Updates

Looking Ahead

Progress Reports will be available in ParentVue after 3pm on Friday, January 29.

January 27 & 28 - Next material/book distribution will be on January 27 & 28. More details come.

We will have 3 days for materials/curriculum that need to be picked-up for the remainder of Trimester 2. Teachers will communicate with you if they have anything for your student to pick up.

Pick up will be in front of Taylor outside of the auditorium. You can select the day/time that works best for you.

  • Wednesday, January 27 - Materials/Curriculum Pick-up - 9am - 4pm

  • Thursday, January 28 - Materials/Curriculum Pick-up - 9am - 4pm

  • Friday, January 29 - Materials/Curriculum Pick-up - 9am - 4pm

Hybrid Bell Schedule

When students are able to return to campus in a hybrid model this will be our schedule:

Week of 1/4/2021

Principal Communication

Monday, December 21, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021

Winter Break - No School - Office Closed

Monday, January 4, 2021

Distance Learning Resumes

In an effort to continue to keep everyone safe-

Beginning, Monday, January 4, 2021, please call the office @ 650-697-4096 if you need assistance. We will schedule a time for you to come onto campus if we can't help you over the phone.

Making an appointment will allow us to:

  • Ensure social distancing is taking place by those who need to come onto the Taylor campus.

  • Log everyone who is on campus each day which will help with contact tracing if there is a positive case reported.

We will not have any type of student material/book distribution scheduled the first two weeks of January. We will also not be selling any type of Taylor Gear the first two weeks back. Taylor staff will be working from home as much as possible during this time.

See Updates for past updates.

Millbrae School District Communication

With the holiday season actively among us and navigating the uncertainty around us we are providing easy to access resources via our Student Services Website. The site is frequently updated and a calming room has been added. Please be sure to spend some time taking care of yourself this season.

Bulldog News

Please check out the Bulldog News produced by our Journalism Class under the leadership of Ms. Record!

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch

https://www.millbraeschooldistrict.org/Administration2/8

Supporters of Taylor Music Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportersoftaylormusic

Registration into San Mateo Union High School District

For 8th grade families, priority enrollment begins on 12/1/2020 if you want to enroll your student into a high school (e.g., Mills, Burlingame, Capuchino, etc) in the San Mateo Union High School District for the 2021-2022 school year. For more info, see SMUHSD Registration.

Week of 12/14/2020

Principal Communication

Friday, December 18

Minimum Day

Here is the schedule for the day:

· 2nd period: 8:30 - 9:40

· 4th period: 9:45 - 10:55

· Break: 10:55 - 11:05

· 6th period: 11:05 - 12:15


See Updates for past updates.

Stress Reduction Session

Thursday, December 17 8:30pm

Please join us for a calming class to reduce stress and reset on Thursday, December 17th at 8:30pm led by Taylor parent, Paige Benjamin.

The Stress Reduction class includes mindfulness meditation, body awareness, and yoga inspired movement. Engaging in mindfulness meditation and movement brings about significant reductions in psychological stress. This class aims to help you manage stress, chronic pain, illness, anxiety, and depression. Please find a quiet space for the Zoom session. Though the class will be geared toward adults, all are welcome.

Zoom information to follow this week.

Taylor Staff Gift Giving

Expressions of appreciation comes in many forms - from priceless gifts of holiday greetings and warm wishes with notes or cards written by students to gift cards and physical gifts. Any of these can be emailed or dropped off at the Taylor office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30am - 3:00pm. If dropping off at the Taylor office, Ms. Thomas or Ms. Evans will be sure to get your gifts to the recipient(s).

Superintendent Message

Better Together Planning Webinar

Thursday, December 17 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Please find the attached flyer for Thursday night's planning webinar for a 2021 webinar series to be hosted by SMCOE in partnership with SMC Health, Stanford Children's Health, UCSF, and local pediatricians. There will be no Q & A or live engagement for the audience. Attendees will have access to a survey link that will capture additional data to inform the planning process. Students, families and staff are encouraged to attend.

The proposed 2021 webinar series will include monthly sessions and will run from January through May. Once the planning process is complete, our school community will have access to the dates and times of each session, as well as the link to register for each webinar session. I do not expect this 2021 webinar series announcement to be ready until the week of January 11.

If your schedule allows, I encourage you to attend this important planning webinar - Better Together: December 17 from 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm, registration link is on the flyer.

