Included on this page are an array of resources to help our families find important information and stay engaged in their child's learning.
Families and Students
Below are links to some of the most important information you’ll need as you prepare your child for a rewarding educational experience in Cincinnati Public Schools.
- CPS Student Health Forms
- CPS Parent and Student Forms
- Food Services
- Severe Weather Procedures
- Ohio Information and Resource Center — Information & resources, as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act
- Ohio State Healthy Start — Information about health insurance for your child
- Child & Family WebGuide from Tufts University — A gateway to resources for families
- GeoParent — Ideas and inspiration for parents
- Disney Family
- FamilyEducation Network — a Parenting and Education Resource
- The National Parenting Center
- Common Sense Parenting
- Parenting Perspective — Parent news
- LifeMatters: Parenting in Respectful, Democratic, and Non-Punitive Ways
- KIDSHEALTH — Information for parents, kids, and teens
- Your Child's Nutrition
- Growing Well in Cincinnati
- Health and Nutrition — Resources from the Cincinnati Public Library
Class Supply Lists
2016- 2017 School Supply Lists
- Educational resources from the Cincinnati Public Library
- Redtreehouse.org — Ohio's online resource promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children
- 4C for Children’s e-newsletter, The Parent Source
- Ideas for learning together wherever you go
- Information and advice about behavior and discipline, stress, and more (in 16 languages!)
- The Teen Brain: Still under Construction
- 5 Meaningful Community Service Ideas for Students
- Everything you need to know about the flu (in 12 languages!)
- Cincinnati Public Library
- English Language Arts Core Curriculum
- Read Live
- Tips for reading with your kids
- 7 Surefire Ways to Raise a Reader
- 8 websites for free online learning
- Welcome Center for English Language Learners
- Live A Language Foundation
- Arabic, Chinese, Japanese Students — LanguageNut accounts are set up for grades 3-8. Students should ask their Language teacher for their login information.
- Rosetta Stone — Cincinnati Public Schools’ students, staff and parents now have Rosetta Stone — an online language-learning program — free at their fingertips. Learn more about Rosetta Stone, including how to enroll, on the CPS website.
- Talk about Math — Easy-to-use activities that teach and engage children in math
For children who are experiencing homelessness, the risk of falling behind academically is significantly greater. Project Connect helps clear barriers to education for families who are homeless. From assisting with enrollment and promoting attendance to providing in-school and summer programs, Project Connect provides guidance and support to give a leg up for children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Project Connect and the services it offers.
Schoology (pronounced "Skoo-luh-jee") Communication Tool Now Available — is an integrated learning-management solution that gives students, parents and teachers a new and easy way to connect and communicate.
Google Apps for Education — CPS has adopted Google Apps for Education as a key tool for student learning. Google Apps for Education is a web-based suite of programs provided by Google for schools to use. All Google Apps services can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Playbook — a software program created by CPS, gives students personalized “plays” to complete so that they stay on track with all of their learning objectives. It’s all online, and students can access it from anywhere.
Naviance — a software tool for career planning that helps students achieve three primary goals: Get to know themselves, explore possibilites and take action.
Rosetta Stone — Learn a New Language Online - Cincinnati Public Schools’ students, staff and parents now have Rosetta Stone - an online language-learning program - free at their fingertips.
Summer learning — Research shows that over the long summer break students can lose about one month of what they learned in classes during the school year. CPS offers programs for summer learning.
Putting our Technology Tools to Work
Our world is driven by technology. Digital devices and software add a dynamic element that keeps students interested and provide access to tools that prepare them for the future.