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Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

We will be hosting a Covid-19 Vaccination Drive beginning this Wednesday, November 17th from 3-5pm at Madison School for children 5-11. You do not need to register but all children must be accompanied by an adult with an ID. Please view the flyer for our Vaccination Drive starting this Wednesday here.


Additional Dates: 

December 1, 2021 - Taft School

December 8, 2021 - Eisenhower School

December 15, 2021 - Madison School

December 22, 2021 - Taft School

December 29, 2021 - Eisenhower School

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

December 1 - December 17
MAP Testing (Kindergarten-8th Grade)
MAP Testing (Kindergarten-8th Grade)
Date: Dec 1 - Dec 17
Calendar: Taft Calendar

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

December 6
6:30 PM
Taft School
Date: Dec 6
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Taft School
Calendar: Taft Calendar
Board Meeting
7:00 PM
Taft School
Board Meeting
Date: Dec 6
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Taft School
Calendar: Taft Calendar
December 20 - January 3
Intersession - NO SCHOOL
Intersession - NO SCHOOL
Date: Dec 20 - Jan 3
Calendar: Taft Calendar
January 4 - January 7
Intersession Instruction for Students
Intersession Instruction for Students
Date: Jan 4 - Jan 7
Calendar: Taft Calendar
September 2, 2021
2021-2022 Board Meeting Dates
June 17, 2021
2021-2022 School Supply List
April 20, 2021
2021-2022 Board Approved Balanced School Year Calendar


  • 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