Please let me know if you have immediate questions.

Gratefully,

Debbie

Week of 12/7/2020

Superintendent Message

Friday, December 4

Good morning Millbrae Families,

"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation". Paul Theroux

While winter remains seventeen days in our future - I am sure you join me in welcoming the final season to what has been a year like none other. I am hopeful that while the holidays will look and feel quite different this year, that each of yours are filled with tremendous peace and joy while surrounded by those you love most.

As you may know, on Monday night our Board voted to move our in-person start date to March 11, 2021, with our staff return date being March 1, 2021. Beginning Monday, December 7, 2020 all students who were in-seat will return to distance learning. I am hopeful these new dates will allow us to more closely monitor the current surge in both state and local COVID data as well as provide space between the holidays and our return.

Beginning December 7, 2020 our District Office will be open to the public on a modified schedule, with office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. While there will be limited access for the public on Monday and Friday our District Office team will be working and will be available to serve you via the telephone or email. Chromebook exchange will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

As we approach our Winter Break please note that our District Office will be closed beginning Monday, December 21, 2020 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. During this time many of our team members will be on vacation and will find some space and time to enjoy this season with their families. We will look forward to serving our community in 2021 - a year that is sure to be filled with great health, incredible blessings and peaceful moments. I am hopeful that your holiday plans this year will bring you and yours stillness and a time of reflection and celebration.

Thank you for your continued extension of grace to yourself and and to our Millbrae team as we continue to navigate this time together.

Gratefully,

Debbie

Principal Communication

Tuesday, December 8

Report Cards posted in Parent Vue for Trimester 1

Update from School Board Meeting on Monday, November 30-

March 11, 2021 is the new target date for returning students to campus.

Small cohorts (students who were learning from the classroom on campus) have been moved back to distance learning starting on Monday, December 7.

See Updates for past updates.

Bulldog News

Please check out the Bulldog News produced by our Journalism Class under the leadership of Ms. Record!

Registration into San Mateo Union High School District

For 8th grade families, priority enrollment begins on 12/1/2020 if you want to enroll your student into a high school (e.g., Mills, Burlingame, Capuchino, etc) in the San Mateo Union High School District for the 2021-2022 school year. For more info, see SMUHSD Registration.

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch

https://www.millbraeschooldistrict.org/Administration2/8

Supporters of Taylor Music Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportersoftaylormusic

Week of 11/30/2020

Superintendent Message

Friday, December 4

Good morning Millbrae Families,

"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation". Paul Theroux

While winter remains seventeen days in our future - I am sure you join me in welcoming the final season to what has been a year like none other. I am hopeful that while the holidays will look and feel quite different this year, that each of yours are filled with tremendous peace and joy while surrounded by those you love most.

As you may know, on Monday night our Board voted to move our in-person start date to March 11, 2021, with our staff return date being March 1, 2021. Beginning Monday, December 7, 2020 all students who were in-seat will return to distance learning. I am hopeful these new dates will allow us to more closely monitor the current surge in both state and local COVID data as well as provide space between the holidays and our return.

Beginning December 7, 2020 our District Office will be open to the public on a modified schedule, with office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. While there will be limited access for the public on Monday and Friday our District Office team will be working and will be available to serve you via the telephone or email. Chromebook exchange will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

As we approach our Winter Break please note that our District Office will be closed beginning Monday, December 21, 2020 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. During this time many of our team members will be on vacation and will find some space and time to enjoy this season with their families. We will look forward to serving our community in 2021 - a year that is sure to be filled with great health, incredible blessings and peaceful moments. I am hopeful that your holiday plans this year will bring you and yours stillness and a time of reflection and celebration.

Thank you for your continued extension of grace to yourself and and to our Millbrae team as we continue to navigate this time together.

Gratefully,

Debbie

Principal Communication

Monday, November 30

Spirit Week - Meme Day - Recreate your favorite meme or create a new one!

First Day of Trimester 2

"Normal" Monday Schedule

10:10am - Good News in SEL

Tuesday, December 1

Spirit Week - Crazy Hair Day - Do something weird but creative with your hair!

Wednesday, December 2

Spirit Week - Hawaiian Day - Wear your favorite lei or dress up in something tropical

Thursday, December 3

Spirit Week - Disney Day - Wear anything Disney!

