March 23, 2023
Important Upcoming Events
- Monday, March 27th - Friday, March 31st - No School - Spring Break
- Thursday, April 6th - KONA Ice during Advisory
- Friday, April 7th - No School - Good Friday
- Tuesday, April 18th - ILEARN Testing Begins
- Wednesday, April 19th - KONA Ice during Advisory
For other information dates, please visit our website at https://taft.cps.k12.in.us/parents-students/calendar-menus
Attention All 8th Graders
Summer School Gym: Those of you taking high school gym during the summer need to turn in the yellow physical card (dated on or after April 1, 2023) to the gym teacher on the 1st day of class. Yellow cards can be found in the nurses office or our school’s website. For students with asthma needing to use their inhalers before or during gym, turn in the Asthma Action Care Plan to the high school nurse before gym class starts.
Physicals: All incoming freshman need to get a physical, (dated on or after April 1. 2023) and turn it into the high school nurse on the 1st day of school-August 16, 2023. Those of you involved in sports will need a physical AND an IHSAA form to be completed.
Incoming 9th Grade Information
If you have any questions, reach out to Vince Bauters, email@example.com
New Taft Making Great Progress
Send cash in an envelope with student’s name on it.
Households can prepay on line their student accounts by visiting mymealtime.com.
Parents can also send in a check for any amount of meals desired.
We appreciate your help with this. If you have questions, please reach out to Kim Oostman (219-663-1507 ext. 12603)
8th grade parents:
We are starting to plan the 8th grade celebration which will take place at Taft on Friday May 19th from 3-4:30. If you are interested in helping plan this last big event at Taft, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, we will soon be selling 8th grade yard signs. We will post more information in the next couple of weeks.
21st Century Scholars
Attention 7th and 8th grade families: It’s never too early to start planning for college. The 21st Century Scholars Program allows income eligible Indiana students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. In order to be considered, applications must be completed by June 30th of the student’s 8th grade year. For more information, check out Scholars.IN. gov –or- visit the Taft website under “Links and Resources”. You can also view a short video using the following link: https://youtu.be/AqtLkTX_-ww .
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Guidance and Counseling Department.
If you would like to get out of the house for a few hours a day and earn some extra cash, please consider working in our cafeterias and or kitchens. Plenty of time to have breakfast at home, do some house work and then head into work for a few hours and be back at home in time for the kids to get home from school. Various positions available in several of our schools. Please call Pam Maloney if you have any questions 219-662-6480.
Please make sure to check your students account for any outstanding balances. Balances can be viewed and paid through your Parent Access account. Prompt payment is appreciated.
Did you know that you can adjust the notification settings in ParentSquare? Simply log in to your account on your computer's web browser or the ParentSquare app. Click on "My Account" and "Notifications". More instructions are available on the ParentSquare website.
ParentSquare syncs with RDS for parent contact information. Be sure you keep your RDS information current so you never miss a message!
Cell Phones / Earbuds
The federal program that provided free breakfast and lunch for all students has ended. If you need meal assistance OR textbook assistance, you must complete a free/reduced application at www.cps.k12.in.us/food.
The cost for a full lunch this year is $2.65. Various items can also be purchased ala carte. Breakfast costs $1.50. The school menu is highlighted below and is subject to change.