Sonoma County Office of Education

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This page provides news, announcements, and administrative resources for staff in the EL Collaborative.

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Optional Fall Administration of the Summative ELPAC Approved

Date: 07/07/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see this update from ETS regarding the optional fall administration of the Summative ELPAC. 

COVID-19 Reclassification Guidance for 2019–2020 and Fall Administration

Date: 07/01/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The optional fall Summative ELPAC has been approved for August 20- October 30. Please see this update from the CDE.

CDE and ETS Updates

Date: 06/26/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for updates from the CDE and ETS. 

CDE EL June 2020 Updates

ETS Updates (Initial ELPAC updates)

Webinar: Planning for Hybrid Learning with an Equity Lens

Date: 06/19/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

LEAs who plan to have students both on-site and remote are encouraged to join CA Collaborative for Educational Excellence, Riverside COE, San Diego COE, and Copernicus Coaching & Consulting for a deep dive into the Hybrid Learning Playbook. We will walk through various tools from the Playbook to support your team in planning for the upcoming school year, with a focus on equity and strong teaching and learning. Register here.


Click here to view other upcoming webinars as well as archived sessions from the CCEE. 

Recorded Webinar- The Reopening of Schools: Prioritizing the Needs of English Learners

Date: 06/15/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

All materials from this Californian's Together webinar can be found here. All previous sessions Cal Tog has held during school closures are housed here.


Roadmap to a Safe Reopening

Date: 06/14/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

SCOE has released the 20-21 Roadmap to a Safe Reopening: Key Considerations for Sonoma County Schools to Address the Challenges of COVID-19. This document is intended to help school and community leaders plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction. It was developed in collaboration with and reviewed by the Sonoma County Health Officer.

Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools

Date: 06/08/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

The intent of this document from the CDE is to be a guide for local discussion on reopening schools. This guidance document was developed with the most current information known at the time and may be updated as new data becomes relevant. This guide will provide checklists, essential questions for consideration, and examples of best practices. 

View the entire document

View the section that addresses English learners

Tuesday Webinar- Centering ELs in the Pivot to Reopening Schools

Date: 06/06/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Californians Together Communities of Practice: Centering English Learners in the Pivot to Reopening Schools

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Join us for a collaborative discussion about centering English learners in school reopening planning. Currently, local school districts are pivoting to planning for the upcoming school year. During this session, examples will be shared of how educators can ensure that reopening conversations and plans are equity-focused and prioritize the needs of English learners. Attendees will learn from lessons gathered and information shared through our Communities of Practice series and educator survey and from educators engaged in reopening planning conversations in their schools and districts. Breakout sessions will also provide all attendees with an opportunity to share how they are continuing the focus on serving English learners in their own context.

Register here



Date: 06/04/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

Please see below for recent updates from the CDE.  Don't hesitate to contact Jenn with any questions. 

BCN Slide Deck- important information on slides 5-9 

CALPADS and ELPAC webinar (slide deck)- slides 27-32 contain new information regarding accessibility resources in 2021-2022

Notetaking guide for the CALPADS and ELPAC webinar

WebEx for CALPADS and ELPAC Coordinators

Date: 05/26/2020
Author: Jenn Guerrero

From the CDE:

Calling all LEA California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) and ELPAC coordinators! Join us on June 4 at 1 p.m. for a special WebEx concerning CALPADS, a longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data, including the English Language Acquisition Status field used to administer the Initial and Summative ELPAC.

This one-hour webinar is being offered to help LEA CALPADS and ELPAC coordinators better understand the start-to-finish process of language designation. It will cover how to navigate the language fields of CALPADS, resulting in more timely and accurate lists of students who need to take the ELPAC.

Please register at the event information web page

Candy Amos, SCOE Information Systems Support Analyst
"I love all the activities SCOE does to bring us all together. I think that’s very unique." - Candy Amos, SCOE Information Systems Support Analyst