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Progress/Timeline for 2020-21 Reopening

  • September 22, 2020

    September 22, 2020

    Scheduled Special Board Meeting to discuss status of opening schools for in-person instruction.

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  • September 8, 2020

    September 8, 2020

    First day of school for students in Phase 3: Fully Virtual.

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  • August 30, 2020

    August 30, 2020

    Information on the release of student and grade-level schedules for the 2020-21 school year.

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  • August 28, 2020

    August 28, 2020

    Message from from the superintendent concerning Central League announcement to postpone start of athletic competitions.

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  • August 25, 2020

    August 25, 2020

    The School Board approved the continuation of voluntary athletics and activities at the August 25, 2020 Regular Business Meeting.

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  • August 18, 2020

    August 18, 2020

    The School Board voted to begin the 2020-21 school year fully virtual for all students through Friday, Oct. 9, following an 8/14 recommendation from the Chester County Health Department for all Chester and Delaware County public and private schools, as well as in consideration of other Covid-19 data. Click August 18 above to read more.

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  • August 11, 2020

    August 11, 2020

    The School Board hosted a special Board meeting on Aug. 11 to provide an update on our plans for reopening Radnor. Also approved at the August 11 meeting was a revision to our state-required 2020-21 School Health and Safety Plan. The plan will now require face masks to be worn by students throughout the school day, including when in classrooms.

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  • August 6, 2020

    August 6, 2020

    The Board held a special meeting on Thursday, August 6 to approve the district's proposed Athletics Health and Safety Plan. Hours before the meeting, however, the governor's announcement caused an adjustment of the agenda and the Board's decision to take a two week pause on athletic activities beginning August 26. A special meeting was scheduled for August 11 to provide an update on reopening plans.

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  • July 28, 2020

    July 28, 2020

    School Board approves modified in-person learning option for 2020-21 school year at Board Meeting on July 28. Fully remote/cyber learning option was also approved for families who may prefer to begin the year fully online.

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  • July 21, 2020

    July 21, 2020

    Newly scheduled, a special School Board meeting was held July 21 to discuss options and administrative recommendations for reopening in the fall.

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  • July 16, 2020

    July 16, 2020

    At the July 14 meeting, it was decided that this planned meeting of Reopening Radnor Task Force was no longer necessary as decisions, plans and protocols are now fit to be finalized by administration and staff based on the feedback received through the task force's prior meetings.

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  • July 14, 2020

    July 14, 2020

    At the July 14 meeting of Reopening Radnor Task Force, the task force again reviewed the RTSD Guiding Principles of Screening, Hygiene, Masking and Distancing; reviewed the feedback received from the task force to date; discussed the goal of providing for safe and flexible pathways to learning based on guidance, feedback, and collaboration; and broke into balanced groups to further discuss and refine the direction and planning process.

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  • July 9, 2020

    July 9, 2020

    The second RRTF meeting included a recap of the July 7 meeting; a review of how the parent and community survey results relate to the district's "Guiding Principles for Reopening Radnor;" how Summer School and ESY are helping pilot options for in-person instruction; and a break-out session where groups discussed reopening logistics with the RTSD Guiding Principles in mind.

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  • July 7, 2020

    July 7, 2020

    More than 50 volunteer parents, community members, and staff participated in the introductory meeting of the Reopening Radnor Task Force via Zoom. A presentation was given that reviewed the five scenarios for reopening; the task force timelines; results of the parent and staff surveys; current guidelines for athletics, Extended School Year (ESY) and summer school; and more.

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  • June 23, 2020

    June 23, 2020

    At the monthly business meeting of the School Board, a presentation on reopening planning was offered and the Board approved summer health and safety plans for summer voluntary athletic workouts and RHS Summer School and ESY.

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  • June 9, 2020

    June 9, 2020

    Meeting of the Teaching and Learning Task Force to build consensus and option details.

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  • June 4, 2020

    June 4, 2020

    Meeting of the Teaching and Learning Task Force to build consensus and option details.

