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Guidance Department



Don't forget to register your student and yourself for School Loop! The school loop log in information is located on the home page of the Hankey web site in the right hand corner.  Click on the white LOG IN button and then on REGISTER.  You need a valid email and your student's ID number to register. SchoolLoop is available after the first day of school.  Only students NEW to Hankey need to re-register.


Curriculum Guide

Quarter Report Card Schedule 2019-2020

1st Quarter Progress Reports:  

1st Quarter Grades:  

2nd Quarter Progress Reports:  

2nd Quarter Grades:  

3rd Quarter Progress Reports:  

3rd Quarter Grades:  

4th Quarter Progress Reports:  

4th Quarter Grades:  

Tips for Getting and Staying Organized

Home Work Space - Find a quiet location with good light and a place to store study materials.  Keep materials in the same place so they are easy to find when needed.  It’s often best to have a set study time each day so completing homework and projects becomes a regular part of your after school schedule.  Take a break after an hour if needed, but keep it short. 

Notebooks and Folders - Ideally, keep a separate notebook for each class with separate sections for class notes/study guides, returned tests/quizzes, homework assignments to complete, and homework assignments to turn in.  Handouts should be placed in the appropriate section (i.e. class notes, homework, etc.).  Have additional paper available for class assignments and note taking.  If a notebook is used for more than one subject, separate subject dividers labeled with each subject should be used.  

Agenda:  In addition to using SchoolLoop, we encourage students to use their agenda to record homework assignments and due dates.  List your assignments so that you may check off or highlight each as it is completed.  Move completed assignments to your completed folder as each is completed.  Check School Loop daily for additional information in case you've forgotten to write everything down properly.  Check your folders daily before/after each class to assure you've turned in all homework that is due.

Backpack - Only carry necessary notebooks and books to and from school.  If you have a class set of textbooks and don't need your textbooks at school, leave these at home for homework use. Keep small items such as pencils, erasers, calculators in a zippered pocket or plastic container for easy access.  Keep all loose papers in their appropriate folders for each subject.  Reorganize your backpack weekly to clear out unnecessary documents and place in their appropriate folders.

Carl Hankey K-8 Academy Guidance Department

Academic Advisor

Academic advisors help students reach their educational goals and achieve success by providing students with skills, resources and on-going support.  Academic advisors collaborate with parents, students and teachers through email, phone calls, individual meetings, group presentations and facilitating parent-teacher-student conferences. Academic advisors meet regularly with students who are struggling with academic courses as well as students seeking academic guidance and planning throughout the school year.  

Middle School students at Hankey work with their academic advisor to select and register for new classes, to understand and plan their courses for high school and to set goals for both middle school and beyond.  If you have questions or concerns related to your student's academic performance, the academic advisor will work with you to determine the needs of your child.

You may contact Mrs. Hancock through email at  or you may call the school office at (949) 234-5315 during the hours of 8-3:30 pm.  Mrs. Hancock works part time and is at Hankey on Monday's, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The best way to reach me is through email.

Homework Help

Need help with your homework?

1.  Ask your teachers when they offer tutoring or extra help.  Our teachers are always available to work with students needing additional feedback.  You can email your teachers directly through SchoolLoop!

2.  Attend Homework Help in the library on Wednesdays from 12:15 - 1:30pm.

3.  Talk with Mrs. Hancock about strategies on how to complete assignments and she can help students and parents communicate concerns to teachers.

Student of the Quarter Assemblies 2020-2021 TBD

Each quarter, teachers and staff choose a student to be recognized for their outstanding demonstration of an IB trait or traits.  Parents are personally invited to attend the celebration is their child is receiving recognition.  :


6th - 8th Honor Roll Assemblies TBD

Middle school students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher on their quarter report card will be recognized at an Honor Roll Assembly.  These will be held at the end of the quarter.  


Lauren Reid | K-8 School Counselor                                  

Capistrano Unified School District now has school counselors assigned to each site.  Here at Hankey International Baccalaureate Academy, the school counselor works with K-8 students in the following areas:

  • Short Term Individual Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Social and/or Emotional Concerns

You may contact Mrs. Reid the school office at (949) 234-5315/ during the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  To learn more about our counseling program, visit the Counselor Corner by clicking on the link above.

