July 2020


Hello Taft Family!

We are excited to begin our adventure with remote learning. One day, when it is safe, we will open back up our classrooms for in-person learning. Our Taft staff has been working hard to recreate Taft's tradition of excellence through a new, and improved remote learning experience. We are here to assist you and your child in any way we can. We are in this together.

Kim Corbett



Remote learning will begin August 4th. Teachers will be posting a weekly schedule. Our virtual classrooms will be held in Canvas. You will receive more information soon.

Participation is an expectation for all students. Attendance will be taken daily and students will receive grades reflective of their learning, effort, and completion of assignments/tests.


JULY 29 AND JULY 30, 7:00-11:00 AM

We will be handing out the laptops in a drive-thru format. You must remain in your vehicle at all times. Parents or legal guardians and students must be there in person to pick up their laptops. At pickup, staff will be asking families if they have reliable internet access and will have flyers with information about purchasing low-cost internet. Along with their laptop, students will be given instructions for logging on to their laptop, connect their laptop to WiFi and how to enroll in the Device Protection Plan.


Meet the Teacher will be held virtually this year.

Thursday, July 30th 4:00-6:00 pm and Friday, July 31st 10:00-12:00 pm.

On July 28th, you can find out who your teacher is by checking the parent portal.

Look for an email from your teacher on Wednesday evening, July 29th, regarding information for signing up for a 10 minute video meeting slot.

All teachers will also be creating introduction videos.

We are excited to meet our students!


Breakfast and lunch will start on August 4th from 11:00-12:30pm in our Taft cafeteria. Students will walk-through the cafeteria to pick up their food to take home. Parents can go to any MPS location to pick up a lunch and a breakfast for the next day.

Information about free and reduced meals, menus, and My School Bucks can be found at http://www.mpsaz.org/food

Office Hours

The office is open by appointment only at this time.

If you need help with registration or re-enrollment, please reach out to Lynette at 480-472-9080 or email at lhmadsen@mpsaz.org. For other inquires, you may reach out to Adrian at 480-472-9085 or email at allopez2@mpsaz.org.