Taft High School
I hope you’re doing well. Since coming back from break, we’ve seen an increase in the number of positive COVID cases reported by our families. Our nursing staff has done an exceptional job taking calls and responding to those new cases, but we need your help. In an effort to expedite the reporting of student COVID cases we ask that you use the link below to report all COVID related matters such as a confirmed COVID case, positive test results, COVID exposure, and COVID symptoms
We have also attached the latest isolation and quarantine recommendations to help assist you in knowing what to do in regards to COVID related matters.
So again, if you have to report a COVID related matter such as a positive case, exposure, test results, symptoms, please use the link in this letter. Our nursing staff is continually monitoring submissions and responding to our families. It is extremely important that we get this information as soon as possible. Once the information is received, a daily link will be sent to you so your student can access the District’s remote conferencing system, which will help their attendance.
Please read more on CDC recommendations Here:
Hope everyone enjoys this three day weekend.
Will COVID related absences affect my student's exemption status?
Due to the surge in COVID cases, we are delaying the 'attendance' criteria for the second semester exam exemption policy. A start date will be determined in the future and will be communicated with plenty of notice. Please note only the 'attendance' criteria is being delayed.
FIRST EARLY RELEASE DAY
On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the first of five Teacher Planning Time/Student Early Dismissal Days will be held. Please make plans for your child to get home safely.
The other early dismissal dates are Feb. 16, March 23, April 20, and May 18.
Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m., middle schools at 12:40 p.m.,
and high schools at 1 p.m.
Breakfast and sack lunches will be provided on these days. Students are not allowed off campus during 4th, 5th, or 6th periods. They may grab a sack lunch in the cafeteria, bring a sack lunch from home or wait to eat lunch until dismissal. Thank you for your support on this
As of today, NISD is not considering any return to large-scale virtual learning. However, given what we are seeing with both staff and student absenteeism, there are a few things you can help us with to limit the interruption of instruction should your child have to be absent.
Please encourage your student have their NISD device with them daily and let us know if it is not working or if they need a device. In the event that your son/daughter needs to stay home, we want to ensure that they have access to their Schoology and their teachers.
Click Here for district and campus updates. This link will be updated by the District every Wednesday.