Taylor Tales

from Principal Gilbert

Welcome to Autumn!!!

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We really need your help!!! Currently, school attendance is down as a whole and tardies are way up!

One criteria of a student’s success in school is regular and punctual attendance. Frequent absences may lead to poor academic work, lack of social development and possible academic failure. No single factor may interfere with a student’s progress more quickly than frequent tardiness or absence.

Unless your child is sick, please make sure he/she is getting to school on-time and every day. We understand that things have been very loose because of the online- learning situation but now that we are back in full swing, we need to be diligent about attendance. Our students have already missed so much time so we want to use every bit of time we can get so they can be successful!


Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually this year. Dates listed below in the "Upcoming Events". Your child's teacher will be in touch on setting up a time for the WebEx meeting. You can view your child's report card online. Report cards will be ready for viewing starting Oct. 26th. Follow the directions below.


1. Go to Taylor Website at taylor.d11.org and click the green 'Q" in the top right hand corner.

2. Click on "Parent Connection"

3. Log in using your "Q" PIN and Password. If you do not know your login, please call the

Front Office.

4. Click on child's name to see their information.

5. Click on "Marks" and "Standards" to see your child's grades for each subject and standard.



Playground is Closed Before School:

Normally, we allow students to play on the playground equipment before school, but with students entering the outside classroom doors this year, we need them to line up when they arrive to school. After school, if a parent is with the student, they can play on the equipment.


Parents and Guests: Unfortunately, Parents and guests are only allowed in the front foyer. They may NOT come into the halls or your child’s classroom at this time. If you need to visit us in the office, you may ring the front door bell as usual after you complete the health Screen by using the QR code posted on the front door for visitors. Scan this QR code with your phone's camera, answer the short survey questions. Then, you can buzz the doorbell and we will let you in.


Chromebooks:

Students will need to bring their Chromebooks and chargers to school. Students will be utilizing them in the classroom every day. Please make sure they are charged when they arrive. They will remain at school unless we need to go on remote quarantine and then they will bring them home.


Water Bottles: Students need to bring a water bottle to school. The fountains will only be allowed to be used to fill the bottles, not drink from.

Upcoming Events:


Oct. 2- Sock Hop Dress-up Day!!!

Oct. 13- PTA meeting - on lawn if weather permits, otherwise in gym

Oct 16- NO School- Teacher Work day

Oct. 19- NO SCHOOL- District Closed

Oct. 23- Halloween Costume Dress-up Day

Oct. 27- Picture day and Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 28- Virtual Dance Field Trip- whole school

and Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 29- NO SCHOOL Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 30- NO SCHOOL Parent teacher Conferences

Halloween Costume Day Oct. 23rd!!!!!

This year, because we cannot have our annual Fall Festival or Trunk-or-treat, we are having COSTUME DRESS-Up Day at school!!! It will be on Friday, October 23rd. Students may wear costumes all day. No play weapons, no blood or gore. We appreciate school appropriate costumes.

Mask Policy

Students will be required to wear masks whenever and wherever possible. All facial coverings must be appropriate for the school environment with no graphics or verbiage violating standard dress code policy. All students will need to supply their own masks and if students forget or lose their mask, they will be provided with a disposable mask. Students will be provided mask breaks during recess.

Remote Learning Attendance Policy

Can My Child Go to School Today?

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Choice Theory

What is Choice Theory? How can it help me with my children? Click on the links below for more information.

School times:

Breakfast: 7:25-7:45 am

First bell: 7:55 am

School Starts: 8:00 am

Dismissal: 2:30 pm

Technology Support!

Support Center

719-520-2211

Mon.- Fri. 8-5pm

About Our School

Our Mission

We dare to empower the whole student to

profoundly impact our world.



Our Vision

To be a school where we build positive relationships and empower students to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers who take ownership of their education through a growth mindset.


Taylor is a school committed to excellence and putting kids first. Academic achievement, commitment to safety, and a sense of belonging and community are high priorities. We have a dedicated PTA who highly support staff and students! Taylor is an Arts Integrated school providing students opportunities to learn through interdisciplinary content and demonstrate their learning through project-based activities. Our teachers utilize problem-based learning approaches, and rigorous college and career readiness standards. Our students demonstrate a high depth of knowledge, practice social and relational skills, and develop strong personal values. Students are provided opportunities to solve problems through the application of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Taylor is committed to preparing students to become productive 21st century citizens through quality instruction and high expectations for student ownership of learning. This year, we have started our journey as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts school.

Questions and Comments

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback on how we can improve what we do. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Gilbert at any time. You can also join us at our PTA meetings each 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30p.m. in our library. We'd love to see you!

What is SAC?

SAC stands for School Accountability Committee. SAC represents the school communities’ points of view and makes recommendations to the building principal for school improvement. With input from school principals, teachers, and SAC members, information is compiled which can be used to develop the School Improvement Plan.

GOALS of SAC:

· Facilitate communication between the school and the community.

· Discuss issues of Curriculum, Budget, Growth, Safety, Wellness, and Communication.

· Discuss all major school issues.

· Report to the DAC and the Board of Education.

Our SAC is combined with PTA meetings. Please join us if you'd like to be involved.

How to View Report Cards:


We are paperless now so to view your students' report card, follow the directions below.

1. Go to Taylor Website at taylor.d11.org and click the green 'Q" in the top right hand corner.

2. Click on "Parent Connection"

3. Log in using your "Q" PIN and Password. If you do not know your login, please call the

Front Office.

4. Click on child's name to see their information.

5. Click on "Marks" and "Standards" to see your child's grades for each subject and standard.