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Tampa Bay Area Schools' Plans For Monday's Solar Eclipse

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 20: The moon covers a portion of the sun at 10:41am during a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Over Central Europe the moon was scheduled to cover approximately 75% of the sun for a short period starting at approximately 9:30am. The next solar eclipse will not occur until 2021. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Ahead of Monday's solar eclipse, a couple of Tampa Bay area school districts are emphasizing just how dangerous the directly viewing the solar eclipse can be to your vision--and, as a result, they're making plans to help everyone stay safe.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOLS plans to have some outdoor viewing activities using proper safety precautions, plus there will also be indoor activities--and for kids that will be on campus during the eclipse from 1:15-4:15pm, any activities are required to be inside.

Also, for parents who want to experience the eclipse with their children--or just want to keep their kids home to make sure they are safe--it'll be considered an excused absence with a note from a parent.

PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS is also urging proper precautions. If students are going to be taking part in a teacher-led activity, parent should have received a permission slip to sign, granting their approval.

In addition, they're recommending that the eclipse be watched through NASA's live stream.