Thomas Hancock Elementary

Parent Guide

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Welcome to Thomas Hancock Elementary!

Thomas Hancock Elementary was established in 2016 in Pasadena ISD. We offer traditional classes as well as specialized classes such as Dual Language and Personalized Learning! We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding education for ALL students. We have created a structured, loving, and safe environment for our students, staff, and parents. In addition to our solid academic program, Thomas Hancock Elementary teaches children social and emotional skills and we provide a variety of extracurricular activities and family events!

Facts about our school!

Established in August 2016

Mascot: Bruno the Bison

School colors: Royal blue, green and silver

Motto: Explore the possibilities!

Specialty programs:

Dual Language

Personalized Learning– 4th Grade

We are an AVID School!

Safety Precautions

  • All staff and students are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to wear a mask when entering the building.

  • Parents please contact us by phone, e-mail, or virtual conference with questions and/or concerns.

  • Students may bring their own water bottle.

  • Sanitizing stations are placed around the building.

  • Self-Screening daily- review the PISD Health Screening Tool below.

  • ONLY students and Staff members are permitted in the building at this time.

As always, if you have questions, call us at 713-740-5430.



  • Breakfast is served daily n the classroom free of charge for ALL students. 7:30am-7:45am. Students who arrive after 7:45am will not receive breakfast.

  • Lunch is provided free of charge to all students this year and will be served in the cafeteria. Students may bring lunch from home.
  • For safety reasons, food deliveries are not permitted.


Car Riders Arrival: We have one car line. Enter the parking lot through Minnesota Street.

  • A staff member will receive you at a cone
  • They will open your door.
  • Please make sure your child is able to exit/enter your vehicle through the passenger side without obstruction, so your child is not having to walk around cars.
  • Parents will receive a car tag with their child’s name on the first day of school at arrival in the drop off line.
  • Please attach the car tag to your passenger side window when picking up your child in the afternoon.

Car Riders Dismissal:

  • We have two lines. Enter the parking lot through Minnesota.
  • Staff members will be available to help with traffic flow.
  • Display your car tag on your dashboard.
  • Students will be assembled in the building and walked out in order.
  • A staff member will load your child in your car.
  • A staff member will direct traffic.
** You can help by staying alert during dismissal. Thank you for helping us keep it safe!

Walkers: Due to safety concerns, only students who live in Sierra Vista Neighborhood and the Sterling Apartments may be walkers.
  • Our staff walks students to the crossing guard. Thank you for understanding that safety is our top priority.
  • An adult must be available to take students home at the cross walk.
  • We will continue to send walkers out in light rain. We will hold all walkers in the building during heavy rain or thunderstorms.

Bus Riders:
We have three buses. Students are loaded onto the school buses by our staff members. All students must abide by safety rules when riding the school bus. See bus routes below.

Daycare: Inform your teacher of the daycare your child attends.

Please inform teacher about dismissal plans (bus number, daycare, car rider, walker).

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School Supplies

For School Supplies, visit this link on the Pasadena ISD web page.


Please review our Welcome Back to School Meeting to learn about Title 1.

If you are unable to attend our Open House or Meet the Teacher, please contact your child's teacher to schedule a Zoom meeting to discuss their classroom procedures and learn about Title 1.

Parent and Teacher Communication

The following will be used for communication between TEACHER/STUDENT/PARENT:

  • Phone calls
  • Email
  • Remind messaging
  • Skyward Messaging system

At this time, all parent conferences must be over the phone or through video conference. Please contact your child's teacher for a parent/teacher conference.

Grading Policies

Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade

  • Students will be assessed on mastery of specific skills and strategies utilizing informal assessments, written responses, and other performance activities. If a teacher/staff member asks for a reply to their email, students should immediately respond to the email.

3rd Grade

  • Teachers will use a traditional academic grading scale to assess each student’s mastery of the student’s expectations on any instructional assignment or assessment.

4th Grade

  • We are a Personalized Learning School and utilize the grading standard set by our district.

Special Education, 504, Bilingual, Gifted & Talented Support:

  • Learners who are scheduled to receive support and/or accommodations, as outlined in the student’s individual plan. If you have questions regarding your student’s accommodations, please contact us.
  • ARD, 504, and other required meetings will all be held virtually.
Thomas Hancock Elementary- 2021 Federal Report Card

Pasadena ISD and Thomas Hancock Elem is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Skyward/Family Access:

Skyward Family Access allows parents, guardians and students to view and manage various information including a student’s attendance records, calendars, graduation plans/requirements, schedules, gradebooks, online assignments, grading and report cards.

Skyward Family Access Login

Need help with Skyward? Visit the Skyward Support Page.

Discipline Procedures:

For a complete description Pasadena ISD Discipline procedures, please refer to the district code of conduct.

Thomas Hancock Elementary

Principal: Veronica Sandoval

Asst. Principal: Catalina Garza

Counselor: Stacey Gomez

Parent Coordinator: Carmen Gonzalez

Executive Secretary: Rocio Ochoa