Bulldog Broadcast

November 10, 2022

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Important Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th - No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, November 29th - Kona Ice (during Advisory)
  • Tuesday, December 6th - ECA Group Pictures
  • Monday, December 5th - Friday, December 9th - Book Fair
  • Tuesday, December 20th - End of 1st Semester
  • Wednesday, December 21st - Wednesday, January 4th - No School - Winter Break

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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Book Fair

Taft will be having a Book Fair from December 5th - December 9th, with a special late shopping night on Wednesday, December 7th from 5PM-7PM. More information will be on our next newsletter.
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Science Olympiad Fundraiser

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The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) requires school food authorities to establish written procedures for meal charges. The Crown Point Community School Corporation will adhere to the following meal charge procedure.

All cafeteria purchases are to be prepaid before meal service begins. Parents may send payment three different ways:

  1. Send cash in an envelope with student’s name on it.

  2. Households can prepay on line their student accounts by visiting mymealtime.com.

  3. Parents can also send in a check for any amount of meals desired.

A student who has charged a meal may not charge or purchase "a la carte" item(s), including extra main entrees. If a student repeatedly comes to school with no lunch and no money, food service employees must report this to the building principal as this may be a sign of abuse or neglect and the proper authorities should be contacted.

The food service manager or other school personnel will coordinate communications with the parent(s)/guardian(s) to resolve the matter of unpaid charges.

The automated call system will notify parents every week of any outstanding negative balance in the student’s lunch/meal account. Students who owe ten dollars ($10) or more will receive a second call every week. The food service manager will also send home letters each week to parents of students who carry negative balances every week.

When the student balance reaches fifteen dollars ($15) a food service staff member will send a letter to the family stating the balance needs to be paid. The letter will also include a message stating negative accounts of thirty dollars ($30) will be turned in the business office to proceed with collections. A free and reduced application will be included with the letter.

Negative balances of thirty dollars ($30.00) or more not paid in full will force the Corporation to take action to collect unpaid funds by means of collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method deemed necessary by the Corporation.

Fees occurred from the collection process will be charged back to the parent.

Students who graduate or withdraw from the corporation and have ten dollars ($10) or more left in their lunch/meal food service account the funds will be transferred to their sibling.

Students without siblings will be notified by mail by food services at graduation or withdraw date the option to receive a refund. If no response is received within five (5) days the student’s lunch/meal account will close and the funds will no longer available. Unclaimed remaining balances will be transferred to 080 fund.

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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