It’s not the eclipse that is dangerous to observe, it’s the sun! The sun’s visible (and invisible) rays can cause serious damage to the sensitive tissues of the eyes, often without being immediately aware of it. Normally, our common sense protects us from looking directly at the sun for more than a second.
At high school, every student has a schedule unique to them and the courses they are taking. Because of this, there is no way to provide a school supply list for all students. Generally, teachers share any supplies needed for their class during the first class session.
We call it Picture Day at Erie High School because it is the students' chance to have their yearbook/ID photo taken at the beginning of the year. The next chance for getting this important photo taken is during Picture Retake Day on September 14th. Any students who were unable to attend at Picture Day, or students whose photo is undesirable can get their photos taken on that day.