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UPDATE 4/6 MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL PAUL HELMAN.

Dear Bulldog students, parents, and community members,

 

On Thursday March 25th, the Kern High School District posted to their website, made a press release, and mailed home to parents a summary of the board-approved plan to reopen our high schools by grade level to in-person learning.  The plan to re-open school was again reviewed by the Kern High School District Board of Trustees on their April 6th meeting.  The dates for grade level reopening is below:

 

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The return to in-person instruction is optional.  Parents can opt to keep students at home and finish the school year in distance learning.  The school will be taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including the mandatory use of masks and social distancing.  Student desks will be spaced at a 3-foot minimum and plexi-glass desk shields are available for use.  Sanitization efforts will be extensive following CDC and CDPH guidelines.

 

Golden Valley will be conducting a survey to determine which students desire to return to in-person learning.  It is critically important that you take the time and effort to complete the survey.  We are asking our parents and students to commit to either continuing with distance learning or attending in-person at Golden Valley.  Once a decision is submitted, we will ask that you continue in this mode until the end of the school year.  The planning necessary to bring students back in this environment is extensive.  There will be one opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of in-person instruction.

 

The link to the survey determining a return to in-person instruction is here: https://forms.gle/icDtnXDmsJhKpdqXA The survey will close at the end of the business day on April 15th.  If the school receives no response on the survey, it will be assumed the student will remain in distance learning.  We encourage everyone to respond as quickly as possible.

I want to thank the Golden Valley community for walking #BulldogSTRONG during these difficult times.  I am excited to bring students back to in-person instruction and look forward to seeing many of you in April.

 

Paul Helman

Principal

 
UPDATE 4/8/2021 for Seniors Returning to In-Person Instruction. Email from Mr. Helman
 
Good Morning Bulldog Seniors,

If you are receiving this email it is because you have indicated that you will be coming back to campus for in person instruction starting on Monday, April 12, 2021.

Here are a few items to consider:

1. Make sure that you self screen at home. If you are feeling sick or have a temperature, please stay at home.
2. The student parking lot gate and the bus loading zone gate will be the points of entry. The gates will open at 7:45am.   
3. Upon entering campus, you will have your temperatures taken and then you can proceed to the cafeteria for a grab and go breakfast and then you will go straight to your classroom.
4. There will be no hanging out with friends when you arrive, you must go straight to the cafeteria and then to class or go straight to class.
5. There are established pathways that you must follow in order to go to class. Security and GVHS personnel will help with this.
6. Make sure you look at your schedule on Synergy to get room numbers for your classes.
7. Make sure you bring your Chromebook fully charged to school.
8. Breakfast will be provided before school each day, snack will be provided from 9:30-9:40 (grab and go), and lunch will be grab and go at the end of the day at 1pm. All meals will be picked up at the cafeteria.
10. Monday, is a Blue Day (4/5, 6, and 7th Period) A Gold Blue Schedule is attached.
11. All water fountains have been turned off. Please bring your own water bottle.

We are excited to have everyone back on campus. We are #BulldogSTRONG.

GVHS Administration Team
 
UPDATE 4/10/2021 Please consider the following attachments when returning to In-Person Instruction. 
UPDATE 4/12/2021 Meal Distribution Schedule 
 

Here is how meal distribution works at GVHS. Please share with all of your students – whether in person or in distance learning.

 

For all students attending In-Person Instruction:

  1. Meals served Monday-Friday
  2. Location: Snack Bar lines of the cafeteria (interior/east portion of cafeteria)
  3. Breakfast: 7:45-8:30
  4. Snack: 9:30-9:40
  5. Lunch: 1:00-1:45

 

For all students in Distance Learning:

  1. Meals served Mondays and Thursdays Only
  2. Location: Drive up location (west of cafeteria)
  3. 1:00-2:30
UPDATE 4/15/2021 9TH GRADE CAMPUS TOURS
 
The following email was sent to all current 9th Grade Students: 
 
Good Evening Bulldog Freshman Parents and Students,
 
Tomorrow, Friday, April 15 from 3-5pm, GVHS staff and students will be providing tours of campus for interested 9th grade students in preparation for their return to in person instruction on Wednesday, April 21. The campus tour, as well as opting to return to in person instruction this year is completely voluntary. Have a great evening and we hope to see you tomorrow at 3pm.
 
We walk #BulldogSTRONG.
 
GVHS Admin Team
 
UPDATE 4/26/2021 10th and 11th GRADE RETURN TO IN PERSON INSTRUCTION
The following email was sent to all current 10th and 11th Grade Students. 
 
Good Morning Bulldog Sophomores (10th Grade) and Juniors (11th Grade),

If you are receiving this email it is because you have indicated that you will be coming back to campus for in person instruction starting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Here are a few items to consider:

1. Make sure that you self screen at home. If you are feeling sick or have a temperature, please stay at home.
2. The student parking lot gate and the bus loading zone gate will be the points of entry. The gates will open at 7:45am.   
3. Upon entering campus, you will have your temperatures taken and then you can proceed to the cafeteria for a grab and go breakfast and then you will go straight to your classroom.
4. There will be no hanging out with friends when you arrive, you must go straight to the cafeteria and then to class or go straight to class.
5. There are established pathways that you must follow in order to go to class. Security and GVHS personnel will help with this.
6. Make sure you look at your schedule on Synergy to get room numbers for your classes.
7. Make sure you bring your Chromebook fully charged to school.
8. Breakfast will be provided before school each day, snack will be provided from 9:30-9:40 (grab and go), and lunch will be grab and go at the end of the day at 1pm. All meals will be picked up at the cafeteria.
10. Wednesday, April 28 is a Blue Day (4/5, 6, and 7th Period) 
11. All water fountains have been turned off. Please bring your own water bottle.

We are excited to have everyone back on campus. We are #BulldogSTRONG.

GVHS Administration Team