Friday, December 4

Spirit Week - Bring Your Pet to School Day - During class bring your pet up to the screen and let them say hi!

See Updates for past updates.

Bulldog News

Please check out the Bulldog News produced by our Journalism Class under the leadership of Ms. Record!

Registration into San Mateo Union High School District

For 8th grade families, priority enrollment begins on 12/1/2020 if you want to enroll your student into a high school (e.g., Mills, Burlingame, Capuchino, etc) in the San Mateo Union High School District for the 2021-2022 school year. For more info, see SMUHSD Registration.

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch

https://www.millbraeschooldistrict.org/Administration2/8

Supporters of Taylor Music Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportersoftaylormusic

Week of 11/23/2020

Principal Communication

Monday, November 23

Asynchronous Learning Day

Schedule:

  • Period 2 - 8:30-9:50

  • Period 4 - 10:05-11:25

  • Period 6 - 12:10-1:30

Tuesday, November 24

Asynchronous Learning Day

End of Trimester 1

Minimum Day Schedule:

  • Period 1 - 8:30-9:40

  • Period 3 - 9:45-10:55

  • Period 5 - 11:05-12:15

Wednesday, November 25

No School

Thursday, November 26

No School - Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 27

No School

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch

https://www.millbraeschooldistrict.org/Administration2/8

Supporters of Taylor Music Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/supportersoftaylormusic


See Updates for past updates.

Available NOW! 8th Grade Swag!

Commemorate your journey through middle school with our official class shirt for 2021! Choose to purchase either a t-shirt ($15) or pullover hoodie ($30) with the following front and back designs! Deadline to order is Wednesday, 11/25. Order Now!

Bulldog News

Please check out the Bulldog News produced by our Journalism Class under the leadership of Ms. Record!

Registration into San Mateo Union High School District

For 8th grade families, priority enrollment begins on 12/1/2020 if you want to enroll your student into a high school (e.g., Mills, Burlingame, Capuchino, etc) in the San Mateo Union High School District for the 2021-2022 school year. For more info, see SMUHSD Registration.

Week of 11/16/2020

Principal Communication

Monday, November 16

10:10am - Good News in SEL

Friday, November 20

11:30am-Noon - Thanksgiving BINGO presented by Leadership Class


See Updates for past updates.

Bulldog News

Please check out the Bulldog News produced by our Journalism Class under the leadership of Ms. Record!

Taylor PTA General Meeting

Thursday, November 19 at 7pm

Email info@millbraetaylorpta.org for the Zoom meeting URL.

Registration into San Mateo Union High School District

For 8th grade families, priority enrollment begins on 12/1/2020 if you want to enroll your student into a high school (e.g., Mills, Burlingame, Capuchino, etc) in the San Mateo Union High School District for the 2021-2022 school year. For more info, see SMUHSD Registration.

Available NOW! 8th Grade Swag!

Commemorate your journey through middle school with our official class shirt for 2021! Choose to purchase either a t-shirt ($15) or pullover hoodie ($30) with the following front and back designs! Deadline to order is Wednesday, 11/25. Order Now!

Week of 11/9/2020

Principal Communication

Monday, November 9

Schedule change for today.

We will follow the Wednesday schedule today since we do not have school on Wednesday.

  • 8:30am-9:50am - 2nd Period

  • Break

  • 10:05am-11:25am - 4th Period

  • Lunch

  • 12:10pm-1:30pm - 6th Period

  • Break

  • 1:45pm-3:00pm - Check-in time with teachers as needed

Tuesday, November 10

1:45pm-2:30pm - Coffee with the Principals. We will answer any new questions around returning students to campus in January 2021.

Join Zoom Meeting: Check your email from Principal Stelle for the Zoom link or email info@millbraetaylorpta.org.

Wednesday, November 11

No School - Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 12

Final day to complete Commitment Survey for your student. Please click this link to select the option that works best for your family. Do you want your student to continue with distance learning? Do you want your student to return to campus 2 days a week? As of today, the soonest we would bring students back to campus in the hybrid model is January 19, 2021.


See Updates for past updates.

Classrooms Setup When Students Return

Students will remain in the same classroom each day and teachers will move to a different classroom each period.

Students will remain 6 feet apart from others at all times.

Students and staff must wear a mask at all times while at school.

Plexiglass will be at each desk/table similar to the above photos.

Students will bring their books/supplies to school each day.

