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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

February 27
Black History Program
1:00 PM
Black History Program
Date: Feb 27
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Calendar: Taft Calendar
March 4
Family Literacy and Math Night
6:30 PM
Family Literacy and Math Night
Date: Mar 4
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Calendar: Taft Calendar
March 30 - April 6
Intersession - Non-Attendance Days
Intersession - Non-Attendance Days
Date: Mar 30 - Apr 6
Calendar: Taft Calendar
April 7 - April 10
Intersession Instruction for Students
Intersession Instruction for Students
Date: Apr 7 - Apr 10
Calendar: Taft Calendar
April 17
Science Fair - Kindergarten and Pre-K AM
9:30 AM
Science Fair - Kindergarten and Pre-K AM
Date: Apr 17
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Calendar: Taft Calendar
June 27, 2019
2019-2020 School Calendar
June 26, 2019
2019-2020 School Supply List
March 6, 2019
Summer Meals

Arrival & Dismissal

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

Taft School

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