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    July 24, 2014

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    RTSD Requests Feedback on District Mission Statement Drafts of a new district mission statement were created with input from the Strategic Plan Committee. Community members are invited to share their feedback via a survey through August 29.

    Senior Parking As in previous years, there continues to be limited parking space available for seniors on our campus. Seniors are given the opportunity to obtain a 2014-15 parking permit through a random lottery which will be held on Thurs., Aug. 21. A packet is being sent to all seniors which will include the open campus form, parking application and a 3x5 card. The open campus form and 3x5 card must be sent back to Ms. Sullivan in the main office by August 18 to be eligible. All instructions are included in the packet. If you do not receive the mailing, stop by the main office to pick up a packet.

    Fifth RHS Student Named National Merit Scholarship Winner in 2014 James Gurian was among the last group of awardees. He joins four other 2014 graduated honored this year. Read more.

    RHS Students Earn Top Honors at FBLA National Conference
    Sophomore Katherine Hung placed 4th in Public Speaking and junior Joan Lim placed 6th in Business Calculations. Read more.

    WES Principal Tony Rybarczyk Named New Director of Elementary Education; Dr. Maureen McQuiggan named new Director of Curriculum and Instruction/Professional Development
    by the School Board at its monthly meeting on June 24. Read more.

    RTSD Board Appoints New Business Administrator The board approved Michelle Diekow at its June 24 meeting. Current business administrator Tim Vail is retiring effective August 4. Read more.

    RTSD Earns National Communications Award for Social Media
    The district was named a National School Public Relations Association Golden Achievement Award winner. Honorable Mentions were also received for video and print. Read more.

    eNewsletter Notice: The first eNewsletter of the 2014-15 school year will arrive in your inbox on Sunday, August 24.
    From the School
    Planning ahead? Check out the district and RHS calendar on www.RTSD.org to see what's in store for the 2014-15 school year, including information about the fall Open House.

    Students in the Class of 2018 are invited to attend Freshman Orientation
    on Wed., Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. Registration is required. Please click here for additional information.

    August iPad Distribution for Juniors and Seniors
    Juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to pick up their iPads prior to the start of school, on August 18 or 19 at Radnor High School. Mark the dates on your calendar and get your iPad early. Details on pickup time and insurance costs will be posted soon.

    Read wonderful books for free all summer using the Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks app or at this website. Borrow books using your school computer network login. Most summer reading books are available here. Enjoy summer and we look forward to seeing you in the Radnor High School library in September.
    Summer Study Skills Fran Misener, RHS Literacy Coach, compiled a LibGuide titled Study Skills that will be beneficial for both parents and students. Pay close attention to the Study Island tab, which holds information on the web-based tool students can access from home to brush up on skills in Algebra, Biology and Literature. The guide also contains information on Keystone Exams, vocabulary skills and aptitude tests. Want to know more? Check out the page. If you have questions, contact Mrs. Misener.

    Attention All Freshman Boys Lacrosse Players and New Students Interested in Playing Boys Lacrosse Please contact Deb Farnish to provide the following information: Name of player and grade, player's email, player's cell phone #, mother's name, father's name, mother's cell phone #, father's cell phone #, mother's email, father's email, home phone #, any extra emails needed. Furthermore, please contact Deb Farnish with any questions.

    Radnor Boys Crew Club Are you thinking about trying out for crew but don't know what to expect? Are you wondering if crew is the sport for you? Join us for a FREE Learn to Row Camp: Aug. 18-23. RBCC's summer Learn to Row (LTR) camp is an opportunity for Radnor High School students (incoming freshman or upperclassmen with no rowing experience) to spend a week with the Radnor coaches, learning the basics of sweep rowing and to experience what it is like to participate in Radnor Boys Crew. Please visit our website for more info or to sign up.

    Radnor High School Football All interested players (incoming 9th- to 12th- graders) for RHS Football (or parents) should contact coach Tom Ryan at 610-745-8000. Please sign up for RGBC (Radnor Gridiron Booster Club) updates by e-mailing Gretchen Andersen. Please visit our website for forms and detailed information.

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    IMPORTANT Upcoming 2014-15 Dates from the Guidance Department
    9th Grade Orientation
    is Wed., Aug. 20 from 9-11 a.m. in the RHS auditorium.

    College Night for Seniors is Tues., Sept. 16 from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in the RHS auditorium and the Black Box. A letter with details will be mailed home this summer. Attendance is highly encouraged as extremely important information will be covered during the evening. Any questions? Please contact your child's guidance counselor.
    The first SAT is Sat., Oct. 11. Registration deadline is Sept. 12. Any questions? Please email Jeannie Semar or call 610-293-0855 x3527. If you have any questions regarding accomodations, please contact your case manager. For fee waivers, please contact your guidance counselor.

    The 2014 PSAT is Wed., Oct. 15 for grades 9-11. Examination starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends by 11:30 a.m. If you have extended time or other accomodations, the test will end by 2 p.m. or later. If you'd like to apply for accomodations, please contact your case manager.