Week of 11/2/2020

Principal Communication

Sunday, November 1

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Monday, November 2

7:00pm-8:30pm - Taylor Town Hall Meeting

There will be Town Hall meeting on Monday, November 2 from 7:00pm-8:30pm for all Taylor families to answer questions and address any concerns about the school reopening plan for January 2021. This will be hosted by Superintendent Debbie French.

In order to prepare for the meeting, please submit your questions/concerns in advance on this form for questions:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdte4BqP6nPdiLZySd4lI-EK6eyidlyySQ_F7qEF0pieC6mwQ/viewform

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the meeting if you are not able to submit them in advance.

****THE Taylor Town Hall will now be part of a Special Board Meeting:

The Millbrae School District Board of Trustees will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020. The meeting is posted on Millbrae School District's Agenda Online:

http://agendaonline.net/public/Agency.aspx?PublicAgencyID=89&AgencyTypeID=1

For the Zoom Meeting Recording, please visit https://www.millbraeschooldistrict.org/News/10186

Taylor will provide an FAQ for the questions submitted in the form above.

See following documents:


See Updates for past updates.

It's Time to Send in Yearbook Photos

IT’S TIME TO SEND IN PHOTOS!

The Taylor yearbook committee is requesting photos.

Send in photos of....

  • Halloween costumes, decorations, etc. (anything Halloween related)

  • First day of school

  • Orange sky

  • Spirit weeks

Disclaimer*

Please make sure that you are allowed to be photographed before sending your photos in.

Send in photos to yearbook@millbraetaylorpta.org!

Please include yourself in these photos. We want you to be featured in the yearbook! Thanks for participating!

PTA Math Night Zoom Video Recording

In case you missed our first Parent Education event of the year on Thursday 10/15... Math Night joined by Ms. Wong (6th), Mr. Lee (7th) and Mr. Joyce (8th), you can view the Zoom Video Recording.

Week of 10/26/2020

Principal Communication

Monday, October 26

Spirit Week - Glasses Day

Tuesday, October 27

Spirit Week - Oversized Clothing Day

Wednesday, October 28

Spirit Week - Stuffed Animal Day

Thursday, October 29

Spirit Week - 80's Day

Friday, October 30

Spirit Week - Halloween Costume Day

Grade Level Costume Contest

11:30-12:00pm - Pumpkin Carving Contest - brought to you by Leadership Class

See Updates for past updates.

Picture Day(s)!

Lifetouch will be taking school pictures at each elementary school this year. Taylor students will have their pictures taken at any of the elementary schools on the days and times listed below:

Green Hills - 10/26 from 12-5pm

There will be one designated camera for Taylor students at each elementary. Lifetouch will schedule a retake day for Taylor students at Taylor in January.

More information will be coming soon to all families on ordering, etc. Everything throughout the process will be touchless and safe.

8th Grade Parent Information Nights

Don't miss these Virtual Parent Information Nights, designed to help families of 8th grade students learn about the wonderful high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District.

Highlights:

Learn about academic programs, and extracurricular clubs and activities.

Meet the staff who will help to guide your soon-to-be 9th Grader.

Learn important pre-enrollment and registration dates.

Each school will have a unique and informative evening planned for you.

https://www.smuhsd.org/Page/3534

PTA Math Night Zoom Video Recording

In case you missed our first Parent Education event of the year on Thursday 10/15... Math Night joined by Ms. Wong (6th), Mr. Lee (7th) and Mr. Joyce (8th), you can view the Zoom Video Recording.

Week of 10/19/2020

Mills High School 8th Grade Parent Information Night

Tuesday, October 20 | 6 p.m.

Zoom Link

Webinar ID: 990 4353 2242 | Passcode: 514894

Phone: 669-900-9128

For the schedules of the other high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District, refer to this doc.

8th Grade Parent Information Nights

Don't miss these Virtual Parent Information Nights, designed to help families of 8th grade students learn about the wonderful high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District.

Highlights:

Learn about academic programs, and extracurricular clubs and activities.

Meet the staff who will help to guide your soon-to-be 9th Grader.

Learn important pre-enrollment and registration dates.

Each school will have a unique and informative evening planned for you.

https://www.smuhsd.org/Page/3534

Principal Communication

Monday, October 19

Progress Reports Emailed to Parents/Guardians

If your student has a C- or lower in any class, you will receive an emailed student progress report on Monday, October 19 for Trimester 1. This will just be a progress report. There is still time to improve. Trimester 1 ends on Tuesday, November 24.

