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Social & Emotional Health
Fall 2021 In Person Classes

We are scheduled to return to the Taper campus
for the 2021-2022 school year.
August 16, 2021.

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Excellent Education Program
Innovative Methods of Teaching

Taper Teachers are committed to excellence. All of our teachers have completed rigorous training to ensure they are up to date with teaching methods that work.

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Learning Through Play
Devoted to the Early Education

Our school now includes Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to complement our distinguished school award winning K - 5 program.

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Taper Avenue and STEAM Magnet Presents:

School Site Council (SSC) Elections
On Zoom
Wednesday September 22, 2021
at 3:00 pm

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Links for Distance Learning

Link to LMS.LAUSD.NET
Link to LMS.LAUSD.NET
Link to LMS.LAUSD.NET


School Site Council Election for Parents of Taper Students

Your invited to Taper Avenue Elementary and STEAM Magnets (SSC) Elections on Wednesday September 22nd at 3:00 pm. Any parent of a student at our school may vote for candidates for our schools SSC.  We currently have 3 open positions on the council. Sayers, Jeremy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: School ...

Back to School Night Links

Looking for a teacher’s Zoom link? Click here for the Zoom link directory! ...

Fall School Portraits Friday, September 17, 2021

Fall School Portraits will be next week, Friday, September 17, 2021! Bring your best smile! Informational flyers will be available next week. ...

Virtual Back to School Night Thursday, September 9, 2021

Meet your child’s teacher, understand the curriculum, and gain insight to help support your child’s academic and social success! Join us for Back to School Night Thursday, September 9, 2021. Links will be available Wednesday, September 8, 2021 via Class Dojo, Schoology, and here on our website in the late afternoon. The schedule is as ...

LAUSD Lunch Menu for the Week of 8/16-8/20

Please click here to view our lunch menu for this week. You may also go to https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11718 to view future menus. ...

2021-2022 Important Dates to Remember and School Schedule

Here’s a quick snapshot of all our key dates to remember this school year, including holidays, minimum days and picture days! Click on Taper Important Dates ...

Magnet Orientation 21-22

Taper S.T.E.A.M. Magnet families, please access a short orientation video for returning and new students to our magnet. You may access the video presentation by clicking here. See you August 16! ...

LAUSD 2021-22 Online Program

ONLINE PROGRAM An Online Program will also be available for families with medical, social-emotional, or other concerns. Students will receive daily live online instruction for part of the day and complete independent work when not learning directly with a teacher. This program will be an independent study program run through the City of Angels school, ...

Welcome Back 2021-22

Welcome back Taper Families!!! We are excited to start the 2021-22 school year for a full day of instruction, 5 days a week and in person 🙂 Please go to https://bitly.com/21-22TaperAve to access the Taper Ave Elementary & S.T.E.A.M. Magnet letter, which includes important details for the first day of school. ...

Parent Portal

Need to access your Parent Portal account or create a new account? Go to https://parentportalapp.lausd.net/parentaccess/ and follow the steps. If you need your child’s LAUSD ID and/or your parent 4-digit PIN, please call the main office at 310-832-3056. ...

Taper COVID Testing Dates

COVID Testing @ Taper Ave. Elementary Th., August 5 & 12 from 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Gardena H.S. is open M-F from 8:00 am – 3:15PM All students and staff must have a baseline negative COVID test within 14 days from the start of the school year, August 16. ...

Reading Counts Award Winners

Reading Counts Awards 2021 A big thank you to all of the students who participated with these years reading counts.  Congratulations to all of the winners. Medals and trophies will be distributed to students who are in person at Taper.  Those students who are online learning can pick up medals or trophies at the school ...

5th Grade Culmination Information & Map

Dear Taper Families, On Thursday, June 10 starting at 12:45 pm 5th grade families are invited to come to Taper Avenue to celebrate with the entire Taper Staff our 5th graders culminating! We will also use this time to hand students their culmination certificates, awards, and other surprise goodies! Each family will drive in through ...

Assistance League Operation School Bell Community Grant

The Assistance League of San Pedro – South Bay is asking for your support by voting for Operation School Bell bit.ly/BGSanPedro Voting takes place May 10 – May 31 ...

