Sonoma County Office of Education

Coronavirus Resources for Families

Schools and districts in California and Sonoma County are planning for a full-time, in-person reopening in the Fall of 2021. Contact your child's school or district to learn more about what school will look like and how best to prepare!

 


Preparing Your Child for the Fall

Parents and guardians have been more important than ever as partners in their children's' education during the pandemic, and we would like to thank each and every parent for supporting their child's education during these challenging times. Following are resources to help your child prepare for a successful fall and transition back to in-person learning, from academics, to social-emotional support, to preparing for health and safety precautions that might still be in place.

Academic Support

5 Things Families Should Know | Cinco Cosas Que Debes Saber
This document shares information for families to help them use end of year assessments, such as the CAASPP and ELPAC, to help understand their child's progress and where the child could use extra support .

Literacy and TK/Kindergarten Readiness Resources:
This web page, created by SCOE early childhood education experts, provides helpful booklets to support your young reader or incoming kindergarten or TK student.

Summer Parent Planning Tool (pdf)Plan de acción para el verano 
This one-pager can help parents and teachers co-create a summer learning plan. You can use this tool to discuss your child's learning with his/her teacher based on classroom observations, class work, assessments including English Language Proficiency Assessments (ELPAC) for English Learners, student feedback on their own learning and parent/guardian observations.

Tips for Families: Unleashing The Inner Scientist and Engineer at Home

Sonoma County Library: The Sonoma County Library offers a wealth of free learning resources, from online tutoring to foreign language tools, to online stories with interactive activities, and much more.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions

Mental Health and Emotional Support

  • Mental Health Resources for Sonoma County Youth: A comprehensive list of local, state, and national resources curated by SCOE's Behavioral Health Team
  • California Parent and Youth Helpline: The California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups provides free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat and email. The California Parent & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org. In this confidential setting, parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family.
  • This Google Doc contains a wealth of resources for caregivers, including how to talk to children about Coronavirus, activities and lesson ideas, mental health resources, and more. | En Espanol
  • Help for students in crisis - Resources curated by the California Department of Education
  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With Coronavirus
  • Talking to Children About Coronavirus
  • YouthScoop Resources for Teens: Youth Scoop is a site designed by Sonoma County youth for Sonoma County youth to help people navigate their options and eligibility in the areas of Education, Employment, Transportation, Supportive Services, Housing, and Health & Wellness. They now offer a range of resources related to the coronavirus. This resource is especially helpful for teens/young adults.