• 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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    Dear Sonora Elementary Supporter,

    The 8th Grade Class of Sonora Elementary needs your support! We are graduating this Spring and raising money for graduation events.  It's a unique year and we are not able to have some of the traditional events or tap into our usual fundraisers and community support efforts.  However, our graduation committee is planning some events and ceremonies to celebrate our achievements and we appreciate your support!  

    We're selling yummy See's Candies for Valentine's Day as our first fundraiser.  Please consider using the link below to order candy that will be directly shipped to you and benefit our class.  The order deadline is January 29 for Valentine's Day delivery.

    Visit our shop to pick and choose your favorites and buy your candy online. It's that easy!

    Click here to shop!

    Happy shopping, and thanks for your support!


    Sonora Elementary Class of 2021

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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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We're Hiring!

  • Sonora Elementary School District has immediate openings for temporary work.  We post our open positions on Edjoin.org and encourage you to visit any of the links below and apply online.

To Our SES Families

  • January 26, 2021

    School will start on time this morning, no delays.  We will see you at the usual time!


    January 25, 2021


    Due to snow and more forecasted with hazardous road conditions, school is cancelled for Monday January 25.  We will update you about Tuesday in the morning as we hope the roads are clear before the hard freeze hits.   Happy snow day!


    January 22, 2021


    A bus driver woke up ill this morning.  Two drivers are now out.  No Purple or Blue bus routes today.  We apologize for this inconvenience.


    January 19, 2021


    Due to a previously mentioned quarantine situation and the unavailability of substitute bus drivers, here is the bus route cancellation schedule for the remainder of the week:


    Tuoesday - no Yellow bus

    Wednesday - no Green bus

    Thursday - no Purple bus

    Friday - no Blue bus


    We apologize for this inconvenience.  


    Sonora Elementary has prepared our COVID-19 Summative Report dated January 15, 2021.  To review this report, please click here.


    Dear SES Parents/Staff,


    I wanted to make you aware that we were notified on Saturday that a student at Sonora Elementary had tested positive for COVID-19.  Due to privacy laws, I am limited in the information I can provide related to the impacted individual. I urge you to also respect the privacy of our students and staff. However, it is essential that we share as much information as we can with our stakeholders.


    Staff members and the parents of the students who may have been considered a close contact were notified this weekend, after the contact tracing process was complete.  Those that were considered close contacts have been advised to quarantine for 10 days, beginning on Thursday, January 14th. 


    It is important to note that only those individuals who have come in close contact (within 6 feet) with a positive individual for longer than 15 minutes (or collectively for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) are considered to have been exposed to COVID-19.  An exposure is determined through contact tracing done by school administration, in consultation with Tuolumne County Public Health. 


    As you know, virus symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, headache, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and temporary loss of smell or taste. 


    Anyone experiencing symptoms should self-quarantine and contact their doctor. If you’re feeling ill, it is recommended that you separate from others in the home, wear a face mask, cover coughs and sneezes, clean hands and surfaces often, and avoid sharing personal items. It is important to monitor symptoms for potential worsening. 


    We take these situations very seriously and our concern for the health and safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance.  Our school administration, working with Tuolumne County Public Health, continuously monitors the health of our school community and will keep you informed throughout the process.





    Chris Boyles, Principal




Parent Involvement

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