KCSOS Spotlight

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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18 Jul
Kern Schools Reopening FAQs

Kern Schools Reopening FAQs

On July 17, 2020, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidance related to the re-opening of public and private schools for the 2020-21 school year. That guidance is HERE. On Aug. 3, 2020, CDPH released an FAQ document that further outlines its guidance. That FAQ is HERE. The new […]

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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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19 Mar
At-Home Learning Resources

At-Home Learning Resources

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

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18 Mar
2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources  

2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources  

Resources for essential workers needing childcare Funds are currently available to support parents who are essential workers who need child care. For more information, please click HERE. Resources for homeless youth If your family is in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain […]

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18 Mar
Information & Frequently Asked Questions

Information & Frequently Asked Questions

The impacts of the coronavirus are touching every aspect of our lives and forcing all of us to find creative ways to adapt to this unprecedented situation. We know the disruption in normal school operations has created many issues and uncertainties – from distance learning to meals to graduation plans. On this page, we will […]

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02 Mar
History Day Results Announced  

History Day Results Announced  

Dozens of students from schools across Kern County competed today in the 37th annual Kern County History Day held at the Larry E. Reider Educational Center. Individuals or groups with the highest scores in each category are now eligible to participate in California History Day, May 8-10 in Placerville, Calif. State winners advance to National […]

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25 Feb
2020 California Census Resources  

2020 California Census Resources  

Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C. The next […]

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19 Feb
California Distinguished Schools Honored

California Distinguished Schools Honored

County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Barlow recognized the leadership teams from eight local elementary schools on Feb. 5, 2020. It had been previously announced the schools were named as 2020 California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education (CDE). The program, sponsored by CDE and presented by California Casualty, recognizes outstanding education programs […]

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03 Feb
Academic Decathlon Results Announced

Academic Decathlon Results Announced

  Stockdale High School received the Milo Hall Award as the overall team winner of the 39th annual Kern County Academic Decathlon held on Feb. 1, 2020 at Mira Monte High School. Nearly 200 students from 14 high schools participated. Stockdale will represent Kern County in the California Academic Decathlon scheduled for next month in […]

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