The Friday Forecast
The Week of October 11 - 15, 2021
Girls Golf Wins Lady Mustang Invitational
On Monday, our girl's golf team placed first in the annual Lady Mustang Invitational held at California Country Club against top programs in the area, including Mater Dei, Palos Verdes, Diamond Bar, and much more.
Shoutout to our top leaders on the day:
⛳️ Ashley Yun: E (70)
⛳️ Esther Lee: +1 (71)
⛳️ Megan Carrigan +2 (72)
⛳️ Isabelle San Antonio +5 (75)
Thanks to Coach Cecil Woods, Victor Le, and our parent volunteers for hosting a fantastic tournament!
Our Girls Golf team is currently in first place at 8-0 in the Hacienda League. Good luck with the rest of the season ladies!
Schedule at a glance
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
TUESDAY - OCTOBER 12
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 13
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
- Boys Wrestling Tryout Meeting 12:00 pm - Wrestling Room
- Front Office Staff Collaboration - Front Office will close at 2:00pm
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 14
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Sports Physical Examination Opportunity 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm - WHS Gym
- Virtual UC Application Workshop 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 15
- *Periods 1-6 Homecoming Assembly Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 16
- PSAT Test - 7:30am - 12:00 pm for Juniors & Sophomores ONLY
- Homecoming Dance 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
Our Class of 2022 Cabinet along with Mrs. Corolar Schultz, created a video honoring Hispanic Heritage Month celebrating diversity on our campus.
Next week, we will share some stories and celebrate our students who come from various Latin American countries.
Welcome to Walnut High School Randi Wagner!
It is our honor to introduce Ms. Randi Wagner as our newest English teacher at Walnut High School. She completed her student teaching at Charter Oak HS and Telesis Academy of Science and Math. She earned her English degree from Cal Poly Pomona, and is currently a graduate student focusing on English, Literary Studies with a second emphasis on Rhetoric.
She is excited to officially call herself a Mustang. She's been doing an amazing job as a long-term substitute from the start of the school year. We are excited about our English department and know she will be a great asset to this school.
Please join us in welcoming Randi to our incredible Mustang Family!
Walnut High School Lockdown Informational Video
Homecoming Assembly | October 15
PSAT REMINDERS | OCTOBER 16
If you signed up for the PSAT test, here are a few things you need to know for the day of the test, Saturday October 16, 2021.
Students must be dropped off in the student parking lot
All students will be checked in at the E/F gate
The E/F gate will open at 7:00
We recommend that you arrive early
Testing will begin by 8:00 a.m
All students must fill out their student health assessment by the time they are checked in
You should have the following items with you on the day of the test:
Current student ID (if you do not have one or lost it, please go to ASB for a replacement ID before the day of the test)
At least two, #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils),
Scientific or graphing calculators are allowed and are optional . Please check your student study guide for calculators that are allowed.
The following items are NOT ALLOWED in the testing room. Please drop them off at your locker:
Food, water, backpacks/purses, cell phones/electronic devices, wrist watches/smartwatches, fitness trackers, cameras
On Monday Oct 11, 2021 we will post the location of where you will take the test on the school website www.walnuths.net under the Guidance/GLC tab as well as post a physical copy outside the A-building. As a reminder, you are to appropriately wear your mask at all times while taking the test.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Alegre or Ms. Nunez before the day of the test.
calling all MUSTANG ATHLETES | PHYSICALS!
Due to last year’s COVID athletic season, many of our sports started roughly around October, which means many of our athletes who submitted physicals are set to expire in October (now!). It is about time for MOST of our athletic population to renew their physicals. Physicals are good for one full calendar year. All other paperwork, including online registration, also needs to be renewed every school year.
Our annual Sports Physical Exams Event has made a comeback, and we are hosting an event to help get athletes to get their physicals done on campus Thursday, October 14th, from 1:30-6:00 in the WHS Gym. Click here to see more information, download required documents, and sign up.
Due to the availability of the facilities, staff, and physicians, we were only able to schedule Sports Physical Exams on a Thursday. Unfortunately, a few of our teams for away games will not be present to attend. We apologize for this inconvenience but still encourage you to remind your athletes to renew their physicals to stay eligible to participate in athletics.
Annual Chuckwagon BBQ | 10/28
Let's beat the Brahmas and bring the Branding Iron Home where it belongs!
World Mental Health Day | October 10
World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year to raise awareness of mental health issues worldwide and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
At WHS, we work to ensure that there are many layers of support that surround each student. Our goal is that if a student needs help, they can obtain support by choosing several options.
The "Need Emotional Support" option on our webpage provides students a way to reach out and ask for support privately. Based on the student's initial request, a staff member will reach out to first ensure their safety and well-being and then listen. Often students need someone to listen as they process concerns they are having. Based on the issue, the responding staff member will assist the student in making connections to family members or other supportive WHS faculty who can help.
Last Chance to support Drama! Panda Express Fundraiser | 10/8
WHS ASB Presents: "Timeless" HOMECOMING 2021 | 10/16
The Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, October 16th, from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The 2021 Homecoming will feature a "Timeless" theme, and the dance will be held indoors. Our homecoming asking competition is still going on. Send in your videos or pictures to @walnutdances on IG for a chance to win FREE or HALF OFF tickets.
- Tickets can be purchased with cash, check, or charge (please include the student's name and student ID on the check's memo line).
- No out-of-school guests this year to limit exposure and contact tracing.
- Students will be required to wear a mask during the dance and be encouraged to keep to small groups on the dance floor.
- No tickets will be sold at the gate.
