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    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


    October 22, 2020


    Dear Sonora Elementary School Families,


    For the last several years, the upper-grade teachers have been piloting various science curriculums in order to select the ultimate curriculum that meets our students' needs. As a former physics teacher, who taught school for ten years, when it comes to choosing a curriculum, I ensured that it is fully aligned with the common core standard (CCS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). But most importantly, the curriculum should be rich with laboratory experiments as a hands-on activity, which is the key to spark young minds to appreciate and explore the art of science. Moreover, the curriculum should allow students to access four basic learning styles: (1) visual learners, (2) auditory learners, (3) tactile learners, and (4) kinesthetic learners.


    Thus, a few weeks ago, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Science Dimensions was chosen with the upper-grade science teachers and superintendent's consensus. Adopting this new science curriculum will be brought to the board on November 12th for decision making. In the time-being, please feel free to review the curriculum which is posted on the website. Any specific questions about the new science curriculum can be brought to my attention.


    Click this link to access the new desired science curriculum: 


    HMH California Dimensions



    Thank you

    John Baker


    October 14, 2020




    Dear Parents/Guardians:


    We are still encouraging parents/guardians to drop off and pick up their child at school.  Please use bus transportation if it is a necessity to get your child to school.


    Due to COVID-19, we have to keep our busses at lower passenger capacity for appropriate social distancing during transportation.  In the past couple of weeks, the Yellow and Blue bus routes have been reaching this maximum capacity, and even going over the recommended numbers. 


    We need to reduce the rider numbers on the Blue and Yellow routes, so please bring your child to school and pick them up if you are able to do so.  Thank you for working with us on this issue.




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