School office hours and student hours

    Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Student School Day - 9:10 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

    How do I register my student for Kindergarten?

    Please contact the Central Registration Office to make an appointment.  610-630-5016

    Who do I contact in the office?

    Hancock Elementary School - Main Number 610-275-5522

    If you are calling about...

    - bus problems or discipline, please ask for Mrs. Peggy Cramer, Lead Teacher.

    - medical problems or issues, please ask for Mrs. Cathy Schunder, RN, Nurse.

    - your child’s lunch account please, ask for Ms. Karen Wheeler, Cafeteria Mangaer

    - guidance counselor, please ask for Ms. Kathy Gibson.

    - registration, attendance, or a change of address, please ask for Mrs. Tina Marshall.

    - your child’s teacher, please ask for the teacher by name.

    What do I do if my child will be late or absent?

    If your child is late: A parent or guardian must report to the main office with the student, if arriving after 9:10 a.m. If the lateness was due to a doctors’visit or dentist appointment, please obtain a note from the doctor’s office to present to the office. The student will get a late slip from the office to be admitted to the classroom.
    If your child is absent: Please fill out the Official Absence Excuse Card and send it in with your child.
    Click here to download the Absence Excuse Card

    Bus Information

    If you need bus information, please call Transportation @ 610-630-50

    What is the Schools Dress Code?

    We encourage all students to wear the school uniform.  The uniform consists of a white or light blue polo shirt or blouse, and navy blue slacks or skirt.


    What if I want to take my child on a vacation during the school year?

    We do not encourage extended vacations during the school year. If you choose to take a family vacation during the school year, a Special Request for Absence for Student form must be obtained from the school office, completed and sent to the principal prior to the absence

    Click here to download the Special Request for Absence

    Is there daycare at Hancock?

    The Extended School-day Children’s Center, Inc. provides child supervision from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. every school day for our students. The program is licensed by the Department of Welfare. This is a private company and is not run by the Norristown Area School District. Please call the ESCC office at 610-584-5420 for information about tuitions, schedules and program content.

    What time is early dismissal and how often does it happen?

    Early dismissal Tuesdays are used for staff development, and occur on the second Tuesday of most months.  Please check the bimonthly newsletter for exact dates.