WHAT: California High School’s incoming ninth-graders will get a chance to preview classes, meet teachers, make new friends and learn more about the Condor campus during Whittier Union High School’s District’s annual Freshman First Day program on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Cal High’s student orientation program will feature Link Crew student leaders, who will show freshmen the ins and outs of high school life a day before school officially begins. The program takes place annually at each Whittier Union High School District campus to help students transition from middle to high school.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
(8-11:05 a.m. – LINK Crew Activities
11:05-11:50 a.m. – Lunch and Club Rush
11:50 a.m.-1:15 p.m. – Attend Classes)

WHERE: California High School
9800 Mills Ave., Whittier

DETAILS: Whittier Union is welcoming 2,727 freshmen across its campuses for the 2019-20 school year. As part of Freshman First Day at Cal High, approximately 750 freshmen will participate in a series of activities hosted by the school’s Link Crew, a student mentorship program made up of upper classmen who will serve as mentors to the students during their first year. Freshmen will participate in a welcome assembly, team-building activities and a campus tour, learning about the school’s motto: Condor PRIDE (Productivity, Respect, Integrity, Dependability and Excellence). Students will also have the opportunity to walk through their class schedules. The first day of school for all students – about 11,150 this year – is Aug. 14.