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Dr. Durant Releases Statement About The Death Of Minnesotan George Floyd
06/04/2020
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
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TPS Will Not Hold Summer School
06/03/2020
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.
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TPS Pairs With Scholastic To Send More Than 9,000 Reading Packets To Students
06/02/2020
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
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Home Education Information And Resources Released By TPS
05/26/2020
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 End-of-Year Letter Fiscal Year 20-21 Cover Letter Notification Form Academic Assessment Form Home Education ORC & ODE Codes Resources
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Summer Meal Sites Announced In Greater Toledo
05/20/2020
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/.
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Procedures Announced For Drive Through Graduation Ceremony
05/18/2020
Please click link to review procedures for the drive through graduations that will take place the week of June 1: Drive Through Procedures
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Last Day For Student Assistance Hotline Is May 21
05/14/2020
The Toledo Public Schools Student Assistance Hotline willl close for homework help on Thursday, May 14, while help with technology, mental health and Special Education issues will be available until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The hotline is available Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. To help direct the call, families are asked to complete the survey - Student Assistance Hotline Request Form - or call TPS operators at 419-671-0001.
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TPS Announces Ways To Honor 2020 Graduates
05/13/2020
Toledo Public Schools and The TPS Foundation have devised two ways that the community can show support for 2020 graduates. Orders can be placed until Wednesday, May 20, for yard signs honoring the Class of 2020, while the deadline is Friday, May 22, to buy T-shirts. Please click on the link for all of the information and to place orders: https://givetpsf.org/tps-class-of-2020/ Please note: 2020 graduates do NOT have to buy their own yard signs and T-shirts - they will receive them for free as part of their graduation gift.
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Distribution Schedule Released For Next Round Of Learning Packets
04/28/2020
Because Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has extended the mandatory closure of all PreK-12 schools in the state of Ohio through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, a new set of learning packets will be distributed the week of May 4 so students can complete their school year. Those learning packets are posted on the home page of www.tps.org (just look at the pictures at the top of the page) but if it is easier for families to pick up the packets, here are the dates and locations for in-person pickup (starting on Tuesday May 5): Learning Packet Pickup. NOTE: Only those students who have not received assignments from their teachers electronically should be completing the learning packet work. (If students have received their assignments from their teachers, they should complete that work through the use of technology and DO NOT need to pick up a learning packet). Please note: Materials may be downloaded and printed; if unable to print the materials, students may write the answers in a notebook - this WILL be accepted for credit.
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Ohio Closes Schools For Rest Of 2019-2020 School Year
04/20/2020
On Monday, April 20, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine confirmed that PreK-12 schools across Ohio will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year as the state continues to deal with the novel coronavirus. Given this new information, Toledo Public Schools will continue to keep students engaged in learning. The district will be distributing learning packets the week of May 4, 2020. Details concerning completed assignments and distribution of the new learning packets will be shared in the coming days. District leadership will be asking the Board of Education to pass a resolution stating that elementary students will receive a ‘pass or fail’ grade for the fourth quarter. High school students will receive the average grade for each class from the first three quarters of the school year as a baseline grade. Students will be able to improve their average grade by completing online assignments or those that will be distributed the week of May 4, 2020. Toledo Public Schools is also working to distribute Chromebooks to families that DO NOT have access to a device. The Chromebooks are being distributed based on students with the highest academic needs for online supports or who need assistance with completing their current grade. All eligible families will be contacted in the coming days about picking up a Chromebook. The district is offering one device per family. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, all high school proms have been cancelled. We are making this decision based on the guidelines outlined by the governor’s office. An announcement about graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 will be coming soon. At this time, we encourage students to complete their online assignments or those that were included in the last learning packets. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we continue to monitor the latest news and mandates related to COVID-19. Additional information will be provided regarding other end-of-the-year activities.
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TPS Student Assistance Hotline Available
04/19/2020
On order of Governor DeWine, Toledo Public Schools will be closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 crisis. We know that many families are feeling overwhelmed. That is why, TPS has specialists available through a Student Assistance Hotline. They are able to provide you help with a variety of topics, including schoolwork, school-related technology challenges, mental health concerns, and special education issues. The district has teachers, technology instructors, counselors and psychologists to assist you with any questions regarding your child’s education during the extended closure. While these calls cannot replace the face-to-face support your child normally receives, it is our hope this hotline will assist you with the education you are providing your children. HOTLINE INFORMATION: Available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. For Internet access, follow this link: Student Assistance Hotline Request Form If you do not have computer access, please call 419-671-0001. To help us better direct your call, please complete the survey - Student Assistance Hotline Request Form - or call our operators at 419-671-0001. When you have completed the survey, an educator will contact you. We will do our best to complete all calls within 24 hours. We appreciate your patience and look forward to being of service to you.
