Primary Methods of Communication to District Families
In an effort to provide clear information to District families in a consistent format, the District supports several services teachers and staff members are able to use to communicate with students and parents/guardians.
To learn more about district communications, see School Board Policy No. 903 - Communications and 903-AR - Communications.
How to Stay Connected
District Website (www.RTSD.org)
On the district's website, you can access district and school calendars, news on district events, lunch menus, assessment and academic information, resources for families, staff contact information, photo galleries, school board activity and more.
Teachers and staff members can post their own information to their respective teacher or department webpages or submit information to the District's Communications Department for possible publication on the District's website.
The Radnor Reader
The Radnor Reader, the district's official elecronic newsletter, keeps RTSD parents, staff, students and community members informed about events, news and other happenings going on within RTSD schools and the district. It delivers important and impactful information from the district, your school(s), and district and school groups, right to your inbox on Sunday afternoons to help you plan for the week ahead. Subscribe
Home Access Center (HAC)
Home Access Center (HAC) is a tool designed to grant parents/guardians direct access to their child(ren)'s class schedule, attendance record and academic progress, including grades. Parents/guardians are also able to edit/maintain their own preferred contact information (phone numbers and email) in HAC. Each parent/guardian can have his/her own HAC account. For any questions or to receive login information, please contact your corresponding school building(s).
District Email System (Microsoft Outlook)
Each district teacher and staff member has a dedicated District email address to communicate with parents/guardians and other stakeholders on a regular basis.
In an effort to streamline PTO communications, protect parent contact information, and be more environmentally friendly, the PTOs use a digital app called MySchoolAnywhere (MSA) for emails, signups and an online directory.
The free app is shared by all five RTSD PTOs and is accessible on all electronic devices. Access to the directory is sold on an annual basis as part of the PTOs' fundraising efforts. Learn more
SchoolMessenger is Radnor Township School District’s phone, email and text message alert system used to notify parents/guardians and staff members about urgent matters such as school closings/delays and distribute information about other timely issues and events.
SchoolMessenger contacts parents/guardians using the data located in Home Access Center (HAC) and contacts staff members using the data located in the Employee Web Portal. The SchoolMessenger system syncs with HAC and the Employee Web Portal every business day to retrieve the most current contact data from each database.
Schoology is a learning management system (LMS) which allows students and teachers to interact online, in and outside of the classroom. Through Schoology, teachers can post course content, provide resources for students, and review assignments. Students login to access one calendar and their class resources. They can submit assignments, take quizzes and participate in online discussions. Access Schoology
There are many ways to get the latest news and information about RTSD schools — and social media makes it easy. The district supports staff members who wish to create and maintain accounts for their classroom, department, sport or club as way to share what's happening in our schools with parents, students and Radnor community members.
Follow @RadnorTSD on Twitter and Instagram for important district and school alerts, upcoming events, news, photos and more. For a list of teacher, sports, classroom accounts and more, visit our Social Media Directory.
For more information on the district's policies surrounding Social Media use, check out Policy 815.1: Social Media - Employee and Student Use and Policy 911.1 - Social Media for District Use.
Teacher Access Center (TAC)
Teacher Access Center (TAC) allows teachers to directly send messages to parents/guardians of students in their class(es).