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Note from Taft

February 18, 2020

Taft Message 
February 18, 2020 

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Lunch Menu Changes:

  • Wednesday, 2/19 - No School
  • Thursday, 2/20 - Serving Corn Dog Meal(February 18th meal)
  • Friday, 2/21 - No School

No School on Wednesday, February 19th to allow as many people as possible to go support our Humboldt High School Wrestling Team at the State Duals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Wrestling begins at 9:00 AM. You can find the entire schedule on the IHSAA website, as well as on our district activity calendar. This day will be made up at the end of the school year, just like our snow days. Good Luck to our wrestlers and GO CATS!!!!

PATHS will be sponsoring a Bake Sale during Parent Teacher Conferences. If you’d like to provide goodies to be sold please return the bake sale sign up sheet to your child’s teacher by February 20th. Thank you for all your help!

PATHS SCRIP Gift Card Salesorder forms have been sent home with students.  This fundraiser works when you buy gift cards at face value and the vendor gives a percent back to PATHS for selling their gift cards.  If you’d like to order please complete the order form and return it to school with payment by Thursday, February 20th at 8:00 a.m.. Note the online enrollment code on the form is incorrect.  Use AE5C5L1736656 instead.  Gift cards will be available for pick up during Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you have never participated in this fundraiser please consider trying it; you can purchase gift cards for our local grocery stores, several local restaurants as well as national chain stores and restaurants.  If you have any questions please Tara Goedken at

After School Program has openings. This program is for preschool through 4th grade students and is housed at Taft Elementary.  Please contact Cadie Arends at or by cell at 515-890-1014.

Humboldt Parks & Rec Outdoor Soccer registration forms were sent home with all Taft students. The season starts April 18th and registrations are due to the Rec Center by April 5th.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held February 25th and 27th from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m..  In most cases your scheduled time will be the same as last fall.  Notes were sent home last week. If you need to make a change please contact your child’s classroom teacher directly.

Elementary Yearbooks - You can order an elementary yearbook for your child now through February 27th. The cost is $17.00. Checks should be made payable to Humboldt Schools or you can pay with cash. Some parents ordered these at registration in August. You can check your receipt or parent portal to see if you already have one on order. If you want to order online please contact your school's secretary to add the fee onto your child's account so you can make a payment online. This yearbook will include all elementary students from both Mease and Taft Elementary. They will be distributed later this spring.

Reminder: If there is a late start on a Wednesday due to weather, we will not have an early out that day. We will release at the usual times as on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.




Dates to Remember:

February 19 - No School; State Dual Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines

February 20 - SCRIP Orders Due

February 21 - No School; Staff Development 

February 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences

February 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences

February 27 - Elementary Yearbook Orders Due

February 28 - No School; Comp Day



SCHOOL DELAYS, EARLY OUTS, CANCELLATIONS - you should be getting a phone call, text or email depending on how your have your parent account set up in Parent Portal. We also use the following means to communicate to the public. Radio stations FM 97.7, FM 94.5 and FM 96.9 and TV WHO Channel 13. We also have the school hotline that you can call at any time 332-9700. 

"It is the policy of the Humboldt Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, marital status or socioeconomic status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy please contact the Humboldt Community School District, Lisa Thul, Assistant Finance Manager, 23 3rd St N, PO Box 130, Dakota City, IA 50529; 515-332-1330 or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; web site:"

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