Taft High School


Welcome back Raider Families!

It is hard to believe there are only two weeks left in this semester. December 17th marks the end of the first semester. This is the time when students need to be cognoscente of turning in any missing assignments, checking on their attendance and ensuring they are studying for final exams. Parents we ask for your support on this.

At the high school level credit is awarded on a semester basis. Grades, attendance and credits will be reflected on their January report cards.

Marti Fernandez

Taft High School Principal

Homework Helpline

Operating Hours:

Monday-Thursday - ELEM - 4:00 - 8:00pm

Middle and High School - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday - ALL Levels - 10:00am to 2:00pm


1. Students need to sign into their NISD Portal.


2. Find and Click on the Homework Hotline Tile

3. Have them fill out the digital form

4. It will take them to a live Chat Agent that will assign them an AR Room if they do not need tutoring OR a tutor if they need assistance with an assignment.

5. Our AR Monitors are very strict and all students MUST agree to and follow our rules or they will be released.

Attendance Recovery Information

Here is a list of attendance recovery opportunities until Winter Break. There are only 13 days left to complete your attendance recovery for the first semester.

Consequences for NOT completing attendance recovery before Dec 17th.

* No credit for the course/s which are over 9 absences

* Will not be granted a VOE (Verification of Enrollment) needed to get or renew your drivers license

You MUST be under 9 absences in each class period to receive credit for the semester.

Reminder the district is offering attendance recovery hours

M-Th 6-10 (do all 4 hours and you get 5 total)

Sat 2-10 (do all 4 hours and you get 5 total)

Here are the days and times being offered whole group in person at Taft.

******* If you plan on attending in person you need to sign up BEFORE you arrive using this link: https://nisd.schoology.com/link?a=2067951954&path=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FSyagainig8w4udCr9

  • Wednesday- December 1, 2021 (4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Thursday- December 2, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Thursday- December 2, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Thursday- December 2, 20121(4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Monday- December 6, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Monday- December 6, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Monday- December 6, 2021(4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Tuesday- December 7, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Tuesday- December 7, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Tuesday- December 7, 2021 (4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Wednesday- December 8, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Wednesday- December 8, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Wednesday- December 8, 2021 (4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Thursday- December 9, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Thursday- December 9, 2021(8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Thursday- December 9, 2021 (4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Monday- December 13, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Monday- December 13, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Monday- December 13, 2021 (4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Tuesday- December 14, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Tuesday- December 14, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Tuesday- December 14, 2021 (4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Wednesday- December 15, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Wednesday- December 15, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Wednesday- December 15, 2021 (4:45pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria
  • Thursday- December 16, 2021 (7:15am-8:00am) In main office
  • Thursday- December 16, 2021 (8:00am-8:45am) In B104
  • Thursday- December 16, 2021 (2:00pm-6:45pm) In cafeteria

To view the update, click the link below:

Final Exam Schedule

Final Exams will begin week after next. Please see our schedule below. You can also visit our website at https://www.nisd.net/taft

Students must qualify for second semester exam exemptions. One of the qualifiers is that students must pass the first semester for the specific course . Please see student exemption memo below for a list of all qualifications.

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Free and Reduced Lunch

Dear Parent/Guardian,

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, applications are being accepted to provide increased funding and resources for campus programs and services that benefit Northside students, including potential P-E-B-T Benefits for the 2021-22 School Year.

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.

As a reminder, while all meals are free, qualifying for free and reduced lunch will help mitigate AP Exam costs and will make students eligible for fee waiver for SAT.

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Taft High School Senior Shirts /Cap and Gown Information

Seniors and senior parents. Let's help our class of 2022 raise money by ordering a senior class shirt today. Please visit myschoolbucks.com and look for Taft High School Senior class shirt. The deadline to order is January 14th.

We currently do not have an official date for our graduation. We will share details as soon as we have an official word from NISD. We do have information on cap and gown and this is the last extension to ensure your senior receives their cap and gown on time.

For Communications Arts students please refer to senior shirts and extended cap and gown details in Mrs. Banda's Newsletter this past Monday.

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Interested in Dual Credit?

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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.

Festive Holiday Calendar

Your Raider PTSA wants to celebrate December in style. We have planned themed days for 17 Days of December. There will be two contests. One for students on Dec 10th and one for faculty and staff on Dec 17th.

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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


Our robotics team made it to State. Best of luck to our Raiders as they compete.
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CHOIR All State qualifier

CHOIR: Congratulations to Wyatt Bulen who finished 5th Chair at Pre-Area Auditions. He will be competing for All State On January 7th.


Congratulations to our region orchestra students. The region Orchestra Concert is Saturday, December 11th at 5pm in the O'Connor High School Auditorium.
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Congratulations to Seth for being selected to All-State Jazz.
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Taft Theatre

Don't miss our production of The Lightning Thief.

Friday 12/3 at 7 pm

Saturday 12/4 7pm

Sunday 12/5 2pm

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News from the Go Center

We will be having On-the-Spot admissions with Schreiner University next week, if you are interested in participating, please complete this form, the free application and transcript request by Monday. https://forms.gle/HH2Ea1roC6NJdFx38