The Friday Forecast

THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21-25, 2023


On Monday, Walnut High School proudly kicked off the 2023-2024 school year. The atmosphere was electric as the Blue Thunder, Cheerleaders, ASB students, and our dedicated staff came together to extend a warm and spirited welcome to our students!

We are eager to see each student thrive in the upcoming months. We wholeheartedly encourage your child to seize every moment, making the absolute most of their high school experience!

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  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • 2027 Officer Applications available @ ASB
  • All Club & Potential Club mtg. @ MPR during Lunch


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm


  • *Periods 1-4 collaboration Day Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
  • Staff Meeting - Front Office Closed from 2:45 pm-4:00 pm


  • *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
  • Senior Sunrise | Ken Gunn Stadium | 6:00 - 7:30 am
2023-2024 Athletic Event Calendar

Click here for all athletic games and contests.

News and Announcements


Come kick off the school year with the Mustangs on August 26! The Mustang Corral Summer Fest is open to the entire community. There will be 30+ student groups there selling boba, popcorn chicken, tacos, paletas, bacon wrapped hotdogs, shaved ice and MORE!! Items will range from 1-6 tickets so save $$ and get your presale tickets today! We will be bringing back the UNLIMITED PLAY ZONE! A $5 wristband will get you access to inflatables, lawn games, train rides, and loungers/floaties to take pictures or just relax with your friends! Thank you for supporting our students!! We will have some great food, beverages, desserts, games, and activities for all ages. We will also have a community rally in the gym to showcase our performing arts groups and show some Mustang spirit!

Get your Mustang Corral pre-sale tickets today!

August 26

What Time: 5:00-9:00 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.

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Tutorial begins next week!

Next week on Tuesday and Thursday, we begin Tutorial. Tutorial is a 40-minute period for students to visit teachers on their schedule for academic support, intervention, make-up tests, and homework help. Students MUST REMAIN in one class for tutorial. If they choose to leave for another class, they must have a written pass. Please remind your child to take advantage of this time! We have embedded 80 minutes a week for students to receive academic support or complete homework during school hours.
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Hurricane Hilary Impact

The National Weather Service is issuing a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hilary between Saturday and Monday that could affect areas in Southern California, including Los Angeles County. What remains of this storm system is expected to arrive in Southern California over late Sunday and early Monday. Safety will continue to be our top priority as we monitor this weekend’s weather. We encourage you to prepare and recommend the following resources:


Students without a 6th-period class must immediately exit campus (E-F gate) after their 5th-period class. Thank you for your support in keeping our campus safe! Students continually caught wandering around campus will be assigned a 6th-period class.

Senior Sunrise | August 25

SENIORS!! Join us on Friday, August 25, from 6:00 - 7:30 am in Ken Gunn Stadium for our Senior Sunrise. Bring your blankets and school ID. We will have hot chocolate, lemonade, donuts, and games. Cheers to a great Senior year!!!
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AUDITIONS for FALL PLAY: Little Shop of Horrors!

Auditions are on Wednesday, August 23 @ 3pm & Thursday, August 24 @ 4pm. Meet in T1. Everyone is welcome to sign up. Any questions, feel free to see Mrs. Hinson-O'Connor in T1 or email
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Walnut High School Heat Protocol for Outdoor Activities

As we are experiencing hot and humid weather, we wanted to share how we handle excessive heat for our students involved in extracurricular outdoor activities. Our athletic trainer continuously monitors the weather with a wet bulb globe temperature thermometer.

Let’s take preventative measures and let’s keep reminding our students of the importance of nutrition and hydration (water + electrolytes) on a daily basis as we tackle these hot days!

Click below for the Walnut High School Wet Bulb Temperature Protocol.

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.

PSAT Sign Ups for Juniors and Sophomores!

Walnut High School is hosting the PSAT on October 14! We will begin PSAT sales for Juniors on August 29 and sales for Sophomores on September 5. See the flyer below for more information!
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CSF Applications Now Available

Apply now to join CSF (California Scholarship Federation).

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. You must apply with last semester's official grades.

Link to application:

The deadline to apply is September 22nd, 3:25 pm PST.

After viewing the application, should you still have questions, email Leah Turner-Gibbs at

If you would like help with your application or calculating points, there will be two workshops in P7 at Lunch on Wednesday, August 23rd, and Wednesday, August 30th.


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.


Swing by the Library after school for FREE tutoring! Student tutors will be there Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30pm-5:00pm and available to help our students study for tests, assist with homework problems, or help answer any questions!
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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!

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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 fill out the online Chromebook User Agreement . Students will not receive a Chromebook until they have filled out the form.

Council of African American Parents Open House & Orientation | August 27

All parents, scholars, and educational stakeholders who are interested in CAAP's 2023-2024 programs and activities should attend on August 27!

Programs offered are educational opportunities such as Round Table Math Legacy - a program that meets every Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 noon from September to May to tutor students and encourage them to love math and potentially reach Calculus by high school graduation while also teaching them about successful and inspirational black leaders.

Other programs, such as the Junior-Senior Workshop, help prepare for their college applications, PIQ essays, tour campuses and meet leaders at various colleges within and outside of California. They have reading and public speaking programs as well. Learn more by clicking below!

Due to the upcoming storm (Hurricane Hilary), the Council of African American Parents open house is rescheduled for August 27.

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Library Closed

Our WHS Library will be closed for ASVAB testing on the following minimum day: Friday, September 1 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
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Theatre Experience of Southern California

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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