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
School is well under way but if you have questions, or forgot something, here are links to the letters sent out at the beginning of the school year: 2014-2015 Elementary Back to School letter and 2014-2015 High School Back to School letter
In order to make up time missed because of snow days, three all-district two-hour delays have been CANCELLED. Those days are: Wednesday, February 25, 2015; Wednesday, March 11, 2015; and Wednesday, May 20, 2015. There will be a regular school schedules on those days. THE TWO-HOUR DELAYED START FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY THAT IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 20, 2015, IS STILL SCHEDULED SO ELEMENTARY TEACHERS CAN READY THIRD QUARTER GRADE CARDS.
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
LAWSUIT REGARDING STUDENT INFORMATION
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
Here is a link to a special section on the website of the Ohio Department of Education that provides curriculum and other information about the Common Core State Standards: 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