The Friday Forecast



On behalf of the Walnut High School staff, I welcome you and your child to the 2022-2023 school year!

This year, we are committed to MAKE IT COUNT for our students. Take this school year one day at a time, be present, value relationships, and set achievable goals. Each day spent with intention and purpose can lead to big changes! When your child arrives on campus Monday morning, we will have our staff, student leaders, cheer team, and Blue Thunder greeting our Mustangs. We will have our ASB leaders (look for their ASB polos) and staff around campus throughout the day helping with directions.

The staff and I are committed to creating a well-rounded educational experience for our students this school year. Walnut High School is where students of all backgrounds can form lifelong connections, whether inside the classroom or part of an extra-curricular group. This year will be full of opportunities and challenges. Please take advantage of the opportunities, and meet the challenges with determination. I have one challenge for all students as we start the year. GET CONNECTED! Walnut High School is a community, and for the next four years, we expect everyone to participate and thrive in this community!

Dr. Ryan Maine


Walnut High School


MONDAY - AUGUST 8 - First Day of School

  • *Periods 1-6 Minimum Day Schedule - 8:30 am - 12:32 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
2022-2023 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements


We want to reiterate our commitment to student safety throughout our School District. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our students and staff. We continue to partner with, rely on, and follow the guidance and direction of entities such as the California Department of Public Health, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. We continue to implement and sustain their recommendations and requirements in addressing student and staff safety related to COVID-19. Below are important reminders and resources to help ensure a safe return for our students.


Here are some quick reminders to prepare for coming on to campus:

  • School gates will open at 7:20 am.
  • The front office is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm if you need assistance.
  • If a student is tardy in the morning (not in class by 8:30 am), they will need to scan at one of our stations (see map below) before heading to class.
  • Please check your schedule before arriving on campus. Some schedules have been updated this past week to help balance class sizes.

Please refer to our reminders and resources below to assist you and your child.
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2022-2023 Rules & Expectations at Walnut High School

During summer registration, students and their guardians watched the rules and expectations video for the upcoming school year. If you did not have a chance to watch it, please take a minute to view the video to help you be successful this year!

Parents: One thing you will notice this year are tardy or cell phone detention automated emails. If your child was issued a detention for excessive tardies or a cell phone violation, you will get an email with information on the detention they need to serve.

2022-2023 Walnut High School Rules & Expectations Video


Join us in welcoming new staff members to the Mustang family this upcoming school year!
  • Brian Drulias (Social Science Teacher)
  • Morgan Galeener (GLC, 9th grade A-LIM)
  • Kenny Park (English Teacher)
  • Charles Tran (Special Education Teacher)
  • Savannah Gutierrez (School Psychologist)
  • Karen Alorro (Media Teacher)
  • Evelyn Torres (Education Specialist)

Communicating with parents Through ParentSquare

We are excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication at Walnut High School. ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and facilitate participation at school. It provides a safe way for the school principal, teachers, staff, and parents/guardians to:

  • Send and receive school and class information
  • Share pictures and files
  • See calendar items
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

All school/grade level and classroom information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text or you can download the free App.

The ParentSquare app is available in both iOS or Android stores. Downloading the mobile app is the easiest way to receive all Posts, Events, Sign Up Requests, Photos and Files.

iOS App - Apple Store

Android App - Google Play Store

You can also create a password for your ParentSquare account on your computer by clicking HERE.

ParentSquare Overview for Parents


Parking permits are required for students to park in the student lot. A student must have a parking permit to park in the student lot located by the Softball Field. In order to receive a parking permit, the student must complete the on-line application, HERE. The requirements are listed below:

  • Complete Student Parking Application
  • Download California Driver's License
  • Download evidence of vehicle insurance coverage with student listed as insured driver

Once the Parking Application is completed stickers will be issued by Mrs. Markel at the Assistant Principal's office. If you had a parking decal last year, you MUST complete the form again this year and replace your old sticker. You must have this on your car before parking in our lot on the first day of school. WVUSD is NOT responsible for any damage or theft of the vehicle, this includes any articles left in it.


Save the Date for Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 pm as we hold Back to School Night ON CAMPUS this year. As we get closer to the event, more information and details will be sent out.


Students with a free period in their schedule (periods 1,5,6) must bring their schedule with them to the front of the library so that they can have a sticker placed on their student I.D. on Wednesday, August 10th or Thursday, August 11th. You will need a printed or digital copy of your class schedule and student ID card to leave campus on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

After that, you will need a sticker to either enter or exit campus.

Do you need a Chromebook for the School Year?

District owned Chromebooks are made available for checkout to students who choose not to bring their own device to school.

