Hancock Happenings Week of Oct 3, 2022

Hancock Happenings Week 6
Posted on 10/04/2022
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Fall School Portraits Wednesday 10/5

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.

Flag Assemblies Are Back!

This Thursday, October 6th will be the first Flag Assembly in over two years. Students will line up around the quad near the flag after the 7:50 bell. We will do the Pledge of Allegiance together, hand out some awards, and make a few announcements.  Parents are welcome to stay and participate with us. 

Heartlight After School Dance Begins Thursday 10/6

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].

Coffee With Principal Hightower Friday 10/7

Hancock’s monthly “Coffee With the Principal” is back. Join Mrs. Hightower this Friday at 8:00am in the Eagle’s Nest (Room 702) to learn about what is happening on campus and ask questions. We will be covering our Site Plan Goals, Hancock’s Safety Plan, and introducing our new Community School Site Coordinator.  

Important Attendance Information!!

Please know that any absences that are not cleared with a reason within 5 school days will automatically be changed to unexcused per district policy.  Parents may clear an absence at any time by 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. These options are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  

SDUSD Choice Application window opening October 3rd-November 15th

The priority window for the 2023-2024 Choice Application will be opening this week.  Students who have moved out of Santo Terrace or Canyon View South during this school year, or were on the housing waitlist and were placed in a house outside these areas, must complete the Choice process in order to continue at Hancock next year. You can contact our clerk, Laurie Beeler, in the office if you are unsure if this is required for your student. Information and the application can be found HERE

Parenting Support Program - Information Meeting Oct 20th

The Defense Department and the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program are pleased to offer ADAPT for our community. ADAPT is a family resiliency program that strengthens families by reducing stress, improving parenting, preventing and reducing children's emotional and behavioral problems, and strengthening parental functioning. ADAPT is an evidence-based parenting program designed for military families with school-aged children ages 4-13. See the attached flyer for information.

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

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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