

Similarly to Brighton, Perry CSD will be coming off of its spring break on April 8. Furthermore, that Monday will be the beginning of computer-based exams for English, Math, and Science. These exams are only for the elementary and junior high schools.

The Canaseraga Central School District said it will be having a full day on April 8 so the district can celebrate the eclipse as a whole. The district told RochesterFirst.com it will dismiss students at a time when traffic won’t be an issue. Read More EducationRochesterFirst  

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