Information on Full-Time In-Person Learning
The 2022-23 school year will be the second year of in-person learning since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. This follows guidance from state and local health experts, who recommend in-person option as the best and safest options for most students. The California Department of Public Health has released health-based guidance that all public and private schools must follow. Each individual school board will decide how best to implement this guidance in their local school community. If you have specific questions about your school's coronavirus plans, please contact them directly.
News and Resources
- CDPH Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools, Effective Sept. 30, 2022
- Frequently Asked Questions Around Preliminary K-12 Testing Framework for 2022-23
- County of Sonoma Coronavirus Response page, with links to local resources
- Cal/OSHA Non-Emergency Regulations (applies to school employees and volunteers)
- California Safe Schools for All Hub
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
SCOE and the County of Sonoma are co-hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up clinics:
Find Services and Information
Students / Families
A letter welcoming students back and explaining what to expect for the 2022-23 school year.
Students / Families
Un mensaje de regreso a clases de la Oficina de Educación y Salud Pública del Condado de Sonoma.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Access information about vaccines for youth.
COVID Testing Framework
SCOE is adopting CDPH's Testing Framework for K-12 Schools for its programs.
Mental Wellness Resources for Educators
Mental wellness supports designed specifically for educators.
Health & School Guidelines
Health guidelines and protocols.
Independent Study Resources for Educators
A folder of resources for teachers and administrators.
COVID-19 vaccines for children 5-11 years of age with Dr. Brian Prystowsky
05/16/2023 • Diann Kitamura Joining Sonoma County Office of Education to Oversee Realignment
05/11/2023 • Teacher of the Month: Ethan Cosgrove
04/28/2023 • Celebrating Classified School Employees
04/25/2023 • Sonoma County Office of Education Adds Assistant Superintendent for School Safety
04/24/2023 • SCOE Welcoming 500 Students to 20th Annual Robotics Challenge
How SCOE Is Helping
- Working with the county health department and office of emergency services to respond to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) within Sonoma County.
- Facilitate regular meetings between the County Health Officer and school districts beginning Feb. 3, 2020 and continuing to present
- Meet weekly with county health department to develop health-based guidance and resources for districts
- Coordinating information and contracts with COVID-19 testing vendors so that schools can meet testing requirements
- Managing county-wide effort to vaccinate more than 17,000 school staff
- Advocating at the state level for better broadband access for rural school districts
- Advocating at the state level for clear, consistent school reopening guidance to ease the burden on individual districts
- Providing ongoing, customized assistance to school districts to support them with school reopening and distance learning, including technology support and assistance in serving specialized student groups such as English learners, students receiving special education services, and homeless/foster youth.