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Hello 9th Grade Parents & Guardians! 


We are very excited that your child will be attending Santa Cruz High School, and we look forward to seeing them at our Freshmen Orientation Day on August 9th starting at 8 am in the gym! Our Link Crew Leaders will help get your new Cardinal off to a great start! 


What is Link Crew?


Link Crew is a nationwide program designed to welcome and support 9th graders by connecting them with Link Leaders, who are positive, responsible, hand-selected 11th and 12th graders. Your student’s Link Leaders will help them feel more comfortable as well as help them achieve success in their first year of high school. Doesn’t that sound great? It is! 

8th Grade Parent Webinar 2/4/22

Red & White Fair 2/1/22

What Happens Next? 


1. Your child is invited to come to freshmen orientation, taking place at the Santa Cruz High School gym on Wednesday, August 9th from 8:00am to noon. 

2. A day or two before orientation, your child will also receive a phone call from their Link Crew Leader personally inviting them to orientation day and giving the details of where to be and what time. The Leaders can also answer any questions they may have. 

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 active, please make sure that your student wears comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement

5. At the end of the orientation, your student will be able to pick up their schedule. 


This is a student only function so we encourage you to let your child attend on their own. 

We look forward to a great orientation day! 


Ms. Katie Rowe-Kairys & Bubba Trumball 

Link Crew Coordinators 

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