On Thursday, April 16, several experts held a webinar to share information about this year’s at-home AP exams and to give tips on about how students should prepare for the tests. Click here to register to listen to a recording of that webinar: AP Exam Information 

The recording caputred the thoughts of the following experts:

  • Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction for the College Board
  • Jane McBride Gates, provost and senior vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at  Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
  • Kristin Brandt, AP Live Human Geography teacher from Glenbard West High School

This webinar goes into detail about the online exams and format and how to prepare at home for them. The speakers also answered common questions that parents and students may have. Toledo Public Schools administrators encourage parents and their AP students to listen to this webinar together.

 

Registration for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year is still underway.

School buildings are reopened and it is preferred that parents and guardians go to their nearest elementary school to pick up registration packets for Kindergarten students. When entering the school building, masks are required.

Please note: Toledo Public Schools will start the 2020-2021 school year in a Red Light status, which means all classes will be online. Kindergarten students will start transitioning on September 8, with the first full day of Kindergarten slated for Monday, September 14.

Once a student is fully registered for Kindergarten, more information will be shared about the transition period.

Every year school, Toledo Public Schools counselors and school nurses provide the district's first and fourth grade students with a personal safety curriculum.

Since this is usually done in the spring - but cannot be done in person this year because of the school-ordered closures in the state - the district has partnered with the Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center (FCAPC) to offer a curriculum that meets or exceeds the state of Ohio's mandated personal safety program (O.R.C. 3313.60).

The lessons teach children skills and knowledge about keeping their bodies safe. The lessons are simple and interactive. Parents are the key in reinforcing personal safety for their children. There are two sets of curriculum - one is for first or second graders and the other is for third or fourth graders.

If you have any questions, please contact your school's counselor or nurse. (The school principal can help you make that direct contact. All principal emails are found on the individual school websites at www.tps.org). Click below to see the lessons:

Grades 1 and 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUINPRWtGE&authuser=0

Grades 3 and 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7o1MoiXsY&authuser=0

Toledo Public Schools will provide WiFi access to nearly 2,000 students across the city of Toledo by using its school bus fleet to serve as hotspots at Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) sites.

The district plans to install WiFi capabilities on at least three additional buses to offer even more access at each location.

By offering this resource, more students have the opportunity to take advantage of the online learning experiences provided by the district. The schedule is below:

Tuesday, April 7

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park
  • 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park

Wednesday, April 8

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)
  • 12:30 unitl 3:00 p.m.: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)

Thursday, April 9

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, Pulley Homes
    12:30 to 3:00 p.m.: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, John Holland

Monday, April 20

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park
  • 12:30 until 3:00: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park

Tuesday, April 21

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)
  • 12:30 until 3:00 p.m.: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)

Wednesday, April 22

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, Pulley Homes
  • 12:30 until 3:00 p.m.: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, John Holland

Thursday, April 23

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park
    12:30 until 3:00 p.m.: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park

Friday, April 24

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)
  • 12:30 until -3:00 p.m.: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)

Monday, April 27

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, Pulley Homes
  • 12:30 until -3:00 p.m.: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, John Holland

Tuesday, April 28

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park
  • 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park

Wednesday, April 29

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)
  • 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.: Elmdale/Mercer, Birmingham Terrace, Regina Manor, Oak Grove (Spencer Sharples)

Thursday, April 30

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, Pulley Homes
    12:30 until 3:00 p.m.: Weiler, McClinton Nunns, John Holland

Friday, May 1

  • 9:30 a.m. until Noon: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park
  • 12:30 until 3:00 p.m.: Northern Heights, Port Lawrence, Ravine Park

 

Toledo Public Schools continues to provide ‘grab and go’ meals for students in our community during the mandated school closures across Ohio. Given that, the following schedule changes are being implemented:

McKinley Elementary Food Distribution Site

Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, meal service at McKinley Elementary will be available only on Mondays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. At that time, families will receive five-days-worth of meals.

Spring Break Schedule

Toledo Public Schools is scheduled to be on Spring Break for the week of April 13, 2020. Meals will be served on the following dates during that week:

  • Thursday, April 9: All food distribution sites, except McKinley, will provide two-days-worth of meals to each student
  • Friday, April 10: All food sites will be closed in observance of Good Friday
  • Monday, April 13: All food distribution sites, except McKinley, will provide two-days-worth of meals to each student
  • Tuesday, April 14: All food distribution sites will be closed
  • Wednesday, April 15: All food distribution sites, except McKinley, will provide three-days-worth of meals
  • Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17: All food sites will be closed

Starting, Monday, April 20, the McKinley site will continue to give five days of food out every Monday. The other sites will distribute food on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, families will get two days of meals and on Wednesdays, they will get three days of meals. This schedule will continue at least through May 1.