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Hancock Public School District

April 23, 2020

School Closure / COVID-19 UPDATES

  • As many of your know, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-35 which “in-person instruction for pupils in K-12 is suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year….unless restrictions on public gatherings and use of school buildings are lifted before the end of the 2019-2020 school year.” 

    Per our Governors order our school District has developed our Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan. This was approved by the Copper Country Intermediate School District and began being implemented on Monday April 20 and guide us until our scheduled final day of school on June 10, 2020. More information can be found by clicking “Home” on the yellow navigation bar above and then the maroon “Click For More Info.” Box on the School Closure/COVID-19 Updates page.

    Packet pickups for this Learning Program is each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pick up is as follows:

    Elementary School:
    Student packets for Young 5's to 5th grade
    Food Distribution for all families

    Middle/High School:
    Student packets for grades 6-12
    Library books/Chromebooks for all grades

    FOR MORE INFORMATION please call the following numbers between 8 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday, or after hours please leave a message. We will get back with you as soon as possible.
    High School – 483-2540
    Middle School – 487-5923
    Barkell Elementary School – 487-9030


Kindergarten and Young 5's Registration for 2020-21

  • Registration is always open and ongoing at Barkell Elementary. All Young 5's applicants will be accepted into our Young 5's program. All incoming students must be 5 years of age by or before December 1, 2020. Please contact the Barkell Elementary Office at 906-487-9030 x6000 for registration information. We look forward to hearing from you! Registration forms can also be found by clicking here.

    Barkell will hold our Annual Kindergarten/Young 5 Experience for our incoming students and their families as soon as the situation allows. We will keep all of our Barkell families informed of the date/time of this fun event as soon as the plans are finalized.

For more COVID-19 updates relating to the district, click here.

Thanks for your continued support during this crisis.

Hancock High School Graduation Ceremony from Defined Visuals on Vimeo.


Welcome to Hancock Public Schools

The Hancock school district dates back to 1863 but because of a fire in 1869, records about this period are sketchy. The first school was a typical one-room structure furnished with hard wooden benches and heated by a round shaped wood stove.

In 1869, a union school was constructed on Franklin Street. The building was used until replaced in 1875. This building was destroyed by fire on July 25, 1922, and was succeeded by the present building currently owned by Finlandia University and formerly the Hancock Middle School, which was built in 1923.

Three additional school buildings were utilized during much of the 1900's; Edward Ryan, E.L. Wright and the Ripley School. Condon Field was dedicated in 1952, and the district's bus garage was acquired from the City of Hancock in 1963. Seventeen acres of land located east of Elevation Street was acquired from the Quincy Mining Co. as a grant in 1970. In 1988, the Hancock voters passed a 7.46 mil bond issue to build a $5,750,000.00 elementary school. In 1989 the building was opened for use. Read more...

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At-A-Glance Calendar for the Week of June 29, 2020

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Parents will receive updates through email and texting, including activity package pick-up information and bulk meals for your students. Please click the link below for more information and learn how you can sign your family up for this program.

Hancock Public Schools is dedicated to support those in our community through this difficult time.