School Start Time Final Recommendation

  • As the district nears the culmination of a years’ long study of sleep and school start times in the district, every Radnor parent/guardian in grades K-12 and all interested community members are encouraged to share their thoughts about the updated recommendation offered by our Sleep and School Start Time Committee. (Read more)

    The final recommended new bell schedules for RTSD schools are as follows: 

    • Radnor High School: 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. (currently 7:35 a.m. to 2:27 p.m.)
    • Radnor Middle School: 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. (currently 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    • Elementary Schools: 9:07 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. (currently 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

    The School Board plans to vote on the recommendation at its April 23, 2019 monthly business meeting. Should the new schedule be approved, it will take effect beginning next schoolyear (2019-20).

    As the April 23 School Board meeting approaches, feedback sessions will be held for RTSD parents/guardians and community members to hear more about the final recommendation and express their thoughts.

    A change to RTSD school start times would be a significant adjustment for many families, so the district wishes to provide as many opportunities to share information and receive feedback as possible. In some cases, these sessions will take place during previously scheduled meetings of our Parent-Teacher organizations. Parents/guardians and community members are welcome to attend any session that is most convenient for them, recognizing that specific information concerning the host school may constitute a portion of that respective meeting.

     For the full scope of the work completed by the Sleep and School Start Time Committee and various related resources, please visit www.RTSD.org/sleep. To share your thoughts via email, please write to sleep@rtsd.org.

Feedback Sessions

  • Tues., April 2, 10-11 a.m.
    Wayne Elementary School Little Theatre

    Wed., April 3, 9-10 a.m.
    Radnor Elementary School Little Theatre

    Wed., April 3, 11 a.m-12 p.m.
    Lodge Room 502 at Ithan Elementary School

    Thurs., April 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Large Group Instruction Room at RMS

    Mon., April 8, 7 p.m.
    Auditorium at Radnor Middle School

    Tues., April 9, 9:30 a.m.
    Black Box Theatre at Radnor High School