Principal's Message 9/3/20

Principal's Message on Thursday, September 3, 2020
Posted on 09/03/2020
Taft Eagles News

September 3, 2020

Dear Taft Families,

This is Principal Garcia-Rubio calling with our Thursday update.


Tomorrow, Friday, September 4, 2020, marks the end of Welcome Week.  All students should be enrolled in their period 2 Google Classroom by 9:45 a.m.  This class will last one hour and end at 10:45 a.m.  Then, students should work independently in their online journal.  Please ask our scholars to share their digital journals with you.   

Please remember that Monday, September 7, 2020, is a holiday and there will be no classes on that day.  Our Online Learning Schedule for 2020-2021 will be begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  On Tuesday, September 8, 2020 students will attend all three of their classes.  They should expect to be with our Taft Teachers live (synchronous) or independent (asynchronous) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Students should work independently or asynchronous for an additional two hours each day.  We are on a quarter system and these classes will last 9 weeks. A grade will be earned for this quarter or term.   Periods 4, 5 and 6 will begin on Tuesday, November 2, 2020.

Schedule 9-8-20 to 11-1-20 (Term 1 or Quarter 1)

 Term/Quarter 1 Schedule


We are currently working on balancing classrooms.  Please check Power School on Monday, September 7, 2020, to confirm your child’s schedule for Term 1 (9/4/2020-11/01/2020). He or she should then confirm that they are registered for the correct google classroom.

Devices/Tech Help

Please call our IT Hotline at 619-732-1400 for Chromebook exchanges or repair.  Taft is not a designated exchange spot, but IT can help you with device repair.  Please call 619-732-1400.


In order to create secure settings, our district uses authenticated settings.  Our district has information on their website that explains how students can log onto Zoom.  A link to that site is provided below:


It is also helpful to login the through the following link:


We will be online on Zoom tomorrow from 8-10 a.m. and again from 4-6 p.m. to answer your questions and help in any way we can.

The links are below:

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

4 p.m.-6 p.m.



Food Services is serving Grab and Go meals from 12-2 p.m. in the parking lot closest to Ruffin Canyon.  Please stop by. 

Thank you for joining us in Welcome Week.  We are ready to take on the adventure of Online Learning in partnership with our wonderful families.  


Thank you and go Eagles!


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