Social Emotional Resources

Care Solace - Care Solace provides the network necessary to help faculty, students and families determine when support is needed, and assists in coordinating community-based mental healthcare options.

CASEL Video: “Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for Families” - A video describing what social and emotional learning (SEL) means and how families can support SEL at home.

Audience: General Resource for Families

GoNoodle “Good Energy at Home” - A website and app with movement and mindfulness activities that support daily wellness.

Audience: PreK-Elementary School Age Students and Families

PBS Kids “Emotions and Self-Awareness” - A collection of online games, articles, videos, and printable activities from PBS for children ages 2-8.

Audience: PreK-Elementary School Age Students and Families

Gritx - A collection of resources for adolescents including a self-care toolkit,, interactive journaling, sketching, and breathing exercises. Supports self-awareness, self-management, mindfulness, and stress management.

Audience: Secondary School Age Students

EGUSD Family Resources

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Elk Grove Unified School District’s YouTube Channel

 for daily updates. 

Effective Immediately, 14 New School Site Meal Services Added Including Bus Mobile Meal Program at Select Locations

ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 20, 2020 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) Food  and Nutrition Services (FNS) expands drive-through and grab-n-go meal service for more families and their children and is now at 34 school sites. Today, EGUSD also launched a mobile meal pick-up service program available in a few select areas for those families with limited transportation. Communication about this new mobile service will be sent directly to those families in those areas. 

All EGUSD meal services will be available for any child, 18 years and younger, regardless of free or reduced eligibility or school of attendance. Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Meals will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Parents do not need to be present in order for children to receive meals. The meals provided each day will include lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. The drive through meal service will be present in the parking lot or bus lane at each school site listed below.

Meals are not for consumption on site and children should return to their residence once the meals are received. When waiting for meals please practice 6 feet social distancing. This expanded program will continue until further notice, excluding Saturdays and Sundays.

Schools Offering Drive-Through Grab-n-Go Meals (sites that are bolded are newly added locations, beginning March 23, 2020):

  • Maeola Beitzel ES
  • Arthur C. Butler ES
  • Carroll ES
  • Raymond Case ES
  • Elitha Donner ES
  • John Ehrhardt ES
  • Elk Grove ES
  • Elliott Ranch ES
  • Robert Fite ES
  • Florin ES
  • Foulks Ranch ES
  • Isabelle Jackson ES
  • Samuel Kennedy ES
  • Anna Kirchgater ES
  • Herman Leimbach ES
  • Charles Mack ES
  • James McKee ES
  • Barbara C. Morse ES
  • Pleasant Grove ES
  • Prairie ES
  • David Reese ES
  • Sierra Enterprise ES
  • Mary Tsukamoto ES
  • Union House ES
  • Zehnder Ranch ES
  • Edward Harris MS
  • Joseph Kerr MS
  • Cosumnes Oaks HS
  • Florin HS
  • Franklin HS
  • Laguna Creek HS
  • Pleasant Grove HS
  • Sheldon HS
  • Valley HS

This program will be solely for the pick up of meals and meals will not be consumed on site.   We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash their hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue and stay home if they are sick.

For more information regarding EGUSD’s response to COVID-19, please visit

March 27, 2020

Dear Elk Grove Unified Parents and Families,

Today, the Sacramento County Office of Education announced that the Sacramento County Public Health Order to close school buildings to the public will be extended to, at the earliest, May 1, 2020. 

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) will continue with its launch of EGUSD Distance Learning, which begins April 16th for secondary students and April 20th for elementary students. School buildings will remain closed to the public, per state and county orders, but we will be ready to go live remotely with EGUSD Distance Learning by mid-April. Please know that essential district staff will be taking care of the schools and business. If needed, contact your school or the district office by email if you have any questions. Also, the drive-through meal service at select schools and the mobile meal program will continue. 

Instructions for our Chromebook check-out process will go out to all parents on Monday. Remember, we want to ensure that everyone who really needs a Chromebook is able to get one. To conduct our distance learning program, you will just need a computer and Internet. The computer can be a Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, Linux PC or iPad. Checked-out Chromebooks will need to be returned at the end of the school year.

As we near our start date, connectivity at home will be essential. As the District works to secure mobile hotspots, wifi access will be limited to student access only. We encourage families who qualify, to follow-up with three providers in our area who are offering low-cost or limited-time no-cost service to qualifying families. The providers and programs are Comcast Essentials, AT&T Access and Consolidated Communications. Frontier Communications is another provider in the local area and they can be reached to learn about their service plans. 

Here’s a link to more information about local providers with discounts for families that qualify.  

The advantage of using one of the providers is that more people in the home can have access to the Internet. By only relying on a District hotspot, only the student will be able to use the Internet connection.The sooner you are connected, the sooner your students will  be ready to access materials.

