Principal's Call - 8/22/21

Principal's Call Out from Sunday, August 22, 2021
Posted on 08/23/2021
Taft Eagle News

Dear Taft Families, 

This is Principal Garcia-Rubio calling to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year.   

First Day of School

Our first day of in-person classes will be on Monday, Aug 30, 2021. Our gates will open at 8:30 a.m. and school will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.  Hybrid classes will not be offered on site. Families who are interested in online learning may contact our Virtual Academy via email at [email protected].  

Health and Safety Updates

Per our San Diego Unified District guidelines, masks will be required indoors for everyone.  Masks will not be required while outside.  We will continue our safety protocols with our air filters and air purifiers. 

Welcome Vice Principal Dr. John Iverson

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. John Iverson who is joining our staff as our new vice-principal.  Dr. Iverson brings to us a wealth of experience and knowledge from his prior school experiences.  He was a vice principal in the state of Georgia and also taught social studies at the middle school level.  We are very excited to have him join our Eagle Family.   

2021-2022 School Hours

Click here for 2021-2022 School Hours

Our school hours are slightly different this year.  One change that we made to our schedule is the addition of a separate lunchtime for our 6th grade students.  We also added an advisory class for all of our students.  During advisory class, students will work on social emotional skills and project based learning.  Our regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:49 p.m.  We will have minimum day schedule on 17 Wednesday’s during this school year.  A minimum day calendar is included in this communication.  On minimum days, our classes will end at 2:03 p.m.  Our first minimum day will be on Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021.

Click here for 2021-2022 Minimum Day Calendar

Class Schedules

We are currently working on our class schedules.  Paper copies of our student schedules will be available on the first day of school.  

Physical Education classes will continue this year.  More information on P.E. uniforms will come later this school year.

Orientation for New and 6th Grade Students

Orientation for new and 6th-grade students will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, via Zoom.  We will use Zoom Code 858 935 2650.  During this time, we will go over our schedules, safety protocols and school expectations.  

We will also host school tours on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We will limit each tour group to 20 people per tour and we ask that you follow the schedule listed below:



For questions about the tour or orientation, please contact our Vice Principal, Dr. Iverson, at [email protected]

Breakfast and Meals

Breakfast will not be served on campus this school year.  Grab-and-go meal packs will be available at the end of the day for students to take home.  Lunch, however, will be served on campus.

On behalf of the Taft Staff, we are looking forward to seeing our students in person.  We appreciate your partnership.


Thank you and go Eagles!

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