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Some students may need to bring safety glasses to see eclipse at school

(Total eclipse, provided, NASA) (Total eclipse, provided, NASA)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Students will be heading back to school just in time to catch one of the biggest cosmic events in decades: The Total Solar Eclipse.

On August 21, the eclipse will cut through the United States and some schools are taking advantage of the learning opportunity and allowing students to view it safely.

"Elementary students will be learning about the solar eclipse in class and will have the opportunity to view the experience around 2:30 p.m. on the playground with special glasses that have been ordered for all students, faculty and staff," a statement from Villa Madonna Academy said. 

Boone County schools are scheduled to have a number of special activities and lessons for the eclipse. Students can also view the eclipse if they bring their own safety glasses. Some schools in the Tri-State area are providing proper eye protection, some aren't. 

Mason City Schools said it's purchased special Solar Eclipse glasses for each student, and each student will be allowed to go outside to view the eclipse.

Click here for information on how to buy safe glasses.

"While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event," a Boone County Schools statement read. 

Fort Thomas Independent Schools says it's incorporating the eclipse into lesson plans, but it's holding students until 4 o'clock, so they're not looking at the sun unsupervised.

Boone County will also provided additional staff until 4 p.m. for parents who want to pick their children up later. 

Gallatin County Schools will be closed all day. 

Prime viewing time in the Cincinnati area will be 2:29 p.m. 

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