    College Night for Juniors is Thurs., Dec. 11 from 6:45-8:30 p.m. at Radnor High School. Attendance is highly encouraged as extremely important information will be covered during the evening.

    All SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates for 2014-15
    Sat., Oct. 11 at RHS
    Sat., Nov. 8 RHS is NOT a test center on this date
    Sat., Dec. 6 at RHS
    Sat., Jan. 24 at RHS
    Sat., March 14 at RHS
    Sat., May 2 at RHS
    Sat., June 6 at RHS

    All ACT Test Dates for 2014-15 (RHS is NOT a Test Center for ACT)
    Sat., Sept. 13
    Sat., Oct. 25
    Sat., Dec. 13
    Sat., Feb. 7
    Sat., April 8
    Sat., June 13

    AP Examination Dates
    Mon., May 4-Fri., May 8
    Mon., May 11-Fri., May 15

    Naviance Juniors and Seniors - for the purpose of college planning, it is critical that guidance has the correct email in Naviance for students and their parent/guardian(s). To update student emails, look under the "About Me" tab. Under "Official Things" select "Profile." Student emails can be updated on this page. Parents, please email Leonor Perez and include your name, your student's name and correct email.

    Transcript Fees for Seniors A fee of $3 is due for each transcript request processed. Only checks can be accepted and made payable to "RHS Guidance." Payment is due the day after a transcript request has been made via Naviance, and transcripts will be held until payment has been received. Please see your counselor with any questions.

    Transcript Requests During Summer Transcripts sent out over the summer of 2014, prior to the start of school (September 2), will only have courses and grades posted for the last completed school year. Seniors requesting transcripts for college applications, please read your homepage of Family Connection on Naviance for detailed information and specifics.

    Graduate Transcripts: Radnor High School students who have graduated and would like a copy of their official transcript for college, work or other purposes can find a form and directions here. The fee is $3 per request. Checks or money orders are acceptable forms of payment. Make checks payable to "Radnor High School." Please email Leonor Perez or call 610-293-0855 ext. 3529 with any questions.
    Guidance Office Summer Hours Please note, Radnor High School and the guidance office will be switching over to summer hours starting Mon., June 23. The guidance office will revert back to standard operating hours of 7 a.m.-3 p.m. as of Mon., August 18.
    Student Directory Update and Registration Deadline - July 31 If you are new to the district or have never registered your family's contact information in our PTO/PTSA Student Directory database previously OR you need to update your contact information in the database, please do so now at www.RTSDStudentDirectory.com by July 31.

    If you are already have a student(s) enrolled in the district and registered in the directory and are just now enrolling another student, please add him/her to your existing directory account by logging in with the UserID and password you created when you initially set up your directory account. If you have any questions, please contact us at RTSDStudentDirectory@gmail.com.

    If you are interested in getting involved with the PTSA next year
    , please click here to view the Volunteer Form. All of the commitees are listed, and most require many volunteers. We appreciate your interest.

    Radnor Spirit Gear is finally here for one and all! The PTOs and PTSA have come together to make buying Radnor Spirit Gear for your family so much easier. Click here to begin ordering from one centralized site for everyone, no matter what school! There is a big selection of new merchandise for kids and adults. Go online now to order and get ready to show your Radnor school spirit!
    From the District
    Background in Marketing and Branding? Radnor Educational Foundation is celebrating our 20th anniversary and is looking for an experienced individual to assist with our 2014 Marketing and Branding Campaign. This volunteer position will work with the Marking & Communications Committee to help update and strengthen the REF brand and to share our story with the Radnor community. For more information, please email info@radnoreducationalfoundation.org.

    Parent Access to Schoology Letters detailing access were sent home with students in classes where Schoology is being implemented at the high school this year. Click here to access an FAQ document about Schoology. Direct additional questions to Joan Cusano, director of instructional technology.

    2014-15 District Calendar |
    Revised 2013-14 School Calendar

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    Parents of students 14-years-old or older with a disability, please click here for a request from the Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network. 
    From the School Board
    Upcoming Meetings: August 12 Finance (5 p.m.), Facilities (6:30 p.m.) August 26 School Board (7 p.m.)

    Recent Videos: 7/22 Curriculum Gov't Relations/Communications Policy 6/24 School Board 6/10 Finance Facilities

    Board Recaps: Stay up to date with what the RTSD school board is doing. There are board recaps posted after each meeting. For the board recap page, click here.

    Board Meeting TV schedule: Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 30
    RTSD Board Meeting Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m.
    RTSD Board Committee Meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 1 p.m.  
    Other News                                                   
    Safe Arrival Line is 610-293-0855 x3. If your student is absent and we do not have prior notification or a call on our Safe Arrival Line, you will be contacted via our new automated messaging system. If you have any questions regarding student absences, please call the RHS attendance secretary, Mrs. Jill Temperton, at 610-293-0855 x3536.

    Click here for the Radnor High School Media Release Form.      
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