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Webinar Recording Available About At-Home Ap Exams
04/15/2020
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.
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Kindergarten Registration Still Open For 2020-2021 School Year
04/13/2020
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.
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Personal Safety Curriculum For 1st And 4th Graders On Youtube
04/09/2020
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
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District Buses To Be Used To Provide Wifi At LMHA Sites
04/07/2020
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
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Update On Tps Food Distribution
04/03/2020
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.
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All Learning Packet Information Found Here
04/01/2020
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Monday, March 30, that he has extended the mandatory closure of all PreK-12 schools in the state through at least Friday, May 1, 2020. Please read the schedule for dates and locations of where families can pick up assignments from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.: Learning Packet Pickup Please click here for route information to get into and out of the schools' parking lots easily and safely: Distribution Routes NOTE: Only those students who have not received assignments from their teachers electronically should be completing the learning packet work. (If students have received their assignments from their teachers, they should complete that work through the use of technology and DO NOT need to pick up a learning packet). All learning packets can be accessed through these links: Pre-K - 4th Grade 5th - 8th Grade High School
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Family Resources
03/26/2020
As the uncertainty continues around COVID-19 and its impact on family life and learning, Toledo Public Schools has compiled the following information for our students and their families. We will continue to add to this page as we find additional aids. Important TPS Information Directory of Teacher Email Addresses Parent Consent Form to Online and Remote Learning Special Education Contact Information COVID-19 and Special Education Information 4-22-2020 FAQ - COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities 4-22-2020 Family College Credit Plus Guidance 4-6-2020 ClassLink Quick Guide Video of How To Access Classlink from Home Video on How to Access a Google Classroom and Join a Meet session Lexia PowerUp System Requirements and Lexia Core5 System Requirements iReady Parent Information Apex Information Teaching PreSchool TPS Family Resources Librarians Reading Stories - 1 Librarians Reading Stories - 2 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Remote Learning Supports Wide Open School is a free online resource to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus. The website is a good source of quality content that provides educators with the support they need to shift to remote teaching and a one-stop place for families to engage kids who are now learning from home. Special Education Resources for Families Educating All Learners Remote Learning Resources Guide from the Ohio Department of Education Financial Literacy Fine Arts Math Computer Science Literacy English Language Social Emotional Learning Early Childhood Science Gifted Education Virtual Field Trip Guide DayByDay Ohio Family Literacy Calendar At Home Learning Resources Free Audiobooks for Students at Home Supporting Your Child and Your Family COVID-19 TPS Community Partner Supports Fifth Third Bank is offering all families access to 20+ digital courses for students in grades K-12 on critical topics including financial education, mental wellness, compassion, digital wellness, prescription drug safety and more. These resources are available for a limited time during this period of widespread school closures. Signing up for this content is easy! Here are the four steps you need to take: ● Visit the EVERFI Family Portal at https://everfi.com/k-12/parent-remote-learning/ ● Select your state ● Select your child’s school name ● Receive the full catalog of age-appropriate courses for your child KNOW! To Thrive in Uncertain Times Helping to Build Resilience Behavior Intervention Specialist Newsletter 1 Germs & Handwashing Science Experiment (video) https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety How to Support Your Child's Health and Well-Being During Ohio's Ordered School Building Closure: Supporting Your Children United Way of Greater Toledo A final message: Health Partners of Western Ohio wants to make sure students throughout the district are doing as well as possible. It continues to partner with TPS to help students, families and teachers by having healthcare professionals provide health and behavioral health services in person at the Riverside location or via TeleHealth. Please call 567-318-3900 for more information.
