Hancock Central School District News Article

Emergency Closing Update - March 23rd 2023

Dear Hancock CSD Community Member,

After the March 21, 2023, closure, the district has one (1) emergency closure day remaining for this school year. In the event this remaining day is used for an emergency closure or "snow day," we will switch schools to remote instruction on any emergency closure day thereafter.

As a reminder, students, faculty, and staff should always be prepared to transition to remote instruction by ensuring their electronic devices travel home with them each evening, and are fully charged so they are ready for use the following day. Also, please be prepared to assist your child to access Seesaw or Schoology so they can more fully participate in their teacher's class. Finally, please note your child will likely have to log-in to the Zoom link of his/her teacher's class for any given daily lesson. Your assistance in these very important matters is fully appreciated!

In previous years, ifwe went over our emergency day allotment, we would be forced to "take back" days from our holiday breaks to make up the difference. We recognize that families and individuals might be planning trips or events for the spring recess, and by pivoting to remote instruction rather than closing schools, we will have no last-minute changes to the school's academic calendar.

We will therefore continue with our spring recess (April 3-7, 2023), as planned.

Please contact your child's teacher or building administrator if you have questions.

Please continue to check the HCSD website, http://www.hancock.stier.org, for updates.


Terrance P. Dougherty, Ph.D.
HCSD Superintendent of Schools

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