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  • San Andreas Photo Day

    Students should come to the San Andreas site on Wednesday, October 19th from 10:00A-2:00P to have their photos taken for the yearbook.  Order forms will be available the week before photo day, but families are not required to buy a package.  We are hoping to have a large turn out since this may be the only photo day this year. 

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  • The Tech - Museum of Innovation Field Trip - San Jose

    This field trip will be on Friday, October 21, 2016 and is for grades K-12.  There are sign-up sheets at all three sites.

    We will be exploring the museum until 2:00P when we will be going into the IMAX movie “Extreme Weather”.  We will be leaving at 5:00P.

    Enrolled students are free of charge.  Parents and sibling are $5.00 for entrance to the museum and $5.00 for the Imax. Meet at the entrance to the museum between 9-9:30A.  Optional transportation cost $18.25 per person taking the Ace Train #7  leaving from Stockton at 6:45A and returning at 5:35P from San Jose (train #10) and arriving back in Stockton at 7P. Anyone interested in riding the train must let us know by October 7th. Everyone must be signed up for the field trip by October 14th.

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  • Calaveras Steering Committee Rescheduled

    The October Calaveras Steering Committee Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  (It was on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.)

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  • Hearing and Vision Screening

    Carol Belot, the school nurse, will be coming to the San Andreas site to do hearing and visions screenings on Monday, October 31st from 10:00-2:30.  This is a  great opportunity to get a free screening done for our Mountain Oaks students.  Please call the front office at 754-0532, ext. 2258, to schedule an appointment. 

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  • Government Workshop Cancelled Thursday, September 29th

    The Governement workshop is cancelled for Thursday, September 29th. Class will resume next week.

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  • K-3 Technology Class Split

    Reminder: K - 3rd Technology on Wednesday has been split into 2 sessions.  Kindergarten and 1st graders will attend 10:30-11A and 2nd and 3rd graders will attend 11:05A-12N.  Parents are encouraged to attend.

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  • Mountain Oaks T-shirts for Sale

    Mountain Oaks t-shirts are for sale at each site. Examples are posted on the Athletics board in San Andreas and with the site secretaries in Ione and Sonora. Order forms are available in all three locations. An order will be made Tuesday, October 4th, if you would like to place an order. Questions? Contact Kathie at extension 2242.

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  • Amador Farm Day

    This event is OPEN to 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades ONLY and will be held at the Amador Fair Grounds in Plymouth. Tuesday, September 27 from 8:30A-1:15P.  This field trip will be led by Mary Anne Garamendi.  Students will meet at the East Gate of the Fairgrounds at 8:30A. Bring a sack lunch.  Sign-ups must be completed by Wednesday, September 20.   Parents will not have to stay for the Farm Day, but must have a Mountain Oaks Field Trip permission form completed and turned  in at their Mountain Oaks school site and a copy must be given to Mary Anne Garamendi at the Fair Grounds.   

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  • BIG TIME at Indian Grinding Rock

    Learn about BIG TIME Celebration by attending a guided tour of Cha’se-Indian Grinding Rock State Park.  Families will meet at the Park’s visitor center at 9:30A, Friday, September 23.  An orientation  to the BIG TIME celebration and its traditions will be led by Fred Velasquez and Toni Linde.  This field trip is open to any age wanting to learn more about BIG TIME - which is taking place over the weekend - Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25 at Indian Grinding Rock State Park. Sign-up with your School-site secretary by Thursday, September 22. 

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  • Watercolor Classes in San Andreas

    New sign up sheets for the next Watercolors Classes on Oct. 13 have been posted in the Huckleberry Room. Unlike other classes, you must sign up for Watercolors classes each month. Because the K-3 class was so large, we have opened up the other two classes to grades 3-12 and the K-3 class has become a K-2 class.  

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  • Story Time in San Andreas

    Starting Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Story Time will be in the Library on Tuesdays 12:30 to 1:00P.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • Show and Tell

    Starting Monday, September 19, 2016, Show and Tell will be in the Library on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:00P.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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  • The 2015-2016 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

    If you ordered a 2015-2016 Yearbook, they are now in!  Pick them up at the front desk in San Andreas.

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  • Sonora Workshop Instructors

    We are looking for a Pottery Workshop Instructor and a PE Workshop Instructor for the Sonora Site for Spring 2017.  If you are interested, please contact Anne Colman at or 754-0532 ext. 2252.

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  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Home School Days

    RESERVATIONS will be open SEPTEMBER 14 at 9:00A.

    Online Reservations only:

    Dates:  November 7 or 8, December 12 or 13, or January 9 or 10

    Tickets:  FREE

    This is not an organized Mountain Oaks Field Trip, but we wanted our home school families to know and explore this great opportunity for learning...

    • Each home school family may make a single reservation for up to 10 participants.

