Bulldog Broadcast

January 26, 2023

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Important Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, January 26th - Incoming Freshmen Family Orientation
  • Wednesday, February 1st - E Learning Day
  • Monday, February 20th - No School - Presidents' Day
  • Tuesday, March 7th - E Learning Day
  • Monday, March 27th - Friday, March 31st - No School - Spring Break
  • Friday, April 7th - No School - Good Friday

For other information dates, please visit our website at https://taft.cps.k12.in.us/parents-students/calendar-menus

22.23 SY Calendar

Please click here for the 2022-2023 CPCSC Calendar

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E-Learning Day - 2.1.23

Wednesday, February 1st is a scheduled e-learning day for all CPCSC students. Teachers will be participating in professional development.

The e-learning day will be asynchronous. Teachers will post the agenda in Buzz for students by 7:30am. Activities will be assigned to review or practice previously taught content, continue work and development of on-going projects or assignments, or introduce new content with supporting activities that are achievable by the student independently.

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Incoming Freshman Family Orientation

On Thursday January 26th Crown Point High School will be hosting an orientation night for the families of incoming freshmen students. This orientation is open to parents, guardians, and current 8th grade students. Parents and guardians are invited to join in the CPHS auditorium for informational presentations. Students are invited to meet in the CPHS cafeteria where they will meet with upper-classmen student-leaders who will take the incoming freshmen on a tour of the high school. Afterwards, there is a chance for parents and students to meet with high school counselors and department chairs.

A timeline for this event is provided below:

  • 5:30pm: Optional presentation on Advanced Placement and Dual Credit
    • This is an optional presentation for any families interested in learning more about Advanced Placement and Dual Credit classes. This presentation will take place in the CPHS auditorium. Students may attend this presentation with their parents.

  • 6:00pm: Parent Presentation
    • Parents and guardians meet in the CPHS Auditorium for a presentation on the transition from middle school to high school. This presentation will have a particular focus on the scheduling process.
  • 6:00pm: Student Tours
    • Students meet in the cafeteria. Upper-classmen student-leaders will take the incoming freshmen on a tour of the high school. This is also a time for students to ask questions about high school and the classes they can take as a freshman.
  • 6:30pm: Parents & Students Meet with Counselors and Dept. Charis
    • Parents and students reunite in the CPHS cafeteria at 6:30pm
    • There will be an opportunity to meet high school counselors
    • There will also be an opportunity to meet department chairs from every department at the high school.

  • 7:00pm: Event ends
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Redistricting Information

  • Please watch the section of our monthly board meeting in the link below. It contains valuable information about the data that will inform the redistricting process.
  • We continue to move through the steps of the redistricting process. At this time, we anticipate announcing new elementary and middle school boundaries to our staff and families in late February/early March.
  • Our redistricting website page has also been updated with the latest FAQs and we encourage you to visit the page to learn more.
CPCSC School Board Meeting - January 23, 2023
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Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year can be purchased for $40 through www.jostens.com.
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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.

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CPCSC Job Opportunities

As we kick off second semester, there are part time and full time positions available throughout CPCSC. Join our team! More information is available at www.cps.k12.in.us/jobs
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Textbook/Student Fees

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.

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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!

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Please remind your students to charge their Chromebooks each night when they get home.
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Club Information

Please see our club offerings below. If you have any questions, please reach out to the club sponsors.
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Cell Phones / Earbuds

Please remind your students that cell phones need to be turned off and in their lockers during the school day. In addition, wireless earbuds will not be allowed at school. All students will receive wired earbuds to use throughout the school year. Students are allowed to bring headphones from home, as long as they are able to plug into their Chromebook.
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School Lunches

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.
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Taft Middle School

Tracy Seibert, Principal ext. 12001

Kyle Hanaway, Assistant Principal ext. 12002

Jennifer Grill, Assistant Principal ext. 12004

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District Information/Updates

Please visit our corporation website for important district and community information https://www.cps.k12.in.us/about/district-news