Taft Updates

September 3, 2022

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September Important Days


7th School Board Mtg @ 7:00pm

9th Fire Drill @ 8:30am

14th Second Harvest Food Distribution @ 2:30 8th Ave.


19th SSC @ 3:30pm

21st School Board Mtg @ 7:00pm

21st & 22nd School Picture day

26th ELAC Mtg. @ 8:30am

30th Free Dress Day

Dear Families,

This past week we had Ms. Liz Wolfe visit our classrooms. She got to see Taft students engaged in learning. Students working collaboratively in creating classroom norms to working in partners and having conversations about specific topics. It was great to see our students so engaged in learning and happy to be in school.

Thank you to all the families who were able to attend Back to School Night. We appreciate that you were able to visit with the teachers and learn what each grade level will be learning.

If you have concerns or questions about your child, we encourage you to make an appointment with the teacher so that you can share concerns or ask questions. Each teacher sends out information through text apps and hopefully you have all been able to connect with them through the Remind App for lower grades.

Thank you to all the families who continue to drop off students safely on 10th Ave.

Just a quick reminder that the drop off zone has been working much better this year as many families are able to pull up and stop to drop off their children, as well as pick up. We continue to have families park in the middle of the street on the left side of Bay and drop students off, this is not a safe manner to drop students off as they will need to walk to the cross walk to cross safely across the street. We also need to remind everyone that a U-Turn is illegal on 10th Ave and we continue to remind families to please not make a U-Turn.


All schools are dog free zones so please do not bring your dog onto campus or when dropping off or picking up students. We understand that your pet is part of your family, but with many children coming onto campus and leaving campus it is important that we continue to be a safe zone for all children. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME.


All schools are also are WHEEL Free zones on campus. So if your child comes to school on a bike , scooter, small motorized vehicle , please note that while on campus these items are not allowed to be used, they must be walked. For students who may ride their bike to school we do have an enclosed area for bikes near the 400 building.

Back to School Night


This months character trait focus is "Respect". We want all students to continue to learn about how Respect is an important trait that all should demonstrate.

Some important attributes about respect are the following: Video on respect

1. Be grateful

2. Understand Different Perspectives

3. Follow rules

4. Practice good manners song link

5. Think about body language: Our body language communicates to others, what we say, tone of voice, eye contact

6. Agree to disagree

These values allow us to show respect and support our students to learn to problem solve.

PTO (Parent Teacher Organization

We are in need of parents to help support our PTO. We need some who is willing to volunteer to take the lead so that we can have school events for our students. PTO is an organization that helps our school in raising funds for our students. We are in need of volunteers who are able to run for :

  • President
  • Vic-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

These positions are based on volunteers.
Some events that PTO support at Taft have been our Fall Festival and our Walk -a-thon. We currently do not have a PTO so we are not able to have a Fall Festival.

If you are interested in please fill out the following questionnaire. Here is the Link: https://forms.gle/crC9wtpPyyRKmvjq6

Reporting an absence

It is important to make sure that the office is notified as to the reason your child is absent. Please do so by either calling or filing out the school google form.

By phone: 650-482-2416

Google form link https://forms.gle/5cy3enb6TYaeXief8

Video on how to become a school volunteer

Video for you to watch


You can also use the QR code to see the video.

Taft Family Center

Link For Family Center page

Coordinator: Elsa Aispuro

email: eaispuro@rcsdk8.net

Taft Parent Handbook

Please visit this link to view our Student Parent Handbook. All information in regards to school is in it.

Some information in the handbook:

  • School vision and mission
  • Bell Schedule
  • Minimum Days Schedule
  • School Policies
  • Family Center resources

Parent Student Handbook link

Thank you!

Principal Herrera

Taft Community School

Taft Community School offers a preschool through 5th grade English and Spanish biliteracy program.