Tuesday, October 20

Deadline for student to submit Lion's Peace Poster

1:45pm-2:15pm - Coffee with the principals (Check your email for the Zoom Meeting link)

7:00pm - Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, October 23

No School for students

See Updates for past updates.

Picture Day(s) are Coming!

Lifetouch will be taking school pictures at each elementary school this year. Taylor students will have their pictures taken at any of the elementary schools on the days and times listed below:

Green Hills - 10/26 from 12-5pm

Spring Valley - 10/19 from 12-6pm

Lomita Park - 10/19 from 12-6pm

Meadows - 10/19 from 12-5pm & 10/20 from 1:30-6pm

For Spring Valley please sign up through the Sign Up Genius here.

There will be one designated camera for Taylor students at each elementary. Lifetouch will schedule a retake day for Taylor students at Taylor in January.

More information will be coming soon to all families on ordering, etc. Everything throughout the process will be touchless and safe.

Week of 10/12/2020

MEF Annual Fund Drive and Blue Shirt Contest

Wednesday, 10/14

The Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) Annual Fund Drive is under way! Please make your donation to the Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) to support quality education in our district!

Our goal is to ensure every Millbrae School District student can

LEARN WITHOUT LIMITS

The MEF raises money for the District to hire staff and pay for educational/enrichment programming for all Millbrae School District students. This year and the year's to come, your Taylor parent organization AND the MEF need your help. It is essential that we come together to help our students get the best education and resources possible.

Let's get this MEF Fund Drive off to a GREAT start

Please make your contribution online by going to the MEF DONATE page and clicking on the link: MEF Donation Page.

In order to support existing programs and education positions, we need your help.

Donate what you can today!

Please have your child participate in this year's BLUE T-SHIRT CONTEST on Wednesday, October 14th!

Class prize for 100% of students (or highest % per campus) wearing blue shirts! ANY blue shirt counts!

PTA Math Night

Thursday, 10/15 at 7pm

The PTA is excited to host our first Parent Education event of the year. For this session, we will be joined by Ms. Wong (6th), Mr. Lee (7th) and Mr. Joyce (8th) to talk about math. Please check your emails for Zoom link.

Principal Communication

Here's the latest Principal Communication - 10/9/2020 PDF.

See Updates for past updates.

Taylor Spirit Wear “SWAG”

https://squareup.com/store/taylor-middle-school

All orders MUST be placed ONLINE through the TAYLOR STORE

By Monday, October 12, 2020

orders will arrive in approximately 3 weeks

Week of 10/5/2020

Principal Communication - 10/9/2020

Picture Day(s) are Coming!

Lifetouch will be taking school pictures at each elementary school this year. Taylor students will have their pictures taken at any of the elementary schools on the days and times listed below:

  • Green Hills - 10/26 from 12-5pm

  • Spring Valley - 10/19 from 12-6pm

  • Lomita Park - 10/19 from 12-6pm

  • Meadows - 10/19 from 12-5pm & 10/20 from 1:30-6pm

There will be one designated camera for Taylor students at each elementary. Lifetouch will schedule a retake day for Taylor students at Taylor in January.

More information will be coming soon to all families on ordering, etc. Everything throughout the process will be touchless and safe.

Lion's Club - Student Peace Poster Contest

Lion's Club - Student Peace Poster Contest Information that was emailed to student's earlier today. Please encourage your student to participate.

Please see the attached:

Peace Poster Contest information, rules & guidelines. Also attached is an example of last year's Taylor winning poster (also go to http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/serve/contests/peace-poster-contest/ppc-grand-prize-winners.php for past winning examples).

Tuesday, October 20 is the Deadline for submitting your peace poster. You can drop it off in the office or take a photo of yours and email it to Mr. Stelle.

A helpful video about the Peace Poster Contest can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gib_ICTt8Sg.

