09 Sep
Novel Coronavirus Resources  

Novel Coronavirus Resources  

School Re-opening Guidance October 20, 2020 Schools FAQ Update – California Department of Public Health September 4, 2020 Cohort guidance – California Department of Public Health September 4, 2020 Cohort FAQs – California for All August 25, 2020 FAQs on small group guidance – California for All August 25, 2020 Guidance for Small Cohorts/Groups of Children and Youth – California Department […]

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21 Oct
Virtual Camp KEEP makes its debut

Virtual Camp KEEP makes its debut

The Kern Environmental Education Program — better known as Camp KEEP — has been a rite of passage for Kern’s 5th and 6th grade students for more than 50 years. In a normal year, more than 7,000 students take week-long field trips with their classmates to one of two residential science schools on California’s central […]

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02 Oct
Find It, Be It Kern Campaign 

Find It, Be It Kern Campaign 

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools has partnered with the Kern Community College District in a CAREER pathways improvement project that will support students enrolling and completing high school to college CAREER pathways. We’ve partnered with Full Capacity Marketing to develop a new outreach program for our communities designed to increase awareness and enroll middle […]

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16 Sep
At-Home Learning Resources

At-Home Learning Resources

Page has been moved kern.org/at-home-learning/

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09 Sep
Kern Schools Reopening FAQs

Kern Schools Reopening FAQs

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases statewide, effective Nov. 17, Kern County is one of many counties that has moved back into the most restrictive Purple Tier as defined in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. As outlined in state guidance, schools that reopened while Kern […]

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08 Sep
Kern County College Night Info Sessions

Kern County College Night Info Sessions

Kern County College Night took place virtually on Sept. 14 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Kern County College Night — which annually attracts representatives from 100 colleges and universities and nearly 10,000 students and parents — was held virtually this year on Monday, Sept. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The event […]

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18 Aug
B of A donates $75k for distance learning support

B of A donates $75k for distance learning support

When the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in physical school closures last spring, thousands of local students and educators had to quickly figure out how to safely and effectively continue academics remotely.  Mary C. Barlow, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, looked to the private sector and community partners for support. Among the first to come forward was […]

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03 Aug
KCSOS helps pave way for improved distance learning

KCSOS helps pave way for improved distance learning

As Kern County schools prepare to convene for the 2020-21 school year, distance learning is slated to continue to a large degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past several months, Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) has lead a team of regional educators from 17 Kern County school districts and partners from Fresno, Kings […]

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28 Jul
Number of homeless students expected to rise

Number of homeless students expected to rise

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program announced today that it is ramping up support to Kern County schools to help identify and connect schools with families who are struggling with housing, especially those as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment, […]

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07 Jul
Equity in Education Resources

Equity in Education Resources

As advocates for children, KCSOS strives to bring educational equity to each and every child in Kern County. We define equity in education as follows: Equity is ensuring educational environments employ a systemic approach through access, opportunities, and supports to: celebrate and value all students; raise achievement; narrow gaps; and eliminate the predictability of student […]

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