Incoming Freshmen

June 5, 2010


Dear Parent:


Hello!  We are very excited that your child will be attending Buchanan High School this year, and we look forward to meeting your student at Freshman Orientation.  Our school participates in the nationwide Link Crew Program, an organization whose sole purpose is to help freshmen feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of high school.  Freshman Orientation Day is our first opportunity to welcome your student to our school.  This year Freshman Orientation will be held:


Monday, Aug. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the REC



The Link Crew Freshman Orientation and Transition Program is designed to both welcome and support freshmen by assigning them a junior or senior Link Leader as a mentor during this first year.  This Link Leader is a responsible older student who was hand-selected from a large pool of applicants and has met the qualifications of being a good role model and a positive leader on our campus.  Following is some information to let you know what you and your student can expect in advance of their first day of school.


1)       Your student can expect to receive an invitation to Freshman Orientation Day in the mail; 


2)       A day or two before Orientation your student will also receive a phone call from his or her Link Crew Leader personally inviting your student to Orientation and giving the details of where to be and what time;


3)       Your student is encouraged not to bring backpacks, purses, or other like items as the day is quite active;


4)       Because the day is so active, please make sure that your student wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement, but that is still within the guidelines of Clovis Unified School District’s dress code.  To view CUSD’s dress code, please go to


This is a student only function, so we encourage you to allow your child to attend on his or her own so that he or she can participate in this invaluable opportunity to get to know his or her peers.  Parents are, however, welcome to attend registration with their students on Monday, August 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the REC.


We look forward to meeting your student on Orientation day!




Ed Folsom

Link Crew Coordinator

Buchanan High School