Taft High School


Happy Friday Raider Families

We are excited to be opening the front entrance of the school. With the new construction comes a brand new security lobby. With this in mind, we will need to modify some of the practices that have been very convenient for our families, and apologize for any inconvenience. With the addition of this lobby we can only process one visitor at a time. Here are some of the changes:

  • Starting Monday we can no longer accept items being dropped off at the front office during the day. Please visit with your student to ensure they have everything they need before they leave home.

  • Starting Monday any parent pick up from school must happen no later than 4:05pm. We will not be able to release students later than this time due to it being too close to dismissal time.

  • Starting Monday our front loop will be open for parent pick up and drop off. The entrance closest to the Communications Arts will be open for student arrival only and will remain locked throughout the day. Thank you again in advance for your support.

We are also excited to announce that our library will be open for our students beginning Tuesday November 9th.

Marti Fernandez

Taft High School Principal

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As you are checking in on grades please know that the official gradebook is HAC. Schoology may have grades but it is not and may not be an accurate reflection of the actual grade. For the most accurate and up to date grades, please see HAC.

Click here to access HAC (Home Access Center)

If you are accessing HAC for the first time, (Your username is your email​ address​ and your password ​is ​the temporary password​ you received by email. You will be required to change it ​the ​first time​ you log in.)

Progress reports will be available on Monday November 8th.

If you are having an issue with HAC, please click here.


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


Northside ISD Council of PTAs offers a $500 scholarship to one high school

senior from each Northside ISD high school, who will be enrolled full-time in an

accredited college or university or a technical institute in the summer or fall

semester immediately following applicant’s high school graduation.

Through our scholarship program, Northside ISD Council of PTAs works to support

students who are focused on achieving career goals through higher education. In

evaluating each application, the Scholarship committee will also consider service

and participation in school activities, community involvement and scholastic merit.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a school in NISD.

• Applicant must be enrolled in a high school with a Local PTSA and be a current

member of that same PTSA.

• Applicant must plan to be enrolled full-time in an accredited college of university or a

technical institute in the summer or fall semester immediately following high school


• A completed electronic application must be received by November 10th, 2021 to be

eligible for consideration.

Click here to access the application.

Application Deadline is Wednesday November 10th, 2021