The Homecoming Football game is Friday, October 15th at 7:00 pm in our home stadium.
Ticket prices are:
- Students Free with ASB card
- Adult (13+) $8.00
- Child (5-12) $2.00
- 4 and under FREE
- Cash sales only
2021-22 IMPORTANT AP Exam Dates
From the CollegeBoard: 2022 AP Exams
- The 2022 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil* exams over two weeks in May: May 2–6 and May 9–13.
- As usual, AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams are administered in schools on computers.
- Review the entire 2022 exam schedule.
- AP Exam Payment and Registration October 25th-29th
- Students will be invited by last name (alpha order)
- AP EXAM PAYMENT DEADLINE WITH NO PENALTY FEE IS 11/12/2021
- Any exam ordered after will accrue a $40 late fee + exam price
WALNUT WEDNESDAY AWARDS | OCTOBER 2021
Order Senior Apparel | Class of 2022
WVUSD Virtual Parent Symposium | 10/23
The Walnut Valley Unified School District is excited to host this year’s Virtual Parent Symposium on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Dr. Marc Brackett, the founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor at Yale University will be joining us! You won’t want to miss this one!
More information to follow!
Social Media and another TikTok Challenge
Dear Mustang Families,
We would like to make you aware of a new TikTok challenge that is currently trending. If you are unfamiliar with TikTok, it is a popular social networking platform focused on sharing videos. During the month of September, students were encouraged to vandalize school restrooms. Recently, we have become aware of a month to month list of inappropriate challenges that range from theft and vandalism, to physical and sexual assault. In the challenge, beginning October 1, students are dared to record themselves on video “slapping teachers/staff” and running away. This video is then posted to TikTok.
We want Walnut High School to be a place where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and where everyone feels a sense of belonging and safety. We are proud of our school community, student’s positive behavior choices, as well as the strong, positive relationships we cultivate at Walnut. We do not anticipate this TikTok challenge to be an issue, however, we want to make it very clear that we take the safety of our staff and students very seriously, and this behavior described in the challenge will not be tolerated.
It is important for all students and families to very clearly understand that slapping a staff member is a violation of Education Code 48900a.1: Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person. Additionally, EDUCATION CODE SECTION 48915 (a) states that an administrator shall recommend expulsion for the following violations [except for subsections (c) and (e)] unless the administrator find that expulsion is inappropriate due to a particular circumstance:
- Causing serious physical injury to another person, except in self-defense. EC Section 48915 (a)(1).
5. Assault or battery, or threat of, on a school employee. EC Section 49915 (a)(5)
We are committed to keeping Walnut High School a safe place for students and staff. Please speak with your child about these challenges, and remind them of the consequences. We appreciate your support in these efforts.
Join the Walnut Valley Family!
Walnut Valley Unified School District offers a variety of enrollment options for those students that reside outside of our school district boundaries. Attend one of our Enrollment Information Meetings to learn more about District of Choice (Applications accepted October 4 - December 31), Parent Employment (Allen Bill), and Interdistrict Transfer programs.
- Tuesday, October 19 6:30 p.m. Webinar
- Tuesday, November 16* 6:30 p.m. Chaparral Middle School
- Thursday, December 9 6:30 p.m. Webinar
- Thursday, January 13* 6:30 p.m. Westhoff Elementary
Join Webinar at: https://wvusd.zoom.us/j/86933481982
Can’t attend a meeting? Applications are available online at www.wvusd.k12.ca.us/EnrollNow. For more information or general inquiries regarding enrollment, please call (909) 595-1261 ext. 31360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Translation services will be available at the November 16 and January 13 meetings.
COVID Testing | October 11-14
The following drive-through COVID testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff:
Monday, October 11:
Diamond Bar High School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 12:
Suzanne Middle School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13:
South Pointe Middle School
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 14: (Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
Walnut City Hall
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be COVID tested at a WVUSD school site.
Buy your 2022 Yearbook!
CHOIR | PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER | 10/21
Please support our Choir! On October 21, use this link, and order online using the code 905035 and the choir will receive 25% profit on your order. This is good at any Panda Express nationwide, so please share with your friends and family!! Thank you!!
FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity
Additional Tutoring Help!
CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD'S BIRTHDAY ON OUR MARQUEE!
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!
SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY
Due to safety concerns, we DO NOT accept student lunches in the office. We understand the importance of student nutrition, but we encourage students to either purchase lunch at school or bring their lunch from home. Food, drinks, or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Please Note: Parents can now access the Food Services Department from our website under the Parents tab. On that page, parents can set up and deposit funds into their student's lunch account for purchasing lunch on campus.
9th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – Lo) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
10th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
11th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
12th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) email@example.com
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos email@example.com
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
SCE FREE Mentorship Program
UC and Cal State Application Workshops
College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night 2021 | RECAP
Our GLCs held a College Application and Financial Aid Information Night over YouTube Live. Below the video contains the Frequently Asked Questions during Financial Aid Night 2021.
CSF is now accepting applications!
You must apply with last semester's grades.Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
GET ON THE PATH TO BEING COLLEGE & CAREER READY!
This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.
STUDENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
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:
10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642
9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625
VIRTUAL TOUR OF WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL
Never been on our campus? We used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. We encourage you to click on the link, use your computer or mobile device to move around, and see what Walnut High School has to offer. Use this virtual tour to click on photos, learn more information, as well as hear voice-overs from our staff members. Below is a quick overview of our virtual tour and a map of all our scenes.
Our Virtual Tour is located on our webpage under "About Us" if you ever need access for future reference.