Resources for Students and Families
The Sonoma County Office of Education is dedicated to fostering the success of all students in Sonoma County through service to schools, students and their families, and the community. Following are helpful resources for students and their families.
General Information and Resources
About SCOE: Learn more about the Sonoma County Office of Education and how we serve the local school districts.
About Sonoma County Schools: This webpage provides an overview of Sonoma County's 40 school districts, each of which is self-governing.
Calendar Summary for School Districts: This PDF provides an overview of when each district starts and ends the school year as well as major holidays.
Directory of Sonoma County Schools: In this searchable directory, you can find addresses, phone numbers, and emails for your school district as well as contact information for SCOE personnel.
District Lookup: Unsure of your district of residence or new to the area? This handy lookup can help.
Education Facts: This web page provides a wealth of information and statistics about education in Sonoma County, from graduation rates to enrollment per district.
SCOE Programs for Students
Alternative Education: An overview of SCOE's alternative education programs for Sonoma County students.
Special Education: An overview of SCOE's Special Education programs for Sonoma County students, including a Transition program for 18-22-year-olds, programs for students who are deaf/heard of hearing and visually impaired, early childhood education classes, and kindergarten-to-highschool classes.
Student Events:The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) coordinates a number of countywide and regional events for students, giving individual students and school teams the chance to come together outside of the classroom to demonstrate their learning. Learn more.
Attendance Options and Inter/Intra-District Appeals: This webpage provides an overview of the options students have when considering what school district to attend.
College and Career Planning for Middle and High Schoolers: These web pages, designed in collaboration with students, provide helpful tips, links, and checklists for middle and high schoolers seeking to successfully plan for college and career.
English Learner Services: This webpage provides resources for parents of English Learners.
Kindergarten Readiness and Early Childhood Education:
- Parent Guide to Finding the Best Educational Program for Your Four-Year-Old: This PDF flier, in English and Spanish, helps parents decide which educational option - Transitional Kindergarten, Preschool, or Kindergarten - is best for their child.
- Getting Ready for Kindergarten: This pamphlet (PDF) helps parents prepare their young child for kindergarten. Also available in Spanish.
Reading Guide:This web page contains lots of links to help families raise successful readers.
Crisis Response/Trauma Support: This webpage outlines the resources available when a student lives through a crisis or suffers another form of trauma, as well as provides information on how to help a child cope with grief.
Foster Youth Services: This webpage provides an overview of the services available to Foster Youth in Sonoma County.
Homeless Education/McKinney-Vento Act: This webpage provides an overview of services for homeless students in Sonoma County as well as a number of informational resources.
Immunization Information: SCOE offers a helpful overview of the immunization requirements for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students as well as for 7th Graders (PDF).
LCAPs - Approved District Plans: This web page provides links to the approved Local Control and Accountability Plans for all Sonoma County School Districts.
School Closures: This web page lists any public school closures in Sonoma County.
- CAASPP/SBAC Brochure: This brochure, in English and Spanish, is designed to help parents and students understand the results of the California Assessment of Student Progress/ Smarter Balanced exams that many students took in the spring.
- Additional Resources: SCOE has dedicated this webpage to additional information about the Smarter Balanced exams.
- Student Events: SCOE hosts a variety of K-12 student events open to schools and students around the county, from a STEAM Showcase to a County Spelling Bee to a Five-Minute Film Festival.