2020-21 Weather-Related Schedule Changes

  • Virtual Instruction Instead of "Snow Days"

    Since the 2020-21 school year has been so disrupted, Radnor Township School District is not planning to call a true "snow day" this year, instead we will move our instructional program to all-virtual for that day.

    Schedule Change Decisions and Notification

    Due to our hybrid schedule and multiple bus runs, we will make decisions about virtual snow days the night before based on the forecast. This way, families and teachers will have more time to adjust for a virtual snow day; especially at the elementary level where teachers will have to adjust to virtual and parents have to plan for kids to be home.

    Obviously, making decisions based on forecasts that may never materialize could prove to be frustrating and disruptive for all of us. However, making a decision at 5 a.m. or trying to coordinate an early dismissal would lead to a lost day of instruction both virtually and in-person.

Notifications

  • RTSD employees, parents, students and other community members are encouraged to check several of the below sources for information on school closings, delays or early dismissals due to weather conditions or other emergencies.

    • By Phone, Email and Text Message

      • All Radnor Township School District employees and families will receive an automated telephone message, email* and text message* alert via the district's SchoolMessenger emergency notification system when weather conditions force the closing, delayed opening or early dismissal of school. During the 2020-21 school year, a message from the school superintendent or designee will be delivered to the night before based on the forecast.
      • Employees: You will be contacted on the "Home" (primary) and "Work" (secondary) phone numbers and every email address listed in your account in the Employee Web Portal.
      • Families: You will be contacted on the primary and secondary phone numbers and every email address listed in your account in Home Access Center.
      • Employees and Families: Learn more about how to be contacted via text message here.
        *Must provide email address and opt into text message notifications to receive email and text alerts

    • Through the Media 

    • Via the RTSD website
    • Via RTSD's official Twitter (@RadnorTSD) and/or Instagram (@RadnorTSD) accounts
    • Via an emergency message accessible by calling the district's main phone number, 610-688-8100, and pressing "1"

    Additional sources of information may include the RTSD Education Channel (Comcast 8, Verizon 31) and the Radnor Township Government Access channel (Comcast 5, Verizon 30).

    Parents are urged to check more than one source for information. While every effort is made to use all of the above sources, technology or other factors beyond our control may prevent posting of information on a particular source.