Principal's Message 5/2/21

Principal's Message from Sunday, May 2, 2021
Posted on 05/02/2021
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 4  Students will have asynchronous or independent work to complete.   




Thank you to all our families who were able to stop by on Saturday to pick up Honor Roll Certificates.  We will distribute the remaining certificates to our students who are in hybrid learning and we will mail out the certificates for our online only students.  We are proud of our students’ hard work!


We are pleased to announce that the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) host an online experience for our parents and families this Tuesday, May 4, 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 cancelled. 


The Zoom codes are all included in this communication.


 English AM

 PIQE at Taft MS – English Orientation AM

Tuesday, May 4 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 4  6:00PM – 7:15PM


Meeting ID: 815 6303 4816

Passcode: PIQE


Spanish PM

PIQE at Taft MS – Spanish Orientation PM

Tuesday, May 4  6:00PM – 7:15PM


Meeting ID: 832 8234 0369

Passcode: PIQE

SSC/SGT This Thursday--5/6/2021

Our School Site Council (SSC) will meet this Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 4:15 p.m. via Zoom.  We will use Zoom Code 858 935 2650. All are welcome to attend and learn about Taft’s budget and School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).  At the conclusion of our SSC Meeting, we will begin our School Governance Team (SGT) Meeting.  Our SGT helps set local policies at Taft.  Please join us and share your voice!

Click Here for our SSC Agenda

COVID Testing for Available for All In-Person 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 6, 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

8th Grade Family Survey

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.  We would also like to ask our 8th Grade (Class of 2025) families for their promotion preferences.  Please feel free to fill out the survey.  We currently have had several families offer to help with 8th grade activities and we would like to extend this invitation to all our families. Our survey will close next Sunday.

Click here for the 8th Grade Family Survey

Kearny Cluster Meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021

All the Kearny Cluster schools will come together for our final Kearny Cluster Meeting of the 2020-2021 school year.  We will meet online at 5:00 p.m. online and the Zoom Code will be shared next week.  We will have a brief presentation on the Summer Level Up Opportunities offered by our school district.  We hope that you can join us!

On behalf of the Taft Community,  we are especially proud of the resilience demonstrated by our students.  Our students are truly inspirational.  


Thank you and go Eagles!

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