Until we are ready to launch distance learning, check out our Enrichment and Fun Activities and remember that Social and Emotional Learning continues to be important, especially during this crisis. As we get ready, here’s a quick reminder of the EGUSD distance learning launch timeline: 

  • March 25 - April 3: Distance Learning Preparation
  • April 6 - April 10: Spring Break - Non-instructional Week

  • April 13 - April 15: Distance Learning Preparation

  • April 16 - May 29: Secondary instruction goes live with distance learning

  • April 20 - May 29: Elementary instruction goes live with distance learning

  • May 29, 2020: End of the school year for all students

Coming Soon! Communications on what a day of EGUSD Distance Learning will look like with information about expectations for students, daily schedules and other unique changes specific to distance learning. Thank you for your support and keep up with our daily communications available online at 

Don’t forget! We have Drive-thru Grab-n-go Meal Services, there are lots of activities you can do at home by visiting our EGUSD Family Resources page and daycare provider information can be found at the CDI/CDC and Champions websites.

Remember to also subscribe to the Elk Grove Unified School District’s YouTube Channel

Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and #StayAtHome, pay attention to the state and county orders of stricter social distancing, and practice self-isolation if symptomatic of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you,
EGUSD Leadership - We will get through this.


Resources to Parents/Care Providers, and Students

These links are listed as a courtesy to our website visitors. While these sites are offered as a resource for our visitors, the Elk Grove Unified School District does not control the information contained in the linked websites and accepts no liability for any information.


Alta California Regional Center
2135 Butano Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 978-6400
Jim Huyck, Executive Director

Developmental Disabilities Area Board III
1507 21st Street, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-7426
Michael Rosenberg, Executive Director
Area Board III is a publicly funded advocacy group for persons with developmental disabilities

Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy
100 Howe Ave, Suite 240-N
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 575-1615 ext. 3144
(800) 390-7032
FAX (916) 575-1623
Maria Bryant, Client's Rights Advocate
Jacqueline Gallegos, Assistant
The OCRA is a statewide office run by Protection and Advocacy, Inc. through a contract with the California Department of Developmental Services. The Client's Rights Advocat can help people with developmental disabilities and their families get services, can directly represent those parties at administrative hearings, and investigate the denial of services involving regional centers or service providers.

Protection and Advocacy, Inc. is now Disability Rights Advocates
100 Howe Ave, Suite 185-N
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 488-9955 (Administrative Unit); (916)488-9950 (Legal Unit)
Can obtain for a reasonable price the following helpful publications:
"Special Education Rights and Responsibilities" and "Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services



California State University, Sacramento
Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services
College of Education
Eureka Hall, Room 421 C
Sacramento, CA
(916) 278-6252
For a fee, your child (age 5 - 18), can receive two 2.5 - 3 hour sessions for extensive testing. Their goal is to identify if learning disabilities exist; you will receive comprehensive testing results and a diagnosis in writing.

The MaryJane Rees Language, Speech and Hearing Center
CSUS Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6071
(916) 278-6601
Provides assessment for central auditory processing disorder, speech/language and hearing evaluations, and therapy through the use of Master's candidate students.

University of California, Davis Medical Center
M.I.N.D. Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 703-0280;(888) 883-0961

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984
(415) 476-7500


Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814

California Department of Education - Special Education Division
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-9782

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) of Greater Sacramento
Meets 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month, September - May, except December.
Sutter Center for Psychiatry
7700 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 552-1557

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Sacramento
Meets 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
Sutter Center for Psychiatry
7700 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 366-4601; (916) 684-1358; (916) 686-7063

Downs Syndrome Information Alliance (DSIA)
5098 Foothills Boulevard, Suite 3, #464
Roseville, CA 95747
Phone  916.658.1686  
24 hour Support Line  916.842.7175

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
Meets the third Wednesday of each month
P. O. Box 255722
Sacramento, CA 95865-5722
Voicemail - (916) 843-1536

Greenhouse Therapy
Greenhouse Therapy is vendored by Alta and specializes in psychological services to foster developmental and emotional growth for children, adolescents, adults, parents, couple and families.  They have a passion for Special Needs children and adults. 
Director: Josh Glass, MFT (916) 716-1795

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
(800) 695-0285

Sacramento Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (Sacramento AS IS)
Meets the second Tuesday each month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; meets in three separate groups (Parents and Caregivers; ASD Teens/ASD Adults, 16 or older; Partners & Spouses of AS individuals), at the same time in separate locations
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(888) 883-0961
Contact:Sue Owens, (530) 666-0246, or
Lynne Weissman, (916) 682-1740,

Sacramento Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)
Resources and supports related to learning disabilities.
P.O. Box 276645
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 203-7542

Sibling Support Group
Every 3rd Thursday of the month, siblings 19+ or older of brothers and sisters with a disability gather for meet up.  Meetings held at 4400 Imagination Pkwy from 6-8pm.  Contact for more information.

Tourette Syndrome Plus
Articles and resources pertaining to Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, Asperger's Disorder, depression, Bipolar Disorder, sleep disorders, and more, including education, behavior, and advocacy.

WarmLine Family Resource Center
A resource and support service for families of infants and young children with special needs.
Loans out resource materials including books and tapes, and conducts clinics in several areas of interest.
1010 Hurley Way, Suite 290
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 922-9276

Padlet resources:


Access Leisure
Provides individuals with disabilities (children, teens, and adults), opportunities to access competitive and recreational sports, special events, and social programs.

National Park Disabled Pass Application (PDF; 400KB)

Attached is the application for a Disabled Pass to the National Parks.

California State Park Disabled Pass Application (PDF; 491KB)

Application for a Disabled Pass to the California State Parks.