Weekly News (Apr 4-8)

Hancock Happenings Week 30 (Apr 4)
Posted on 04/04/2022
Hancock Eagle

Optional COVID-19 Home Test Kits

All students who were at school the day prior to Spring Break were sent home with a COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit containing two tests. These kits were provided by SDUSD and Primary Health. Students and staff might be exposed to COVID-19 during Spring Break and testing at home helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. You are encouraged to test your student three (3) days prior to returning to school (April 1) and again the morning on the day of return (April 4). Instructions were provided with the kit or can be viewed here.

Returning to School Monday April 4th

Monday April 4th is Hancock Donut Day!

To welcome students back to campus, each Hancock student returning on Monday will receive one Krispy Kreme mini donut as they arrive in the gates!

Mask Mandate Update

  • Masks will now be “Strongly Recommended” instead of required at all inside settings beginning 4/4/22.
  • Masks will remain mandatory in all healthcare settings which include
    • School Health Office and COVID testing areas (your weekly testing sites)
    • Any time a student or staff member is in the Health Office a mask is required
    • If a student does not have a mask to enter the Health Office one will be provided
  • Students/Staff are required to have a mask while in line for COVID testing on site.Hancock will provide each student who participates in weekly Covid testing with a ziplock bag to keep in class with a mask.Students may bring a mask from home or we will provide one if needed.
  • Students and staff may opt to continue wearing masks for a number of personal reasons and shall not be questioned or bothered about their choice.

Hancock Cafe Lunch Menu Change - After Spring Break, the Monday lunch item will be grilled cheese sandwiches instead of mozzarella cheese sticks. For a link to the district food services menu click here.

Purple Up For Military Kids 4/15 

The Month of April offers us a special opportunity to acknowledge and honor the service of our littlest heroes, our military children.  Established by Caspar Weinberger, the Month of the Military Child recognizes the important role military children play in our communities.  Hancock invites everyone to “Purple Up” on Friday, April 15th. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple. 

Core Academy Saturday April 16

Does your student have absences to make up? Could he/she use some extra academic support?  Core Academy not only provides students with an opportunity to receive additional instruction in various core subject areas, but it also gives students the ability to make up one full day of absence and up to 4 tardies!. The next session will be Saturday, April 16 from 8:00a to 12:00p. We will be offering this to students in grades 2-5 only. Spaces are limited. This is one of the final sessions of the school year. Note that students will be provided a free breakfast snack during the session. Parents must pick students up promptly at noon.

Sign your student up for Core Academy here: Sign Up Link for 4/16

Art to Remember

This year's Art To Remember fundraiser is kicking off! All the teachers will be distributing your child's personal order form within the next week, and you will be able to order canvases, coffee mugs, keychains, and other various items with your child's artwork on it! All orders will be made online. They should arrive in time for Mother's Day in May or Father's Day in June! A percentage of all the orders made will come back to the school for enrichment lessons, art lessons, and gardening classes. Thanks for your support, and enjoy Spring Break!

Parents as Partners - Zoom Sessions on Literacy

SDUSD’s Office of Family Engagement is offering “Parents as Partners” sessions this month on how you can support your student at home with improving their reading, writing and speaking. See the attached flyer for links and details.  Dates are: Wed. 4/6 @ 5:30p, Wed. 4/13 @ 5:30 and Wed. 4/27 @ 5:30

Returning Next School Year?

It is the time of year for us to start planning for the next school year. Whenever you have plans to move, the Hancock office staff needs to know dates and destination information so that your student’s records can be finalized.  We also would like to know about siblings that may be enrolling for next year. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in this survey about your plans for next year.

2022-2023 School Year

UTK Information for 2022-2023

A new UTK webpage is available on the NSEO website and includes a link to the UTK FAQs regarding the pre-enrollment process for the 2022-2023 school year.  The UTK Pre-enrollment window will be May 2, 2022 to May 20, 2022.

Mark Your Calendars for Free Books!

See this flyer for a special event in Balboa Park on April 30th where all children can receive free books!

Yearbook Order Deadline April 18

Don’t miss the opportunity to order a yearbook for your student! Cost is $20 and can be purchased at  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/rbooks and enter Hancock’s ID 13554722.  Order forms are also available in the office.

Questions About Staying Home and Returning after Illness?

  • If your child has symptoms or is complaining of not feeling well please keep them at home and follow this: e-Decision Tree, updated 3/19/2022
  • If your child has come into contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 please also use the e-Decision Tree, updated 3/19/2022to 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.
  • 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 24-hour phone line at 619-605-3200 and press 1 for attendance to leave a message.Please be specific in your reason. A staff member will follow up with you to confirm illness information and a return plan for your student.
  • If your student was absent due to illness and is required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school, please upload your test result here: Upload Test Results HereA photo or screenshot of the result works best.

Upcoming Important Dates

4/5                   PTF Meeting

4/11                 SSC Meeting

4/15                 Purple Up Day

4/18                 SGT Meeting

4/19                 5th Grade Promotion Photos

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

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