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
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.
MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE
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.
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.
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
Please see our Administrative Regulations and Board Policy regarding Parent Involvement below.
The Tuolumne County Department of Public Heath web page (link available below) is a great resource to keep on top of local reporting and updates on the virus that is now known as SARS-CoV-2. In addition to local offices, Sonora Elementary administrators remain in daily contact with the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools office, the Tuolumne County Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, and other state officials.
Please read our Return To School plan to learn how we have reopened the campus. Public Health guidelines are being used on campus. Masks are required for all visitors who need to enter a building along with social distancing. Students in 3rd-8th grade must wear face coverings, and students in TK-2nd grade are highly encouraged to also wear face coverings. We suggest adopting the following guidelines for all:
Please visit the websites below if you require more information about COVID-19, recommended cleaning and disinfecting, and guidelines to talk with your children about the virus.