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


  • 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/Principal, Equity Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator
    Chris Boyles, Principal

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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Covid-19 Heath & Safety

We're Hiring!

  • Sonora Elementary School District has immediate openings for employment.  We post openings for classified and certificated positions, both temporary and permanent, online where you can click to apply for positions you are interested in.  Substitutes are often needed for classified and certificated positions as well.  We encourage you to visit the website to view current openings and start the application process online.

    Please click this link to see the available positions: 



    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 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

  • Greetings SES Families,

    We are nearing the end of the school year. In a few weeks from now, your child will be able to get some rest and enjoy the summer with you. By far, it has been the most challenging school year due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.  With millions of people being vaccinated - we can start to see light at the end of the tunnel. More and more students are returning to in-person instruction.

    This is Teacher Appreciation Week. We have such an amazing, hard-working group of teachers. As their Superintendent, I am so proud of their accomplishment this school year. They have gone above and beyond my expectations in the most difficult time of their life. They are the true "Hero" of our nation. So, if you do have a moment, please send them a little note indicating your appreciation for their dedicated hard work - fully preparing your child for the next academic level and teaching life skills.


    Your Superintendent,
    John Baker


    April 14, 2021




    Sonora Elementary School will begin standardized testing for the State of California (CAASPP), starting on Monday, April 19th for the virtual learners and April 27th on campus.  The testing window is very wide, with particular grade levels testing at various days and times, through May 21st.  The full testing schedule for on campus students is attached to this email.  The virtual independent study student schedule will be coming soon.  The full schedule will be posted on our school website soon.  This year, the testing data has taken on an increased importance, to truly gauge the potential learning loss from the pandemic, if it exists.  This data will go a long way in identifying appropriate interventions for all students and inform instruction.  


    The Smarter Balanced Assessment, completed online with our on-site technology, will quantify the students’ understanding of the California State Standards in English Language Arts and mathematics.  In addition, our 5th and 8thgrade students will be taking the CAST, testing these students on the California Content Standards in Science. 


    During the testing window, and specifically on the days your child is testing, we recommend your child get significant rest the night before and eat a solid breakfast the day of testing.  Breakfast is free everyday on campus.  We also encourage students to be present during their designated testing days.  Again, please check our school website to find the days and times your child is testing, posted soon.


    Thank you for all that you do,


    Chris Boyles



    CAASPP Testing Schedule Overview 




Parent Involvement

  • Please see our Administrative Regulations and Board Policy regarding Parent Involvement below.

Student/Parent Handbook

COVID-19 Information

Map & Driving Directions

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