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Hancock Elementary School

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This week we recognized:

  • Luis Walter Alvarez
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Sonia Sotomayor
Inventors Hall of Fame - Luis Alvarez
'Hair / Pelitos' by Sandra Cisneros
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month | SONIA SOTOMAYOR
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September 27-October 1


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Mrs. Todd will be there from 9-11 on Saturday with DONUTS!!!! Come early.

This Tuesday...

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More Reasons as to why you chose the best district for your children!

2021 State of the District

Does your child still need a Chromebook?

A SchoolCash account has been created for each child. There is NO FEE, but it allows the parent to sign the Parental Agreement for the device.

  • If you already have a SchoolCash account, the form will appear as an item in your cart. They will click the link to sign the form and it will process through.
  • If you do not have a SchoolCash account, you will need to create an account, add your student(s), and then click to sign the agreement form.

Below are directions for creating a SchoolCash account, as well as a parent letter answering some questions.


Is this a requirement before a student receives a Chromebook?

Yes. This form must be signed before we will issue out a device.

When can parents start to log in and sign?

The item is attached to all students right now.

What about new enrollees? How do they sign?

SchoolCash syncs up with our systems each night. So if a parent completes enrollment (and the registrar completes the process) before say 5 pm today, they would be able to create their SchoolCash account tomorrow and sign the form.

How will parents know they need to complete this step?

We are asking that you share this information with your parents so they will know there is an electronic form to sign this year.

CFISD Community Mental Health Resource Fair

The CFISD Community Mental Health Resource Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the Berry Center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All parents, CFISD staff, and community members are welcome to attend to learn about the mental health resources in our community.

School Board Candidate Forum:

The candidate forum will be held on October 12, 2021, at the Berry Center from 7 pm - 9 pm. There are multiple candidates in this year’s election.

School Hours


Doors will open at 7:40 for students to begin entering. They may choose to go get their breakfast or head to class. Breakfast doors close at 8:00 am and breakfast is stopped being served.

At 8:00 am, our car rider team leaves their duty to begin working with their students in the classroom. If you arrive after 8:00 am, please park and walk your children to the door to check them in as staff will not be outside.

Tardy is 8:05.

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Day of Awesomeness is BACK!!!!

Kickoff is Wednesday, September 29

Mark your calendars:

Day of Awesomeness is Friday, December 3rd! Parents are welcome to attend with their children. More details to come.

Lunch Visits ON HOLD!!!!


Due to our numbers rising for COVID 19- we will be holding off on our lunch visitors. We will continue to monitor and keep you informed.

This week we have had quite a few students and staff go home due to COVID.

Birthday Options

Birthdays are celebrated at Hancock during lunch.

Our cafeteria is wonderful and offers the opportunity to purchase cookies or ice cream for the entire class for your child's birthday.

If you would like to purchase the items for your child and their class, please talk to the cafeteria manager: Marisol Rodriguez at 281-897-4523. She will be happy to set you up on the day of your choosing.

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This month we are celebrating...

102 birthdays

Females: 51

Males: 43

Staff: 8 birthdays

  • Ms. Tuch-Cafeteria
  • Ms. Ghourley-Kinder teacher
  • Ms. Zaidi-Paraprofessional
  • Ms. Chandler-3rd grade teacher
  • Ms. Jackson-PK teacher
  • Ms. Cutbirth-Paraprofessional
  • Ms. Mercadel-Counselor
  • Ms. Marvis-Custodian

Located in the cafe on the stage

If your child has forgotten or lost an item, you are welcome to come in and check lost and found.

Your child is welcome to look at the items during their breakfast or lunch. If you would like to look for yourself, please call the front desk to schedule to come to the campus between 8:30-10:00 am. We will be glad to have a staff member help you search for your child's items.

At the end of each month, items will be donated.

**Helpful Tip: Please label your child's belongings. If we find it, we will make sure it gets delivered to the student.

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Please check often, as the calendar is subject to change.

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Important Dates coming up:

September 28:

  • 2nd grade Math checkpoint
  • Willie's IceHouse Hancock Spirit Day/Night

September 30:

  • 3rd-5th Reading Language Arts Checkpoint

October 4-8: College Week

October 4:

  • Fire Drill

October 5:

  • 3rd grade Math Checkpoint

October 6:

  • 3rd grade Science Unit Test

October 12:

  • 1st grade Math Checkpoint
October 13:
  • 4th grade Math Checkpoint

October 14:

  • 2nd grade Science Unit Test

October 15:

  • 5th grade Science Unit Test

October 20:

  • 4th grade Science Unit Test

October 21:

  • End of 1st 9 weeks: Grades will be posted in Home Acess Center (HAC)

October 22:

  • Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

October 25:

  • Beginning of 2nd Nine Weeks

College Week is coming!

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Hancock Safety Protocols

Hancock is following the Lead Safely Plan set forth by the district.



  • Students, staff, and visitors must screen daily (prior to entering a school bus or school) for symptoms of COVID-19. If symptoms are experienced, individuals must not report to school or work until evaluated by a licensed healthcare provider.

Quarantine and Isolation:


Per Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order, face masks cannot be mandated in schools; however, the CDC recommends universal masking of all individuals in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Face masks are optional for all CFISD students and staff.
  • Face masks must meet the “Student Code of Conduct” and dress code requirements.
  • Bus drivers will provide disposable masks to students upon request.
  • Parents of students in grades Pre-K through five may request that their child be placed with other masked students in classrooms and other common areas, such as large group areas, cafeterias, playgrounds, and buses, to the extent feasible. Requests should be made to campus administration.


  • To promote good hand hygiene, all campuses have soap dispensers in all restrooms and hand sanitizer dispensers in all classrooms, building and cafeteria entrances, and buses.
  • Students, staff, and parents will frequently be reminded of good hygiene practices, including frequent and thorough handwashing, using hand sanitizer, and covering coughs and sneezes. See “Hand Hygiene Protocol”.
  • Disinfection

    • High touch surfaces, buses, classrooms, restrooms, gyms, locker rooms, and other areas will be disinfected with a hospital-grade/EPA-registered disinfectant nightly and throughout the day as needed.
    • The cafeteria will be disinfected with a hospital-grade/EPA-registered disinfectant after each lunch period. Students will throw their trash away.


    • To reduce contaminants in the air in all district facilities, CFISD has increased the introduction of outside air, improved air filtration, increased airflow, and ensured ventilation systems are cleaned and operating properly.
    • The scheduled start time was moved to 3 hours before school begins to bring more treated outdoor air into all facilities.
    • The HVAC department regularly inspects all outdoor air dampers to make sure they are open and cleaned and sanitizes all air handler coil surfaces and drain pans on a regular schedule.
    • The temperature setpoint at all facilities has been lowered and MERV 13 filters have been installed in units capable of accommodating increased filtration as recommended by the CDC.
    • District facilities have between six and eight air changes every hour ensuring clean air in district facilities.
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“Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization.”

8 Characteristics that model manners and the behaviors we wish to see:

  1. Contribute
  2. Be Kind
  3. Be Patient
  4. Be Honest
  5. Encourage People
  6. Apologize
  7. Forgive
  8. Thank People
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