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  • 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
    Chris Boyles, Principal
     

TK-8 Online Registration for 2020-21 Now Available

  • Sonora Elementary School is pleased to offer online registration for Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade students for 2020-21 school year as an alternate to in-person registration during the COVID-19 closure.  The online registration jumpstarts our traditional student enrollment process and is subject to verification before the enrollment process is complete. 

    The online registration is for new students that did not attend Sonora Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year.  Students up to 7th grade who attended Sonora Elementary in 2019-20 are automatically enrolled for 2020-21.

    Children who will be five years old between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020 are eligible to be registered for Transitional Kindergarten.

    Children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2020 are eligible to be registered for Kindergarten.

    Immunizations are required by the State of California and vary by grade level of the student.  Information regarding what immunizations your child needs to register in school can be found by clicking here.

    Proof of residency and medical history information will be requested during the online registration process.  Please gather this information before you start to register a child.  

    Interdistrict transfer requests are started at the district of residence.  Please refer to your local district to initiate the request.

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    To go to our Online Registration and register your child, click here:  Sonora Elementary Online Registration

Announcements

  • LOW COST INTERNET AND COMPUTERS

    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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  • 2020-21 School Calendar Available

    The board approved school calendar for the 2020-21 academic year is available.  To download a copy, click here.

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  • SONORA PM CLUB

    Are you interested in signing up your child for our after school enrichment program?  We are now taking sign ups for incoming Kindergarten and TK.  Space is limited!  Please contact Dorene or Elizabeth at (209) 694-6594 or email sonorapmc@mlode.com

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  • SCHOOL OFFICE CLOSED

    The school office is now closed for summer.  We will reopen in August prior to our August 19th start.  We will have more information on Covid-19 requirements for the school year and will make that information available on our website once it has been determined.  The office staff will return on August 6, 2020 for telephone calls and registration questions.

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  • OPT-IN SCHOOL MESSENGER FOR TEXT MESSAGES

    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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  • SAFTEY DURING CONSTRUCTION

    Currently several areas are temporarily disrupted for construction of our new building.  A fence surrounds the construction area to keep students out of the area.

    Please do not enter the construction area and be extra cautious and safety minded whenever you visit the campus.

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  • WANTED:  CITIZENS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

    The Sonora School Board is seeking “Parent “ and “Community” representatives to serve a four-year term on the Citizens Oversight Committee. The purpose of the Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) is to inform the public concerning the expenditures of bond revenues. The committee normally meets on a quarterly basis. An interested citizen would need to be a parent who has a child enrolled at Sonora Elementary or a person living within the Sonora Elementary school district boundaries. Please contact John Baker @ 532-5491 for further information.

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To Our SES Families

  • PLEASE NOTE:  The following letter is being sent out via School Messenger to all families with completed registrations for 2020-21.  If you have registered a student in the past few weeks in the Online Registration system, the registration process may not yet be completed and you may not receive the message via email or text.  Our office staff will be completing those registrations soon.  Once your registration is completed, you will start to receive these messages automatically.  See the announcements section for instructions to opt-in for text messages in the interim.  We will be posting communications here on our website to keep you as informed as we can as the options for the start of school can rapidly change with Covid-19.

     

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    July 30th, 2020

     

    Dear SES Families,

     

    We have been informed by our Public Health Officer that we have currently surpassed the limit of elevated disease transmission in our County, which would place us on the California State Monitoring List. We anticipate an update to the California Public Health data to be posted soon, which will illustrate this fact. Under the California State Monitoring List guidelines, unfortunately, Sonora Elementary School is mandated to do “Full Distance Learning” for “all” Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade. Note that the distance learning program, in another word our Virtual Academy, will start on August 19th and extend to September 30th 2020 for all students.

     

    A week prior to September 30th 2020, the District will reassess with the Public Health Official whether or not students can return to class safely or if distance learning will be extended.


    Our desire, our ultimate dream, is to return to school as normal (traditional), with enhanced safety and cleaning procedures. Administration and Board of Trustees are very concern with students regressing during this challenging moment, and it will be our primary job to try every avenue to ultimately bring your child back to school, knowing that distance learning is not the key to a well-rounded education. Students need to be at school with their teachers, interacting with peers, playing sports - in all experiencing a fun memorable time.

     


    The District already submitted to the Local Health Department to ultimately obtain an approval to reopen our school when safely deemed by the State and Public Health Official. It is our goal, as shared at our recent board meeting, to reopen at 100% with safeguard precautions in place, abide with the State and Local guidelines.

     

    While being on distance learning, we will wait patiently until the State of California removes us from their monitoring watchlist, and that moment, hopefully our Local Health Official will grant us the green light to reopen our school.

     

    Informative regular weekly updates will be posted on our website. Soon, the school will provide you more information about our Virtual Academy platform.

     

    Sincerely,


    John Baker
    Superintendent
    Sonora Elementary School
    jbaker@sesk12.org


    Chris Boyles
    Principal
    Sonora Elementary School
    cboyles@sesk12.org

     

RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN

  •  The district has submitted the Return To School Plan and is currently awaiting response from the approvers which include Tuolumne County Public Health, Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools, and Joint Powers of Authority.  A special board meeting was held on August 3, 2020.  To review materials for special board meetings please refer to our online Board Agenda at this website:  https://boardagenda.ses.k12.ca.us/

     

    The Zoom recording for the August 3, 2020 special board meeting can be played back by clicking this link:  https://youtu.be/T7hHKIY2R9M

     

    On July 9, 2020 the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools office and Tuolumne County Public Health held a Town Hall Meeting for How Tuolumne County Schools can re-open under Covid-19 Regulations.   The playback for this meeting is available by clicking this link:  https://media.accesstuolumne.org/CablecastPublicSite/show/4309?channel=1 

     

    Governor Newsom announced updated guidelines for schools on July 17, 2020.  You can read the current guidelines by clicking this link:  Covid-19 Industry Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs 

     

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