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  • June 2, 2020

    June 2, 2020

    Meeting of the Teaching and Learning Task Force to build consensus and option details.

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  • May 31, 2020

    May 31, 2020

    "Five Scenarios for Reopening Radnor" first discussed during Virtual Board Meeting.

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  • May 28, 2020

    May 28, 2020

    Meeting of the Teaching and Learning Task Force to investigate options.

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  • May 26, 2020

    May 26, 2020

    Meeting of the Teaching and Learning Task Force to investigate options.

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  • May 20, 2020

    May 20, 2020

    Meeting of the Teaching and Learning Task Force to investigate options.

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Reopening Task Forces

  • 2020-21 Reopening Radnor Task Force

    The purpose of the Reopening Radnor Task Force is to provide feedback and guidance to district administration, which will ultimately make a reopening recommendation based on the work of the task force to the School Board at the Board's July 28 business meeting. The task force includes volunteer parents/community members and staff members from all grade levels (click here to view all members). In total, 270 parents and 37 staff members expressed interest in serving on the task force. Ultimately, 30 parents and staff members were selected based on various factors, including expertise in relevant fields, to ensure diverse representation.  

    Teaching & Learning Task Force

    Comprised of 25 K-12 teachers and administrators with a focus on evaluating RTSD online learning during the pandemic closure and identifying what school could look like should RTSD need to provide online instruction for some, intermittently, or all of the time.

    Scenarios & Structure Task Force

    Comprised of RTSD administration with a focus on developing potential scenarios and structures for the 2020-21 school year. 

Reopening Radnor Task Force Members

  • Radnor High School
    PT Kevgas: RHS principal
    Rob King: RHS Social Studies teacher
    Mike McBride: RHS Math teacher
    Janee Peterson: RHS English teacher
    Amy Miller: RHS parent
    Mariana Gilbert: RHS parent
    Carlos Guerrero: RHS parent
    Lucy Madden: RHS and RMS parent
    Betsy Robinson: RHS parent
    Megan Scheri: RHS parent
    Joe Spadaro: RHS parent
    Sheila Esgro: RHS Executive Director of Student Affairs
    Brendan Hung: RHS Senior Class President

    Radnor Middle School
    Dave Wiedlich: RMS principal
    Chrissy Dougherty: RMS Science teacher
    Nicole Kindred: RMS Math teacher
    Roger Morgan: RMS Music teacher
    MariBeth Doyle: RMS parent
    Dan Takefman: RMS and WES parent
    Deepti Thapar: RMS parent

    Ithan Elementary School
    Dr. Tronya Boylan: IES principal
    Elinor Ball: IES teacher
    Kevin O'Hayer: IES parent
    Jessica Stortini: IES teacher
    Naasha Talati: IES parent
    Michael Bonaskiewich: IES paraprofessional

    Radnor Elementary School
    Jen Hervada: RES Instructional coach
    Marie Bare: RES teacher
    Sue Eyerly: RES Art teacher
    Winnie Chi: RES parent
    Ali King: RES parent
    Alison Rubin: RES parent

    Wayne Elementary School
    Brett Thomas: WES assistant principal
    Sarah Steiner: WES English Language Development
    Winnie Murray: WES nurse
    Cathy Wieland: WES teacher

    Administration and Other Staff
    Ken Batchelor: Superintendent
    Dan Bechtold: Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning
    Michelle Diekow: Business Manager
    Russel Dilkes: Food Service
    Shawn Dutkiewicz: Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning
    Dave Ellis: Maintenance
    Dr. Scott Hand: Director of Technology
    John Hearn: Transportation
    Joanne Jamgochian: Secretary to the Department of Teaching and Learning
    Daisy Mann: Bus Driver
    Dr. Jim Kearney: Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning
    Jenny LeSage: Director of Special Education
    George Reigle: Assistant Director of Special Education
    Duncan Smith: Custodial Supervisor

    School Board
    Andrew Babson
    Liz Duffy