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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

November 25 - November 27
Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Date: Nov 25 - Nov 27
Calendar: Taft Calendar

During Thanksgiving Break, there will be no school. District office and all school buildings will be CLOSED.

School and regular business hours will resume on Monday, November 30, 2020. 

December 4
Progress Reports Going Home
Progress Reports Going Home
Date: Dec 4
Calendar: Taft Calendar
December 7
6:30 PM
Jessica Buckner Administration Center/Remote
Date: Dec 7
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Jessica Buckner Administration Center/Remote
Calendar: Taft Calendar
Board Meeting
7:00 PM
Jessica Buckner Administration Center/Remote
Board Meeting
Date: Dec 7
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Jessica Buckner Administration Center/Remote
Calendar: Taft Calendar
December 21 - January 1
Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
Date: Dec 21 - Jan 1
Calendar: Taft Calendar

During Winter Break, there will be no school. School will resume on Monday, January 4, 2020.

October 20, 2020
2020-2021 Board Meeting Dates
September 9, 2020
Summer Food Service Program

Beginning this Monday, September 14th, School District 151 will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program at Taft, Eisenhower, Madison and Coolidge schools.

Comenzando el Lunes, 14 de Septiembre, el Distrito Escolar 151 estará participando en el Programa de Servicios de Comida de Verano en las escuelas Taft, Eisenhower, Madison y Coolidge.

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June 30, 2020
School Supply List


  • 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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Mrs. Angelica Guisinger
Assistant Principal
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Mrs. Elizabeth Navarro
Office Manager