On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. In Gwinnett, the near-total eclipse is expected to begin around 2:35 p.m. In order to help ensure the safe viewing for our students and a safe dismissal of students, Gwinnett County Public Schools will delay dismissal for all schools by one hour. Local schools are planning to make this day a special educational event for our students by organizing a safe and engaging viewing experience and instructional activities. (Only students with parent permission will participate in an outdoor viewing of the solar eclipse.) Learn more about GCPS’ plans online. Find an Eclipse Kit and other great eclipse resources from NASA, including FAQs, maps, safety guidelines, and this eclipse fact sheet.