Registration is now open for TPS Kindergarten and administrators have made it super easy for families to register and to check out the schools where their children will be attending in the fall.

A Kindergarten Open House and Registration will be held at each of the 40 elementary schools on Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20. The events are designed for families to meet teachers and the principal and to take tours of the school, especially the Kindergarten classrooms.

The best part? Families can register during the events to make sure they are guaranteed a spot for the fall. Check out the flyer for all of the details.

 

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Toledo Public Schools and the city of Toledo are joining forces to put on the Parade of Champions to honor our very own Lady Rams of Rogers High School, winners of the Ohio Division II state championship in girls' basketball in March.

The Rogers team is the first to bring home to Toledo a title in the sport since 1981.

The team will be honored with a parade through downtown Toledo on Saturday, April 21, starting at 11 a.m.

The parade will stage on Jefferson Street between Summit and Huron streets. It will proceed north on North St. Clair Street to Jackson Street, will turn right (east) on Jackson to Summit and then will turn right (south) on Summit. The parade will conclude with a 30-minute rally in Promenade Park, during which Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz will present the team with the key to the city. If you'd like to be a part of this exciting event, please click on this link: Parade of Champions and follow the instructions to sign up. Organizers especially would like to invite members of past City League championship teams to be part of the festivities.

Dodge Rams will be used to drive the team in the parade, Cat Trick from the Toledo Walleye will be part of the fun, and Buckeye has agreed to produce a video for the ProMedica screen facing Promenade Park. More information will be posted on the Facebook pages and Twitter accounts of TPS and the city.

Make sure you spread the word so we can have a huge turn out for our TPS students! Hope to see you on April 21.

#tpsproud #discovertps

 

To make sure that all high school students are tested at the same time, Toledo Public Schools devised a testing schedule for tests in March and the week of April 23-27 that modifies the regular class schedule.

Please click here for a letter that went home to parents and guardians that contains a 'clippable' schedule for easy reference: Parent Testing letter

Diana Ruiz-Krause was named the new Director of Public Safety on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

A retired captain with the Toledo Police Department, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in law enforcement that she plans to put into practice to keep the students and staff members of TPS safe.

Mrs. Ruiz-Krause was born and raised in the south end of Toledo, and is also TPS Proud. She attended Marshall Elementary, Jones Jr. High School and Libbey High School for her freshman year, but graduated from Whitney High School.

After serving the department for nearly 34 years, she brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in law enforcement and leadership. She has worked in various positions that include patrolman, sergeant and lieutenant. Mrs. Ruiz-Krause has also worked in recruitment, personnel, planning, internal affairs, background investigations and at the Police Academy. She spent more than 13 years as captain and three as deputy chief.

She made history by becoming the first Hispanic woman to become captain after ranking first in the promotional process. “It was a great moment. I worked hard, studied hard, prepared a lot and was very fortunate to rank first in the promotional process for captain and was promoted. It was a big achievement for me,” Mrs. Ruiz-Krause said.

After her retirement in June of 2017, it became apparent that she was not ready to retire. She felt as though there was more she could do, more she would like to accomplish. She saw a lot of opportunity at TPS to serve the students, staff members and families. Mrs. Ruiz-Krause shared that she was excited to get started because "working in a new environment is a challenge, and I’m always up for a challenge, I’m always up for new things."

Click here to see Mrs. Ruiz-Krause speak on safety issues: Safety Message

In light of the tragic shooting on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, has written a letter to parents and guardians that spells out the numerous ways that TPS administrators and staff members work to keep our students safe.

Click here to read that letter: Superintendent safety letter

The safety of students and staff members is the top priority for TPS administrators. In order to keep everyone safe, they ask that if any student, parent/guardian, TPS employee or community member sees or hears something suspicious, to please alert the Toledo Police Department and TPS administrators. All threats are investigated immediately.