It is important to read the attached Peace Poster Contest School Guide. The rules are specific and are important for the students to know before they begin (especially about size and format). The below rules are highlighted as follows:

1. Only a Lions Club can sponsor the Peace Poster Contest in a local school, organization or youth group;

2. Contest open to students who are 11, 12 or 13 years of age on November 15, 2020. Eligible birth dates are November 16, 2006 through November 15, 2009;

3. The contest theme is "Peace Through Service";

4. Artwork must be no smaller than 13 x 20 inches and no larger than 20 x 24 inches. Do not frame artwork.

5. Only one entry per student;

6. All artwork must be the individual student's original creation. Duplications are not accepted;

7. All media are accepted. Note: Chalk, charcoal and pastel entries should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. Do not laminate entries;

8. Three-dimensional entries will not be accepted. Nothing may be glued, stapled or attached to the artwork in any way;

9. The use of lettering or numbering on the front of the poster, in any language, is not allowed. All artists signatures or initials should be written on the back of the poster;

10. Artwork should be done on a flexible material, so it can be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube. Do not fold poster.

TIP: The past international winning posters were completely filled in with color without any background, paper or canvas left exposed. It may be a good idea to use paint or watercolor instead of crayons (look closely at the attached international winner example from last year).

Grades

Thank you for your patience with grades. Teachers are not able to post grades in Synergy right now. We are working with Synergy to correct and fix the issue. It is taking longer than anticipated on Synergy's end to permanently fix the issue. We hope to be able to post grades sometime next week. You will receive an email from us when the issue has been resolved.

Week of 9/28/2020

Spirit Week

Next week, September 28 - October 2, will be our first Spirit Week!

  • Mon. 9/28 - Sports Day - Wear a sports jersey or cap

  • Tue. 9/29 - Pajama Day - Wear your favorite pajamas

  • Wed. 9/30 - Hat Day - Wear any type of hat

  • Thu. 10/1 - Monochrome Day - Wear only one color

  • Fri. - 10/2 - Taylor Spirit Day - Wear your Taylor Spirit Clothes, or just black and red

Students dress in spirit wear, take a picture of themselves and send it to the email below. Students will need parent permission before submitting photos.

Submitting a picture could give students a chance to be in the yearbook and the Taylor Leadership Good News Show!

Picture Submission : 907406@millbraesd.org

Information/Questions : 907343@millbraesd.org

Looking forward to seeing your Taylor Spirit!

Bob Stelle, Principal

Sarah Seaton, Assistant Principal

Attendance ROBO Calls

Starting on Monday, September 28, a daily ROBO call will go out to families if their student missed one or more class periods that day. The calls will go out each school day starting at 4:00pm. Here is the message families will receive:

Your student was marked absent from one or more classes today at Taylor Middle School. All absences must be "cleared" by calling or emailing the office within 48 hours. If the absence is due to lack of technology or problems with access, please let us know.

To "clear" an absence please call the office @ 650-697-4096. If you "clear" and absence with the office before the end of the school day, you will not receive the ROBO call.

Curriculum Pick Up Wednesdays

Teachers will contact parents/guardians directly when they have curriculum that needs to be picked up. If you can't make it on Wednesday, please call the office @ 650-697-4096 to arrange a time that is convenient for you. You can also stop by the office window located in the B Hall courtyard between 8:30am-3:00pm. Students are also allowed to pick up when not in class.

Not all teachers will have curriculum that needs to be picked up each week. If you have any questions about curriculum, please email the teacher.

Taylor Spirit Wear “SWAG”

https://squareup.com/store/taylor-middle-school

All orders MUST be placed ONLINE through the TAYLOR STORE

By Monday, October 12, 2020

orders will arrive in approximately 3 weeks

Week of 9/21/2020

Thursday 9/24 at 7pm: First PTA General Meeting

Taylor Bell Schedule - Distance Learning

Don't Miss... How to Zoom for Parents

The PTA will be offering parent info sessions throughout the year for our parents to engage and connect with one another and our kids. Our first session will be a No Stress Zoom for Parents presented by Taylor parent and past Green Hills PTA President, Dawn Lee Tu. Dawn is volunteering her time to educate parents on the basics of Zoom and how we can help our kids get ready for their classes. Two sessions were offered on Tuesday 8/25.

Here is the No Stress Zoom Guide for Parents.

Seeking Tech Support Volunteers for Our Teachers

As mentioned by PTA Co-President Vivian Chu during the Taylor Principal Welcome & Information Session on 8/20/2020, the Taylor PTA is forming a volunteer "help desk" to provide tech support to our teachers. We're looking for volunteers from our Taylor community who are comfortable trouble shooting and providing technology assistance to our teachers.