Hurricane Florence Update: Friday's Schedule


Dear Lions;

We have continued to consult with the York County Emergency Management and the surrounding school districts regarding Hurricane Florence, its predicted path, and impact on the York County area. Based on the information that we have received; at this timeRiverwalk Academy will operate on a half day on Friday (not an early dismissal). Additionally, the Lions' Den will not operate on Friday afternoon. We will continue to work with York County Emergency Management and monitor the situation throughout the evening. If the conditions change, or if there is a need to close school on Friday, an all-call will be made.

Friday’s dismissal schedule:

  • Elementary (blue tags) will dismiss at 11:15 am

  • Middle & High (black tags) will dismiss at 11:45 am

  • All Students Picked-Up by 12:15 pm

There is a chance that some of the surrounding districts might operate on an alternate schedule (either full closure or partial day). Please understand that this does not mean that we are putting our families at an increased risk. There is a State Regulation that prohibits operating a school bus when the sustained winds are greater than 30 mph. This is a major factor that the surrounding school districts are having to consider.

Throughout the evening, night, morning and over the next several days, we will continue to work with York County Emergency Management to monitor the weather and impact to the York County Area. If the situation changes for Friday, or if there is a need to modify our schedule for next week, we will keep everyone up to date via all- calls/text/email, and social media. For the latest information about Riverwalk Academy, please visit our Facebook page.

For the latest Hurricane Florence information, or links to resources, please check out the SC Emergency Management's website at

Again, I appreciate everyone’s trust and support that you have for the staff of Riverwalk Academy.

Stay safe, Lions!