Vice Principal's Call - 5/22/22

Vice Principal's Call from Sunday, May 22, 2022
Posted on 05/22/2022
Taft Eagle News

Dear Taft Families,

This is Vice Principal Dr. John Iverson calling with our weekly announcements. We hope everyone enjoyed your weekend and are looking forward to a 4-day week and a long holiday weekend. This Wednesday, May 25, 2022 is a Minimum School Day.  School will dismiss at 2:03 p.m. Click here for 2021-2022 Minimum Day Calendar

SPRING OPEN HOUSE/STUDENT SHOWCASE-- May 25, 2022

This week we are excited to invite families to our campus for Spring Open House on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Students will lead their families to their respective classrooms in order to share their learning and show their work.    We ask all of our families to check in at the Taft Tent.  We will have questions for families to ask their students as they tour campus.  

Our students will be showing what they know through STUDENT LED CONFERENCES!

Please COME and SEE all the exciting learning opportunities happening at Taft.

2021-2022 CAASPP/SBAC ASSESSMENT CONTINUES 

This week State Testing will focus on students who were absent on a day of testing.

Also 8th Grade students will begin the California Science Test.

2021-2022 Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP)

TAFT students in 6th and 8th grade will begin SHEP educational curriculum this week. 

Please contact Casey Currigan ([email protected]), Kraig Feldman ([email protected]), or Jessica Garcia ([email protected]) for more information and questions.

FIELD TRIPS May 24, 2022  

Our 8th grade team will be visiting the Famous San Diego Zoo on Tuesday, May 24th .  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://sandiegozoowildlifealliance.org/

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY May 27, 2022

In observation of the Memorial Holiday, the San Diego Unified School District will NOT have school on Friday, May 27, 2022 and Monday, May 30, 2022.  Please take this opportunity to remember the dedicated soldiers who have given their lives in service to OUR Country.  

SDUSD MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS LEAGUES - SOCCER 

The Soccer Team was victorious this weekend winning 7-3 (Bethune) and 6-1(Wangenheim) in double-header action on Saturday.  Joao Boni Matarazzo scored all 13 goals!!

Please join me in Congratulating Joao Boni Matarazzo (Middle Forward) and Andre Osorio Nunez (Goalie) for being named Players of the Games.

See pictures, videos, and Joao’s interview:  https://sdusdathletics.com/middle-school-photo-gallery/

Team Practices are Monday and Wednesday from 4pm-5:50pm at Cubberley Elementary School. 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Please save the dates!

DEMO DAY! June, 11, 2022

On June 11th, the Greater Than Tech organization will be sponsoring an innovative STEM program.  Spots are limited!  See Flier for details:

Demo Day.pdf

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 

This week we will be contacting students and families for eligibility.

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

AFTER SCHOOL LEVEL UP EVENTS

STEM-Robotics

Robotics Club_Students_Taft.png

LabRats--Forensics 

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.   

Spring Level Up Free Tennis Opportunity

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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