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CHS Distance Learning Help Center

Distance Learning - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

TOPIC 1:  ONLINE INSTRUCTION AND GRADING

 

What date does school or distance learning begin, and what is the daily schedule?

School begins on Monday, August 24th at 8:00 a.m.  Students will check in virtually to their classes as shown below: 

Red Gold Schedule

 

What does online (distance learning) look like?

Instead of attending in a physical classroom, students will use the internet to connect to the CANVAS learning system, log in to their account page, click on the current class period, and they’re “in the classroom”.  They will leave that class period when instruction or assignments are completed, and wait until the scheduled time for each period to log in throughout the day.  Students will also be able to receive help from their teachers during the Academic Support period each afternoon – similar to after school tutoring.  They may initiate contact with the teacher by emailing them. Click on the Canvas image below to go the Canvas sign in page. 

 

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What is my student’s school email address?

It is their six-digit school ID number, followed by @kernhigh.org. For example, it will look like 654321@kernhigh.org.  Incoming freshmen will receive a KHSD mailer during the week of 8/3/20 listing their six-digit ID number.

 

How does my student log into CANVAS for the first time?

After they have their six-digit ID, follow these instructions. They can also watch a very helpful and informative video below. 

 

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How do I get my student’s schedule of classes?

Once students have logged into CANVAS (after 8/3/20), the classes can be found by clicking on  “Courses” in the left column.  Students can also view their classes on their StudentVue account starting August 3rd. Click HERE for StudentVue set-up directions, or HERE for ParentVue set-up directions.

 

I don’t have Internet access.  How will I log on?

There are a limited number of portable “hot spot” internet devices available for families in need to check out from the school.  Once we receive them, we will update information on who is eligible for them and the actual (reduced) price for service.

          

What is the grading system this semester?

We are returning to the A, B, C, D, F grading system.  Students and parents can review current grades and attendance (participation each period) by logging into StudentVue or ParentVue.

 

How do I get a ParentVue account?

Instructions for logging onto the ParentVue app with your cell phone are available here.

 

How do I contact a staff member?

You can email them by accessing the staff directory on our website or by using the teacher email link found after each course listed on StudentVue or ParentVue.  Counselors may also be contacted directly by using this link.  Use the additional links in the menu column for specific counselors.

           

 

TOPIC 2:  ATTENDANCE

 

What if my student cannot attend a class due to illness, doctor’s appointments, or other circumstance?

The parent will call our Attendance Line at 588-1442 to excuse absences the same way they would if students were on campus.

 

How is attendance taken? 

Teachers can run reports through CANVAS showing student logins to their class, submissions of assignments or responses, and can see them during video conferences, unless their camera is turned off.

 

TOPIC 3:  SPECIAL EDUCATION AND 504 SUPPORTS

 

What supports are available for students with a 504 or Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?

If you or your student has questions or concerns regarding a 504 plan, please contact our  Assistant Principal of Administration, Chris Sanchez at chris_sanchez@kernhigh.org. For all questions or concerns regarding Special Education services including Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), please contact our Program Specialist Stacy Garrett at stacy_garrett@kernhigh.org

 

 

TOPIC 4:  ADDITIONAL SUPPORT – COUNSELING, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

My student has had difficulty coping with changes that have been occurring.  Who can I contact for additional help?

All requests for support, including for academic or personal reasons begin with our CHS Student Support Request which is then processed by our counselors.  If requests for more specialized services are needed, the counselors will make the direct referrals to either our site psychologist, social worker, interventionist, nurse, behaviorist, or to an appropriate outside agency.

 

Solicitud de apoyo al estudiante

 

 

TOPIC 5:  SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Will there be athletic teams and events this year?

Yes, but all seasons have been pushed back to at least January 2021, and some sports have been moved to a different season.  Find the most current information here, but more to follow.

 

 

TOPIC 6:  SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS (ROP/CTEC, BAND, DRAMA, ETC.)

 

Will we have marching band, color guard, choir, drama and other fine arts performances?

Students are still enrolled in these classes throughout the day for credit, however, the performances associated with these cannot occur until safety protocols can be put in place which will allow it to be done safely and meet both District and local/state requirements.  At this point, all regional and state-level competitions have been canceled or postponed.  

 

Will students still attend ROP/CTEC classes? 

The key component to ROP classes is hand’s-on learning, but it also requires many hours of textbook instruction and lecture.  They will begin the year with the textbook learning.

 

 

TOPIC 7:  FOOD SERVICE AND BUS TRANSPORTATION

 

Will you resume meal distribution when school begins?

Yes, meals will be distributed through a drive through outside the CHS cafeteria. Check back for details regarding meal distribution schedules and rules. 

 

TOPIC 8:  NATIONAL STANDARDIZED TESTING – AP AND SAT EXAMS

 

Will the SAT or ACT exams be offered at Centennial High School?

At this time, CHS is not scheduled to host any SAT or ACT exams. You do not have to test at your school site. Any changes to the testing schedule can be found at www.collegeboard.org.

 

Are the AP exams still scheduled to take place?

Yes, the College Board (company that operates the annual May testing) has stated they currently plan to offer the tests.  If they must be cancelled, the College Board will refund the test fees.

 

 

TOPIC 9:  KHSD STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

Do you have an online version of the student handbook?

Yes, it is found here, but it hasn’t been updated for online or hybrid instruction.

 

 
Additionally, the Kern High School District has a team of caring professionals that are committed to providing technical support.
 
Informational Technology Technical Support
Call: 1-833-827-2855
Hours: Weekdays 8 am - 4 pm
Email: studentsupport@kernhigh.org
Students, parents, and staff who are in need of technical support can call (weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm) or email the KHSD Informational Technology Department for help with: Passwords, Synergy, ParentVue, StudentVue, or other technical issues. Click on the image below to go to the Kern High School District webpage for district wide information. 
 
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