San Pedro Community of Schools Townhall Thursday, May 27th 6:30 pm

San Pedro Community of Schools Townhall Thursday, May 27th 6:30 pm Zoom ID# 871 0735 9157 ...

Vote San Pedro- Buscaino Community Grant Program

Vote Now May 10th – May 31st, 2021 USE THE LINK BELOW TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT Bit.ly/BGSanPedro BBBSLA-School Based Mentoring Program in San Pedro Schools (Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Los Angeles) $64,636 The BBBSLA School-Based Mentoring program provides mentors for elementary classrooms to provide support, encouragement, guidance, and mentorship to students ...

A message from the  Toberman Neighborhood Center:

A message from the  Toberman Neighborhood Center: We are offering a jammed packed summer program for Family Source Center qualified clients. Summer Program:  Link to flyer Summer Youth Program We are having a 4 week summer camp starting July 6-30th from 9-3 pm. All qualified FSC members will not have a cost to register their son/daughter. The ...

Taper Spirit Days

These are Taper’s Spirit Days for the rest of the school year. ...

Schedule for Mondays

Good morning Taper Families!!! We had a great first week! It was amazing to see everyone come together to make our reopening a great success! A friendly reminder of our schedule for tomorrow Monday, April 26th and all Mondays moving forward. It is a shortened Monday schedule for professional development 🧡🐯💙 ...

New Student Enrollment Information

New Student Enrollment for the 2021-2022 Enrollment Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 – 10:30 1:00 – 3:00 Email or Call for more information [email protected] or 310-832-3056 ...

Video from Taper’s Town Hall on

Video link to tonight’s Town Hall. Thanks! Slides: http://bit.ly/TaperTH15April2021 Video: http://bit.ly/TaperTH15April2021Vid   ...

Taper Opens the Week of April 19th

Taper is scheduled to reopen the week of April 19th. A more detail schedule on opening dates for each grade level coming soon. Students returning to class will be required to have a Covid test. Many teachers been getting their tests at Dodson. In the past it’s been quick and easy. As more people get ...

Baseline Covid Testing For All Students

Students returning to class will be required to have a Covid test. Many teachers been getting their tests at Dodson. In the past it’s been quick and easy. As more people get tested the lines get longer though. You can schedule your test at https://lausd-rts.powerappsportals.com/en-US/signin Please know that even though this gives you appointment time ...

Taper’s Virtual Book Fair April 12th to 25th

Support our school and get great books at Taper’s Virtual Book Fair from April 12th to April 25th. We will be having a Scholastic virtual book fair from April 12th to April 25th.  Once the link is live on April 12th, everyone can go on a virtual book fair tour and interact with the fair! ...

Please join us for a fun filled night of Bingo!

Taper Families and Staff! Please join us for a fun filled night of Bingo! Help us support our April Student Art & Literacy project!!!! Games are at 6 PM & 7:30 PM. $5 a card! Order here by March 21st–> https://my.cheddarup.com/c/virtual-family-bingo ...

Reopening Town Hall Meeting Recap from Friday March 12th

In case you missed it. Please click on the following link to view Friday’s Reopening Town Hall Meeting. We will continue to have additional meetings as information becomes available. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oCinw6dcfOSjcpPPQNiJBhvEn8vEwHnU/view ...

Opening of School Survery

Taper Families!!! Please help us better prepare for a reopening of schools at Taper Avenue Elementary & S.T.E.A.M. Magnet.  Please complete the following survey no later than March 19th. You will need your child’s 10-digit district ID #. We appreciate your support! reopening.lausd.net/FamilySelection ...
Veterans Day Photos

We are looking for photos from Veteran’s Day for our Year Book!

We are looking for photos from Veteran’s Day for our Year Book! ...

Virtual Family Bingo Night!!! March 25th

Come join us for Virtual Family Bingo Night!!! This will be music themed Bingo hosted by Daniel, his company is Go For the Show! There will be prizes! You can purchase cards at the link below. Proceeds will benefit an art event in April and future family literacy. Any questions let is know!! Can’t wait!! ...
Taper's Virtual Talent Show Tonight at 6PM

Taper’s Virtual Talent Show Tonight @ 6PM!

