Hancock Happenings Week of Sept 26, 2022

Hancock Happenings Week 5
Posted on 09/26/2022
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Hancock Happenings

Week 5 - Sept 26 - 30

School Site Council (SSC) Parent Ballot (Please Vote)

Thank you to the parents/community members who have stepped up to be on our SSC as parent/community members for the 2022-23 school year.  Please see their biographies below and click on the link to vote.  We are still in need of one more parent/community member so please write yourself as a candidate if you are interested.  

Beth StoryIt's so important to me to be involved in my children's education. I am happy to help with choosing how school funds are spent so that our kids can have the best education Hancock can offer them.

Katherine Gruber - My son is attending Hancock as a first grader. I want to be involved in making sure that him and his classmates are receiving what they need. I have a good understanding of what that is. Thank you.

Karla Travieso Ayala - I would love to be part of the Hancock School Site Council because I do have 3 kids that attend to Hancock. I also like to get involved with the school activities. 

Jamie Sanders - My children have attended Hancock previously and still attend schools in the district.  I still volunteer and spend a lot of time at Hancock.  

Parents please vote by clicking here:  https://forms.gle/8zMnj9RfFiX46Jxx7 

SDUSD District B Candidate Forum Sept. 28

If you are a registered voter in San Diego and would like to learn about the candidates for the San Diego Unified School District, District B position, you are invited to join a Candidates Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and Serra Mesa Community Council. The candidates will be present to discuss their position on issues and answer questions. See Flyer

ELAC Meeting Sept. 29

Hancock is looking for parents to join our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).  Does your family speak more than one language?  Want to help ensure that Hancock’s program and services for our multilingual children are the best that they can be?  We need you!  Join us for an information session over Zoom on Thursday, September 29th from 5:30-6:30 to find out more about how, with just a few meetings, you can help improve the educational experience for our students.  Please feel free to email Ms. Galaviz at [email protected] with questions.  We hope to see you then!  Join us via Zoom on Thursday, September 29th at 5:30

https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/87535370066   Meeting ID: 875 3537 0066    Password: ELAC

Fall School Portraits Oct. 5

Lifetouch photographers will be capturing your student’s image for fall portraits on Wed. Oct 5th. All students will be photographed. Pre-order forms should have gone home with your student. Return the paper form with payment to your student’s teacher or pay online at mylifetouch.com with Hancock’s Picture Day ID EVT8GKD2W. Alternatively, you can wait until picture proofs go home and purchase packages at that time.

New After School Program Begins Oct 6

The Heartlight Dance after school program is returning to Hancock! The program is for grades K-5. No UTK students, please. The first class will be Thursday, Oct 6th from 12:20-1:20. Hard copies of the flyer went home with students last week. You can also download the information here. Registration is not done by Hancock, it is done directly with Heartlight. Please pre register by calling 619-255-6267 or email [email protected].

Early Bird Pricing for Yearbooks

Hancock’s online Yearbook YBpay portal is now open for purchasing our yearbook at “early bird” pricing. Reserve a copy of the 2022-2023 yearbook at a discounted price of $10!!!  Order now through Oct. 30th to lock in this price. Prices go up starting Oct 31st. Order at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ School ID 13554723

Smart Watches and Cell Phone Use at School

Smartwatches, including those meant for kids, that can make phone calls, text, or get on the internet are not allowed to be used during school hours.  These devices are treated like cell phones. As stated in the Student Handbook, students will keep these devices always turned off and, in their backpacks, while on campus. They can only use cell phones or smart watches before or after school when outside the blue gates at the front of the school. We have seen more students using these watches during class creating a distraction to the learning environment.  If you have any questions, please contact Principal Hightower or Associate Principal Salas.

Important Survey Coming Via Mail

Impact Aid Funds are designated to assist school districts that lose tax revenue due to their enrollment of students from families who live or work on tax-exempt federal properties or are active-duty military personnel. Hancock is heavily impacted with federally connected students. Due to this, Impact Aid funds become an important part of our budget to support instructional activities for all students. To qualify for Impact Aid funding, the U.S. Department of Education requires us to survey each student to determine eligibility. Therefore, we ask all parents to complete the survey every year to help us qualify. This year, the Impact Aid Survey will be coming to you through the United States Postal Service on or after October 5th and will include a prepaid return envelope.  Please watch for this letter and return the survey in the provided envelope right away. 

Optional Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Hancock’s optional COVID-19 testing is every Monday from 8-11 a.m.  If you wish to sign your student up for the 22/23 school year, you must do it through Primary Health. Please use the Testing Sign Up  link. 

Students Absent With COVID-like symptoms

Please keep your child home when they’re sick.  If your student has any COVID-like symptoms (see list), please keep them home until the symptoms have improved and a negative COVID-19 test result has been achieved.  If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please complete the Reporting Tool: https://sforce.co/3HOD3ZL If you have any questions about when and what is required for your student to return to school, please contact our health office at 619-605-3200, Option 3.  If each of us makes an effort, we can help prevent the spread of this virus. 

Need to Report an Absence?

If your child will be absent please be sure to report your absence to the office, not just your teacher.  You may report the absence using this google form or you may also call our phone line at 619-605-3200 and press 1 for attendance to leave a message.  Please be specific in your reason. 

Upcoming Important Dates

Oct 5 - Fall School Portraits

Oct 6 - Flag Assembly 7:50am

Oct 6 - Heartlight After School Begins

Oct 7 - Coffee with the Principal 8:00am

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