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TPS To Continue To Serve Meals
03/23/2020
Dr. Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, has ordered all Ohioans to 'stay at home,' effective at midnight on Monday, March 23, in an attempt to contain the coronavirus ravaging the country. That means a majority of businesses are closing. However, one of the exemptions under the order are locations serving grab-and-go food, so Toledo Public Schools will continue to offer meals to all students on weekdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lunch and breakfast for the following day can be picked up at the following locations: Bowsher High School: 2200 Arlington Ave. McKinley/DeVilbiss: 3344 Westland Ave. Jones Leadership Academy of Business: 430 Nebraska Ave. Rogers High School: 220 McTigue Dr. Scott High School: 2400 Collingwood Blvd. Start High School: 2010 Tremainsville Rd. Waite High School: 301 Morrison Dr. Woodward High School: 701 E. Central Ave. This meal service is designed as a drive-thru with one-way entrance and one-way exit. Families need to call the United Way’s 2-1-1 Support Line 48 hours in advance to reserve meals for their student(s).
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Work Continues For College Credit Plus Students
03/23/2020
A message for College Credit Plus students: CCP students, we are here to help you. As you progress through the spring semester, please remember the following: Even though Toledo Public Schools is currently not in session, CCP courses have NOT stopped. It is imperative that you continue to do your work and submit it according to the deadlines set by your instructor. Since all CCP courses have moved to online, we need to know immediately if you have technology barriers that are impacting your ability to complete assignments. If you have issues with technology, please contact the CCP administrator at your school. These individuals are listed below: Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo: Mrs. Fox-Gallaher - dfox-gal@tps.org Jones Leadership Academy of Business: Mrs. Maseman - cmaseman@tps.org Bowsher High School: Mrs. Dorn - adorn@tps.org Rogers High School: Mr. Howard - choward@tps.org Scott High School: Mr. Mercurio - mmercuri@tps.org Start High School: Ms. Banks - ebanks@tps.org Toledo Technology Academy: Mr. Volk - dvolk@tps.org Waite High School: Mr. Biggs - sbiggs@tps.org Woodward High School: Mrs. Rasmus - brasmus@tps.org There are many people here to help. In addition to the individuals listed above, you have also been assigned contact people at the college/university level and they are also included in this email. These individuals are available to help as needed - please contact them. Please know that we will be checking in with you on a weekly basis and reach out to the CCP administrator at your school with any questions.
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Learning Packets To Be Picked Up Monday, March 23
03/22/2020
Dear TPS students and parents: Thank you to those who went to their respective school today, Monday, March 23, to pick up the current learning packets. This material is designed for students for the next two weeks. We realize there were challenges at some locations, especially at our high schools. For those students who did not receive assignments, please email your teacher directly. He or she will be able to share the information with you - please include your principal on that email. We appreciate everyone's patience as we continue to maneuver through the challenges presented to us due to COVID-19 and the mandatory school closures by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. Thank you. This is a reminder for Toledo Public Schools families that they should pick up their students' learning packets (some schools call them blizzard bags) from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, March 23, at their children's school. Schools having additional times will communicate that directly with their families. For the safety of all parents and guardians - and TPS staff members - we will be limiting the number of people entering the building at one time to no more than 10. To adhere to the 'stay at home' order that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued on Sunday, March 22, all TPS buildings will close at end of business on Monday, March 23. Please know that TPS educators and staff members will contact families through phone calls, emails and social media platforms. Currently, all schools and essential buildings in the state are to remain closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. If that changes, plans will be shared regarding centralized distribution of additional learning packets/blizzard bags to students.
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Telehealth Option Available For All TPS Students
03/20/2020
This message is for all families that need access to health care. With Ohio’s ordered school-building closure period set to last until at least Monday, April 6, Toledo Public Schools students are not able to access our TPS school-based health centers. That is why the Rams Health Center and the Bulldog Health Center are currently offering a Telehealth option for all Toledo Public Schools students. Access to a health care provider for physical or mental health is available.
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Important Message For Apex Users
03/19/2020
All students who are enrolled in Apex Credit Recovery courses are able to continue in their course and DO NOT need to contact their Apex administrator or teacher to unlock these items. Students need to take their time and try their very best the FIRST time they take an Apex quiz. The score earned the first time is the score that will be entered in the grade book. That goes for unit tests, too. All final exams remain locked and CANNOT be unlocked for completion at HOME. If students have completed all of their activities with the exception of the final exam, they need to EMAIL their administrator to let them know. If these students need to recover credit in another course, those administrators will get another APEX course assigned to them at that time. Apex students taking an English, Biology or Physical Science course need to complete their practice writing pieces and dry labs at home using the resources provided in the Apex course. These activities need to be saved and brought to school when classes resume in April. Final exams will also be completed when students return to school. It is VERY IMPORTANT that Apex students do their very best. This means reading through all presented material, completing all practice items and study sheets, and taking their time on quizzes and tests... NO CLICKING AND GUESSING! As always with Apex Credit Recovery Courses, students must have an overall final score of 70 percent or higher to recover the credit. Apex Administrators Bowsher High School: Mr. Krueger mkrueger@tps.org Start High School: Mrs. Cox jcox@tps.org Scott High School: Mr. Mercurio mmercuri@tps.org Rogers High School: Mrs. Jones sjones4@tps.org Waite High School: Mr. Griffith jgriffit@tps.org Woodward High School: Mrs. Rameriz srameriz@tps.org Toledo Early College: soxner@tps.org Students can login to apex at www.apexvs.com where they will be able to login with their assigned username and password.
