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PA Day Date Change - April 2024

December 6, 2023

A total solar eclipse will occur across Renfrew County on April 8, 2024. RCCDSB and RCDSB will be in the path of totality, which means our region will experience complete darkness at approximately 3:23 pm. This is a very rare solar event for the local area. Maintaining a regular school day will present several challenges to staff and students in our schools with respect to transportation and safety.

As such, we consulted with Renfrew County District School Board, and RCJTC to move the current Professional Activity (PA) Day scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2024, to Monday, April 8, 2024. By aligning the PA Day with the date of the eclipse, it will provide the least amount of disruption to families, school teams, and transportation partners.

Please note that this change does not add a PA Day for the school year. Instead, it adjusts the date of the previously scheduled PA Day from Friday, April 26, 2024, to Monday, April 8th, 2024.

For additional resources on the solar eclipse, and how to enjoy it safely, please visit:

Solar Eclipse Safety | The Canadian Association of Optometrists

Solar eclipses guide: when is the next solar eclipse? | Canadian Space Agency (

● A solar eclipse is coming. Here’s how to watch it safely | Article | Kids News (