Student Planner Information

 Taft Middle School

9191 Gramercy Drive, San Diego, CA 92123 

Phone:   (858) 935-2650 FAX:   (858) 935-2653

     www.sandiegounified.org/schools/taft

     (Please see website for staff contact information.)

Table of Contents

Welcome Statement



Dress Code Policy


Mission Statement-San Diego Unified



End-of-year & Promotion Criteria


Taft School-WIde Vision



Health Office Information


Bell Class Schedules



Physical Education Dept. Information


Minimum/Modified Day Schedule



Assembly Policy


General Information



Bullying Policy


Daily Attendance Policy



Bus Riding Policy


Arrival and Dismissal Policy



Cell Phone Policy


Tardy Policy



Library Policy


What should I do if?



Lunch Time Policy


Prohibited Items



Restroom Policy


Computer Use Policy



Additional School-Wide Policies


Learning Agreement



Title IX Notifications


Voice & Movement Level Expectations



The Eagles’ Way



Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year at Taft Middle!!

Please keep this planner all year. It will help you with the lifelong-skills of staying organized and meeting deadlines. Writing down assignments, homework, or even work-in-progress notes each day, will not only help you remember your responsibilities, but allow your family to stay informed about your learning. With the guidance of your teachers, you are expected to use this planner daily. Ultimately it is your responsibility to use this tool to support your own success.

We look forward to supporting you in all you do at Taft Middle School this year. We know your success will make us all proud!

Mission Statement-San Diego Unified School District

All San Diego students will graduate with the skills, motivation, curiosity, and resilience to succeed in their choice of college and career in order to lead and participate in the society of tomorrow.


Taft School-Wide Vision

    • Taft Middle School is a place where students are honored and respected future leaders. They are proud of their community and come to school confident in their ability to excel in any endeavor or challenge presented.
    • Taft teachers strive to create a safe and secure learning environment with high expectations for all students.
    • Taft administrators make shared decisions that help provide a nurturing and supportive environment for the rigorous education of students.
    • Taft families support teaching and learning by contributing their diversity, talents, resources and experiences.
    • Taft Middle School is a place in which the community takes great pride in educating students together.
       

2022-2023 Bell Schedules

My Class Schedule

Regular Day Bell Schedule

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.

My Classes

Room #

*Per 0

8:03-8:56



Per 1

9:00-9:53

 

 

Per 2

09:57-10:50

 

 

Per 3

10:54-11:47

 

 

LUNCH 6th Advisory 7/8

11:52-12:22

 

 

LUNCH 7/8 Advisory 6

12:27-12:57

 

 

Per 4

1:02-1:55

 

 

Per 5

1:59-2:52

 

 

Per 6

2:56-3:49



*0 period for approved students only 







Minimum/Modified Day Bell Schedule

6TH Grade

My Classes

Room #

 

7TH and 8TH GRADES

My Classes

Room #

*Per 0

8:15-8:56




*Per 0

8:15-8:56



Per 1

9:00-9:41

 

 

 

Per 1

9:00-9:41

 

 

Per 2

9:45-10-26

 

 

 

Per 2

9:45-10:26

 

 

Per 3

10:30-11:11

 

 

 

Per 3

10:30-11:11

 

 

LUNCH 

11:16-11:46

 

 

 

Per 4  

11:16-11:57  



Per 4 

11:51-12:32

 

 

 

LUNCH  

12:02-12:32

 

 

Per 5

12:37-1:18




Per 5

12:37-1:18



Per 6

1:22-2:03




Per 6

1:22-2:03

 

 

