Principal's Message 5/23/21

Principal's Message from Sunday, May 23, 2021
Posted on 05/24/2021
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 and Upcoming Holiday

There will be no online or in person classes on Friday, May 28, 2021.  In addition, we will not have any classes on Monday, May 31, 2021, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday.  We will see our students back on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.   


The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) will have a celebration session on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.   We would like to congratulate all the families who completed this year’s course.  We know that they have gained valuable information that will help prepare your student for college admission.

The Zoom codes are all included in this communication.


8th Grade Update

Promotion at this time is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  We are planning a drive through celebration and will share more information soon.  All 8th grade students have been invited to join the Class of 2025 Google Classroom for pertinent announcements.

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]


Confirm Your Enrollment for Full Time School for the 2021-2022 School Year 

 In this communication is information regarding your selection for in person or online learning for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please be sure to respond to the survey by clicking on the link included in the transcript of this call.

Starting on August 30, 2021, we are proud to continue in-person learning for all students, including five full days per week of on-campus instruction that follows established bell schedules, transportation routes, in-person meals, and extended-day programs. All SDUSD schools will continue to monitor and follow health and safety guidelines. While in-person, full-time instruction is the primary and recommended mode of learning for all students next year, the district is offering a virtual academy for K-12 students who choose to remain online.


 Our San Diego Unified Virtual Academy will offer a robust online magnet school available for students K-12. This Virtual Academy will provide rigorous daily instruction substantially equivalent to onsite instruction, which includes grade-level standards-based lessons and District and State assessments. Teacher directed instruction, at our District Virtual Academy, will require students to be highly engaged and responsible for completing all class assignments. The only option for comprehensive online instruction will be offered centrally through the Virtual Academy rather than at neighborhood schools. Students may have on-campus opportunities to receive academic support, labs or hands-on activities. High school students will have opportunities to participate in athletics.  

The Virtual Academy will provide instruction for all participating students, including students receiving special education services and multilingual learners. The Virtual Academy will provide virtual IEP services, as outlined in student’s IEPs. 

The Virtual Academy will not offer the following programs: Early Learning, including Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Dual Language, International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or STEAM/VAPA Magnet.  


Please take a few minutes to complete the enrollment form below with your information and make a selection for Fall 2021-2022. Families that do not respond to this enrollment form by May 26 will be automatically enrolled for in- person learning. 


To help students prepare for the upcoming school year, San Diego Unified has organized Level Up SD, a summer of learning and joy, which gives every student access to added educational and enrichment opportunities starting next month. Only students enrolled in San Diego Unified schools for the fall are eligible to take part in this exciting free program. For more information, click here. So, complete your fall enrollment today!


Click here to access the enrollment selection form. 

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On behalf of the Taft Community, we look forward to closing this year on a strong note.  Our students continue to inspire us with their love for learning and resiliency.


Thank you and go Eagles!

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