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Homework Help, Training Guides For Parents And Guardians
03/17/2020
With Ohio’s ordered school-building closure period lasting until at least Monday, April 6, administrators at Toledo Public Schools understand how overwhelming the situation is for families. The following tips have been compiled to help parents and guardians as they work with their children on assignments. ClassLink Quick Guide Parents' Guide to Student Success Math Tips Standards for Mathematical Practices
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TPS Outlines Plan For Students As District Closes For Three Weeks
03/13/2020
Below is a copy of the parent letter sent to families on Friday, May 13, about the steps Toledo Public Schools is taking as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine mandated all schools in the state close for at least three weeks. Here is the letter in Spanish: Parent Letter This is a copy of the information that all families have, or will, receive from their schools. March 13, 2020 Dear TPS Families: Following the mandate from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Toledo Public Schools will be closing schools for three weeks, starting Monday, March 16. It has been determined that closing schools will be an effective way to disrupt widespread infection of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of now, this is the schedule we will follow: • Today, Friday, March 13, is the last day of school for students until at least Monday, April 6; students will be given assignments to take home today and complete next week • TPS staff members will report on Monday, March 16, to complete up to 10 additional days of Blizzard Bags. They will be distributed on Monday, March 23, at schools from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. • All Blizzard Bag assignments are expected to be completed as they will count toward end-of-the-year grades. • Additional supplemental materials by grade level will be accessible on www.tps.org • Students taking college courses will follow the policies of their university for course completion • Students enrolled in APEX learning, iReady and Lexia may access their curriculum at www.tps.org • During the mandated closure period, all schools will be open at least two days per week, for two-hour blocks, for students and families to come in and pick up curriculum. The schools will determine the days and times and you will receive an All Call on Monday, March 16, with those details. • For additional questions, starting this coming Monday, March 16, please call 419-671-0001 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Current information about closings, meals, student assignments, etc., will be available to callers. We know this is an alarming situation for everyone. We have developed the following update to provide as much practical information as possible as we navigate this unprecedented situation. Please know we understand how extremely difficult our closing will be on our students and families and we are doing everything in our power to make sure you have resources while the district is closed. What provisions are being made for students to continue to receive free breakfast and lunch each day? • The buildings will be open for meal distribution from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., starting on Wednesday, March 18. In order to prepare enough meals each day, parents and guardians will need to call The United Way of Greater Toledo’s 2-1-1 line at least 48 hours to confirm the dates for breakfast and/or lunch for their student(s) • Starting this Wednesday, March 18, the following schools will be open for TPS students to pick-up ‘grab and go’ breakfast and lunches: • Bowsher High School - 2200 Arlington - Attendance Office Entrance • Jones Leadership Academy - 430 Nebraska - Main Entrance • Rogers High School - 222 McTigue - Main Entrance • Scott High School - 2400 Collingwood - Attendance Office Entrance • Start High School - 2010 Tremainsville - Cafeteria Door Entrance • TTA/DeVilbiss High School - 3301 Upton - Main Entrance • Waite High School - 301 Morrison - Career Center Entrance • Woodward High School - 701 E. Central - Main Entrance • Other locations may be added Are there any resources available to help me talk to my child about this pandemic? There are great resources provided by the National Association of School Psychologists for talking with your children. You can access those through this link: https://www.nasponline.org/ Will closing schools impact TPS spring break? No. The Toledo Public Schools spring break will not be impacted. We know that closing our schools will impact our most vulnerable families and we recognize that working families depend on the consistency and predictability of supports and services our schools offer. We are working with partners and the city to determine how to best mitigate the impact closing schools will have on working families. We also recognize there are still a lot of unknowns about this virus and just how prevalent it is in our community. We will continue to stay in conversations with federal, state and local officials, as well as our community partners, and updates will be provided to families through all-calls, posts to social media and the district’s website.
