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School officials said an early dismissal day was considered, but would have required logistical challenges for students taking the bus home.
The school will reopen at 4 p.m. (after the end of the eclipse) for evening activities including sports events and the elementary and junior high schools’ Meet the Teacher Night.
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Monday’s eclipse marks the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire continental United States, and southwest Ohio will experience a roughly 90 percent obscuration of the sun at peak time — making the daylight appear dim and the air cooler. The eclipse process will begin around 1 p.m. and end around 3:50 p.m.