The Friday Forecast

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 14-18, 2023


On behalf of the Walnut High School staff, I welcome you and your child to the 2023-2024 school year!

This year, we are committed to BUILDING THE FUTURE for our students. Building the Future is a comprehensive approach to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to contribute positively and proactively to the evolving world. We encourage students to think beyond conventional boundaries, to envision innovative solutions to emerging challenges, and develop a strong sense of responsibility toward their learning. Our goal is to not only prepare students for traditional academic success but also in their roles as active participants in building their future!

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 as 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

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MONDAY - AUGUST 14 - 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
  • Underclassman yearbook pictures - MPR - all day
2023-2024 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements


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.
  • 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.


Join us in welcoming new staff members to the Mustang family this upcoming school year!

  • Andrew An (Math Teacher)
  • Katie Argumosa (Math Teacher)
  • Tiffany Brawley (Textbook Clerk)
  • Joseph Chon (Math Teacher)
  • Nikki Hinson-O'Connor (Drama Director & English Teacher)
  • Ivy Hull (Chinese Teacher)
  • Christina Lantang (SPED Teacher)
  • Pauline Mendoza (Math Teacher)
  • Kyle Kinne (Engineering Teacher)
  • Jessica Nguyen (Speech Language Pathologist)
  • Robby Rendon (School Psychologist)
  • Ileana Quintana (Science)
  • Victoria Vidales (Sports Medicine Teacher)


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 display the sticker on your car before parking in our lot. You have until the end of the week to pick up your sticker. WVUSD is NOT responsible for any damage or theft of the vehicle, this includes any articles left in it.


Chromebook distribution will be held at the TDC room beginning Monday, August 14.

The TDC will be open before school on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00-8:30 am and afterschool August 14th - 18th from 3:25-3:55pm

In order to obtain a Chromebook you must have the Chromebook User Agreement form completed.

If you are unable to get a Chromebook during the first week of school in the TDC, come to the Technology Office located in the D building to check one out.

Students choosing to check out a Chromebook will not receive a device until they fill out the form.

Save the date: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - August 31st

Save the Date for Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 pm as we hold Back to School Night on campus. As we get closer to the event, more information and details will be sent out.


Dress up and look sharp! Picture day will be held on August 18th in the MPR for our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors! . Students who have a PE class will take the pictures during PE. All other students need to take their pictures before school, during lunch, or immediately after school. The attachment is a price list even though it says Walnut Middle School.

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Thank you for a Successful Registration!

A big thank you to our parents and students for their support in such a smooth registration this summer. Check out a quick recap below as we successfully met with over 2,100 families this summer!
2023 Summer Registration at WHS

2023 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 2023 testing season at Walnut High School.

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IB Diploma Recipients

The 2023 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 2023: 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.

Mustang Corral Summer Fest

When: August 26

What Time: 5-9 pm

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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Walnut Football Fundraiser Dinner | August 12

Support the Football team by grabbing dinner at Native Fields tomorrow from 6:00 - 9:00 pm!
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Walnut High School Cheer Clothing Drive

Help support WHS Cheer by dropping off any clothes you want to donate on August 19 in the WHS Faculty parking lot from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm!
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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!

Nutrition Services FAQs

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.


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.


If you need a transcript, you can see it on your Student Portal or go to our website at and click under the students tab. Make an account on Parchment and view it free or have one sent. If you need it in another format, please contact our front office for help!

ASB Publication - Important Dates

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GRADE 9 (Class of 2027)

Corolar Schultz (A-LI)

Jeff Jacks (LO-Z)

GRADE 10 (Class of 2026)

Jennifer Tucker (A-LL)

Morgan Galeener (LO-Z)

GRADE 11 (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A-LO)

Sonia Nunez (LU-Z)

GRADE 12 (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A-LI)

Jenny Alegre (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 14, 2023

6:00pm - 8:30pm


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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.

2023-2024 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.

2023-24 Walnut High School Rules and Expectations Video


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