Montgomery County Schools plans activities for solar eclipse

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY (WDBJ7) -- UPDATE

Elementary schools will be releasing students before the end of the eclipse at 3:45 p.m.

ORIGINAL

Schools across Montgomery County are gearing up for the 2017 solar eclipse on August 21.

Educational opportunities will be available for students at all ages.

School officials will provide safe solar eclipse glasses with an ISO 12312-2, which is the international safety standard for eclipse-viewing glasses, an official county release says.

Some classes, especially those with younger children, may watch the eclipse through the NASA live feed.

Students will experience the eclipse by watching the lessening of light through classroom windows and will view the eclipse itself through the live feed.

Officials say that many schools across the county will dismiss at regular time.

However, elementary schools will dismiss at the end of the eclipse