Radnor Township School District

School Closing Information

Emergency telephone number: 610-688-8100 and Press "1"
District code: 457


RTSD employees, parents, students and other community members are encouraged to check several of the below sources for information on school closings, delays, etc.
  • By Phone All Radnor Township School District employees and families will receive an automated telephone message via the SchoolMessenger emergency notification system when inclement weather forces the closing or late opening of school. A message from the school superintendent or designee will be delivered to all district families at about 6 a.m.
    • Employees: You will be contacted on the "Home" (primary) and "Work" (secondary) phone numbers that are listed for our account in the Employee Web Portal.
    • Families: You will be contacted on the primary and secondary phone numbers that are listed for your account in the Home Access Center.
Additional sources of information may include the RADtv (Comcast channel 11 or Verizon channel 31) and Radnor cable channel RTV10. These are not to be used as primary communication vehicles and will only supplement information given by the above sources.

Parents are also urged to check more than one source for information. While every effort is made to use all of the above sources, technology or other factors beyond our control sometime prevent posting of information on a particular source.  

Delayed Openings

In the event of a two-hour delayed opening, each school will begin two hours later than normal starting time. Lunches will be served. Any before school activities such as Computer Club, instrumental practices, etc. will be cancelled on late start days.•

Early Dismissal

The times of scheduled early dismissal for students are typically as follows:
• High school: 11 a.m.
• Middle school: 11:30 a.m.
• Elementary schools: 12 p.m.

Extended Day Schedule

The extended day program will also operate on a 2-hour delay schedule. Since it usually opens at 7:30 a.m. on the regular schedule, it will be open to receive students at 9:30 a.m. on delayed opening days.

Modified Kindergarten Schedule

Whenever the opening of school is delayed two hours, students in the A.M. kindergarten session will report at 11 a.m. The morning session will be extended to 12:45 p.m. (from the usual ending time of 11:45). The AM students will go home on the midday buses at 12:45 p.m. or go to K-Club as usual. Parents are welcome to pack a larger snack or sandwich as snack time will be closer to lunch time. The PM kindergarten schedule remains the same.

Bus Schedule for AM and PM Kindergarten

  • AM Kindergarten will go in with the 2 hour-delayed AM buses
  • PM Kindergarten will go in at regular time (12:40)
  • After picking up and delivering the PM kindergarten students, buses will pick up the AM kindergarten classes at the elementary schools (approximately 12:40-45 p.m.) and take this group home. The arrival times at their homes should be approximately 1 hour later than normal. 

Cancellation of Activities

When schools are closed, even if offices remain open, all activities in school district buildings are cancelled.

Who is Affected?

The RTSD school closing number applies to all students who use RTSD transportation. All RTSD buses, serving both public and non-public schools operate on the same schedule. If there is a delay or closing for district schools, it also applies to the transportation for the non-public school students.