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Taper School Spirit Days

Our Taper Spirit Days are as follows:


3/4: Decade Day
3/11: Taper Pride Day
3/17: Green Day
4/1: Taper Pride Day
4/8: Mix/Match Day
4/15: Taper Pride Day
4/22: Crazy Sock Day
4/29: Taper Pride Day
5/6: Color Day (Wear your grade level color: Kinder: Red, First Grade: blue, Second Grade: green, Third Grade: Orange, Fourth Grade: black, Fifth Grade: pink)
5/13: Taper Pride Day
5/20: Hat Day
5/27: Pride Day
6/3: Hawaiian Day


Online Meal Application

If you have not done so already please go to


to submit your meal application for Taper Avenue.  In addition to the online application you can come into the office and pick up the packet to submit.  Any questions about this program please stop by the office.

Thank you

Traffic Congestion

The corner of Taper Avenue and Westmont will be experiencing a higher volume of traffic this year.  When dropping of your child(ren) or picking them up please avoid this intersection when possible.  Due to this we will have signs near the crosswalks urging families to use alternate routes to avoid this intersection.  In addition, we have implemented assigned gates for pick up at the end of the day.  Please use the appropriate dismissal gate provided in the table below.  If you are a picking up children in multiple grade levels please have the older children use the gate of the younger sibling.

Thank you,

Mr. Skrumbis


Dismissal Locations

Kindergarten – Barhugh Place Gate (alongside of Kindergarten yard)

1st and 2nd Grade-Taper Avenue Gate (front of the school)

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade-Casey Place (back of the school)

Quick Links

Daily Schedule

Regular Days

8:00 - 2:24

Early Out (Banked) Tuesdays

8:00 - 1:24

Minimum Days

8:00 - 12:29

Shortened Days

8:00 - 1:49 

**Breakfast will be in the Classrooms**

Grades K, 1, & 2

Recess 9:45 - 10:05

Lunch 11:30 - 12:15

Grades 3 & 4

Recess 10:10 - 10:30

Lunch 12:00 - 12:45

Grade 5

Recess 10:30 - 10:50

Lunch 12:30 - 1:15


Enrollment Information

***Student Advanced Studies (SAS) Application Window opens April 1st. We will be accepting applications from April 1st until April 29th. ***


Beginning March 1st, Taper is enrolling for incoming resident TK and Kindergarten only for the 2016-2017 school year


Permits (non-resident): 


Stop by the main office to fill out a request for permit for all grades, TK - 5th Grade. 


Permits offered:


Child Care - Childcare in the Taper Ave. boundaries

Work Permit - Place of employment in the Taper Ave. boundaries

Sibling Permit - If you currently have a student at Taper Ave. or Taper Magnet

School for Advanced Studies (SAS) - Applications will be available in April

Health Reminder!

If your student has a fever, please keep them at home to stop the spread of germs! Your student must be fever-free for at least 24 hours before they return to school to eliminate the risk of contagion.

Help keep Taper healthy! Thank you so much for your support!

Volunteer Information for the 2015-2016 school year



All parents and community members who volunteer at Taper Avenue School and Taper Technology Magnet must fulfill the following requirements:

 Submit an Online Application

            Any person interested in participating at Taper Avenue School and Taper Technology Magnet’s volunteer program, including continuing volunteers, LAUSD employees and interns must fill out the online Volunteer Application at http://volunteerapp.lausd.net.

1)         Login with LAUSD Parent/Guardian account or LAUSD email and password.  If you don’t have one, create an account.       

                     2)   After logging in, complete the online application. 

3)         Volunteers should print, sign and submit application and verification of TB clearance (within 6 months of applying) to the Taper Avenue School office.

After submitting application to the office, the application will be verified and checked through the Megan’s Law website.

PCSS will process the application and will send a letter and official volunteer badge.  Volunteering cannot begin before receiving a badge.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation with this new process.

Please call the office if you need assistance.



Steven Skrumbis, Principal

Like us on Facebook!

We are live on our very own Facebook community page! Like us on Facebook (and use the drop down arrow to receive notifications) and receive updates and alerts on your smartphones and tablets! Taper's Facebook page is updated regularly. Take a look!


click here to follow the link!

Taper on Facebook


We'll see you there!

Cafeteria Announcement

Just a reminder that LAUSD's Cafeteria Lunch Prices have changed: 


Prices Current as of August 2015


$2.25 for regular priced lunch and 

$0.40 for a reduced price lunch


To see this month's menu, click here.

To load money on your student's LAUSD cafeteria account, click here.

Common Core

Below is the link for the presentation given at our Common Core Training.

Common Core Training 


Here is an easy link that will take your student to the Practice Test site.  Log in as "GUEST"



For more information about the Common Core State Standards please visit



Volunteer Program

Volunteering is an integral part of the success of the students here at Taper.  As in any assistance situation, guidelines are established for the participants in order for the program to be successful.


The following guidelines have been approved by Taper’s School Site Council.


  • Volunteer application and TB test result form are available in the main office (TB tests must be done within one year prior to service)
  • Once we receive your completed application and TB test, the office will process and submit to the Parent Community Service Branch (PCSB)
  • Volunteers may begin servicing only when PCSB issues a volunteer ID card and a welcome letter.  Unlike in the past when you were able to volunteer as soon as you submitted your paperwork.
  • All volunteers must have a volunteer form and current TB test on file. (TB tests are good for 4 years.
  • All volunteers must go to the office and sign in prior to volunteering.
  • The length and frequency of the volunteer’s visit must be reasonable and determined by the activity being observed.
  • Discipline is the teacher’s responsibility.
  • All student work and behavior is confidential.
  • Children who are not enrolled at the school are not to be on the campus.
  • As a courtesy, please inform the teacher if you are unable to volunteer at your assigned time.

Notes from the Office

  • If you are bringing a lunch for your child please make sure it is here before lunch starts and your child must know to pick up his/her lunch in the office. We can no longer interrupt classes for lunches. (No fast food please)
  • Due to the high number of allergies Taper does not allow food items to be shared for birthdays and special occasions.  Instead of food, families are welcomed to bring in items such as books and/or pencils for the students.
  • Due to safety concerns adults are not permitted to bring food and/or drinks on to campus. Example: working in a classroom with a coffee
  • Please listen to your voice message first if you receive a call from Taper.


Upcoming Dates

March 2016

3/18 - Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:29

3/21 - 3/25 Spring Break, No school

3/28 - No school!

3/29 - Early Out Dismissal @ 1:24


April 2016

4/1 - 4/29 School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Application period

4/5 - LAST Early Out Dismissal @ 1:24

4/6 - PTO meeting at 8:00 am in Room 4

4/25 - Progress Reports go home


May 2016

5/23 - 5/27 - Book Fair Week

5/26 - Open House (times to be decided)

5/26 - Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:30

5/30 - No School, Memorial Day


June 2016

6/8 - Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:30

6/9 - Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:30

6/10 - Minimum Day Dismissal @ 12:30

6/10 - Last Day of School

Donors Choose

Taper teachers are now part of a program called Donors Choose.  This program allows teachers to have projects they want for their classrooms donated by familes, business, and other members of the community.  Simply go to http://www.donorschoose.com and search for your child's teacher on the left side of the screen.  Many teachers have already had projects donated and paid for.  All Taper families will be receiving a $15 gift card that they can use at this site.  Please log on to Donors Choose and support Taper teachers. Thank you.



Today: 8/30/16