Please be aware that all students in the Riverview
will be dismissed at 12 Noon this Monday, August 21st.
While we apologize for any inconvenience this might cause for some families, and we appreciate everyone being flexible, information we received over the past several days from several scientific and medical sources led us to this decision. This extra precaution is being taken as a result of safety uncertainties associated with the solar eclipse.
Our first day of school this year will continue to take place on Monday August 21st.
While our students are in school during the morning hours, our Technology Director has made arrangements for a livestream feed from NASA to be available for our teachers to view with students in order to take advantage of this learning opportunity.
Research learned this week tells us that the solar eclipse will be passing over the Pittsburgh area between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.; with a peak time of 2:30.
Since our students are normally dismissed from school at 2:22 (JHSH) and 3:05 (elementary), and most of our students walk home from school, we felt it was important to make this decision.
An early dismissal on Monday also allows us to count Monday as a day of school and eliminates the need to add a make-up day to the school calendar.
Dismissing at noon allows for one hour of time to pass before the eclipse is scheduled to pass over our region.
If a parent feels that a child is better served by staying home from school on Monday, kindly send in a note to your child’s teacher and the absence will be considered an excused absence.
Thank you for working with us and understanding the complexities of this unique situation.
Please note the following schedule for Athletic Events scheduled for this Monday, August 21st.
* Girls Volleyball's start time will be 6pm in the RHS Gym
* Girls Soccer Scrimmage will be at 5:30pm at William McKinley Field
* Boys Soccer Scrimmage will be at Valley at 6pm
* Girls Tennis is postponed to Tuesday, 8/22 at 3:30 at Riverside Park