I want to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. I hope that you and your families are doing well during this very trying time in our lives.
As we begin the school year in a fully distance learning mode, it is imperative to stay connected. The start of this school year will be like none we have ever seen before, so we will do our best to communicate all information to you in a timely and efficient manner via our website, phone calls home, or in some cases, a physical mailer. The most up-to-date and accurate information will be on our website, so please continue to check https://bakersfield.kernhigh.org/
for these updates.
With any online learning to be productive and effective, students must engage in their courses on a daily basis, similar to a traditional face-to-face setting. Our daily class schedule is posted to ensure you are clear on what classes you will attend on a daily basis. To allow you more time with your teachers and to be able to engage in fuller class discussions, you will meet with only three of your classes each day for a longer class period. Attending each one of your three classes every day is of the upmost importance. Again, your success will rely heavily on your involvement with your online work and interacting with your teachers.
We look forward to having students learning in a physical classroom and on the campus enjoying activities, but until then, let us work diligently in this online, distance learning setting. I wish you the best of luck to a great start of the 2020-2021 school year. As Drillers, we are all in this endeavor together. Moreover, never forget that Once a Driller, Always a Driller!
Dr. Ben Sherley