• Welcome to Sonora Elementary School website! 
    Feel free to browse through our site.  Please check our Upcoming Events and the For Parents section for the latest information for your student.  We have a Facebook page as well, look for our school logo and a picture of the school bell - to check it out, click here!
    John Baker, Superintendent
    Chris Boyles, Principal

SES Virtual Academy

  • All of our teacher class sites for the SES Virtual Academy can be accessed from this main link.


    SES Virtual Academy 


    Teacher class pages can also be accessed from Teachers/Class Pages listing by clicking here

Locate a Wifi Hotspot

  • Please refer to the following links for how to locate free wifi hotspots. We will update this list as additional resources are identified.


    XFinity Wifi Hotspots


Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

  • Sonora Elementary Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCAAP)


    The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) is a key part of the overall budget package for K-12 that seeks to address funding stability for schools while providing information at the local educational agency (LEA) level for how student learning continuity will be addressed during the COVID-19 crisis in the 2020–21 school year. The provisions for the plan were approved by the Governor and Legislature in June in SB 98 and can be found in EC Section 43509.

    The Learning Continuity Plan is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members, while both streamlining engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. In particular, it was important to combine (1) the intent behind Executive Order N-56-20, published in April 2020,which envisioned an off cycle Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) due December 15th, and (2) the ongoing need for LEAs to formally plan to return to school in the midst of the uncertainty and of COVID-19, without requiring two plans. The Learning Continuity Plan replaces the LCAP for the 2020–21 school year.

    Please visit the California Department of Education website for more information on LCAAP. CDE Learning and Attendance Plan

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Return To School Plan

  • Sonora Elementary Approved Return To School Plan

    Sonora Elementary School District obtained an approval from our Public Health Official by meeting all State and Local guidelines to reopen the school safely. With the plan in place, SES is now on the path reopening the school to provide in-person instruction.  1st - 3rd grades and IEP students have now returned.  4th-8th grade students return on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Those parents that elect distance-learning will continue with the Virtual Academy for those students.

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    Release times are as follows:

    TK/K - no change in release time of 11:10 a.m.  Virtual student sessions will start at 12:25 p.m. for minimum day schedules.

    1st-3rd Grade - release at 11:25 a.m.  Virtual student sessions will start at 12:00 p.m. for minimum day schedules.

    4th-8th Grade - release at 12:25 p.m.  Virtual student sessions will start at 12:50 p.m. for minimum day schedules.


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    Covid-19 is a factor for school this year.  We cannot predict the behavior of the virus or if our campus may again be required to go to distance learning by state and local public health orders. 

    Low cost internet services and discounted computers are available to households that qualify for free and reduced meals.  Please visit https://www.everyoneon.org/ to locate offers and see if your household qualifies.

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    Those who are listed as contacts for an enrolled student can opt-in to receive notifications via text message. If your telephone number is not in our student information system, your request will be denied.

    To opt in:  

    Send a text with "Subscribe" to 67587 

    To opt out:

    Send a text with "STOP" to 67587

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To Our SES Families

  • November 19, 2020


    Dear Parents, Guardians & Staff,


    We regret to inform you that we were notified today that two students tested positive for COVID-19.  These two students are of the same household.  For both students, it was determined that the last known contact with each of their classrooms was Friday, November 13th.  At this moment, SES Administration and Tuolumne County Public Health are doing a full investigation of contact tracing.  Once we received word of these positive test results earlier today, out of an abundance of caution, we sent all of the students in each of these classes home for the day, and tomorrow, until the full contact tracing done by Public Health is complete.


    If your student's class was involved in this issue, you have already been notified.  If it was your child's class, more information and guidance will come later, including a possible contact tracing phone call from Public Health.


    Continue to be safe, wear a mask, avoid large gatherings, and maintain physical distancing.    


    How to Protect Yourself & Others:  





    Chris Boyles, Principal



    November 17, 2020


    Dear Parents, Guardians & Staff,


    Unfortunately, we were notified this afternoon by Tuolumne County Public Health that a Sonora Elementary student has tested positive for COVID-19.  In speaking with Public Health, after their investigation into this case, there was no exposure or transmission that occurred on the Sonora Elementary campus.  The student was not attending school on campus during the window of time that Public Health estimates the student was exposed to the virus and the student continues to be at home.  We are sorry to hear the news of one of our students contracting the virus and hope for a quick and speedy recovery.  


    For this case, our Public Health determined there is no contact exposure on campus for any of our staff and students, so there will not be a need to make any specific contact, through tracing, with any individuals on campus.  Regardless, for transparency, we felt it important to provide you with this information.




    Chris Boyles, Principal



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