Barack H. Obama Elementary
Magnet School of Technology

Dekalb County Schools

Independent Learning Day

In observance of the Great American Eclipse, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will have an independent learning day for students and school-based employees on Monday, April 8, 2024. The independent learning day activities will provide safe viewing and instructional opportunities to experience the partial solar eclipse. Although Georgia is not in the solar eclipse path, you will be able to see a partial eclipse, which is expected to begin at 1:45 p.m. and end at 4:21 p.m. Even with a partial eclipse, everyone must protect their eyes by wearing eclipse-viewing glasses. Please visit for more safety tips.