John Hancock Charter School

September 7 - 11, 2020

Dear Families,

I am so grateful for your diligence in helping us keep our campus Covid free. I have noticed that students are not coming to school sick. Students are following the health guidelines and you are doing the health screenings. With these efforts and the increased cleaning on campus, I am hopeful we can remain open for onsite instruction.

Please take a few minutes to review the newsletter items below.


Ms. Principal

Classic Skate Night - Save the Date

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30-8:30pm

250 State Street

Orem, UT

At this time we are keeping it on our calendar. Classic Skate is requiring masks and has increased their cleaning. However, please do what you think is best for you and your family.

Benchmark assessments - We are currently administering benchmark assessments. Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time having had a healthy breakfast.

Cold Weather

Outerwear and approved in-class warm apparel:

As the days are getting cooler, please remember to send your child with a jacket or warm sweater for use outside during recess. For indoor use, your child must wear an approved school uniform blue button-down cardigan sweater, vest, or solid blue fleece. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

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Resources to support learning

Assistive technology can help kids and adults manage many challenges in organization, social skills, reading and math. Take a look at some of these apps to see if your child can benefit from them.

Note-taking and Study Apps:

  • Evernote: This free basic plan brings note taking to a whole new level. Your student can sketch, take a photo, use audio and sync notes from multiple devices.

  • Google Keep: Think of this app like a mobile alternative to using "sticky notes". Help your child stay organized and focused by using this app to create notes and set up timely reminders to keep them on task.

  • Paperbywetransfer: This is the note-taking app for those who love to sketch, draw, doodle, or take notes by hand. You can doodle away as you sketch your notes in this app.

  • Brainly: Stuck on homework? This app connects with a community of students and experts to help guide you to the right answers. There is a free and plus version

  • Quizlet: Create mobile flashcards for any class or subject and let the app test your knowledge once you input the information.

Organization & Time Management Apps:

  • MyHomework: Easily track your assignments, projects and upcoming tests with this easy to use app. You can categorize by color, set reminders and check off when completed.

  • Rememberthemilk: A great homework and project mobile organizer you can share up to two other users as well. This app syncs with Evernote, Gmail and Google Calendar.

  • Forest: Grow a digital tree while staying focused. This fun growing tree visual can keep kids, teens and adults focused, but don't leave the app in the middle of your work or your tree will die.

Check out the article below from for more assistive technology

learning supports.

PTO Fundraiser


Your student is going home today with a letter about the PTO fundraiser. There is a copy of this letter attached to the email. Please read it and if you are able, consider donating to the PTO fundraiser. Money from the PTO fundraiser goes to the many programs the PTO supports at the school, such as orchestra, teacher appreciation, reading month and teacher grants. To donate, or to find more information about where donations go, visit

Since we know that the fundraiser is just one way that caregivers support the school, we are also sending home a mask lanyard with each student as a thank you to you. Mask lanyards are a hands free option to keep track of face masks during recess when students aren't required to wear a mask. Part of the reason for the success of our school is the countless volunteer hours put in by caregivers like you. Thank you for the many ways you support the school.

The fundraiser will run through Sept. 11, but we will gladly accept donations at any time. Thank you for your support.

John Hancock Charter School

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