Several school districts in East Tennessee will dismiss early on Monday, April 8 due to the solar eclipse.

The eclipse will begin around the time that schools normally dismiss. Some districts, like Knox County Schools, shared that they are dismissing early as the partial solar eclipse is a great learning opportunity.

Some schools will remain on their regular schedule while others have not decided yet if they will alter their schedules. Cumberland County Director of Schools Billy Stepp told CNF “still working on the plan”,

Below is a list of area school districts that will dismiss early or be closed on Monday, April 8.

All Roane County Schools will be released early on April 8, 2024. Students will be provided breakfast, lunch and eclipse-viewing glasses with safety instructions. To see the early dismissal time for each school, click here.

Morgan County Schools

MCS will be implementing a remote learning day on April 8 due to the eclipse.

Blount County Schools

Elementary schools will dismiss students at 12:15 PM, followed by middle schools at 1:00 PM and high schools at 1:15 PM.


Anderson County Schools

Elementary and middle schools, except Clinton Middle, will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. High schools and Clinton Middle School will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.

Loudon County Schools

Monday, April 8, will be a half-day for students with buses running at 11:00 a.m.