Toledo Public Schools is committed to the health and well-being of its students during the global pandemic.

Part of that commitment includes providing two balanced meals for students each day, just as they would receive if they were attending classes at school. As the district continues operating under a Red Light status, the following food distribution schedule will be followed, starting December 2, through December:

  • Meal distribution will be held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at these schools. (If your student's school is not listed, please go to the location closest to your home): School sites
  • TPS buses will be parked at several community locations on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for meal distribution Here are those sites: Community locations
  • Boxes will contain five days worth of breakfast and lunch items
  • If you are not able to make it to one of the Wednesday sites, please call the school closest to your home on Mondays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to make arrangements for meal pick-up on a day that is more convenient for you

Enrollment is now open for students wishing to be part of the TPS Virtual Academy for the second semester: January 5, 2021 until May 27, 2021.

If interested, families are asked to complete a form for EACH of your students: Semester 2 Learning Environment (Current waiting lists are no longer vaild).

NOTE: Switching to the Virtual Acadmy for the second semester means a family is commiting to virtual learning for the entire second semester. Currently, the entire district is under Red Light status, meaning all students are learning remotely until the end of the first semester on December 17. A decision about the status for the second semester will be made over the Christmas break for start of the second semester on January 5, 2021.

Students, other than those enrolled in the Virtual Academy, will be educated remotely until the Red Light status has been lifted. At that time, they will go back to their buildings under hybrid (Yellow Light) or full-time in-person learning (Green Light).

Again, a family interested in changing enrollment for students for the second semester are asked to complete this survey for each student - Semester 2 Learning Environment . A student's current school should be contacted for any assistance.

Preschool families should continue to work with their instructors and/or call 419-671-9100 for assistance.


With COVID-19 cases continuing to climb in Lucas County, Ohio and the country, Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, has made the decision that the district will return to Red Light status through the end of the first semester, effective Monday, November 16, 2020.

That means that any student who is currently on the A/B hybrid schedule will return to remote learning and the remainder of the district's students – including the sixth through eighth grade students who had been expected to start on the hybrid schedule on the 16th – will continue with their online learning.

Toledo Public Schools will follow this schedule through the end of the first semester, which ends on Thursday, December 17, 2020. There will be no students in school on Friday, December 18, which is a Teacher Workday, and Christmas Break will start on  Monday December 21, 2020. A decision about the second semester will be made over the Christmas holiday break and will be announced before school resumes on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

UPDATE: The district announced on November 17 that, effective on Monday, November 23, ALL students would be learning remotely through the end of the first semester. It had previously been announced that two groups of students would continue their in-person instruction: Career Tech students working on industry certifications and some Special Education students who need intensive interventions better provided in classroom settings. Teachers are developing virtual learning plans for students with disabilities. The plans will include how their individual needs will be met.

Teachers, principals and other staff members will continue to report to their buildings. Students will log on to their Chromebooks each day and complete their classwork and daily attendance will be taken. On a side note: families will pick up five days’ worth of food from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Monday at the school nearest to them.

Please know that the decision to return to remote learning for the majority of TPS students was not made lightly. District administrators will continue to closely monitor data provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health before any further decisions are made.

Finally, it is imperative for all TPS students, family members and employees continue to follow the guidance from health officials and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine:

  • Wear a mask when out in public and/or with friends
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance
  • Wash hands often
  • Avoid large gatherings


With Toledo Public Schools returning to Red Light status - meaning students will learn remotely until the end of the first semester on December 17, 2020 -  the food distribution schedule has been modified.

Starting the week of November 16, families will pick up five days’ worth of food from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the school nearest to them. No reservations are necessary.

Parents or guardians who can not pick up meals on Wednesdays should call the nearest school to make arrangements for meal pick up on a different day.

Note: Head Start locations at Crossgates, Mayfair and Summit will be open.

For the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, the ONLY day for food pickup will be Tuesday, November 24 (alternative arrangements for pickup cannot be made that week). Wednesday pickups will resume the following week, which starts on November 30.



There are no classes for students on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

All staff members of Toledo Public Schools will report as normal for a day of Professional Development.

This is also a reminder that there will be no school for elementary students ONLY on Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6, because of Parent/Teacher Conferences. If they have not already done so, parents and guardians should contact their children's schools to arrange a meeting.