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2020-2021 School Improvement Plan

John H. Taggart’s School’s Improvement Plan for school year 2020-2021 is now available. The window for review and comment is open for all community stakeholders (school staff, parents, students, community members) is open until June 30, 2020. After this, we will work together through the month of July to incorporate all relevant feedback and refine the plan.  You may view the plan by clicking the link above, and you may submit feedback by clicking here.

Pandemic EBT Assistance

The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides benefits, referred to as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), to families of school-aged children who would have otherwise received free or reduced-priced meals if it were not for school closures.

More information can be found on the School District of Philadelphia’s Pandemic EBT Assistance Page.

You can also fill out a form to update your address on the School District’s Pandemic EBT page.

Technology Resources

Stay up-to-date on Technology at Taggart, including information for loaner ChromeBooks, internet service, and the Technology Help Line.


Class Schedules by Homeroom

now available, click the above link

3rd Term Parent/Guardian Friendly Documents

This document was created as a one-stop shop for all to access. Within the folder you will find the core subjects (English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)extended Parent/Guardian Friendly Documents for the 3rd term.

Parent Guides to Technology

The following links will take you to a Google Drive where you can find the information.  If you need to have the information translated to your language, just click on the link with the name of your language.

Summer Meal Options

SUMMER MEAL PROGRAMS UPDATE: Beginning Mon., 6/15, additional meal sites will be available for children & families. For more information visit: Visit

More Meal Options

  • Location: Francis Scott Key School 8th and Wolf St.
  • Times and Days: Starts this Friday 5/8 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • What you get: Each person will receive one bag that contains a prepackaged lunch and dinner (2 meals total per person that comes). No ID needed.

Bilingual Counseling Staff Schedule

  • Spanish  — Mr. Loyola, Mondays
  • Khmer — Mr. Sour, Mondays
  • Burmese — Mr. Htoo, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Chin — Mr. Htoo, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Karen — Mr. Htoo, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Thai — Mr. Htoo, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Nepali – Mr. Kafley, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Pashto – Mr. Fnu, Wednesdays

Important Dates and Events

Click here for our Events page to see important upcoming events, testing periods, school closings, and calendars.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click here to see our food service menus for breakfast, lunch, and after school snacks!

Social Media Links

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Other Resources for Families

Includes bus transportation, school finder, school selection process, and more.


The School District of Philadelphia uses the State of Pennsylvania’s Common Core Curriculum.  Please see our Standards Aligned System for information on our standards and academic content.