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Covid-19 Mitigation

Masks: Optional for All Individuals

The district continues to implement and consider various Covid-19 mitigation strategies for the 2021-22 school year. 
 
Beginning Feb. 24, 2022, students, staff and visitors in RTSD schools/buildings are permitted to choose their own masking status. 

Test-to-Stay, Mask-to-Stay & Testing

Important Updates

All students, staff and visitors can determine their own masking status beginning Feb. 24 after an unanimous Board vote approving changes to the Radnor Health and Safety Plan on Feb. 22.

  • Covid-19
  • Health and Safey Plan
  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

Administration is recommending a change to Radnor's Health and Safety Plan to remove the mask requirement when positive case counts are less than 2.5% of a school or building's total student and staff population. 

  • Covid-19
  • Health and Safety Plan
  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

An update was provided at the 1/25 Board meeting on the district's refinement of Covid-19 mitigation strategies. Masks will continue to be required at this time and potential adjustments to our Health and Safety Plan will be considered at the 2/22 meeting.  

  • Contact Tracing
  • Covid-19
  • Masks
  • Quarantining

Superintendent Batchelor thanks the community for its collective work as we return to school from break; shares new guidance from CHOP that the district will follow; and confirms results of at-home Covid rapid tests will now be accepted by RTSD.

  • CHOP
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Rapid Tests

We are excited and ready to welcome our students and staff back on Monday, January 3 as planned and will need everyone's support to keep school fully open.

  • Covid-19
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Quarantining

Currently, we will continue to require masks in our buildings while we safely develop a path to gradually remove the requirement in the future.

  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

As another layer of Covid-19 protection, RTSD will begin a pool testing program starting with all RTSD 5th-graders on January 3, 2022. 

  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Pool Testing

A "Test-to-Stay" program has been introduced; first-dose vaccine clinics for 5 to 11 are completed; and boosters were administered to interested staff.

  • Booster Shots
  • Rapid Testing
  • Test to Stay
  • Vaccine

Negative Covid test results must be verified by medical professional or lab to be accepted by schools for student admission.

  • Covid
  • Rapid Tests

Children properly masked and distanced three feet or more from the positive case are not considered close contacts and do not need to quarantine.

  • Health and Safety Plan
  • Positive Cases
  • Quarantining

With masking requirements in place, gaiters are not permitted as a face covering option for students or staff.

  • Masks

The state announced that masks will be mandated in all K-12 schools in the state, public and private, effective September 7.

  • Masks

RTSD will begin the school year by requiring masks for all students, staff, and visitors indoors, effective August 16, 2021. 

  • Masks

We will continue to review all the guidance and provide our community with an update the week of August 16.

  • CDC
  • Covid-19
  • Mitigation Strategies

Updated guidance allows us to make masks optional for all students, staff, and guests at all outdoor activities this week and next week.

  • Covid-19
  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

Following revised CCHD guidance, masks are no longer required outdoors during high exertion activities after adjustment to RTSD Health and Safety Plan.

  • Covid-19
  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

An expanded partnership with Springfield Pharmacy allows for the availability of the Pfizer vaccine at RHS for 12-15 year-olds on May 17 and June 7.

  • Covid-19
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Vaccinations

Dr. Batchelor provides extensive information on the district's response to pandemic, including current positive rates in Radnor; the current quarantine process; vax opportunities; and rapid testing.

  • Covid-19
  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Quarantining
  • Vaccinations

A notable adjustment involves the district and schools now reserving the right to require students to submit to Covid-19 testing to participate in athletics, events, and activities.

  • Covid-19
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Rapid Testing

We are pleased to announce RHS and RMS will join our elementary schools and begin transitioning from Hybrid to Full In-Person learning beginning Mon., March 15.

  • Covid-19

Recent CCHD guidance supports our plans to move forward to Phase 1: Full Day In-Person Learning, beginning at the elementary level on Feb. 25.

  • Covid-19

We are ready to move our elementary program from Hybrid to Full Day In-Person beginning Thurs., Feb. 25 for grades K-2, and Mon., March 1 for grades 3-5.  

Beginning Monday, February 8, Radnor Township School District will no longer permit gaiter-style masks as acceptable face coverings

  • Covid-19
  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

The PA Dept. of Health ordered all public school districts that choose to offer an in-person option to comply with new rules concerning masks and school closings.

  • Covid-19
  • Masks
  • Mitigation Strategies

Official practices and competitive gameplay are back for the Fall following all health and safety guidelines. 

  • Covid-19
  • Mitigation Strategies

Students in grades K, 1, 2, 6, 9 and 12 participating in the district’s modified in-person learning program will be the first to return to Radnor schools on Tuesday, September 29

  • Covid-19

All RTSD families will have the option of sending their children back to school in-person on a modified schedule to begin the 2020-21 school year. A completely cyber option is also available.

FAQs (Updated 1/25/22)

2021-22 Positive Cases

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21-22 Cases Per Month by Building

Mitigation Strategies

Informational Videos (Produced in 2020-21)