• Solar Eclipse Monday, April 8, 2024

    Total Solar Eclipse
    Begins 12:23 p.m.  //  Max 1:39 p.m.  //  Ends 3:03 p.m.
    How To Safely View The Solar Eclipse  //  Spanish

    On Monday, April 8, a majority of North Central Texas will be in the path of totality for a full solar eclipse. This means that our students, families and staff can see the entirety of the eclipse. This is an exciting opportunity for our entire Crowley ISD community! As with school districts throughout Dallas/Fort Worth area, CISD will be open for a regular school day on Monday, April 8 as we come together for this cosmic event. We hope you’re able to take a few moments from your day and safely enjoy the sight, too!

    Beyond just the academic opportunity our students have, the eclipse is something they’ll share with their friends and teachers, and something they can talk about for years to come. We’ve worked hard to create a plan so that all students who want to participate will be able to do so safely.


    If you would like for your student to not participate, complete the opt-out form by Friday, April 5.

    UPDATE: The opt-out form is now closed. If you did not complete the form, please contact your child's teacher and/or principal.


    • Weather permitting, all 1st-12th grade students and staff in Crowley ISD will receive free solar eclipse viewing glasses to protect their eyes.
    • For their safety, our youngest students (Pre-K and Kindergarten) will watch the livestream of the eclipse on monitors in their classroom.
    • Schools have designated areas where students and staff can safely view the eclipse.
    • Campuses will amend schedules to ensure that children and teachers have plenty of time to safely get outside in time for the big event.
    • Teachers have been provided with eclipse safety information to review with their students to ensure they know how to view the eclipse before the event.
    • Out of an abundance of caution, all campuses will be closed to visitors after 12 p.m. on Monday, April 8.
    • All early dismissals must occur prior to 12 p.m.
    • Due to expected traffic delays, after school activities will be canceled. The only exception is 21st Century After School programs, however, transportation will not be provided.
    • Bus routes in the afternoon could see delays.


    A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. People viewing the eclipse from locations where the Moon’s shadow completely covers the Sun – known as the path of totality – will experience a total solar eclipse. The sky will darken, as if it were dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, people along the path of totality will see the Sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, which is usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun.

    Solar Eclipse model


    • The last total solar eclipse in Texas was in 1878.
    • On average, it takes 375 years for the same area to see a total solar eclipse.
    • The next total solar eclipse will be in 2045, but it will not be in Texas.
    • The entire metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, an area of 7 million people, is entirely inside the path of totality! In total, 12 million people in Texas reside within the path of totality, by far the largest of any state in the US.
    • Expect the temperature to drop about 10 degrees, depending on the humidity and cloud cover at your location.

    We want to give a special "Thank You" to our sponsors for donating the glasses to our district. 

    Path of Totality map