The Friday Forecast
THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21-25, 2023
WALNUT KICKS OFF THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
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!
IMPORTANT EVENTS AUGUST 21-25, 2023
MONDAY - AUGUST 21
- *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
TUESDAY - AUGUST 22
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 23
- *Periods 1-4 collaboration Day Schedule - 8:30 am-2:40 pm
- Staff Meeting - Front Office Closed from 2:45 pm-4:00 pm
THURSDAY - AUGUST 24
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
FRIDAY - AUGUST 25
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 8:30 am-3:25 pm
- Senior Sunrise | Ken Gunn Stadium | 6:00 - 7:30 am
News and Announcements
KICK OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR AT THE MUSTANG CORRAL SUMMER FEST - SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH
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!
When: August 26
What Time: 5:00-9:00 pm
What: Food Booths, Music, Rally in the Gym, Games, Performances, and Face Painting! All proceeds will go to our clubs and groups on campus.
Tutorial begins next week!
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:
PLEASE EXIT CAMPUS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A 6TH PERIOD
Senior Sunrise | August 25
AUDITIONS for FALL PLAY: Little Shop of Horrors!
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.
PSAT Sign Ups for Juniors and Sophomores!
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: https://forms.gle/EWkZD2hR3NyQ79GJ7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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.
FREE AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
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!
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 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
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.
Theatre Experience of Southern California
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.
HOW TO: OPEN YOUR LOCKERS AT WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL
SCHOOL LUNCH POLICY
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
GRADE 9 (Class of 2027)
Corolar Schultz (A-LI) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (LO-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADE 10 (Class of 2026)
Jennifer Tucker (A-LL) email@example.com
Morgan Galeener (LO-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADE 11 (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A-LO) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (LU-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
GRADE 12 (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A-LI) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (LO-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos email@example.com
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
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
STUDENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
2023-2024 Rules & Expectations at Walnut High School
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.
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