School Psychologist

Jennifer Sherman: Carl Hankey K-9 School Psychologist:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

The school psychologist is responsible for evaluating the needs of students in an educational setting and may perform psycho-educational assessments to determine appropriate programs and instructional processes to enable students to achieve maximum achievement and adjustment.  The school psychologist is part of the school's Student Study Team, which assists in understanding and seeking solutions to students' social, emotional, or academic problems and issues.

The School Psychologist provides direct support and interventions to students, consults with teachers, families and other school educators to improve support strategies and collaborates with community providers to coordinate needed services.  The mission of the school psychologist is to help students, families, and educators understand and resolve both long-term, chronic problems and short-term issues that students may face that may affect their academic success.

You can contact the school psychologist at:

School Loop vs. Parent Portal FAQ

Q - What's the difference between School Loop and Parent Portal?

A - The parent portal should be used for the following:

  • Annual online summer re-registration is available via the portal, saving time and eliminating the need to complete the large traditional paper packet.
  • Emergency contact information can be updated at any time
  • Real-time period-by-period attendance data
  • Medical information can be viewed and updated
  • The following can be viewed and printed at any time:
    • Report cards and unofficial transcripts
    • Test scores, including college test scores
    • Class schedules
    • Graduation status reports​

​      School Loop may be used to:

  • View homework assignments
  • View current quarter course grades/homework/test scores
  • View attendance from the previous day
  • Receive daily email with grades and homework assignments
  • Email teachers through Loop Mail; individually or as a group
  • View school news postings
  • Access teacher websites

Progress Reports

The purpose of a progress report is for teachers to be able to communicate with parents when a student is struggling in class whether it is a lower than average grade or below satisfactory work habits or citizenship.  The purpose of this reporting is to describe students’ progress in meeting the district’s learning and behavioral expectations for each marking period.

 The progress report is intended to inform parents about their child’s learning successes and to give guidance for improvement efforts when needed. Progress reports are sent at the midpoint of each quarter and do not go on the student's permanent record (transcript). Progress reports are only sent to students who are receiving a D or F mark, who have behavioral issues, who are in danger of failing a class or whose grade has dropped from and A or B to a C grade. 

FAQ for 8th Grade Parents

What type of information can I retrieve from the Capistrano Valley High School web site?
Answer: School registration dates, curriculum guide information, guidance news, e-mail addresses, your child’s Academic Advisor’s name, daily bulletin, athletics, special events, student grades, general information, etc.  Visit today at the CVHS website.

How will I keep track of my child’s progress?
Answer: Just like at Hankey, parents and students will create an account with School Loop. School Loop provides daily communication to the parent and student (both online and through daily email notifications) by showing current grades and assignments as well as missing assignments. By creating an account, you will have access to each teacher by email.

Does my child need to create a Student Portal Account?
Answer: Yes. Every student must have an account in order to choose his/her courses throughout high school. Current CUSD 8th grade students received the necessary information from their middle school advisor in order to create their account.  Non-CUSD students will receive this information during enrollment.

Do I have to create a Parent Portal Account?
Answer: Yes. A parent must have an account in order to complete the registration process at the high school.

How many credits does my child need to graduate?
Answer: 220 Credits (See the Curriculum Guide for credit distribution, course requirements, etc.)

Can my student take Honors courses?
Answer: Yes, we ask that they consult with their current 8th grade teachers for appropriate placement.

Can my child go into a higher level math?
Answer:  Incoming 9th graders are placed in a math class based on their score on the district placement test. The placement is based on test scores, grades and the final examination.

Can my student take Health during the summer?
Answer: Most 9th grade students take Health during their freshman year. However, students with an impacted schedule can choose to take Health during the summer.  Information on summer school is located on the district web site or you may contact your student’s 8th grade Academic Advisor for more information on the application process.

If my child is applying to another high school via a school choice, does he/she still need to complete registration at his/her home school?
Answer: Yes.  This will ensure your student is registered for classes at any school within CUSD.