Vice Principal's Call - 5/15/22

Vice Principal's Call from Sunday, May 15, 2022
Posted on 05/15/2022
Taft Eagle News

Dear Taft Families,

This is Vice Principal Dr. John Iverson calling with our weekly announcements. We hope everyone enjoyed your weekend. This Wednesday, May 18, 2022 is a Regular School Day.  School will dismiss at 3:49 p.m. 

Click here for 2021-2022 Minimum Day Calendar

2021-2022 CAASPP/SBAC ASSESSMENT CONTINUES 

State testing continues on Monday, May 16, 2022.  On Monday we will test 3rd Period. Tuesday will conclude Performance Task testing in Period 4. 

We ask that you support our students by making sure they are rested on the days they test. We will have a modified block schedule to ensure our students have enough time to test in English Language Arts and Math.  Students will be testing in the mornings.  However, some make-up testing will be held in the afternoon sessions.

FIELD TRIPS May 19, 2022 & May 20, 2022

Our 8th grade team will be visiting the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles Thursday, May 19th.  The bus will be leaving promptly at 9:15 am. 

Our 7th Grade team will be visiting Sea World on Friday, May 20th. The bus will be leaving promptly at 9:15 am.

For more information please contact our Counselor, Mrs. Jessica Sanchez and/or our Restorative Justice Coordinator, Mr. Ron Montoro. 

https://tarpits.org/

https://seaworld.com/san-diego/

SDUSD MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS LEAGUES - SOCCER 

The Soccer Team was Defeated 5-2 on Saturday in a well fought match with a very experienced Clarke Middle School Team who leads the league in wins.  Team Practices are Monday and Wednesday from 4pm-5:50pm at Cubberley Elementary School. 

 SPRING LEVEL UP TENNIS

Tennis will be canceled on Monday and Tuesday!

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Please save the dates!

SPRING OPEN HOUSE/STUDENT SHOWCASE--5/25/2022

We will host our Spring Open House on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. This will be an in person event from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Our students will be sharing what they have learned this year with our community.

8TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY June 14th @ 9:00 am 

Eligibility criteria for the promotion ceremony, as well as all other 8th grade activities, are as follows but NOT limited to:

  • A minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 on the P4 progress report
  • No more than one F on the the P4 progress report
  • No more than one U on the P4 progress report 
  • No suspensions after the P3 progress report 

For more information, please contact our Head Counselor I, Mrs. Jessica Sanchez.

AFTER SCHOOL LEVEL UP EVENTS

STEM-Robotics

Greater than Tech will start on Tuesdays after school from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  They will meet in Room 704 ONCE A WEEK!

See Link Below for more information:

Robotics Club_Students_Taft.png

LabRats--Forensics 

Below is the Link for a new LevelUP Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program sponsored by LabRats.  This four (4) week program will be focused on Science experiments and teaching students responsible Laboratory Protocols.  LabRats will be on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm.  Students are encouraged to use the link below to sign up for this exciting new program.

LABRATS - LeveUp

The Rosin Box Project Dance Company

Celebrated dance teachers are working with Taft Middle School students on their dance techniques and creative group choreography thru Jun 14, 2022 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm and 2:30-4:00pm on Minimum Days.   The program is an after school program initiated through Level Up.

You can sign up using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-FNBzpksR_UP9PEwnwWiVr-XyrQaoocVQvInECSX2FliSLg/viewform

The link can also be found on the Taft webpage.  For questions regarding the program email Thom at [email protected]

Devised Theater Program

The La Jolla Playhouse Teaching Artists is conducting an exciting, personalized exploration of community and history through fun theater games and exercises. 

This program is sponsored by LEVEL UP and the 2nd Session will be Mon-Fri.  See link below for more information.

LEVEL UP DEVISED THEATER SPRING 2022- TAFT.pdf

Spring Level Up Free Tennis Opportunity

Through a partnership with Youth Tennis San Diego, Taft is offering free after school tennis lessons on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:50-4:50.  No experience or equipment is needed. For more information contact Coach Gonzalez at [email protected]  

Level Up Summer/ESY for Parents and Families

 

Level Up Morning Academic Program

Registration for the Level Up Morning Academic Program (Summer School) has ended.  However if you were not able to register and still want your child to attend please contact Dr. Iverson at [email protected] to confirm your interest.

For more information re: the Level Up Morning Academic program go to:

2022 PrimeTime Summer Program

Program Dates:  Tuesday, June 21 - Tuesday, August 2 (30 days/closed July 5)

Program Hours: Hours vary based on the school's Summer Experience schedule.

Student Eligibility:  SDUSD students attending the Summer Experience in the morning will be eligible to apply to participate in PrimeTime in the afternoon at the same school site including students in Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) through eighth grade during the 2021-22 school year.

PrimeTime Summer Website

On behalf of the Taft Staff, we appreciate you and could not do this work without you!

 

Thank you and go Eagles!


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