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TPS Releases Coronavirus Fact Sheet
03/11/2020
With Novel Coranavirus (COVID-19) cases now being reported in Ohio, Toledo Public Schools has developed an extensive question-and-answer document that will answer most questions that families have: Coronavirus FAQ sheet; Coronavirus FAQ sheet - Spanish; Coronavirus FAQ sheet - Chinese To learn more about what the Ohio Department of Education is doing, please watch this video from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria: Coronavirus Video Also, here is some history and facts about this virus. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a new virus first reported in Wuhan, China, causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. The symptoms of COVID-19 infection are: fever, cough and shortness of breath. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is through methods similar to those we use to protect ourselves from the seasonal flu: Avoid close contact with people who are sick Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw it in the trash Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds Use an alcohol-based (60%) hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available Stay home when you are sick You should not go to work and your child should not go to school if you or your child has a fever of 100.4 or greater Please contact your physician should you or your students develop flu-like symptoms. Families that live in the Rogers, Waite and Scott High School learning communities are encouraged to visit the health clinics located in the three high schools should anyone in the family develop flu-like symptoms. More information on the coronavirus can be found by visiting these links: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html https://www.lucascountyhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/COVID19-Fact-Sheet-TLCHD_1.pdf https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/novelcoronavirus/resources/prevention-infographic
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Scott Seniors Surprised With News They Can Go To College For Free
02/03/2020
Scott High School seniors - and their parents and guardians - got a wonderful surprise the morning of Wednesday, January 29, when Pete Kadens, an Ottawa Hills native who now lives in Chicago, pledged to pay for their room and board, tuition and all fees for either college or a trade school. Mr. Kadens, the retired CEO of Green Thumb, a national cannabis company, also made the same pledge for one parent or legal guardian of each student. For more information, visit Hope-Toledo.org The offer covers any accredited Ohio public college, university or trade school, as well as Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti and Lourdes University in Sylvania. For the parent guardian, the offer is extended to any accredited public school, university or trade school within 45 miles of Scott, as well as Eastern Michigan and Lourdes. In order to qualify, students must: have been enrolled at Scott High School on Jan. 6 and must graduate before Aug. 15 complete federal student aid forms in a timely manner; staff members at Toledo Public Schools, Scott High School and H.O.P.E. Toledo, will be available to assist with completing the forms write by June 15 a one to two-page essay detailing: their favorite class and why; their least favorite class and why; ways they can improve their performance in the upcoming school year; their biggest regret of the previous school year; and three primary goals for the upcoming school year To be eligible for themselves, parents and guardians must: have a student who was enrolled at Scott on Jan. 6 and graduates from Scott before Aug. 15 provide paperwork to prove their relationship with the child complete federal student aid forms in a timely manner; they can also receive help with completing the forms While they were still absorbing the news, the Scott families learned the nation would learn about their story. On the evening of Friday, January 31, the story was featured on the CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell by Toledo native Steve Hartman for the weekly On The Road segment. Watch it here: Toledo students and their parents surprised with free college tuition The Toledo media also got in on the coverage. Click to see how the tthe excitement of being in the Scott Fieldhouse on Wednesday: The Blade and Channel 13.
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Bowsher Earns Purple Start Designation From ODE
01/22/2020
A ceremony was held recently at Bowsher High School to acknowledge that the school has ben selected by the Ohio Department of Education as a 2020 Purple Star designee. The school is the first urban school in the state to receive the honor. The education department started the Purple Star program four years ago as a way to honor schools' commitment to providing additional services for military-connected students and families. Robyn Hage, Bowsher's assistant choir director and the staff member responsible for military programming, told The Blade the school honors both students enlisted in the Army as well as staff members who have served in the armed forces, with programming such as a special annual breakfast. She said the school also has a committee that provides support services for students in military families, "because it’s very cumbersome to come into a building where you don’t know anybody or you are unsure about the classes that you need to take because you move multiple times a school year." To learn more about the Purple Star designation, click here. And read here for The Blade's account of the ceremony held on January 16.
