Toledo Public Schools will be switching from Red Light status to Yellow Light status, starting in mid October.

This means students will attend school for in-person instruction two days a week and will continue online learning two days a week. Students will be divided into A and B groups, with the A group in classrooms on Mondays and Thursdays and the B group attending on Tuesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be an intervention day for students and their teachers.

All social distancing and other safety protocols WILL BE enforced for both students and staff members.

The timeline for students to return to school is as follows:
Monday, October 12: All PreK through second grade students
Monday, October 26: All third through twelfth grade students

Along with serving as an intervention day, Wednesday will be the day for TPS staff members to complete Professional Development. That day will also give the building cleaning crews the opportunity to deep clean all locations - beyond the sanitization that will take place during the day and after school hours.

A number of health hygiene protocols will be mandated for all students and staff members, including daily temperature checks and wearing face coverings.

Schools will be communicating to families on whether their children are in the A or B group, wbut here is a calendar that shows when the groups will be in their classrooms: A/B Student Attendance Calendar


To learn more about the district's Responsible Reopening plan, go to:

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced an Ohio Department of Health order on August 27th that required K-12 schools to establish a mechanism for parents and guardians to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 among their children.

In that order is the responsibility of each district to make public the non-identifying information about positive COVID-19 cases.

The district will update this section of the website each week with its latest information: TPS COVID-19 Report

One note: The district is currently in the Red Light status, meaning that all students are taking online classes - so this report only shows the numbers of employees who have been quarantined or isolated due to COVID-19.

Families that have signed up for free food delivery starting on Tuesday, September 8, should check here for the day and route stops for their learning community: Full Food Delivery Schedule

Each day, the TPS bus fleet will be used to deliver a week's worth of meals to families who sign up for the meals. Here is the schedule of days: Daily Schedule

Monday - Bowsher Area

Tuesday - Rogers Area

Wednesday - Waite Area

Thursday - Woodward Area, Scott Area

Friday - Start Area

One note: this food delivery service by TPS bus drivers is open to ALL children in Toledo, no matter where they attend school. If a family is unclear about their pick up site, they should call the nearest TPS school. All numbers can be found at

Families can still register for this service: Food Service Form

To learn what food is planned for each day, click here: Nutrislice or download the Nutrislice app in the Apple or Google Play stores. 

The district is starting the 2020-2021 school year in the Red Light status, meaning students will remain at home and have all online classes. The first day of virtual learning for students in grades first through twelfth grade is Tuesday, September 8; kindergartners will start virtual learning on Monday, September 14.

Help is now available for Toledo Public Schools families who need help with technology as the district readies to start the 2020-2021 school year with all online classes. Because the district is in Red Light status, students in grades first through twelfth will start the school year on Tuesday, September 8, with virtual learning.

To help make sure everything runs smoothly, staff members in the Educational Technology Support Office will be available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 419-351-8658 or 419-671-8750.

Families can also call 419-351-0485 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For those families who still need to sign up for free internet access - or who have done so and are now having connectivity issues - please click on this link:

The Educational Technology hotline is for anyone needing help with:

  • Setting up Chromebooks
  • Connecting to their home networks or connecting Chromebooks to TPS hot spots
  • A student login account not working
  • Needing to replace a broken keyboard, screen or power cord
  • Replacing a Chromebook that has been lost or stolen

Also, please follow these links for training videos on how to use Google Classroom and Google Meet:

Google Classroom and Using Kami with a Google Classroom Assignment

Google Meet


After holding a Zoom call with student athletes and their families on Saturday, August 29, TPS administrators have released packets of information that need to be filled out for the 2020-2021 school year before students can play athletics:

Bowsher Athletics Packet

Jones Athletics Packet

Rogers Athletics Packet

Scott Athletics Packet

Start Athletics Packet

Waite Athletics Packet

Woodward Athletics Packet

Documents in Spanish

PPE 2020-2021

Concussion Fact Sheet

ODH Concussion Information

Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Lindsay’s Law Parent/Athlete Signature Form

Topics discussed on the Zoom call included the timeline of when fall sports will get underway and OHSSA and Health Department regulations. For example, click here to read about one of the issues that was discussed during the virtual meeting:

If answers were not able to be answered during the Zoom meeting, they will be posted to the district website.