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Letters to TCSOS Families

Periodically, we send messages out to the families of TCSOS Students. Check here often for the most current communications from our TCSOS Schools and Programs.


Messages from TCSOS

January 22, 2021 

Dear TCSOS Families,

On Tuesday, TCSOS worked alongside Tuolumne County Public Health and Twain Harte CERT to vaccinate over 300 educators as part of the Phase 1B Vaccination plan. This is another step toward getting our students back in school to a safe environment for them and staff. Another day for educators will be occurring in the coming weeks.

We are expecting winter weather during the week of January 25th. We will be coordinating with our district partners to be able to alert you to school closures and delays as soon as possible. We will use the following emergency notification tools:

Special Education transportation sometimes calls for a 2-hour delay for bus routes which is different from a 2-hour school delay. If your child’s program is co-located at a school site (Sonora High School, Sonora Elementary, Soulsbyville, Jamestown Elementary, Summerville HS, Bluebell Headstart, Columbia Child Development), TCSOS programs will follow their school delay/closure schedule. Transition, Adult Education, and TLC site delays/closures will be announced separately.

Each week we re-evaluate the programs in order to determine whether we can increase in-person instruction or need to pause. Under the recent guidelines released by the state, we are able to remain open but we are updating our guidance to reflect new requirements. Many of these procedures and policies were already put in place in our programs. The website for more information is located at:

Our Columbia College Preschool program will resume in-person instruction on January 26th and our Bluebell Structured Preschool will be integrating with Headstart beginning on January 26th. We will also be announcing some additional program changes in the next weeks. It is vital that all precautions are taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 not only in schools but also throughout our community. Wear a face covering, wash your hands, stay home if ill/symptomatic, and limit gatherings and interactions with other people not in your household. If community spread, hospitalization, and death rates increase, the ability to reopen and stay open is jeopardized. We need to all do our part to keep schools safe.

Have a safe weekend.

Cathy Parker
County Superintendent
Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office
(209) 536-2010

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