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Entry Procedures For Basketball Games Announced
12/03/2019
Toledo Public Schools is implementing the following procedures for the 2019 basketball season. These changes are being made with the safety and security of our students, staff members, families and spectators in mind: Entry procedures for basketball games If you are a student at a TPS school other than the two schools competing, you must present the following form to an administrator at the gate: Athletic entrance form
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Bowsher High Supports Military Families
11/25/2019
The students and staff members of Bowsher High School are dedicated to showing support for military families. Take a look: https://www.tps.org/bowsher-supports-military-families
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City League Volleyball Honors Announced
11/01/2019
Congratulations to Aliyah Taylor from Start High School, named the 2019 All City Volleyball Player of the Year and Waite High's Sydney Fuller, named as Coach of the Year. Read on to find out the rest of the All City Volleyball team: City League honors
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Football Games To Start At 5:30 P.M.
10/23/2019
Beginning this week, (the week of October 21), Toledo Public Schools will implement the following changes related to football games. These changes are being made with the safety and security of our students, staff members, families and spectators in mind. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support: • Gates will open at 5 p.m. – games will begin at 5:30 p.m. • Only students who attend one of the participating schools will be admitted • Students must show school ID at the gate - students without a valid ID will not be admitted • Spectators who are not students may be asked to show valid ID • TPS elementary students/younger spectators must be accompanied by an adult at all times • Tickets will only be sold at the gate – no presale tickets sold at schools • No ticket sales after the end of the 2nd quarter • There will be no re-entry to the stadium • The student dress code must be followed at athletic events, meaning no gang-related attire, no masks or facial coverings or memorial t-shirts or clothing • No backpacks or large bags will be permitted into the stadium – all spectators and their belongings are subject to being searched • TPS Department of Public Safety and school personnel reserve the right to refuse entrance to any student or spectator
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Gifted Program
10/22/2019
Toledo Public Schools strives to provide an environment where all students can thrive and be challenged and supported. We currently support that goal through a variety of approaches: Curriculum differentiation Gifted sections of ELA and Math for 5th, 6th and 7th grades Subject acceleration and EHSO Whole grade acceleration following ODE guidelines and using the Iowa Acceleration Scale and approved assessments College Credit Plus (CCP) Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes
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PSAT/NMSQT Testing Means No School For Some High Schoolers
09/25/2019
Sophomores and select juniors at all Toledo Public Schools will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT test on Wednesday, October 16 - which means the rest of the high school students will not have classes that day. To learn more details about this testing schedule - and all others for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here: High School Release & Early Release Testing Days
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State Report Card Shows TPS Making Progress
09/12/2019
The Ohio Department of Education released its annual report cards for public schools on Thursday, September 12, and Toledo Public Schools has good news to share with the community. The district moved up one grade level on the report card and is no longer considered to be in Academic Distress as described by the State of Ohio. Administrators from TPS, along with the Toledo Board of Education, want to provide a full look at the improvements they have seen - and the continued challenges the district faces - so they have developed several documents for the public to get a better handle on the state's numbers. Click here for a Letter to the Community and here for a graphic look of some of the State Report Card highlighs. For an in-depth look at all of our numbers, please click here: A Deeper Look or here to be taken to the Ohio Department of Education website (results will be updated soon): TPS State Report Card Finally, please take a minute to view this video of district leaders talking about the report card results: A Message to Our Community
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Waiting List Forming For TPS Virtual Academy
Registration for the Toledo Public Schools Virtual Academy for the 2020-2021 school year is closed at this time. If families wish to have their students placed on a waiting list for the academy - which will offer a virtual learning option this fall for students in grades K-12 - they should fill out this form: TPS Virtual Academy Waiting List TPS Virtual Academy Waiting List (Spanish) Please note: The TPS Virtual Academy is for families who wish to have their students learn exclusively online for either the first semester or the entire 2020-2021 school year. Enrollment in the TPS Virtual Academy is different from students who are attending classes online because the district is in a Red Light status (no students in classrooms) or are attending their home school on the A/B schedule because TPS is in a Yellow Light status (a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning). When a spot becomes available in the TPS Virtual Academy, families will be contacted by a district representative to complete the enrollment process. The intention is to accommodate all interested families, but the enrollment closing is necessary in order to schedule resources and staff members across 53 buildings. Read about this unique learning opportunity here: TPS Virtual Academy 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. For preschool options in the fall, please call 419-671-9100 or fill out this form: Early Childhood Intake Form Early Childhood Intake Form (Spanish) Call 419-671-0001 with any questions. If parents have previously signed up for the Virtual Academy learning option but now wish to remain in their home school and follow the Green/Yellow/Red phases, please send the following information to this email: registrations@tps.org: Student(s) Name (first & last) Birthdate School attending Contact phone/ email for follow up
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