Hancock Happenings Week 27: Feb 27-Mar3

Hancock Happenings Week of Feb 27, 2023
Posted on 02/27/2023
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Attendance Matters

San Diego Unified has begun sending monthly reports to families regarding attendance. The next letter will be sent electronically by the district the week of February 20th.  You may already have seen the first of these automated reports, which will inform you of student absences, both Excused and Unexcused absences to date and help track Chronic Absenteeism. Chronic absence is defined as missing 10 percent or more of school days due to absence for any reason—excused and unexcused absences. This can translate into students having difficulty learning to read by the third-grade, achieving in middle school, and graduating from high school. If you have any questions about the letter, please contact our school’s Family Services Assistant, Ms. Nina Faircloth. Her number is (619) 709-4932.

Budget Input for the 2023-24 School Year

All district schools will continue reviewing and gathering input on next school year’s budget this week. Principal Hightower will be sharing the Hancock budget at her next Coffee With the Principal on Friday, March 3rd at 8:00AM. After you drop your students at school, join us in the “Eagle’s Nest” Room 702 to grab a cup of coffee and hear her presentation. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Here is a quick video regarding next year’s budget: Budget Presentation for 2023-24 

Here is a form if you would like to provide input to next year’s budget: Budget Input for 2023-24  

All input from staff, parents, and community members will be shared with our School Site Council who will vote on the site’s Title I funds on Monday, March 6th. 

Spring Break Camp Available

Need something for your kids to do during spring break? Here is an awesome opportunity to get your kids out of the house, making new friends, and being active! Sign up now to ensure a spot and please reach out if you need further financial assistance - it is available!  See flyer for details and contact information.

PTF Day of Service

Get ready to pitch in to help our teachers and staff during the PTF’s “Day of Service” on Friday, March 10  

This will be a day for cleared parent volunteers to give their time completing different tasks for teachers.  Teachers may need help with projects like copying and stapling, helping in the classroom, hanging assignments around campus, cutting out paper shapes for craft projects, etc.  You can now sign up for one-hour shifts - stay for one hour, or stay for the whole day. Sign Up Here.  We will have some light snacks and beverages in the Eagles Nest while we work.  Younger siblings are allowed inside the Eagles Nest while you work, but not into classrooms. Let's help take a little bit off of teachers’ and staff's plates!

SAY- San Diego Dad Corps 

SAY San Diego is offering FREE workshop series for fathers to succeed as “Parents, Partners, & Providers!”

Virtual and In-Person Classes Available! See attached flyer for details. 

UTK Enrollment for 2023-2024 School Year

This week, February 28th, is the last day to pre-enroll your child for Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) for the 2023-2024 school year. Children qualify for next year’s UTK program if they were born between September 2, 2018 - September 1, 2019. Visit the district’s UTK Website to apply and get information. Parents will be notified by the district in April if they have a spot at Hancock.

Parking At and around Hancock

  • Please do not park on Brumby Street.  There are signs notifying you that there is no school parking allowed and residents have had difficulty parking in their own driveways due to cars blocking them.  

  • Reserved Parking Spaces: The 8 parking spots facing the kindergarten playground and garden are reserved for school staff. Do not park in these spots even if it’s for a quick pick-up. We have staff that work various hours and these spots are reserved for them. 

  • Handicapped Spaces: It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle in a space designated for disabled persons unless the vehicle displays either a special identification license plate or a distinguishing placard per California Vehicle Code. San Diego Police and SDUSD School Police periodically patrol the parking lot and will cite vehicles parked illegally. 

Are You an Online Shopper? 

Hancock has recently signed up for School Store. We can earn money from your online shopping if you start your shopping through School Store and identify Hancock as your beneficiary. There are over 400 merchants that participate. Stores like Walmart, Kohl’s, Chewy, Home Depot and Best Buy! Please consider visiting schoolstore.com and check out their offerings. We only get credit if you start your shopping at their website and designate Hancock Elementary in San Diego. Give it a try!

Reserve Your Discounted Yearbook Today!

February 28th is the last day to pre-order a yearbook at the current $14 price. Pricing goes up on Mar 1st. Reserve a copy online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/ School ID 13554723. Yearbooks will be delivered to students in June.

Connect 2 Compete Computer Distribution Event

The San Diego County Office of Education and Computers2Kids are hosting an event for families to purchase affordable computers on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kearny High School @ 1954 Komet Way, San Diego CA 92111. See attached flyer for details. 

COVID-19 Testing & Student Illnesses

Please keep your child home when they’re sick.  They must be at least 24-hours fever and vomit/diarrhea free (unmedicated) before returning to school. 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.  At home test kits are available for all students from the school’s health office. 

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please complete the Self Reporting Tool and notify the school’s health office. 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 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

Mar 3 - Coffee with Principal Hightower

Mar 6 - SSC Meeting

Mar 10 - PTF Day of Service

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