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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 get involved in school related activities.  This year is going to be different for everyone, but we are all in this together!  Let’s make the most of this year!  I hope we can continue to remain positive and support our Falcon Family.  In order to achieve these goals, it is important that the following policies and rules are followed:

-Students must follow Kern High School District dress code. 

-Students need to be in class, on time, every day.

-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 a comfortable setting for all students.


Consistent daily attendance is a part of academic growth and success.  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 397-2328

We are currently utilizing the distance learning model.  When we return to on-campus courses this year, we are a closed campus.  Outside lunch delivery is not allowed.

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 the Dean of Students at 834-8001.


Thank you,

Tim O’Hara

Dean of Students