School starts at 9:00 on August, 21-the same day as the solar eclipse. Hillside has purchased solar-safe glasses for all our students from a reputable science supply house, and will show students how to use them safely. If you choose to keep your students with you, their absence will be marked excused. Teachers have planned special lessons to help the students understand what happens during a solar eclipse and to get them excited about astronomy. What a great way to start the year in our newly spruced up building!