• The decision to close or delay the opening of Radnor Township School District schools is made by the Superintendent, in consultation with the Transportation Department and are based on the health and safety needs of our students.

    When school cannot be opened on time, or when school is dismissed early due to inclement weather or another emergency, information can be accessed through communication channels below.


  • 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.

Delayed Openings