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Mask Requirements

Masks are required for ALL students and staff at all times indoors. Please refer to District 151 Safety Plan here for additional information.

2022-23 Returning & New Student Registration

Returning student registration is now open. Please click here to visit our parent portal to register your returning student.

 

For new student registration, please refer to our Registration and Residency page

2022-23 School Supply List

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Welcome to Taft School

Academics are the focus of an education at Taft School. You can learn about our school's policies, procedures, and philosophies by browsing the sections below.

Welcome to Taft School

It is the mission of South Holland School District 151, in collaboration with parents, communities and businesses, to be committed to educational excellence by providing opportunities in a wholesome, nurturing environment; preparing all students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens, who can meet the challenges of society.

 

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Upcoming Events

August 10 - September 7
MAP Testing (Kindergarten-8th Grade)
MAP Testing (Kindergarten-8th Grade)
Date: Aug 10 - Sep 7
Calendar: Taft Calendar

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level.

August 25
Pre-K Screening
9:00 AM
Pre-K Screening
Date: Aug 25
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Calendar: Taft Calendar
August 26
Overflow Pre-K Screening
9:00 AM
Overflow Pre-K Screening
Date: Aug 26
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Calendar: Taft Calendar
August 31
Taft Open House
6:00 PM
Taft School
Taft Open House
Date: Aug 31
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Taft School
Calendar: Taft Calendar
September 1 - October 6
AIMSweb Testing (Kindergarten-2nd Grade)
AIMSweb Testing (Kindergarten-2nd Grade)
Date: Sep 1 - Oct 6
Calendar: Taft Calendar

AIMSweb is a universal screening, progress monitoring, and data management system that is administered to students in kindergarten through second grade.  Our district uses AIMSweb to assess reading fluency and comprehension. 

July 11, 2022
2022-2023 Board Meeting Dates
June 3, 2022
2022-23 School Supply List
May 24, 2022
2022-2023 Board Approved Balanced School Year Calendar

Arrival

  • Morning supervision begins at 8:15am
  • Class instruction begins at 8:30am.
  • Students are not allowed to be on school grounds before 8:15am.
  • Students arriving after 8:30am are considered tardy.  They must report to the office for an admittance slip and then proceed to class.  Teachers are not allowed to accept students who enter their classroom late without a tardy slip.

All children will enter the appropriate door – those departing buses will enter on the north side of the building. “Walkers” will enter through the east gym door. For security purposes, all doors are kept locked. Parents/Caregivers will not be able to enter the building through the east gym door.

Parents/Caregivers must enter the building through the main entrance only.  

Dismissal

  • Taft Preschool A.M. students are dismissed at 11:05am.
  • All other students at Taft are dismissed at 3:00pm with the exception of the 2:30pm early dismissal on Wednesday.

Parents/Guardians/Private Bus Companies are expected to enter the east parking lot, off of Jefferson Street. All vehicles should form a single file line. Individuals should not park and walk to pick students up. This may cause safety concerns for students and individuals as vehicles are entering and exiting the parking lot. Door 2 will not open until 2:55pm.

Parents who wish to make his/her child a ‘walker’ (car pick-up) must call and inform the Office Manager. Calls must be received by 2:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and 1:45pm on Wednesday.

  • The parents or guardians of children who are picked up on a regular basis must show a Taft Identification Card. Parents who do not have their Identification Card will be asked to check in at the office.
  • A note from the parent or guardian should be sent to the office if a child is to be dismissed early or to another adult.

Contact Information

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Mrs. Elizabeth Navarro
Office Manager