With a total eclipse predicted to draw thousands to the Texas Hill Country in early April, many local school districts have opted to cancel school April 8 or planned out academic calendars in advance to make the day a student holiday.

Georgetown ISD will proceed with the school day as planned, district officials said, and will facilitate eclipse activities for all students on that day.

What you need to know

Each campus will offer activities related to the eclipse for students to participate in appreciating the astronomical event, per the district.

It is not recommended to view eclipses with the naked eye, through a telescope or using binoculars.

What else?

Nearby Travis County issued a local disaster declaration ahead of the eclipse with the intention of being able to mobilize emergency responders faster, as Central Texas is expected to see three to four times its normal population for the event, Community Impact previously reported. Similarly, Hutto ISD and Round Rock ISD have announced that they will remain open for the day due to concerns about traffic.