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Dean's Office

Info from the Deans of Student Behavior and Supports,


       Welcome to the 2021-22 school year Falcons!  It will be beneficial to be back on campus this fall, and the staff looks forward to meeting you all in person!  We would like to wish you a rewarding school year and encourage you to get involved in school-related activities.  We want to bring positivity back to our high school campus and continue to support our R.I.S.E. (PBIS) ideals as a school!  We want EVERY student to feel included and to be involved in the school in some capacity.  To achieve our goals, it is important to follow our school-wide expectations and rules.


Dress Code Policies



Bullying Policies

The Kern High School District does not tolerate bullying of any sort.

We encourage reporting via any school personnel; this can be done anonymously through a link on the top of the Independence High School website, as shown below:

Tip line


All potential acts of bullying are thoroughly investigated without exception.

Reporting can be done via email or the website which is directly sent to the Dean’s Office staff.

We want our campus to be a safe and comfortable setting for all students.


Consistent daily attendance is a part of academic growth and success. Students need to be in class, on time, every day.  It’s important to understand the Kern High Truancy Reduction Program will be strictly enforced. 

Absences must be cleared by parents or guardians within 72 hoursThe 24-hour absence hotline number for after-school hours is 397-2328We are a closed campus and outside lunch, delivery is not allowed


The Dean’s Office is fully committed to student safety and success.  We hope you have an outstanding experience here at Independence High School.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either Tim O’Hara or Jeremy Newfield, both are our Deans of Student Behaviors and Supports.  You can reach them at 661-834-8001.