Mobile-Friendly Website for All 2020-21 Details
Click here for a mobile-friendly website created specifically for all information on the one-of-a-kind 2020-21 school year in Radnor. (Note: Will redirect outside RTSD.org domain to Google Site)
- Click here for Covid-19 data for Delaware County and Radnor (updated weekly)
- Click here for RTSD's mobile-friendly Covid-19 Ready webpage
Progress/Timeline for 2020-21 Reopening
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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