Administrators for Toledo Public Schools have released the first phase of their plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
The major announcement made on July 10 was that all students will be on an AB schedule when classes resume after having been closed in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus. That essentially means that half of the students will be in class on Mondays and Thursdays and the other half will be in school on Tuesdays and Fridays. There will be no students in school buildings on Wednesday so they can be deeply cleaned.
To learn more, read here: TPS Reopening Plan (Phase 1)
On Thursday, July 2, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released his Reset and Restart Education Planning Guide for schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
The guide is designed to help schools and their partners understand guidelines for reopening school buildings during the continued presence of COVID-19, with an emphasis on protecting the health and safety of vulnerable members of school communities. Read it here: Reset and Restart Guide
Toledo Public Schools administrators will release the district's plan early in the week of July 6.
Toledo Public Schools will be offering a virtual learning option this fall for students in grades K-12. Get more details here: TPS Virtual School
Families interested in having their children learning exclusively online for the 2020-2021 school year should complete the below form, asking TPS to enroll their students in online coursework. Once the form is completed, families will be contacted by district representatives to complete the registration process.
A survey needs to be completed for each student who wants to be enrolled in the TPS Virtual Learning platform:
For preschool options in the fall, please call 419-671-9100 or fill out this form:
Students in the program will receive an electronic device so they can access daily instruction from state-licensed and credentialed teachers and be monitored for attendance. Daily virtual attendance is required. The district will ensure that students participating in the Virtual School will have access to WiFi.
The virtual learning school is one option for families. Traditional classroom environments will still be provided, based on guidelines from the Ohio Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Participants must be enrolled for the entire semester. Registration for the fall 2020 semester starts on July 1 and will be open until August 1. Call 419-671-0001 with any questions.
Other benefits include:
- Students can earn college credit with College Credit Plus courses through the University of Toledo and Owens Community College
- Eligible students can pick up free breakfast and lunch meals for the week
- Those students attending online classes will be given the chance to particpate in extracurricular activities and athletics
Please read the statement released by Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, about the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests that are being held across the country: Durant statement
The restrictions and guidelines still in place because of COVID-19 means that Toledo Public Schools will be unable to offer Summer School in the high schools this year.
Students who were seniors this year and did not graduate in the spring have until July 31 to complete their coursework so they can graduate in August.
Those TPS students who were freshmen through juniors this past school year who need to recover credits will have the opportunity to do so in the coming 2020-2021 school year.