Info from the Dean
Welcome new and returning students to Independence High School, home of the Falcons! I would like to
wish you a rewarding school year and encourage you to become fully involved in academics, athletics,
and in the many activities available at IHS. This year is going to be exciting and full of opportunities. You
can help the Falcon Family continue to be strong and successful. In order to achieve these goals, it is
important that the following policies and rules are followed:
Consistent daily attendance is a part of academic growth and success. It’s important to understand
that the Kern High Truancy Reduction Program will be strictly enforced. Absences must be cleared
by parents or guardians within 72 hours. The 24-hour hotline number for after school hours is 397-2328.
We are a closed campus; students will not be excused at lunch for reasons other than those approved
by district and state attendance policies. Outside lunch delivery is not allowed. DMV appointments
during school are not an excused absence per state law.
The Dean’s Office is fully committed to student safety and success. I hope you all have an outstanding
experience at Independence High School. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to
contact Aaron Mykytiuk, Dean of Students, at 834-8001 ext. 60013.