Press Release

On Monday, Aug. 21, a near total eclipse will be visible in Cartersville. In an effort to ensure a safe dismissal and safe viewing of the eclipse, Cartersville City School System will extend the school day by 45 minutes.

Superintendent Dr. Howard Hinesley said, “We are excited for the educational opportunity this once-in-a-lifetime event will offer our students. Additionally, we will continue to carry out our primary responsibility, which is to ensure their safety. For this reason, we believe it is important to extend the school day.”

The release times on Aug. 21 are as follows:

Kids & Company Pre-K                   3 p.m.

Cartersville Primary School          3:15 p.m.

Cartersville Elementary School   3:45 p.m.

Cartersville Middle School            4 p.m.

Cartersville High School                 4:07 p.m.