These schools delayed dismissal for the solar eclipse

School districts are making some big changes for the solar eclipse

ATLANTA — UPDATE: The Total Solar Eclipse passed through the United States for the first time in 99 years -- and it was spectacular! We will have LIVE coverage of the eclipse across the southeast on Channel 2 Action News.


Several school districts delayed dismissal for Monday's solar eclipse.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns says the total solar eclipse started near Lincoln City, Oregon, around 10:15 a.m. PDT.

It traveled across the country, ending around 2:50 p.m. EDT near Charleston, South Carolina.

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A partial eclipse will be visible before and after those times, and luckily for us, parts of the Channel 2 Action News viewing area will see the show!


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Here are the schools that delayed dismissal the day of the eclipse:

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS - 30-minute delay for all schools

BARTOW COUNTY - Elementary school students dismissed at 3:05 p.m.

CARROLL COUNTY - 40-minute delay for all schools

CLARKE COUNTY - 45-minute delay for all schools

CLAYTON COUNTY- 45-minute delay for all schools

COBB COUNTY - 45-minute delay for all schools

DEKALB COUNTY - One-hour delay for all schools

FAYETTE COUNTY - One-hour delay (Elementary: 3:25 p.m., Middle: 4:10 p.m., High: 4:45 p.m.)

FORSYTH COUNTY - 40-minute delay (ES I: 3:00 p.m., ES II: 3:40 p.m., High: 4:20 p.m., Middle: 4:55 p.m.)

  • ES I: Big Creek, Brandywine, Brookwood, Chattahoochee, Chestatee, Coal Mountain, Cumming, Haw Creek, Kelly Mill, Matt, Settles Bridge, Sharon, Shiloh Point and Vickery Creek
  • ES II: Daves Creek, Johns Creek, Mashburn, Midway, Sawnee, Silver City and Whitlow

FULTON COUNTY - Delaying dismissal for students by 45 minutes.


GWINNETT COUNTY - One-hour delay

GRIFFIN-SPALDING - Delayed by 1 hour, 10 minutes


HENRY COUNTY - One-hour delay (Elementary: 3:25 p.m., High: 4:15 p.m., Middle: 4:55 p.m.)

MARIETTA CITY SCHOOLS - 15-minute delay

PAULDING COUNTY - One-hour delay  (Elementary: 3:30 p.m., High: 4:25 p.m., Middle: 4:35 p.m.)

ROCKDALE COUNTY - Elementary: 3:00 p.m., High: 3:45 p.m., Middle: 4:30 p.m.

TROUP COUNTY - 30-minute delay for all schools

This list will be updated as more schools announce schedule changes.