Principal's Message 5/9/21

Principal's Message from Sunday, May 9, 2021
Posted on 05/09/2021
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 5.  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 this Tuesday, May 11, 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 13 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 13  6:00PM – 7:15PM


Meeting ID: 815 6303 4816

Passcode: PIQE


Spanish PM

PIQE at Taft MS – Spanish Orientation PM

Tuesday, May 13  6:00PM – 7:15PM


Meeting ID: 832 8234 0369

Passcode: PIQE

ELAC This Tuesday 5-11-21

There will be an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting this Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.  Please join us in Zoom room 858 935 2650 to learn more about how to support our students who are English Learners.  All are welcome to attend.


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 is 846 2678 9480.  

Click here for the Zoom Link:   

We will have a brief presentation on the Summer Level Up Opportunities offered by our school district.  We hope that you can join us!

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 this Sunday.

Click here for the 8th Grade Family Survey

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 1:00 p.m.  More information will be coming soon.

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 will be available on Power School on Friday, May 14, 2021.


On behalf of the Taft Community,  we wish all our moms and anyone who serves as a mom to our students a Happy Mother’s Day.


Thank you and go Eagles!

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