*0 period for approved students only 





2022-2023 Minimum Modified Days

Wednesday

August 31, 2022


Wednesday

September 7, 2022


Wednesday

September 21, 2022

Open House

Wednesday

October 12, 2022


Wednesday

October 26. 2022


Wednesday

November 9, 2022


Wednesday

December 7, 2022


Wednesday

January 11, 2023


Wednesday

January 25, 2023


Wednesday

February 8, 2023


Wednesday

February 22, 2023


Wednesday

March 8, 2023


Wednesday

March 22, 2023


Wednesday

April 12, 2023


Wednesday

April 26, 2023


Wednesday

May 10. 2023


Wednesday

May 24, 2023

Spring Open House

Wednesday

June 7, 2023


Monday

June 12, 2023


Tuesday

June 13, 2023


Wednesday

June 14, 2023

Last Day of School


General Information

We follow the Eagles' Way. We are proud to have our own code of conduct here at Taft. We ask students to adhere to six (6) simple attributes, which are located on the back page of this guide book. We also require staff, parents, guardians, and visiting adults to follow the Eagles' Way at all times.

Textbooks are the responsibility of each student. Students and parents have one week to carefully examine each textbook for damage not already noted. When damage is found, the book should be brought to the library so damages can be noted. Students failing to notify the library of damages within the first week must assume responsibility for any damages found when the books are returned.

Telephones in the office and in classrooms are for school business only. Office phones may be used upon the request of students if they have an emergency or if they have permission from an adult during the school day.

Electronic Devices and Any Other Toys ARE NOT ALLOWED at school. Lost or stolen music players, stuffed animals, headphones, or any other item that should not be at school will not be investigated by the administration or staff.

All Confiscated Items, including clothing, cell phones, electronic devices, etc. must be picked up by a parent or guardian. WE DO NOT CALL HOME FOR THESE VIOLATIONS. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with parents about items needing to be picked up. Items that are not picked up by a parent by the last day of school are discarded appropriately.


Daily Attendance

Regular daily attendance is expected. Students will report to school on time each day and be seated in class when the bell rings. Students with unverified absences may be assigned Saturday School to clear the absence. Excessive unverified and/or unexcused absences or tardies may also exclude a student from participation in semester and/or end-of-year activities.

  1. As  Per State Ed. Code, absences  may be cleared for illness, medical or dental appointment, or the death of an immediate family member.
  2. If you must miss school your parent needs to call the school at (858) 935-2650 to inform the attendance office. Unverified absences may become truancies if parents do not call and clear them with the attendance office.
  3. If a student is late, s/he must get a late pass from the attendance office before going to class.
  4. Students leaving early or arriving late are missing valuable class time. Please make appointments before school starts, on minimum days, after school, on school holidays, or during vacation time if possible.
  5. Students who must leave school during school hours must bring a signed, written note to the attendance office or have a parent/guardian pick them up and they MUST sign out in the office before leaving campus.

Truancies

The California Legislature (ED Section 48260a) defines a truant as any student:

  • absent from school without a valid excuse three (3) full days  or,

  • who is tardy or absent  more than any 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year or,

  • any combination thereof.


Any student who is absent from school without a valid excuse for ten percent (10%) or more of the school days in one school year, from the date of enrollment to the current date, is deemed as a chronic truant. See "End-of-year Activity and Promotion Activities" section. Once days are deemed truant, Saturday School can clear these unexcused absences.

Arrival and Dismissal Policy

Arrival

  1. Taft's campus opens at 8:30am. Supervision is not provided before 8:30 am unless the student is enrolled and attending Prime Time. Students arriving before 8:30 am must be enrolled in PrimeTime and remain with PrimeTime staff.

  2. Upon arrival after 8:30am all students will report to the Lunch Court.

  3. Cell phones must be off and put away upon arrival and throughout  the day. (Including  PrimeTime)

  4. Gum is not allowed on campus. Throw it away before stepping on campus!

  5. Per CA DMV CVC 2122; any student riding a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, or such must wear a helmet.  All bicycles, skateboards, scooters, etc. should be locked, chained, and stored in the Bike Rack gated area before school starts.

  6. Students may go to a classroom if they have an appointment with a teacher. If the teacher is not in, the student is to go immediately to the lunch court.

  7. Breakfast is served from 8:30am until 8:50am.

  8. At breakfast, make selections quickly.