School Services at Taipei American School
A wide variety of food is sold at the different locations on campus: serving line, pizza bar, salad bar, and Village Snack Bar. Each location features unique and delicious selections.
Almost all of our food items at TAS are made from scratch in our kitchen and we are constantly introducing new items. Recent additions include gluten-free baked goods, along with numerous vegetarian and vegan dishes.
The snack bar, open Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, serves a variety of food choices which includes beverages (fruit juices, milk, hot chocolate, tea, and coffee), fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, salads, sandwiches, and a variety of baked goods.
The cafeteria, open Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, serves a daily hot lunch that consists of four components: milk, vegetable, fruit or dessert, and protein entree from Chinese or American cuisine. Entrées may be purchased individually or as a complete meal. A salad/fruit bar and potato bar are also provided. Both are self-serve.
The pizza bar, open Monday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 4:30 AM, serves pizza by the slice.
To see the weekly menu, please log-in here to view the Food Services section in the community portal.
Taipei American School maintains school bus routes to most areas of residency. Areas are determined not only by their distance from school, but also by travel time to and from school.
In general, we serve the Tianmu and Beitou areas with limited service to Yangminshan and Tamshui. The Taipei City area served is bordered on the east by Keelung Road, on the south by Roosevelt Road, and on the west by Zhongshan North/South Road. Additionally, service is provided to some areas of Neihu. The exception to this policy is the kindergarten-A bus service, which is limited to Tianmu and Shipai areas approximately 30 minutes from TAS.
Morning buses are scheduled to deliver students to TAS at least 5 minutes before the first class. Afternoon buses depart TAS approximately 10 minutes after class dismissal. A late bus is provided at 5:30 PM for middle and upper school students participating in a scheduled after school activity.
Additional information regarding bus passes, registration, and safety guidelines is provided in the Student Bus Service Handbook. Copies are available in the Transportation Office (1B68). Parents with specific questions should contact the Transportation Office at 7750-9900 ext. 307 or 304.
The Health Office is located across from the Chinese Library. Should your child feel ill during the school day they may report to the Health Office for evaluation. If your child is well enough to come to school, they are expected to participate in all class activities including PE/swimming.
All new students must submit a copy of the Medical Examination Form and a copy of Immunization Records.
All forms for new students are due three weeks prior to their start date. This is a requirement for enrollment and your child’s participation in athletics and activities.
Returning students in grade 3 and grade 6-12 must submit an updated copy of the Medical Examination Form
Returning students will receive an email to submit updates to immunization records as required. If you do not receive an email to submit updates, it means your child's immunizations are up to date.
All forms for returning students are due three weeks prior to the first day of school. This is a requirement for enrollment and your child’s participation in athletics and activities.
Mandatory TAS Immunizations include:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 2 doses (age 12 months, 1 booster 4-6 years)
- DPT/DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) 5 doses by 4-6 years. Tdap booster vaccination at 11-12 years (optional but highly recommended)
- Polio (OPV/IPV) 4 doses by age 4-6 years
- Hepatitis B 3 doses at age 0 months, 1 month, 6 months
- Varicella (Chickenpox) 1 dose at age 12 months
CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS
- Please contact the Health Office directly if your child has a chronic illness or condition (asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, heart condition, seizure disorder, etc.) and indicate details on the Medical Examination Form
- If your child requires emergency medication to be kept at school, for their medical condition, prescriptions must be renewed upon expiration.
- Any student who is required to take medication during the school day must do so in the Health Office, not in the classroom or cafeteria.
- Parents must provide written consent via note or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and keep the medication in the doctor’s original packaging with a list of the medication names. Each package or bottle of medication must be labeled with the student’s name.
RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER ILLNESS
- Please contact the Health Office if your child has been exposed to a communicable illness such as Chickenpox/shingles, Hand Foot Mouth Disease/Enteroviruses, Influenza, Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis.
- The nurse will provide instructions regarding policies for return to school.
- TAS has a nit-free policy before returning to school.
- Please arrange for the nurse at the Health Office to examine your child before returning to the classroom.