District announces Back to School details

District announces Back to School details
Posted on 07/23/2021

Preparations for the 2021-22 school year are well underway. At this time, we are excited to say
students will be returning to school on a five-day a week schedule for in-person instruction.

 
While we are planning to return to school in as normal a setting as possible, we will continue
to monitor COVID-19 infection rates in our area and make decisions about school and district
operations based on information from the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and other
regulatory agencies. We will follow these safety protocols:
 Students in grades Pre-K-8 will be required to wear masks/face coverings while in school. NOTE: As of August 10, ALL students and staff members MUST wear masks throughout their school/work day, regardless of vaccination status. That includes while riding on buses.
o A majority of this age group is not currently eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, so this simple preventative measure is one way to protect students and help prevent the spread of the virus.
 Students who utilize TPS transportation services will be required to wear a mask/face covering when riding the bus to and from school.
 Masks/face coverings are strongly recommended for high school students and staff members, especially those who have not yet been vaccinated or are not eligible yet for the vaccine. However, this is optional.
 We encourage everyone – employees sand students - to continue with daily health monitoring. If
you are not feeling well or are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, stay home from school/work and contact your doctor.
 We will continue to practice social distancing whenever possible, especially in classrooms, offices and other areas in our schools or offices where large numbers of people congregate.
 We will continue to reinforce COVID-19 safety guidelines as we work to contain the spread of the virus. This includes daily cleaning and the sanitizing/disinfecting of hard surfaces and classrooms/offices; we also ask that everyone continue with frequent hand washing or sanitizing and sneezing into a tissue or their sleeve

The health and well-being of our students and staff members continue to be the number one priority for Toledo Public Schools. It is important to note that our plans may change based on COVID-19 rates and recommendations from the health department. Our plans must also align with various agencies as they administer new laws/guidelines, such as the
CDC's recent recommendation about masking and the passage of Ohio HB 244, which prohibits districts from discriminating against unvaccinated individuals.

Families should have received details about a number of topics in Back to School letters sent to their homes. If you did not receive such a letter, copies can be found here:

2021-2022 Elementary Back to School letter

2021-2022 Elementary Back to School letter (Arabic)

2021-2022 Elementary Back to School letter (Chinese)

2021-2022 Elementary Back to School letter (Spanish)

2021-2022 Elementary Back to School letter (Turkish)

2021-2022 Elementary Back to School letter (Yoruba)

2021-2022 High School Back to School letter

2021-2022 High School Back to School letter (Spanish)

2021-2022 High School Back to School letter (Arabic)