New Student Orientation & Events
Welcome to the Acalanes community!
We are excited to welcome you to the Dons family & can’t wait to kick off the year. Because the start of the year looks different, we have planned various activities to help connect you to one other, upperclassmen & our campus.
Frosh Orientation-Monday, August 10th
At orientation you can expect to meet upperclassmen, & build relationships with your New Crew leaders & fellow classmates & hear about future opportunities to engage with your New Crew leaders & peers. You have been assigned a time to attend by last name. You will walk through Dons Day, and then attend a short 20 minute orientation with new crew leaders (upperclassmen).
Arrival times are as follows:
10 AM A-C
10:45 AM D-G
11:30 AM H-L
1 PM M-R
1:45 PM S-Z
At orientation you can expect to meet fellow transfers, meet upperclassmen New Crew leaders, & hear about future opportunities just for our transfer students. You will walk through Dons Day at 11 am followed by a 20 minute orientation.
We have 3 days of registration planned and are asking that transfer students attend on their respective day at 11 am.
August 5th @ 11 am: Dons Day & Transfer Orientation for 12th grade
August 6th @ 11 am: Dons Day & Transfer Orientation for 11th grade
August 7th @ 11 am: Dons Day & Transfer Orientation for 10th grade
- August 9th @ 8 PM: Class of 2024 Zoom & Kahoot. Join the zoom with the following meeting ID & Passcode:
Meeting ID: 962 770 4726
You will be given the kahoot game ID once you are in the zoom meeting!
- Informational videos about Acalanes, how to get involved, virtual campus tour, and counseling & wellness will be posted beginning August 9th.
August 11th: First Day of School & 5 pm zoom session with new crew leader & new students. Your new crew leader will text you the zoom link.
August 20th: Virtual escape room (must sign up in advance-link will be posted here beginning August 10th)
September 1st: Netflix Watch Party
Throughout the first 3 weeks of school, we will also be doing a new student webinar series covering how to get involved, time management, academic tips & support amongst others.
For any questions, please contact Katherine Walton, the leadership teacher.