Principal's Message

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Welcome to Panther Lake Elementary!

Christine Szymanski


Dear Panther Lake Families,

On Monday, April 8, Florida will experience a unique event of another partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin around 1:46 pm and end about 4:17 pm. We will dismiss school at our regularly-scheduled time. Out of an abundance caution, all activities will be held indoors from 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM, unless special lessons have been planned by teachers with approved protective eyewear and proper safety procedures. Any such lessons will be approved by me. Teachers will also be encouraged to use televisions and computers to view the coverage of the eclipse in their classrooms if it aligns with their lessons.  

All staff and students will be reminded not to look directly at the sun during the eclipse. If interested, please take time this weekend to review ways to safely view the eclipse by going to eclipse safety on the NASA website or to learn more about solar eclipses click here

Parents, please help us remind children that it is never safe to look directly at the Sun, especially during a partial eclipse.

Additionally, we have had many new families join us since Spring break.  Please be sure to review the section in this newsletter regarding our arrival and dismissal procedures.


Dr. Christine Szymanski

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