The Toledo Public Schools Board of Education approved a recommendation from Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent, to start the 2020-2021 school year completely online.

Known as the Red Light status, the all virtual environment will start on Tuesday, September 8, when all elementary and high school students will start classes. Please note: This is a later start date than announced earlier this year. Kindergarten students will start transitioning to learning the week of September 8 and their first full day of virtual learning will be Monday, September 14.

When it is deemed safe to do so, Toledo Public Schools will move to a Yellow Light status, which will be a hybrid of in-person and remote learning. The district's students will be divided into A and B groups, with the A Group attending in-person classes on Monday and Thursday and the B Group attending in-person classes on Tuesday and Friday. Each Wednesday, all students will be learning remotely so schools can undergo a deep cleaning.

For more information about the TPS Responsible Reopening Plan, please go to:

Thank you for patience as the district navigates these unprecedented times.

Everyone at Toledo Public Schools understands the importance of providing current information for our students and their families as the area continues to deal with issues surrounding the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Please know that any decisions that are made by district administrators are designed to keep our students and staff members healthy and safe – the number one priority of the district.

Be assured that we continue to monitor updates from the office of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Education and we will continue to provide timely updates at

National Covid-19 Information

CDC Information
CDC Information - for children

CDC Coronavirus Safety Guidelines (English)

CDC Coronavirus Safety Guidelines (Arabic)

State of Ohio and Lucas County Information

Ohio Department of Health website

COVID-19 Checklist for Families with Children/Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

Lucas County Health Department website

Information put out by TPS

COVID-19 and Special Education Information 4-22-2020

FAQ - COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities 4-22-2020

The Ohio Department of Health have released the following guidelines for fall sports in the state: Ohio Sports Information

Toledo Public Schools has postponed fall sports until October 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.

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