Select groups of students return to campus
Last updated 12/1/2020 at 5:08am
After Kern County plunged back into the purple tier, schools that had reopened under the red tier were allowed to continue educating select students in person such as special education, ESL, at-risk students, students with no internet reception and other special needs students.
Assistant Superintendent Rob Cobb provided information regarding the Special Education and other groups that have returned to campus.
Wasco High School
Special Education I returned to school on Oct. 26 with a total enrollment of 12 students. Four students are attending class four times a week and eight students are continuing with distance learning.
Special Education 2 began class on Nov. 16 for one day a week with an enrollment of one student on campus and a total enrollment of 11 students, which means 9 students are continuing with distance learning.
Special Education 2A began class on Nov. 12 with two students attending for one day a week of in-person class. There is a total enrollment of 11 students and nine students continuing with distance learning.
In addition, Special Education 3 will begin on Dec. 1 with two days on campus. The total enrollment is to be determined at a later date.
Special Education 3A will begin Dec. 3 and on campus two days a week. The numbers of distance learners and in-class learners will be determined at a later date.
English learners began Nov. 10 with a total of 10 students. Nine of those 10 students are on campus for four days a week and 1 is continuing distance learning. In addition, at risk, homeless/foster, youth with no internet students began Nov. 3 with four students attending four days a week with a total enrollment of seven students which leaves three continuing with distance learning.
Wasco Independent High School
Group A students began class on Nov. 3 with a total enrollment of 116 students. Of those 116, 42 of them are on campus one day a week and 74 students continue with distance learning.
Group B students began class on Nov. 4 with a total enrollment of 116 students. Of those 116 students, 46 students are on campus two days a week while 70 students continue with distance learning.
“There are some students who don’t come to school regularly,” Cobb said. “The district has tabs on every student enrolled in the district.”
Wasco Union Elementary School District
“About 60 Special Education students are in class now,” Superintendent Kelly Richers said. “Others may start later, depending on the virus. About 60 Special Ed students continue distance learning. These are all Mild Moderate or Moderate Severe, as those are the ones the federal government wants in-site classes.” Richers added that the classes all started Oct. 14 and are going five days a week. He emphasized that the only school with no one attending is Clemens at the present time.