First, thanks a TON for being so generous in helping to provide solar eclipse glasses for all of our students! I’ve been blown away by your response and appreciate you more than you realize.
Second, I’ve had a few questions about whether or not the eclipse glasses have passed all the necessary saftey inspections. That’s a legitimate concern — and I’m sure that you’ve seen reports on the news about companies that are selling glasses that are "knock offs."
Rest assured: We have been looking carefully at eclipse safety ever since we started planning this viewing party!
The glasses that we’ve purchased for sixth grade students were produced by two companies approved by NASA: Thousand Oaks Optical and Rainbow Symphony. Those companies also appear on the "Reputable Vendor" list published by the American Astronomical Society.
If you aren’t comfortable with using those eclipse glasses, feel free to pick up a pair on your own and send them in with your child! Using our glasses is not required by any means.
And if you have any questions, please let me know.