Weekly News 12/14/2020

Hancock Happenings Week 16
Posted on 12/14/2020

Winter Break - No School Dec 21 - Jan 1

The Hancock Staff and Parent Teacher Foundation want to extend a warm thank you to all of our Hancock Families and hope everyone enjoys the holiday winter break that begins after school on December 18th.  We will see you again, virtually, beginning Jan 4th.

Last Week of Hancock Attendance Challenge!

Continue to make sure your student is logging on to their class Zoom sessions and/or submitting assignments each day through December 18th to receive a prize pack when we return from winter break!  Download the “tracker” here to allow your student to track their days. These forms DO NOT need to be turned in.

Family Engagement Workshop

Our District’s Family Engagement Team will be providing a workshop on what their department can offer as resources within the district and community at large.  Meetings will be held Monday, Dec. 14th 5:15pm - 6:30pm or Thursday, Dec. 17th 9:45am - 11:00am.  Both workshops will have the same information and is intended for parents/guardians. Please view flyer here:   FETeam_Zoom_Dec_Eng.pdf

PTF News

Hancock Spirit Week Dec 14-18 - During the final week of school before Winter Break, students are encouraged to participate in Hancock Spirit Week and dress according to the themed days.

Monday- Wacky clothes day! Wear clothes backwards, inside out, and/or different shoes!

Tuesday- Sports day! Wear your favorite team or sports shirt

Wednesday- Crazy hair day!

Thursday- School Spirit day! Show your school spirit and wear your Hancock gear or colors.

Friday- Pajama or ugly sweater day! Wear your pajamas or ugly sweater and join us from 9-10am for our drive through Winter Wonderlot material distribution event.

Winter Wonderlot Materials Distribution Drive Thru 12/18 - CANCELLED

United Through Reading Holiday Recording Challenge

As we approach the holiday season with more challenges than usual, United Through Reading is here to spread some cheer.  Whether service members are deployed, not coming home for the holidays or just looking for a great FREE gift, a video recorded story and book will brighten any child's day.   We have a great selection of holiday books at our recording sites and available on our website.  Starting now through December 31st, participants that enter our Holiday Recording Challenge can also earn prizes for their children and themselves for recordings made on the UTR App.  The details of the recording challenge are here www.utr.org/holiday2020 and also attached to this email.  Please consider posting on your social media and distributing to your service members and families. Flyer

Meals over Winter Break Available

Hancock has been selected as one of the Curbside Grab n’ Go Meal Locations that will remain open to provide meals to children for the first three days of Winter Break. Meals will be available for all children 18 years and younger on Monday 12/21, Tuesday 12/22 and Wednesday 12/23 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for drive-thru or walk-up pick-up.  Winter Break Meals.pdf

Questions/Concerns About Distance Learning Technology Issues

Does your child’s Chromebook have technical issues?  When  you call the IT help line below for support, one of the first questions you’ll be asked is have you updated your child’s Chromebook lately?  To do that please come to the school parking lot or bench outside with the Chromebook shutdown.  Not just closed.  Boot up your Chromebook and look for the wireless connection to show it is connected to i21WIRELESS.  RESTART your Chromebook.  Please note:  Do Not Shutdown.  That does not update the computer.  It must be on Restart.  Let it run any updates fully.  Once you are able to login do so and open up Clever or other applications you normally use.  Then RESTART your computer again.  IT informed Mrs. Hightower it takes two RESTARTS (Not Shutdown) in order to fully update your Chromebook. 

Call the Family Technology Support Line at 619-732-1400 for initial troubleshooting. Support Centers are available to exchange devices SDUSD Family Technology Support Center Locations 2020-21.  The district also has a support website with lots of information and guides for troubleshooting.  District Technology Support Website

Need to Report an Absence?

If your child will be absent from online learning please be sure to report your absence.  You may report the absence using this google form or you may also call our phone line at 858-496-8310 and put in extension 115 to leave a message.  Please be specific in your reason.

Upcoming Important Dates

Dec 15 - 3rd Grade Materials Distribution

Dec 14-18 - Spirit Week 

Dec 19 - Jan 3 - Winter Break

Jan 4 - Distance Learning Resumes after break

Jan 13 - District Update on Phase Two Reopening



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