Taft High School


Raider Families,

Our campus will be closed next week in observance of our Thanksgiving Holiday.

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons we have to be grateful. May your Thanksgiving be filled with family, friends, and appreciation.

We are grateful for our Raider Community and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Marti Fernandez

Taft High School Principal

School calendar amended to allow more teacher planning time

At this week’s Board meeting, Trustees approved changes to the District’s 2021-2022 school calendar to give teachers more planning time.

These five Teacher Planning Time/Student Early Dismissal Days are Jan. 26, 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.



Our Girl's and Boy's Basketball teams are hard at work. Come out and support them next week.

Varsity Girls BB vs Madison

Tuesday, November 23 2:30pm Paul Taylor Field House

Boys BB vs Sam Houston

Tuesday, November 23 1:00pm Paul Taylor Field House

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Football 2nd Round of Playoffs

We are excited to be entering our second round of playoffs tomorrow at 2:30pm in Edingburg Texas. Taft vs. Vela


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Taft Theatre Fundraiser

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As a reminder, Northside ISD students will receive meals at No Cost under the current USDA Waiver for the 2021-22 School Year. Although a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application is Not Required for student meals, NISD families may benefit from the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT is a food benefit for families with children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals at school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Child Nutrition Services will accept Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications for potential P-EBT Benefits for the 2021-22 School Year. Qualifying for Free/Reduced Lunch also helps with discounted AP Exams and SAT fee waivers.

Families are welcome to fill out applications online at www.schoolcafe.com or pick up a paper application at the Free and Reduced Office located at 7520 Mainland Drive, San Antonio, TX 78250.

For more information, visit the Child Nutrition website at nisd.net/schools/menus.


Here is this week's letter communicating positive COVID cases of individuals who have been on our campus. We are sanitizing classrooms, cafeteria, locker rooms and high traffic areas on a daily basis. As always student and staff safety is our number one priority. Please know that contact tracing is done each time there is a positive case and students and staff who are deemed in close contact for each case are notified immediately