Taper Families!!! Grab some popcorn and join us for our Virtual Talent Show!!! Tonight at 6pm! https://lausd.zoom.us/j/82977363358 ...

Taper Virtual Talent Show!!!

Important Dates and Actions: Complete online entry form/permission slip by February 12th: http://bit.ly/tapertigersspirit Submit performance video to [email protected] by February 19th, 2021 Online Show will be aired Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Rules (Please Read) – Preferred Time is under 2 minutes. One act per student Group acts may only be family members ...

Parent School Experience Survey

Please support us by completing the Parent School Experience Survey Available now through January 22, 2021 https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/8397 ...
A Workshop for Black Families

A Workshop for Black Families January 28th

Local District South presents A Workshop for Black Families on Thursday January 28th at 5:30. Guest Speaker: Dr. Kiwanis Norrington-Sandslicensed Clinical Psycologist Please register at https://STRESSworkshop or Scan the QR code in the image above. ...

Toy Drive December 4th – December 9th

Our Taper Toy Drive dates have changed.  The drive will now end on December 9th. School will be closed after 3pm on Wednesday December 9th. ...

Taper Town Hall

Taper Town Hall This post is a video from the Taper Town Hall Meeting. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hjgu62ZOpmQ_LJdt_F7Ujlkkybs4Uw-r/view?usp=sharing ...

LAUSD Return To Campus Survey, Testing, & Family Guide

Return to Campus Family Selection Survey  submit by 12/6/20: https://reopening.lausd.net/familyselection LAUSD COVID-19 Testing Appointment:  https://achieve.lausd.net/covidtestingappt LAUSD Return To Campus Family Guide  – https://www.tapertigers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/familyguide.pdf ...

San Pedro Community of Schools Newsletter October 26th

Please click the links to download the San Pedro Community of Schools Newsletter for October. The newsletter is available in English and Spanish. SAN PEDRO COS Newsletter_Oct_Eng.pdf (12.64 MB) SAN PEDRO COS Newsletter_Oct_Span.pdf (12.18 MB) ...

Taper Pride Assembly

Taper Pride Assembly November 2nd 2020 ...

Taper STEAM Magnet Q&A

Taper STEAM Magnet invites you to a question and answer session explaining our program and the application process. Tuesday 10-20 & Wednesday 10-21   @ 2pm on Zoom ...

Taper Community Mobile Library

Hey Taper Tigers!!! So excited to announce our new Taper Community Mobile Library!!!! Find something new and exciting to read!!! Books for early readers, series books, picture books, and even graphic novels!!! Once you finish your book, come back and swap it for another! Have books you want to donate, we’re happy to take them ...

Greetings From Taper – VidDay

Check out our Video from the staff at Taper on VidDay! https://share.vidday.com/o-mfrz42 ...

Townhall Meeting September 22nd @ 5:00 PM

Join us for a San Pedro Community of Schools Townhall Meeting to talk about online learning, COVID-19 testing, motivating students and much more. Sept. 22nd @ 5pm via Zoom go to http://tinyurl.com/SanPedro922 Code: 835654 ...

Kinder and TK Enrollment Ages 4 and 5

Our school is now enrolling for TK and Kindergarten. ...

Pdf file from Taper Town Hall Meeting 8-13-2020 @5pm

This article contains the pdf link below.  Taper Town Hall August 13 ...

A Message From Ms. Noriega

Dear Taper Families, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. We are all thinking of you and missing you greatly! As you know, LAUSD schools will remain closed through May 1st. Our Taper teachers and staff have been hard at work to ensure the continuity of instruction for their students. Our priority ...
Student and Family Handbook

LAUSD Student & Family Handbook

LAUSD Student & Family Handbook – English   LAUSD Student & Family Handbook – Spanish   ...

Principal’s Message

Hello and welcome to Taper Avenue Elementary & S.T.E.A.M. Magnet. I am very excited to be leading this tremendous school with such a dynamic staff, stellar students, and supportive parents and community members. Taper Avenue Elementary & S.T.E.A.M. Magnet is a school where students grow and thrive! Our students solve problems, own their actions, achieve, ...

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Links to the San Pedro Community of Schools