The schedule is based on a five-day rotating cycle. The first day of school for students is DAY ONE followed by sequentially by day two through five. The cycle is based on student days only: weekends, holidays and in-service days are not assigned a numbered day.
The schedule will be posted on the school calendar and also can be found on the school menu for the month. The numbered days WILL NOT change throughout the school year. If a school day is cancelled for any reson that numbered day will be assigned as a make-up day at the end of the school year.
Attention to the daily schedule is important so tha tstudents have the necessary items such as sneakers for gym, books for library, or instruments for lessons.
Please Note: All before-school and after-school clubs and activities will follow a Monday through Friday schedule.
Students are permitted to enter the building at 8:52 a.m. and instruction begins at 9:07 a.m.
Buses arrive at school each morning between 8:52-9:07 a.m. Students being transported by parents/guardians should arrive no earlier than 8:52 a.m. Prior to that time no one is on duty to supervise children outside.
The drop-off area in the morning is the parking lot traffic loop rather than the bus loop. The driver may not park and leave the car in the drop-off area. Parents/guardians who need to ender the school for any reason must park in a designated space in the parking lot.
Students who arrive in their classroom after 9:07 a.m. are considered tardy. This is a recorded on the student attendance sheeet and entered into the record. Students who report to their classroom without first signin into the office will be asked to retun to the office for a "late slip." After ten recorded lateness arrivals, parents/guardians will be contacted by mail and action may be taken if lateness becomes chronic. Parents/guardians must accompany their child, sign them in at the office, and provide a reason if arriving after 9:07 a.m.
All students are dismissed at 3:40 p.m. Buses depart at the end of the school day starting at 3:45 p.m. Students should arrive home between 4:05-4:30 p.m.
If a child does not arrive home within a few minutes of the expected time, parents/guardians should contact the Radnor Township School District Transportation Department directly at 610-293-1947. A representative from that office can call the bus driver on the cellular phone installed in each bus to determine the reason for the delay.
If a student is not on the bus as expected, parents/guardians can contact the school office (before 4:30 p.m.) to see if an after-school activity is taking place.
Occasionally a student may miss his/her bus because he/she may take too much time in getting to the bus loading area. When that happens, the school contacts parents/guardians to either pick up the child at school or arrange for a friend or relative, who is indicated on the emergency card or has given a verbal permission to school staff that allows parent/guardian approval, to provide transportation.
Occasionally, students come to the office to try and arrange "play dates" near dismissal time. We cannot allow these last-minute changes in after-school plans.
Written notification is required for all changes in a child's regular dismissal schedule. This includes but is not limited to:
- car pickup instead of transportation by the bus;
- going home with another child (please note that a child may not ride a different bus in order to go home to another child's house);
- being picked up by someone other than the custodial parent or guardian;
- attendance at an after-school activity;
- early dismissal (see below for further details).
Permission will be denied to anyone attempting to pick up the child without your consent. For security reasons, we are very careful about authorizing a student pickup based on a phone call to the school.
Notes should include the child's grade, teacher name, and requested dismissal change. Without a note, children will be expected to board the bus.
We appreciated parents'/guardians/ efforts to schedule appointments outside the school day, though we recognize there are times when this may not be possible and it is necessary for a child to leave school early. In such cases, the school must receive a note which includes: the child's grade and teacher name, the requested dismissal time and reason. All children must be signed out a tthe office if them must leave school before the regular dismissal time. At the requested dismissal time a parent, guardian or authorized adult must report to the office to meet the child. Please do not arrange with your child to have him/her meet you outside the school during the school day. The will not be permitted to leave the building.
Before and After School
For parents/guardians requiring childcare before 9:07 a.m. or after 3:52 p.m., there is an extended dat program. This program is operated by Right At School.
Right At School offers childcare for students in kindergarten through 5th-grades before and after the school day. Transportation is the responsibility of parents/guardians. The before and after school program opens at 7:30 a.m. and extends to 6 p.m. after the close of the regular school day. Fees are charged for this childcare program, which includes both part-time and full-time arrangements to meet the needs of the families served.
For more information, visit https://www.rtsd.org/domain/1510.