BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — For the first time in months, students from Bakersfield Christian High School were allowed to walk to halls again as the school reopened for in-person learning.
The school looks different than students will remember, as modifications have been put in place. Some of those changes include converting the wresting room into a classroom with social distancing and repurposing the Student Union for study hall.
When it comes time for lunch, students will get their food and eat outside on campus.
Handwashing stations and contactless fixtures have been added to the campus to help keep students safe and promote sanitization.
Officials said the school has experienced an increase in enrollment with this year’s freshman class – the largest in the school’s history – and overall enrollment has hit an all-time high.
In addition to on-campus classes with a regular bell schedule every day for every student, BCHS will continue to offer online instruction for students who have individual concerns.
However, those students who decide to return to campus will return to classrooms at limited capacity.