Last year, Toledo Public Schools expanded the use of Parent Portal, an online resource that allows parents to monitor their student’s grades, attendance AND assignments and communicate with teachers. The success of the program in our high schools has prompted opening the system to our sixth, seventh and eighth grade families.
At Toledo Public Schools, Kindergarten students gain a love of learning while preparing for the future. Highlights include:
Parents and guardians wishing to enroll their child for the 2019-2020 school year should download the registration packet below, fill out all of the forms and take them to their local elementary school during open houses that will be held on the afternoon of April 4 and all day on April 5:
Both elementary students and high school students continue to take state tests.
Here are a few things to remember for the high school tests (and then read below for information on the elementary school testing and some great tips on how to prepare all students so they are relaxed and ready for the testing): Testing 2019 FAQ
Toledo Public Schools will be using a modified school day to complete testing for the high school students with as little disruption as possible. In order to alleviate pulling students every day from various classes and interrupting the educational process for six weeks, an early release schedule has been created by the Curriculum Department to test the majority of students within the first week of each testing window. Please click here for more details: Letter for parents and guardians
Students taking tests are to arrive at their regular time and will be dismissed at the regular time. Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m.-12:25 p.m. Students not being tested will arrive at their regular time for three periods of instruction and will then be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. TARTA buses will be available for both early and regular dismissal. Elementary schools will be on their regular schedule, but there will be no Early Risers program or EHSO. Gifted classes will be held. To learn about the elementary school testing schedule, click here: Letter for elementary parents and guardians
For both the high school and elementary students who will be taking standardized tests, there are ways to ensure it won't be so nerve-wracking.
Hopefully, students have taken advantage of any study or review sessions and any guidance from instructors on what type of questions will be found on the test. Going over practice tests, sample problems, review material, textbooks and class notes is also a great idea and one that parents can supervise.
Parents and guardians can also make sure two things happen: the night before a big test, they should insist their child gets a good night’s sleep. And serving a good breakfast (nothing too heavy) the morning of the test will help to make sure their student has the focus and energy they need.
And now, for tips on what students can do before and during the test:
Toledo Public Schools offers the right school and the right programs for ALL children.
Parents and guardians of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to find out about the choices available to their children, including learning whether a neighborhood school or one of four magnet schools - Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo; Jones Leadership Academy of Business; Toledo Early College and Toledo Technology Academy – is the best fit for your child. Please plan to attend ONE of the following meetings:
February 12: Hawkins Elementary, 5550 W. Bancroft St., 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
February 19: Marshall STEMM Academy, 415 Colburn St., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
February 20: Old West End Academy, 3131 Cambridge St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 21: Elmhurst Elementary, 4530 Elmhurst Rd., 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
February 27: Ottawa River Elementary, 4747 290th St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
March 4: Beverly Elementary, 3548 S. Detroit Ave., 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
There will be TPS administrators and teachers on hand to review all program options, answer questions and help you complete applications.
Additional Important dates:
April 23: Open House at Toledo Early College, 2801 W. Bancroft St., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
May 11 and 12: Open House and Plant Sale at the Natural Science Technology Center,
May 18 and 19: Aviation Expo at Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo, 1160 W. Airport Service Rd., Swanton
May 19: Open House at the Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo, 1160 W. Airport Service Rd., Swanton - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.