Weekly News (Feb 14)

Hancock Happenings Week 23 (Feb 14)
Posted on 02/14/2022
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Upcoming Holiday Weekend

As a reminder there will be no school on Friday, February 18th through Monday, February 21st in observance of Presidents Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, February 22nd.

Site Governance Team Meeting

Our site Governance Team will be meeting on Monday, February 14th at 2:30 PM.  We will be going over the budget for the coming school year if anyone would like to attend a live Zoom meeting.   Agenda and Zoom information is here:  Join Zoom Meeting  https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/82166173138  Meeting ID: 821 6617 3138

Hancock School Budget for 2022-2023

Each year our school site has to make decisions about the next year’s school budget.  If you would like to view the screencastify video about next year’s budget please click on this link:  Budget 22-23.mp4  Once you have viewed the video you may provide input as a parent or community member here:  Hancock Budget Input for 2022-23  Budget input will be available until Sunday, February 20th at 5PM.  Input suggestions will be shared with the School Site Council who will make the final decision on Tuesday, February 22nd.

Mask Mandate Changes

We are aware that the County of San Diego will be easing their mask requirements around the city for the general public.  At this time the San Diego Unified School District will still require the use of masks both indoors and outdoors for all staff and students, regardless of vaccination status,  unless actively eating or drinking on all of our campuses.  This is still in effect until the District directs schools otherwise.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the District mandate please contact Quality Assurance, (619) 725-7211 where your questions can be addressed at the district level. 

Spring Pictures Wed. Feb. 16

Spring Photo Day is this Wednesday!  Lifetouch will be back on campus to photograph our students in more playful poses. These photos are not used for records or yearbooks and students are encouraged to dress in clothes that show off their personalities. Flyers should have come home with information on pre-ordering pictures. Or you can visit mylifetouch.com  and use Hancock Picture Day ID EVTBBB3QC. Students will also have the opportunity to order after the photos are processed.

Summer School in Tierrasanta

This summer,  Hancock will not be a host site for the district’s Level Up Summer Program. These are the schools in our area that will have sessions: Kumeyaay ES, Vista Grande ES, Tierrasanta ES, Farb MS and Canyon Hills HS. The session runs a full 5 weeks, 4 hours/day.  Program dates are June 21 – July 22 for elementary and middle school. High school runs one week longer ending July 29. Registration is open now until February 28th  Register Here and you can find more information at Level Up SD.


Kindergarten Enrollment for 2022-2023

If you have a student to enroll for Kindergarten next school year, mark your calendar for “Early Enrollment” during the week of May 16-20. Parents will be able to pick up and/or return packets during that week to get early enrollment started. If you miss this window, general enrollment will begin in the weeks prior to school starting in August. Note, this is only for Kindergarten.  The district is revamping the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program.  More information on TK will be forthcoming. 

Dads Corps

SAY San Diego is currently accepting sign-ups for the next session of Dads Corps. The Dads Corps program is FREE and open to all fathers!  Dads Corps provides fathers opportunities to thrive as “Parents, Partners, and Providers.”  See the attached flyer for information. Or, visit their upcoming “drive thru” event on Saturday February 19 from 12:00-2:00 at HS Military Family Resource Center 3487 Santo Rd.

Donut Pre-Order Deadline 2/15

One of our most delicious fundraisers of the year is here!  Hancock PTF and Krispy Kreme are raising some dough for our school! Until Tuesday, Feb. 15th, the PTF is taking pre-orders for one dozen original glazed donuts. Each dozen will be $12 and a digital coupon will be emailed to you between 2/16 and 2/17.

Pre-Order Here!

How to Share Student Vaccination Status

Are your Hancock students vaccinated against COVID-19?  If so, sharing their vaccination record with our Health Office will greatly assist in our efforts to give you correct return dates if they are out due to a positive COVID-19 test or due to close contact with another positive person. The updated County Decision Tree (see below) allows students to return sooner if they are fully vaccinated. If you would like to share your students’ vaccination card, you can bring it to the front office for us to copy or you can take a photo of it and upload it below.  We will keep this information confidential, at our site only, and will only be used for office staff to assist in verifying absence related decisions.  Upload Vaccination Data and/or Test Results Here

Weekly COVID Testing at Hancock

Please know you may add your child to our weekly Tuesday asymptomatic testing on campus if you have not already done so. You have a few options to sign them up:

Option 1 - If you have already created a Parent Portal account, you can do the required opt-in and consent process in the Parent Portal. Here are those instructions.

Option 2 - Complete forms in person at the Hancock Office

Option 3 - Download these 2 forms and return to school with your child.  Opt-In Form    Consent Form

Note that once you complete this registration, it may take a week or two for your student to be moved onto our testing rosters.

Questions About Staying Home and When to Return?

With the recent surge in positive Covid cases across the nation we would like to remind everyone of the following:

  • If your child has symptoms or is complaining of not feeling well please keep them at home and follow this: e-Decision Tree, updated 2/8/2022
  • If your child has come into contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 please also use the e-Decision Tree, updated 2/8/2022to see if you need to quarantine your child. Please note the return to school date can be more than 10 days if the close contact is with a positive person in the same household.
  • Please note the county updates the decision tree often.We appreciate your patience and understanding as we are trying to keep up with the latest information.
  • Contact the school if your child will be absent for any reason. 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.

Set Up a PowerSchool Parent Portal Account

The PowerSchool Parent Portal connects you to your SDUSD student’s records. By setting up an account and adding your student you can view their attendance, trimester grades, and update contact information.  In addition, many district forms are starting to be added to this portal and allows you to complete these required annual forms online instead of on paper.  If you would like to set up an account, please email Dawn Van Boxtel in our office at [email protected].

Yearbook Purchases

YBPay is open now for purchasing 2021-2022 Hancock Yearbooks. Pricing is now $20. Visit https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/rbooks and enter Hancock’s ID 13554722.  Order forms are also available in the office.

Upcoming Important Dates

2/16                 Spring Photos

2/18-2/21         Presidents Weekend Holidays No School

2/22                 Special SSC Meeting

2/22-3/4           Spring Scholastic Book Fair

2/26                 Core Academy

3/21-3/25         Parent Teacher Conferences - Minimum Days all week

3/28-4/1           Spring Break - no school

5/16-5/20         Early Enrollment Window for 2022-2023 Kindergarten


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