Check here for what TPS families need to know for summer and the school year.
OHIO MEANS JOBS WEBSITE
Toledo Public Schools students and their families concerned about the next step should check out the state's online database for jobs seekers, OhioMeansJobs.com, described by some as a virtual career counselor. Users can build resumes, match their skills to available jobs, identify potential careers, learn what type of education is required to achieve the career of their choosing, and learn how much money a chosen career pays.
PRACTICE TESTS AVAILABLE
PARCC Practice Tests: http://parcc.pearson.com/
Ohio Science & Social Studies Practice Tests: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/
INFORMATION PARENTS NEED TO KNOW FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Elementary students in Toledo Public Schools will start the school year with a half-day on Tuesday, Augusut 26. That will also be the first full day of school for all freshmen students. The high school students will start with a full day on Wednesday, August 27. Parents looking for information should click here for elementary students: 2014-2015 Elementary Back to School letter and here for high school students: 2014-2015 High School Back to School letter
On the following dates, all TPS schools will be on a two-hour delayed start:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Wednesday, May 20, 2015
**Tuesday, November 4th has been scheduled as a full-day of professional development for staff – there will be no classes for students that day. THERE WILL BE TWO-HOUR DELAYS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015.
If your student is nervous about going to school - or going back to school - here are some helpful tips from the experts at Harbor: http://www.harbor.org/its-that-time-again.html
THE JONES LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Jones Leadership Academy, opening this fall in the former Samuel M. Jones @ Gunckel Park Elementary school at 430 Nebraska Ave., is a new kind of TPS school that will emphasize leadership and service. Click here for more details on this brand-new school: Jones Leadership Academy. Dr. Romules Durant, Superintendent/CEO of Toledo Public Schools, announced the new school at a May 5 news conference, as well as giving details of new offerings at Scott High School. Here is the letter that went home to parents whose students were most directly impacted by the school's creation: Leadership Academy letter
Those students interested in applying to this brand-new school should download and fill out these three forms and send them to Jones Leadership Academy (Records), 430 Nebraska Ave., Toledo, OH 43604:
LAWSUIT REGARDING STUDENT INFORMATION
NEW: As part of a lawsuit related to funding for special education, a request has been made to the Ohio Department of Education for educational information regarding individual Ohio public schools. Here is a copy of the ruling: Notice to Parents. Those objecting to the disclosure of this information have until Sept. 12 to register an objection. That can be done by writing a letter to the judge telling him what you object to (details are included in this filing) and mailing the letter to: Clerk's Office: Judge Watson's Docket, US Courthouse, 85 Marconi Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43215.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
We will have a great deal of information in coming months about the Common Core State Standards that the majority of students in the country will soon be following. If you want to start learning about them, here is a link to a special section on the website of the Ohio Department of Education that provides curriculum and other information: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Academic-Content-Standards/New-Learning-Standards If you want even more information, here is the link to the Common Core's home website: http://www.corestandards.org