    • Each reservation must include at least one school-age student (ages 3-18) and no more than four adults.

    • Children ages two and under are admitted free of charge and do not need to be included in reservation numbers.

    • Families may only make one Home School Days or Field Trip reservation per school year; each family must have its own reservation.

    PLAN NOW - be ready to go online on September 14.  Explore “Life on the Edge".

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  • PSAT Testing

    WHO: Only 10th and 11th graders (Changed from past years allowing 12th grade to test.)

    WHAT:  PSAT Test

    WHERE:  Mountain Oaks San Andreas (Sign up at your site front desk)

    WHEN:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    WHY:  Prepare for college, qualify for National Scholarships, Prepare to take SAT testing

    COST:  $15.00 (Make check payable to Mountain Oaks)  (Memo:  Student's Name)

    TIME OF TEST:  9A-12N

    TESTING:  Mountain Oaks (San Andreas - White Oak)

    First 20 paid students will be able to take test.  If you have any questions, please give Janice an email or call (ext. 2245).

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  • New Field Trip Information for 2016-2017

    Click here to see what is coming up this year as far as field trips go!

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  • Story Time and Show & Tell in the Library

    Story Time and Show & Tell are not on the workshop schedule this year because the schedule is so full.  I would like to squeeze them in someplace.  Interested parents can help me decide on good times by marking their preferences on the interest surveys posted in the library. 

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  • Graduation Diplomas and Photos

    Graduates or parents can come into the San Andreas site between 6/23/16 - 7/1/16 to pick up their diplomas and photos (if you purchased them in advance from the photographer).  The San Andreas site will also be open on 7/7, 7/21, and 7/28.  We will resume a Monday - Friday schedule starting on August 1st. Please call Samantha at 754-0532, ext. 2258, to see if you are all clear with books, materials, and any fees before coming to get the diplomas.  Diplomas will not be given until all items or fees have been cleared.  Diplomas will not be mailed out. It is up to the families to come to the San Andreas site and pick up them up.

    It is not too late to order your graduate's photos.  The photographer has uploaded them to her website and they are available for purchase. 

    8th grade Graduation photos:

    12th grade Graduation photos:

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  • Mouse Squad's Grand Prize Winner - Congratulations Taben R.

    Taben R. has won the Grand Prize for Mouse Squad's 2016 DIY Project Competition.  His entry, entitled "My Scratch Japanese Interface" demonstrated his proficiency in Scratch, a block programming platform, which allowed him to create a game that encourages students to master Japanese vocabulary.  Taben, a seventh grader, is a member of the MO Techies, one of Mountain Oak's two Mouse Squads.  Mouse has over 5,700 active student participants in China, Singapore, Ecuador and across the United States.  His prize is a $250.00 gift card to Best Buy to be used for future Mouse Squad activities. 

    Click here to watch an interview on Public Access TV with Taben - Winner of the 2016 DIY project for Mouse Squad, an International technology project.

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  • RSS and ICAL icons on the Calendar:

    NEW on the calendar. Click on the RSS and ICAL icons on the calendar for directions.
    RSS or ICAL can be subscribed to and the Mountain Oaks School calendar events will be added to your own personal calendar.  
    Questions? Call Kathie at (209) 754-0532  ext. 2242 or email at
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  • Employment Opportunities Available:
    Mountain Oaks School has classified and certificated positions available. Interested applicants may apply on EdJoin at:

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  • Free Counseling

    Counseling is available at NO COST to Calaveras County parents who are uninsured or have other insurance barriers. This program, offered by First 5 Calaveras is for parents who have children ages birth to 17 years of age. To find out more contact Cristi Canepa at Mind Matters 728-2184, or Joyce Peek at First 5 Calaveras 754-6916.

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  • Kick-Off Kamp Resources

    Click here for handouts and other resources from Kick-Off Kamp. Items will be added to this page as available.

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  • Covered California

    Please click here for information about medical insurance through Covered California.

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  • Contact Webmaster

    To email the webmaster and request that your child's name or photograph NOT appear on the Mountain Oaks Website, click on the "Questions or Feedback?" button in the green bar at the bottom of this page.
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Accredited by WASC since June, 1998.

In May 2014, we received K-12th accreditation through June 30, 2020!


Mountain Oaks offers the best of independent study at home, on-site classes and online educational opportunities. Our program focuses on providing an individualized, unique, high quality and standards-based learning plan for each student that includes flexibility through varied curriculum, individualized support and innovative opportunities. We honor parent and student choice, in the context of accountability to meet or exceed State/Common Core Standards. Each student and their family works with a fully credentialed teacher who focuses on optimizing the student's potential. As Mountain Oaks is a public charter school, there are no enrollment or tuition fees charged.

To enroll, call Samantha at
1-888-686-6257 ext. 2258

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