Hancock Happenings Week 22: Jan 23

Hancock Happenings Week 22: Jan 23-27, 2023
Posted on 01/23/2023
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Do We Have Your Cell Phone #?

For many communications with our families (especially in case of an emergency), it is important that your student record shows a primary contact with a cell phone number. Please help us ensure that at least one Emergency Contact for each of your students has a cell phone number listed in our system. You can do this one of two ways:


  • Preferred Method: Update Contact Information on PowerSchool Parent Portal and be sure to look for the “Cell Phone” field. It must have a valid number listed.
  • Alternately, stop into the office to view your student’s registration card and make the updates in person.

Summer School Info

Even though summer is still a ways off, the district is gearing up to share this year’s program details and open the enrollment process. LevelUp Summer 2023 academic program and enrichment opportunities for all 9 weeks of summer details will be officially shared mid-February.  FREE summer opportunities will be available throughout the district and Hancock Elementary will be a host site for the Summer Academic Program. Our Summer Academic Program will run on the following dates/times:

  • June 20 - July 21 (No School on July 3rd or July 4th) 
  • 8:00 am-1:00 pm 
  • PrimeTime After School Program will be available during summer for qualified students who are enrolled in the Academic Program. A separate application will be required for PrimeTime.

Enrollment forms will be sent home with students next week and will be due back to Hancock at the end of February.  Visit the District’s Extended Learning Opportunities website for more information.

UTK Enrollment for 2023-2024 School Year

Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) will continue to be available in the coming school year for students born between September 2, 2018 - September 1, 2019.  The initial “pre-enrollment” will be online between Feb. 1 - 28, 2023. Visit the district’s UTK Website to stay informed.

Hancock Cafe Menu Update

Beginning the week of January 30, the lunch menu on Wednesday and Thursday will be changing. 

Wed - Choices will be Cheeseburger or Yogurt Parfait w/Graham Cracker

Thurs - Choices will be Chicken Drumstick w/Dinner roll or Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich

Please be aware that the menu may change without notice due to supply, inventory, or delivery issues. Students are always welcome to bring lunch from home. Visit the Food & Nutrition Services website for information and links to menus.

New Board of Education Member

There is a new Board of Education member who represents the Canyon Hills Cluster Schools.  Shana Hazan will be holding a special Zoom Meet and Greet just for the Canyon Hills Cluster on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 PM.  Please join our community at the following Zoom link: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/82708865187 or Meeting ID: 827 0886 5187  

New Sessions of After School Programs are Starting

We are pleased to offer a variety of afterschool enrichment opportunities for students. The next sessions of our current programs are offered below:


  • Young Engineers introduces children to the world of STEM through Legos. Their program runs 6 weeks on Fridays from 2:15-3:15. Starts 1/20. If you are interested in signing up your student or would like more information, see our Flyer or visit the program website.

  • 549 Sports teaches the fundamentals of basketball through dynamic drills, fun contests and controlled scrimmaging. Their program runs 8 weeks. Starts 2/7. Cost is $97. Register at 549sports.com or use the registration form.

  • Heartlight Dance teaches children hip hop, aerobic and zumba style dance routines. Their program runs 6 weeks on Thursdays from 12:20-1:20.  Starts 1/26. Cost is $55. www.heartlightsandiego.com Register by calling 619-255-6267 or email [email protected] (Flyer)

COVID Testing Update

Beginning Jan. 30, 2023, COVID-19 testing will shift from weekly site testing to an all home test kit model. Our last day of on site testing will be on Monday, January 23rd.  If you wish to continue testing your child at home weekly, or as needed, families may pick up free home test kits from the office through the end of the 2022-23 school year. The district will continue contact tracing and case management for all students and staff until further notice.  As a reminder, students should not attend school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of any cold-like virus, until those symptoms start to improve and there is no fever for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication). If any student tests positive for COVID-19, they should not attend school and report the illness to the school (see below).

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 call our phone line at 619-605-3200 and press 1 for attendance to leave a message any day/time.  Please be specific in your reason. 

Upcoming Important Dates

Jan 23 - SGT Meeting

Feb 1 - Pre-Enrollment Application Window opens for UTK

Feb 3 - Coffee with Principal

Feb 9 - Flag Assembly

Feb 17 -20 - President’s Holiday Weekend - No School


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