Principal's Message 5/16/21

Principal's Message from Sunday, May 16, 2021
Posted on 05/16/2021
Taft Eagle News

Good Evening Taft Families,


This is Principal Garcia-Rubio calling with our Sunday update.   We hope everyone had a restful weekend.


Friday Schedule

As a reminder, Fridays will be an online check-in for all students from 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  This week, check-in will be period 6.  Students will have asynchronous or independent work to complete.   




We are pleased to announce that the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) will begin an online experience for our parents and families on May 20, 2021.  PIQE believes in empowering our parents and families to begin planning for a successful college preparation now that our students are in middle school.  We encourage all of our parents and families to attend this powerful experience.  Due to low attendance, the morning session in Spanish has been canceled. 


The Zoom codes are all included in this communication.


 English AM

 PIQE at Taft MS – English Orientation AM

Tuesday, May 20 9:15AM – 10:30AM

 Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 896 7063 7945

Passcode: PIQE


 Meeting ID: 896 1094 4930

Passcode: PIQE


English PM

PIQE at Taft MS – English Orientation PM

Tuesday, May 20  6:00PM – 7:15PM


Meeting ID: 815 6303 4816

Passcode: PIQE


Spanish PM

PIQE at Taft MS – Spanish Orientation PM

Tuesday, May 20  6:00PM – 7:15PM


Meeting ID: 832 8234 0369

Passcode: PIQE

8th Grade Update

*Save the date==Promotion at this time is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  We are reviewing the district options at this time and we shared a survey with our students. Thank you to all our families who gave us feedback on their promotion preferences.  More details will be coming as we get closer to the date.

Click here for Fall 2021 9th Grade Girls Volleyball (For Grade 8 Students)   

*Kearny High School will begin tryouts for Fall 2021 9th Grade Girls’ Volleyball and a flyer with this information is attached to this communication for all interested 8th grades.  For more information, please contact Coach Ogo at [email protected] 

 Picture Day on May 19, 2021

Taft will have a picture day on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.  Students who are in hybrid learning will have the opportunity to take their pictures while they are on campus.  Students who are online-only will have the opportunity to take pictures after 1:30 p.m.  There is a flyer attached to this communication with a link to make an appointment in the afternoon.  Picture Day is for all students in grades 6-8.  At this time, 8th graders will have their pictures taken for promotion certificates. Semi-formal wear is encouraged, but not required.  There is no cost for taking these pictures.  Packages will be available for purchase at a later date.

Click here for  Picture Day Flyer

Click here for direct link to sign up for an appointment

COVID Testing for Available for All In-Person/Hybrid Students at Taft

UCSD will offer COVID Testing at no cost for any student who currently is in the hybrid/in person model on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  COVID Testing is optional and appointments must be made in advance. For more information, please visit the following district website:  Click here for Covid Testing Information

Progress Report for Term 4

The grading period for progress reports for Term 4 closed on Friday, May 7, 2021.  Grades are now available on PowerSchool.  If you have a question about the grade, please contact your student’s teacher directly via email.  If you have any other questions or concerns about a student’s academic performance, please contact our Mrs. Sanchez, our Head Counselor I at [email protected]

On behalf of the Taft Community, we continue to appreciate our students for the joy that they bring to our rooms and Zooms.

Thank you and go Eagles!

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