Abney Elementary


  • Parents,

    Our school year has gotten off to a great start. We are rounding out our first month and students have already been working hard. Activities are starting to keep us all busy, busy, busy! Looking forward to our Color Run/Festival coming up on October 7th from 4-7. Hopefully the weather will continue to get cooler and more pleasant.

    Please check your teacher's calendar for dates and info, and you can also follow us on our Facebook account, or our PTA's Facebook account. Thanks for all you do and for your continued support of W.C. Abney Elementary School!        

    Scott Brock, Principal

School Information

  •  2017 Solar Eclipse Info and Release Form

    On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. This means that Earth, the sun, and the moon— which all orbit in space in predictable paths— will align. The moon will move between the sun and Earth, blocking the light of the sun. Thus, the moon will cast a shadow on Earth. Here in Paulding, we will experience a near-total eclipse between 2:35 and 2:40 p.m. that will last approximately two minutes. This alignment of the sun, the moon, and Earth will mark the first time this phenomenon has occurred coast-to-coast in our country in nearly 100 years. 


    Abney Elementary is planning to make this day a special educational event for our students by organizing a safe and engaging viewing experience. Instructional activities may include viewing the solar eclipse using solar shades, learning how to safely view it using a reflective surface, watching the eclipse via live-streaming on the web, and much more. Safety is always a top priority, and we will take all precautionary measures to make this exciting experience both safe and enjoyable. Our glasses are from an approved NASA vendor, LUNT Solar Systems.


    While we plan to provide an opportunity for a safe, educational experience, we understand that some parents may not want their children to participate in a live viewing of the eclipse.  


    In order for your student to participate in an outdoor viewing of the solar eclipse, please sign the permission form located on the back of this notice and have your student return it to his or her teacher by Friday, August 18, 2017.


    Students who do not return this form signed by a parent/guardian will complete an alternate activity from inside the school building during the eclipse.



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    I (Parent/Guardian Name-PLEASE PRINT):                                                                    

    acknowledge that participation in the activity described above is not mandatory and that a quality alternative instructional experience will be provided to those students choosing not to participate.


    I request that (Student’s Name-PLEASE PRINT):                                                              

    (Student) be allowed to participate in the activity described above and specifically consent to his/her participation.


    If any emergency medical procedures or treatment are required during the activity, I consent to

    the activity supervisor(s) taking, arranging for or consenting to the procedures or treatment in his/her or their discretion.     

    I acknowledge that solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided to Student, but that Student is responsible for wearing the eyewear as instructed.


    I agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless or reimburse the District, its Board of Education, and its members, employees, agents, representatives, successors or assignees, as well as its approved adult activity supervisors (“District Indemnitees”) from and forever promise not to sue them on any and all claims, demands, rights, causes of action, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), whether known or unknown, that I, any other parent or guardian of the above-named Student, the Student or any other successor or assignee may have or may allege to have against the District Indemnitees or which may be brought against the District Indemnitees arising out of or in any manner relating to the Student’s participation in the activity, including but not limited to any losses, damages or injuries or to the rendering of emergency medical procedures or treatment.



    NOTE: This form must be signed by Student if the Student is 18 years of age or older.





    Signature of Parent/Guardian                                                  Date




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