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.
It may be summer break, but Toledo Public Schools wants to make sure students are reading this summer.
That's why the district purchased and shipped directly to homes 9,834 book packets to all students in grades PreK through fourth grade. The packets include a letter from Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent of TPS. It was extremely important to Dr. Durant and other TPS administrators to supply these books because they know that extended time away from the classroom contributes to learning loss. Trying to prevent the 'summer slide' in learning is especially important this year because students have been out of school since March 13, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
By pairing with Scholastic to mail My Summer Reading Books and Summer Express workbooks to every student in grades PreK through fourth grade, TPS administrators are hoping to ensure that all students have equal access to quality summer reading materials and that parents are supported as they engage their students in literacy pursuits over the summer months.
Each summer reading book pack has high interest, grade-appropriate books with activity sheets that correspond to each book - and a summer reading journal.
The activity sheets include ideas on how families can enjoy the books together, questions to encourage personal connections and tips designed to inform parents how to help their children get the most out of each book. The packs include a mix of fictional and informational texts, encouraging students to interact with different types of books.
The Summer Express workbooks include:
- A letter to parents
- Parent tips for using the summer workbooks
- Skill-building activities for any time, using every day activities to help parents seize teachable moments
- Skills alignment by week - review skills in Math and Language Arts designed to help prevent summer skill loss
Welcome Home Education Families!
Toledo Public Schools has gathered all of the required Home Educations forms in this central location so you can easily print off, complete the forms and return them to the Home Education Office at the TPS Educational Campus, 1609 N. Summit St.
Employees in the Home Education Office are available to provide support in accessing the forms if you need such help and are available to answer any questions you may have.
Special COVID-19 Message:
Attention Home Education Parents: effective May 19, 2020, House Bill 197 Amendment was adopted by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). This amendment eliminates the requirement of a Year End Assessment for the 2019/2020 school year. If you have an assessment and would still like to turn it in for your student's cumulative file, please send it to the Home Education office.
Please note that the Home Education requirements are subject to change so we encourage you to visit the ODE Home Education website for the most updated information:
Forms that need to be read and/or completed: ODE Home Education division
Connecting Kids to Meals has released the dates and locations where meals will be served this summer for students from Toledo Public Schools and others. Please find the list here: Summer Meal Sites
In addition, the City of Toledo announced that free lunch will be served in five city parks from June 1 to Aug. 14 through a partnership with the Children’s Hunger Alliance. Staff members from the alliance will be at the following parks, Monday through Friday:
- Wilson Park, 600 East Oakland St. (underneath the open air shelter), 11 to 11:45 a.m.
- Navarre Park, 1001 White St. (pool house/parking lot), 12:15 to 1 p.m.
- Ottawa Park, 2200 Kenwood Blvd. (underneath open air shelter), 12:15 to 1 p.m.
- Savage Park, 650 Nebraska Ave. (underneath open air shelter), 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
- Walbridge Park, 2761 Broadway (underneath open air shelter), 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Founded in 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Ohio. The alliance provides healthy meals and snacks to food-insecure children, advocates for legislation to improve the welfare of Ohio’s youngest citizens, and teaches nutrition and physical education to those they serve.
Finally, the city has compiled a list of services affected by COVID-19, along with available resources. Those resources can be found at this link: https://toledo.oh.gov/news/update-from-the-city-of-toledo-mayor/.
Please click link to review procedures for the drive through graduations that will take place the week of June 1: Drive Through Procedures