Link Crew

The Link Leaders consist of a pair junior and/or senior mentors for a small group of freshman. We currently have over 120 Link Leaders serving for the 2017-18 school year. Link Leaders receive training and support from staff supervisors of the program.

Staff Supervisors of the Link Crew program:

From the website,, here are its main aspects:

Link Crew is a year long transition program with four components that contribute to its success:

  • High School Orientation – Link Leaders and freshmen start building the mentor relationship and freshmen receive information about how to be successful in high school
  • Academic Follow Ups – Link Leaders support freshman academic success and character development through structured classroom visits
  • Social Follow Ups – Link Leaders and freshmen connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement, and promote positive school climate
  • Leader Initiated Contacts – Link Leaders connect with their freshmen on a more individual basis

Two natural by-products of Link Crew are a strong sense of character development and the emergence of an anti-bullying environment. Because students are more connected to each other, involved in their school and empowered to make a difference, they develop empathy, a respect for others and the courage to stand up for and take care of fellow students.

link-leader-app-2017-2018 DUE by MAY 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM

submit completed applications to Mr. V in the Leadership Office in cafeteria.

Berkeley High School Orientation Information for SY 17-18

Seniors – Monday, Aug. 21

Juniors – Tuesday, Aug. 22

Sophomores – Wednesday, Aug. 23


Registration hours:

Last Name A – G        8:30 to 10:00 am

Last Name H – O        10:00 to 11:30 am

Last Name P – Z         1:00 to 2:30 pm

10th, 11th, 12th graders are to report to the Jacket Gym. Please note that doors will be closed from 11:30 – 1:00


Freshmen Orientation and Registration

Last Names A – K       Thursday, August 24, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Last Names L – Z       Friday, August 25, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Incoming 9th graders should report to the Donahue Gym by 8:00 am for the start of their orientation. Each orientation will consist of an assembly, small group sessions facilitated by Link Leaders, and a campus tour, in addition to students receiving their schedule, photo ID, textbooks and locker assignment. Link Leaders are trained upperclassmen who will guide a group of 9th graders through orientation until the end of the school year.  Students should bring a lock to place on their locker.


Make-Up Registration Session       Thursday, August 241:30-3:00 pm

Doors will open at 1:30 and close at 3:00

New to BHS 10-12th grades — Mini-orientation on Friday, August 25

Please contact Student Activities Director “Mr V.” for more info on how to sign up.

First Day of School, Tuesday, August 29, 8:27 a.m. There is no “0” period on this day only.





Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, disability, medical condition, homelessness or foster status, in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Discrimination based on protected class includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and bullying. All inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD’s nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints should contact:


Dana Clark

Director of Student Services and  Title IX Coordinator

2020 Bonar Street

Berkeley, CA 94702

Phone: 510-486-9338

Fax: 510-644-7712



Inquiries may also be referred to the:

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

50 Beale Street, Suite 7200

San Francisco, CA 94105-1813

Telephone: 415-486-5555

FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339