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Special Board Meeting

There will be a special board meeting on Wednesday 5/29/2019.

Board Meeting: 6:30PM

District Office

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

May 27
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Date: May 27
Calendar: Taft Calendar
May 30
1st Grade Spring Musical
6:30 PM
1st Grade Spring Musical
Date: May 30
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Calendar: Taft Calendar
June 4
Brookfield Zoo Trip - Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Brookfield Zoo Trip - Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Date: Jun 4
Calendar: Taft Calendar
June 5
Donuts with Dad (1st Grade)
9:15 AM
Donuts with Dad (1st Grade)
Date: Jun 5
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Calendar: Taft Calendar
Donuts with Dad (Kindergarten)
9:45 AM
Donuts with Dad (Kindergarten)
Date: Jun 5
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Calendar: Taft Calendar

News - Archives

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April 11, 2019
Preparing Students with ASD for College and Career Event
April 9, 2019
McKinney-Vento Fair
March 7, 2019
District 2019 Spring Festival
October 2, 2018
PRE-K SCREENING (by appointment only)

There will be a Pre-K Screening Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Please refer to the Registration and Residency page under the Parents tab for registration requirements before the screening date.

August 27, 2018

There will be a Pre-K Screening on Thursday, September 6, 2018 and Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Please refer to the Registration and Residency page under the Parents tab for registration requirements before the screening date.

Arrival & Dismissal


  • 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.  


  • 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

Taft School

393 E. 163rd St.
Harvey, IL 60426
Phone: 708-339-2710
Fax: 708-210-3254
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Ms. Angelica Marquez
Assistant Principal
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Mrs. Elizabeth Navarro
Office Manager