The Capistrano Unified School District has teamed up with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Orange County (NCADD-OC) for the second year to offer parent education on the dangers of vaping. This year we are offering a prerecorded presentation that you can watch at your convenience or one live presentation on February 24, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This live presentation will offer a Q&A session at the end. Please see the flyer here for more information, presentation link, or to RSVP for the live session.
At the board meeting on December 16th, Trustees approved a temporary adjustment to Board Policy T5121.1 Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement to add Credit / No Credit grading marks for Physical Education. At the middle school and high school level, APEX/Online Physical Education will be graded as Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC). These CR or NC grades will be processed by teachers and finalized by 1/7/21 with student report cards will be published by 1/11/21.
General Temporary Policy Implications:
- Qualification for middle school honor roll is not impacted with a CR/NC in PE. PE grades are not calculated into qualification for these awards.
- As in spring 2020, these CR/NC marks will neither help nor harm your student’s grade point average. Students that received a mark of CR for PE will be granted PE credits. Students who received a mark of NC will not receive credit for the course.
The grade will show your student’s transcript as CR or NC in lieu of a traditional A-F grade. Students that received a mark of CR for PE will be granted PE credits. Students who received a mark of NC will not receive credit for the course.
Upon return from winter break, PE teachers will be working to determine options for students who did not receive credit for PE. Communication outlining options will be shared with students and families in January.
We understand the difficult times and dynamics we are in and thank our PE teachers for working diligently to support all PE students and their progression through the Apex content and other delineated assignments. This decision is intended to further support students and families and relieve concerns associated with GPAs and transcripts.
New Bell Schedule
Hankey’s Middle School bell schedule will shift from our current block schedule, to an onsite 5-Period Day (Tuesdays-Fridays) beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021. VIRTUAL MONDAYS will remain the same. This shift will provide students increased interactions with their teachers throughout the week.
Hankey Middle School 5 Period Day Schedule (Tuesdays-Fridays)
Period 1 8:00-8:50 AM
Period 2 8:54-9:44 AM
Break 9:44-9:56 AM
Period 3 10:01-10:51 AM
Period 4 10:55-11:45 AM
SOAR 11:55-12:15 PM
Lunch 12:15-12:50 PM
Period 5 12:55-1:45 PM
Period 6 ONLINE 1:45-2:35 PM
Hankey K8 Academy students and staff- it’s time to find your favorite holiday hats, scarves and/or ugly holiday sweaters because Wednesday, December 16 and Thursday, December 17 are HOLIDAY HAT and SWEATER SPIRIT DAYS- twice as much holiday cheer this year! Kindergarten and 1st Grade students can wear their PJ’s on Wednesday, 12/16 and their Holiday best on Thursday, December 17. Students-please remember to observe our dress code policy.
Give the gift of learning by registering your student(s) for a virtual after-school class!
There are a variety of classes that will complement your student(s) school curriculum: art, chess, coding, Lego, magic, movie making, music, theater, science, self-publishing, Spanish and writing.
Session 4 [Jan 11th – Feb 19th] Class times vary starting from 2:30PM!
Due to our upcoming student free day on Friday, December 18, 2020, Hankey Middle Schoolers will be ONLINE following the Tuesday-Friday, (8:00-1:40) bell schedule on MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2020.
- Grey Cohort will attend periods 2,4,5,6. ONLINE (8:00-1:40)
- Red Cohort will be working independently ONLINE (8:00-1:40)
- We will NOT be holding SOAR on Monday, December 14. Lunch will be from 11:45-12:45. Period 5 will begin at 12:50pm
Mr. Delgado will be conducting PE office hours from 1:40-2:35pm for Grey students. Mrs. Foote will be conducting Spanish office hours for Red students.
Free COVID Testing Opportunity
Free COVID testing is being offered every Wednesday from 2:00-7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00-3:00, in the Serra High School parking lot, through December 30. Appointments are required. Please see the attached flyer for more details.Serra HS Flyer(4).pdf
Our preschool SEALS programs are looking for additional typically developing peers to participate in our Role Model Peer Program! We would really appreciate it if you could distribute this flyer to your families in your weekly newsletters (and post in your office) and help us spread the word! Thank you!
Contact: Lauren Pattullo