Eclipse Resources

What Is a Solar Eclipse?

¿Qué es un eclipse solar?

Flying over Texas for the Total Solar Eclipse

Frequently Asked Questions

The school board approved the following changes to the 2023-2024 academic calendar:

  • Monday, April 8, 2024 is now a district holiday. All Midway ISD campuses and offices will be closed.
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 will be a regular school day.

Why the change?
On April 8, Waco and Midway ISD will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse, making the area an optimal viewing location. Anticipating more than 100,000 visitors to the area, ongoing discussions with local officials and law enforcement have emphasized safety concerns that could impact students and staff.

Due to the potential for traffic jams and other disruptions affecting school bus transportation and the ability of families to safely get their children to and from school, the staff and student holiday originally scheduled for April 15 has been moved to April 8. Designating April 8 as district holiday aligns with the decisions of other area school districts.

All Midway students will be provided solar eclipse glasses to take home. Glasses will be sent home on Monday April 1, 2024. Additional glasses are available by request.

You can view Dr. Allen's presentation to the school board about the 2024 eclipse and the impact it will have on the community below:

You can find more information and resources about the 2024 Solar Eclipse and the greater Waco area at Eclipse Over Texas 2024 website.