Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Announcement Regarding CPS Policy of Cancellations
Hello Taft Students and Parents,
SUMMER CAMPS (CANCELED)
Summer contact days for coaches have been CANCELED and eliminated due to the pandemic for coaches and students. We apologize about any inconvenience as we are being proactive in the health and well being of our students and family. If you have paid for camps, please check your email as there will be a refund provided by our Illinois 8 to 18 account.
Chicago Public Schools has released new guidelines for group and athletic gatherings and district sanctioned travel through the latest Governor's announcement of schools remaining closed through the rest of the academic year, I am updating this message as a final cancellation for any event we had scheduled.
- Essential school activities involving students and school staff during the school day will proceed as usual. This includes lunch periods and our daily class schedule.
- All athletics and extracurricular activities are suspended until further notice. This includes practices, meetings and any athletic and sport competitions.
FIELD TRIPS AND ASSEMBLY PROTOCOL
- Assemblies and field trips are classified as non-essential and will be postponed.
- All school sanctioned trips beyond Chicago city limits are cancelled through the end of Spring Break. Additional guidance will be issued for travel post post Spring Break in the upcoming weeks.
STAY SAFE AND BEST TO YOUR FAMILIES
If there are any questions, comments or concerns, please feel to reach out. I apologize about any inconveniences and thank you again for your efforts and commitment.
8/1/2020 5:00 AM
Established: 1939 and 2018
Enrollment: 2,926 and 1,112 (Varsity Campus and Freshmen Academy)
Conference: Chicago Public League
Colors: Silver/Blue/Black (Alternate)
School Type: Public Coed
IHSA Board Division: 1
IHSA Legislative District: 1
The Taft Founder's March
Music & Lyrics by John C. "Pops" Rapier
Arranged by Brian M. Lavery and James J. Newman
Dear Taft you've our Loyalty
We're yours to command.
In victory or in defeat
Our courage will stand.
We'll fight for your fame
To your name we'll bring honor.
We'll carry your standard onward
Upward to the sky!
RAH RAH RAH!
GO TAFT GO!
HIT 'EM HIGH! HIT 'EM LOW!
GO TAFT GO!
The Taft Alma Mater
Music and Lyrics by James J. Stamm
O we hail thee Taft High
With hearts and minds we'll hail thee
Dear old Taft High
With pride we'll always praise thee
Be thou our guide
Through life to never fail thee
Our guiding light
To brighten hope, we'll hail thee
Taft High, dear Old Taft High!