School Safety and Visitor Information


  • All visitors must check in at the Upper School office, where they will be asked to present a government issued photo ID.  This ID will be scanned into our security system which has the ability to provide alerts on people who may jeopardize the safety of the campus.
  • A Visitor ID must be worn at all times.  All staff members are instructed to ask anyone without a visitor badge or school ID displayed to report to the main office to sign in and to alert the office staff.
  • Any parent wishing to visit their students’ class should call ahead to make arrangements with the classroom teacher or administrator.
  • Renaissance Academy encourages parents to be active in the learning process but also realizes excessive parent traffic at school can be disruptive to the learning environment. The school tries to strike a balance between an open door policy and maintaining an optimum learning environment. Please assist us in this.

Snow/Emergency Closings

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If the administration has decided to delay the opening of or close the school, RA will send out a Blackboard bulletin to your contact phone numbers and email addresses.

If the school is closed or dismisses early due to weather, all Renaissance Academy after school activities will also be canceled (unless otherwise stated).

Limerick Emergency Plan Information

The Renaissance Academy has developed an emergency plan to protect the students in the event of an incident at the Limerick Generating Station.  Every effort will be made to close the school in the event that an incident occurs outside of school hours; however, plans have been developed to address any situations occurring while school is in session. For the plan to be effective, the Renaissance Academy needs your cooperation.

In the event that sheltering is directed

  1. Students will remain within the school building they attend.
  2. Student dismissal will be delayed until the directive is lifted.
  3. Dismissal times will be announced by radio.
  4. *Please Do Not Attempt To Pick Up Your Children at the school because it is important to remain inside if directed to shelter.
  5. No student will be dismissed into the Emergency Planning Zone until the emergency is over and/or parents can assume responsibility.

In the event that evacuation is directed

  1. Students will be safely transported to a "HOST" school district.
  2. The "host" school district is West Chester. Students will be transported to the Stetson Middle School, located on Route 202, just south of West Chester, PA.
  3. Parents or legal guardians are requested to pick up their children at the "host" school.
  4. Please do not attempt to pick up your children at the Renaissance Academy. It is important that school driveways and access are kept clear for evacuation purposes. In addition, it is difficult to keep a current and accurate school census while preparing to evacuate.
  5. During the entire process, the students will remain under the supervision of the school staff. Meals will be provided for the students.
  6. Students will only be released to parents, legal guardians or individual having prior approval (see attached authorization form). It is vital that you return the accompanying authorization form for our files.
  7. After 8:00 p.m., if students remain to be picked up, they will be transported to a mass care center operated the American Red Cross. Students will continue to be supervised until parents arrive at the facility. Their designated mass care center is Downingtown East High School on Route 113 in Lionville, PA.
  8. Do not rush, drive safely. The "host" and "mass care center" schools are located near designated evacuation routes.

Important emergency information can be located in the public service sections of the telephone book. Emergency Information will also be broadcast over WGMP 1201 AM, WPHE 690 AM and WCOJ 1420 AM.

In the event that a Site Area Emergency is declared at the Limerick Generating Station prior to 6:00 a.m. on a school day, the Renaissance Academy will cancel school for the day.  The situation will be monitored to determine when school will reopen. The public will be advised through the normal process (radio and newspapers). 

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