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Weekly News Oct 5 2020

Hancock Happenings Week 6 Oct 5 2020
Posted on 10/04/2020
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Updates Needed for Your Student’s Record

The district requires us to update your student’s records annually with certain information.  This year, with student’s not on campus, we have a “digital packet” for you to update.  PLEASE HELP US BY COMPLETING THIS INFORMATION FOR EVERY CHILD YOU HAVE AT HANCOCK. It should only take a few minutes of your time. Please complete this information by Oct 9th.

  1. Updates in Parent Portal - Please log into PowerSchool Parent Portal and select these two options from the left hand navigation to make updates for 2020-2021. If you have not set up a Parent Portal account, follow directions here.  Contact dvanboxtel@sandi.net if you have any questions about setting this up.  Note: this does not work on the PowerSchool app, you must log into the website through the link above.
    1. Update Your Information: Please make sure we have the most up to date contact information, including email and phone numbers. Submit any changes.
    2.  LCFF Data Collection:  Hancock receives funds from the state through the LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) and the district is required to submit information about families through Parent Portal in Powerschool this year.  Please see this link for detailed instructions on how to enter and what will be asked:   Instructions for Parent. Please know this information is private and will not be shared for any other purpose.
  2.  SDUSD Universal Form and Health Information Updates -
    1. Please review the district’s updated Facts for Parents Handbook (English: Facts for Parents  Spanish: Información para padres) and

    2. Complete the required Universal Form and yearly health updates through this Google Form: https://forms.gle/wmCAQ1G6aBb9nepXA   *If you are unable to complete this via Google Forms, contact the Hancock office for alternative options

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 Phase One Return to school at Hancock

Everyone should have received a communication from Superintendent Cindy Marten regarding the potential for a small number of students to return to Hancock for scheduled sessions.  This phase is built for small portions of our student population who are showing the greatest need.  We do not anticipate large numbers of students participating in Phase One.  This will be the jumping off point for Phase two and it is meant to be a short phase which will inform us on how to move forward with future phases. Please know that although many of our staff would like to return for Phase One they simply cannot due to a variety of reasons which could include but is not limited to child care issues, health reasons, caring for a family member who is immuno-compromised, etc.  We as a staff will be meeting to discuss Phase one and then work on inviting those students who we can accommodate during this phase. As Superintendent Marten mentioned there is no additional action on your part.  Teachers will reach out directly to families.  We appreciate our families  and your patience and understanding as we move forward and hopefully have our students back on campus for full day instruction one day soon. 

MFLC Parent Session

Please join Ms. Sandy the Military Family and Life Counselor (MFLC) for a weekly zoom group for spouses on " Coping Strategies for Uncertainties for Life". A place and time to share thoughts and feelings about current life stressors surrounding military life. Groups are held every week on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30 pm. Please RSVP at 619-209-9831 at least 2 hours before group time. Looking forward to seeing you on zoom soon.

News from Hancock’s PTF

Great news Hancock families! AmazonSmile Foundation now recognizes Hancock PTF as a Public Charity and we are now able to receive donations from their charity, AmazonSmile! How can Hancock families help? Follow the link below for our unique school code. Already an AmazonSmile user? Continue shopping on AmazonSmile but select Hancock Elementary School Foundation as your charity and we will receive 0.5% back on all qualifying purchases.

 

Connect or set up your account at Amazon Smile https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0874698

Upcoming PTF Events:

Oct 17 - Dining out Fundraiser - Chipotle @ 5650 Balboa Ave Ste #106, 4pm-6pm

Oct 17 - Pre-Ordered School T-shirt Pickup - Hancock Parking lot - More Info coming soon

Oct 20 - Virtual PTF General Meeting - Via Zoom 4pm - More info coming soon

Questions/Concerns About Distance Learning Technology Issues

For technology questions/issues, the District IT Department has four Technology Support Centers for Families to exchange broken student Chromebooks and for hotspot pickups. We encourage families to continue to call the Family Technology Support Line 619-732-1400 for initial troubleshooting, but we can now direct families to exchange student Chromebooks when needed to one of the four Support Centers. Please view the SDUSD Family Technology Support Center Locations 2020-21 for locations.  The district also has a support website with lots of information and guides for troubleshooting.  This is a very helpful resource for issues you may encounter. 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

Oct 7 - Kindergarten Materials Distribution

Oct 8 - Johnson (Gr 4) Materials Distribution

Oct 15 - 2nd Grade Materials Distribution

Nov 6 - End of Grading Period 1

Nov 11 - Veterans Day Holiday - No School

 


 

Stay Connected with Hancock:

 

School Website

 School Facebook Page

Hancock Counseling Facebook Page

 Peachjar

PowerSchool Parent Portal

 

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