All students checking out a device will be expected to return the following WHS DEVICE AGREEMENT FOR STUDENTS to Mr. Wendland with their signature and the signature of a parent or guardian. Students will not receive a Chromebook until they return the signed form.

Students who checked out devices during the period of Distance Learning and Summer School are expected to return those devices. No other device will be checked out until those are returned.


Dress up and look sharp! Picture day will be held on August 19th in the MPR for our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors! Students will go during their PE class. If students do not have a PE class, they can go before school, during lunch, or after school.

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Students: Keep Your Inbox Organized!

Our tech coach, Mr. Wendland, put together a video to show our students how to keep their inbox organized with labels. Watch below for some tips and tricks!
Gmail Label Private Comments

Important Nutrition Services Update

AB 130 Universal State Meal Mandate - Breakfast and Lunch will be provided at “no cost” this coming school year at all sites. Nutrition services are asking to fill out a meal application this year. Meal applications are NOT required to get the FREE meals.

Students do NOT have to take the meals, they can bring their own meals from home.

Approved meal applications help increase district funding and help households with discounts on various products and services but are NOT required to get FREE meals.

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2022 WHS AP test Results

AP Test scores were released in July & we are beyond proud of our students, teachers, & support staff for all their hard work! To our students, no matter how your test went, you took the challenge & we are proud of you! ⁣

Look at the AP numbers for the 2022 testing season at Walnut High School.

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IB Diploma Recipients

The 2022 IB results have been released! Congrats to 25 of our IB students who achieved either their IB Diploma or Career-related certificate.

More than 1.2 million students worldwide have graduated from the Diploma Programme (DP) and the Career-related Programme (CP). IB students reflect diverse experiences and perspectives and attend IB world schools in 156 countries that develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring students striving to create a better world through intercultural understanding.

Congrats to the following Walnut High School graduates on obtaining such a high honor.

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The Class of 2022: Oh The Places You'll Go!

Before our Seniors graduated, they took an exit survey on their future plans.

Here is an inside look at some info & data regarding this amazing class as they begin their next phase in life.

Boys water polo tryouts

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Mustang Corral Summer Fest

When: August 26

What Time: 5-9pm

Where: WHS

What: Food Booths, Music, Rally in the Gym, Games, Performances, and Face Painting! All proceeds will go to our clubs and groups on campus.

More info to come!

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BIRTHDAY MARQUEE is now available! If you have a student that has a birthday coming up, be sure to make a birthday dedication on the WHS marquee! All proceeds goes to support WHS students and staff so RESERVE YOURS TODAY!

Great idea for WHS staff, teachers and Alums too!


Thank you to all 2,100+ students and parents that attended Registration. We appreciate your support and assistance with getting your student(s) ready to start the new school year.


During registration students should have received their locker assignment and combinations. We created a video to help your student open their locker. Please show them this video if they need it. There will be additional help in the textbook room during lunch for the first week of school.
HOW TO: Open Your Lockers at Walnut High School


Due to many problems and safety issues we DO NOT allow student lunches to be delivered anywhere on campus.

Food, drinks or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is strictly prohibited.

Outside Food Delivery Services such as UBER Eats/Door Dash is strictly prohibited. Food will be confiscated if deliveries are dropped off.

We understand the importance of student nutrition but we encourage students to either use the free lunch at school or bring their lunch from home.

ASB Publication - Important Dates

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9th GRADE (Class of 2026)

Corolar Schultz (A - LIM)

Morgan Galeener (LIN-Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – LO)

Sonia Nunez (LU – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – LI)

Jenny Alegre (LO – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – LI)

Jeff Jacks (LO – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

Join us for College Night

WVUSD College Night is an open house event featuring representatives from colleges and universities across the U.S. All students and parents are invited to attend!

Thursday, September 15, 2022

6:00pm - 8:00pm


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Students must attend every class, every day, and be on time. In order to receive daily credit, students are to bring all necessary materials to class. Students will not be excused from class to get materials. Homework and class assignments are to be completed on time and to the best of the student’s ability. Only behaviors befitting the learning environment are acceptable. Students are to comply with all reasonable requests of any staff member. Dress code will be enforced.


Please remember that attendance counts, every period, every day. Students will be marked absent if they are not at the beginning of each period to verify their attendance.

All single-period absences will need to be reconciled through the attendance office by the student. If marked absent, students will receive an email from the attendance office notifying them that they have been marked absent. The notification will include the date and period of the absence. The student will need to contact the Attendance Department to make any necessary corrections to their individual period attendance. For full-day absences, a parent/guardian must contact the attendance office by the end of the day.

Attendance Reporting Hotline:

11 & 12 Grades: 909- 444-3642

9 & 10 Grades : 909 - 444-3625