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4/8 Eclipse Letter

Department of Education of the City of New York
Clara Barton High School for Health Professions
901 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225-1006
Tel: 718-636-4900     Fax: 718-857-3688
 Dr. Richard A. Forman, Principal
Dear Families:
We are writing to inform you that on Monday, April 8, the New York City area will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning around 2:00 p.m. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth. This casts a shadow that may make the sky dark for the eclipse's duration, as the sun will become approximately 90% covered in NYC during the peak coverage time, around 3:25 p.m.

While this may overlap with school dismissal times, please know that there will be no changes to dismissal, and after-school programming will remain in effect. Please also be prepared for increased traffic throughout the area and consider using public transit instead of driving during this time.

If you and your family are planning to view the eclipse, please make sure to do so safely by using proper, specialized eye protection. Regular sunglasses and other filters are not a safe replacement for solar eclipse glasses. Glasses are available at the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and New York Public Library while supplies last. It is recommended to call in advance to ensure supplies are available. Please take precautions, whether inside or out, as looking at the sun without protection can cause loss of the ability to see colors, loss of vision, or even permanent blindness.

For more information on solar eclipse eye safety, please visit the New York City Department of Health guidance:


New York City Public Schools

News & Announcements

7/10 Summer School Begins

Summer Session begins Wednesday, July 10th. Students should check your NYC Public Schools account to see if you are registered for the summer.

6/7 Spring Formal

Join us for our last party of the year, Our Spring Formal is Dress to Impress! With Music by DJ Nana #BartonPanthers $5, Outsiders $10 includes a meal. See Ms. Cobb for tickets
Spring Formal June 7th the dress code is classy. Flowers border a white background with text and two pictures of young people in formal attire.

5/14 PTA Meeting

Join us for our May PTA meeting. Topics include the Parents NYC Schools Account (NYCSA), Fall PTA Nominations, College Now Program Offerings and a presentation by our Math AP, Ms. Crichton. As Always, we look forward to seeing you!
PTA Flyer for May

4/11 Living Will Workshop

Families are invited to an in-person Living Will Workshop hosted by the CBHS PAC. Bring your questions to be answered by our guests with backgrounds as a funeral director, lawyer, financial planner and more. Refreshments and incentives will be provided. Contact Ms. Lawson, Parent Coordinator or Ms. Green, PAC Chairperson for more information.
Workshop facilitators

Poetry Workshop

Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry workshop hosted by local celebrity poet Prince A. McNally. Spots are limited, RSVP with Mr. Ring in the library.
Prince A. McNally speaking into a microphone

3/21 Parent Teacher Conferences

PTC's will be held from 1:30pm-3:30pm and 5:30pm-8pm on Thursday, March 21st and students will have a half-day. Families are encouraged to set a meeting time with your child's teachers at
parent teacher conference spring sign

3/28 Trip to Thrillz

Join us for a trip to the High Flying Adventure Park, Thrillz! We'll be gone from 4pm-10:30pm on Thursday, March 28th. See Ms. Cobb or Ms. Crichton for details.
$40 includes transportation, food, drink and admission

Virtual Fundraiser

Use code 920093 at or in app for pick up or delivery on February 14th and 28% of the sales will be donated to Clara Barton High School. Thanks for showing us some love!
Instructions on how to order from

2/13 Virtual Learning

On Tuesday, February 13th, NYC Public Schools are closed and all students have a remote instruction day. Students are required to follow their Tuesday programs and report to their Google Classrooms online. Teachers post links to meet with students remotely, in each Google Classroom.
student sitting in a chair while using a laptop

2/12 Trip to RPM

Let's Race! Play! and More! (RPM) in Farmingdale on February 12th. Limited spots available, See Ms. Cobb for details.
red racer going through a curve

Movie Night!

Join us on Feb 1st at 3:#0pm for a showing of The Color Purple in the Library. See Ms. Cobb for free tickets.
New The Color Purple movie poster

1/30 Ice Skating Trip

Join us on for ice skating and hot chocolate on Tuesday, January 30th from 4pm-6pm. See Ms. Cobb for details
Ice Skating at Lefrak Center Prospect Park

1/26 Barton Party!

$5 #BartonPanthers, $10 outsiders, all guests must have a valid high school ID. See MS. Cobb for tickets.
Barton Party Jan 26th in the Cafeteria from 5pm-10pm

1/13 No Saturday Classes

We will not be holding any classes this Saturday 1/13. Enjoy the long weekend in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
no saturday classes 1/13 - see you tuesday 1/16

Events Calendar

Graduation Reheasal

Time: 11 AM
Location: Brooklyn College 2900 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11210
10 Jun
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