BCSD encouraging enrollment ahead of new school year

July 6, 2023 /

With the new school year beginning August 16, the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) is encouraging Bakersfield families within their school district to begin planning for the upcoming year. 

Children as young as four can enroll in a BCSD school and parents and guardians can begin enrollment at enroll.bcsd.com. And, according to a press release sent out by the school district, all BCSD State Preschools are currently accepting applications.

The following schools are within the BCSD school district:

Elementary Schools

  • Casa Loma
  • Cesar E. Chavez
  • College Heights
  • Downtown
  • Henry Eissler
  • Evergreen
  • Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher
  • Frank West
  • Franklin
  • John C. Fremont
  • Ramon Garza
  • Ruth C. Harding
  • Caroline P. Harris
  • Stella Hills
  • Horace Mann
  • Hort
  • Jefferson
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Longfellow
  • McKinley
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Millie G. Munsey
  • Colonel H. Nichols
  • Noble
  • Owens
  • Leo G. Pauly
  • William Penn
  • Pioneer Drive
  • Rafer Johnson
  • Roosevelt
  • Dr. Juliet Thorner
  • Voorhies
  • Wayside
  • Williams

Junior High / Middle Schools

  • Emerson
  • Paul L. Cato
  • Chipman
  • Compton
  • James Curran
  • Lincoln
  • Sequoia
  • Sierra
  • Walter W. Stiern
  • Washington

BCSD also reminds parents that students must get required school vaccinations such as Tdap, MMR, or the chickenpox vaccine before the start of school. They are urging parents to do so as soon as possible. 

In addition, student physicals are also due before students begin school and the district’s Wellness Centers can help students receive a physical. Parents are instructed to call 661-631-4600 and ask to make an appointment at one of the Wellness Centers.

“Our district’s vision is to be the model of educational excellence, equity, inclusion, and innovation. Our mission is to educate all students at the highest levels of academic excellence to become collaborative, creative, and critical thinkers. We are excited to welcome our students into a new year filled with possibilities,” BCSD stated in their press release. 

School offices will be open for questions and support on August 4 and the district asks that parents and guardians call ahead to make an appointment and be patient with the school office teams are they work to respond as quickly as possible.

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Victoria Rodgers

Victoria Rodgers is an editor and reporter for Kern Sol News. Born in Bakersfield, CA, she received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Rockford University in Illinois. She can be reached at victoria@southkernsol.org.