August 28, 2020
Dear RTSD Staff and Families,
Today, August 28, the Central Athletic League, the league in which Radnor teams compete, issued the following statement:
"The Central League, in concert with our district leadership teams, will be taking its direction from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Chester and Montgomery County Health Departments, and the Governor's office by postponing the start of athletic competitions.
The Central League will stay in constant contact with the PIAA to work collaboratively and advocate on creating alternative solutions for our student athletes in order for them to participate in interscholastic competitions. It is our hope the PIAA will provide the Central League with alternative solutions, which we will communicate to our communities in the near future as more guidance is brought forth from the PIAA and the Health Departments. These solutions could include shortened, competitive schedules foreach athletic season beginning in January.
The Central League realizes the critical importance of physical activity for our students’ emotional, psychological, social well being, and mental health. With this in mind, we strongly suggest that school districts continue their voluntary off-season workouts in accordance with their School Board approved health and safety plans."
I know how hard this news is for our student-athletes, especially our seniors. Please know that the Central League and Radnor will continue to press the PIAA for a potential solution that includes shortened competitive schedules for all three seasons after January 1. As a reminder, the School Board approved the continuation of voluntary athletic workouts after August 25, amending a previous action to pause athletic workouts during the two-week lead up to school.
We will provide more information on 2020-21 athletics in Radnor as it becomes available.
Kenneth E. Batchelor
Superintendent of Schools