THE FRIDAY FORECAST
THE WEEK OF April 19 - April 23
Welcome Back to In-Person Tutorial Mustangs!
We’re back! Starting on April 19th, we will be holding an in-person tutorial from 1:10 pm -2:30 pm. Please take a minute to watch our guidelines and procedures to ensure a safe return. We can’t wait to see you, Mustangs!
THE WEEK IN ADVANCE | SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
MONDAY - April 19
- *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm
TUESDAY - April 20
- *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm
WEDNESDAY - April 21
- *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm
THURSDAY - April 22
- *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- Tutorial 1:10pm - 2:30pm
FRIDAY - April 23
- *Periods 1-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- Staff Meeting/PD/Collaboration
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE
DISTANCE LEARNING MONTHLY SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
The Branding Iron Game | Tonight @ 7:00 pm!
The History of the Branding Iron
Current teachers, Kevin Wendland & Paul Acosta, played for the 1994 team as they defeated the Brahmas 20-13 on this night. (Sept 9, 1994)
Good luck to our football team tonight as they compete in the annual Branding Iron game!
Safety Tips for returning to Tutorial
Tutorial will be held from 1:10 - 2:30, Monday thru Thursday, and students must sign up by appointment with their teacher to attend in-person tutorial. Students must also fill out a Health Assessment Form before arriving on campus.
Import Note on Daily COVID Screening Requirement: Submit the health assessment on days that you will be on campus. Use the QR code provided for Students below or the link by CLICKING HERE. Walnut High School will not be using AERIES for the health assessment.
● If you answer all No’s to this screening, your child is cleared to attend.
● If you answer Yes to any of the screening questions, please have your child remain home and attend class virtually.
Student Drop-Off or Parking: Tutorial drop-off or parking will take place in the Student Parking Lot. Students will be scanned in at the E gate which is located off of the Student Parking Lot. Drop-off in the Staff Parking Lot is not permitted; students will not be permitted to cut through campus. Please do not drop-off your child earlier than 1:00 pm. If your child is driving to campus, please have him/her wait in the car until 1:00 pm. A detailed map can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Getting to Class: Students will be scanned in at the E gate beginning at 1:00 PM. Please remind your student to have their Walnut High School student ID ready. Students must go directly to their designated classroom and not gather in any locations on or near campus. Students will be scanned into every class they attend.
Afterschool Pick-Up: Students may be picked up in front of the school after 2:30 pm or in the Student Parking Lot after 1:30pm. Students should go directly to their cars or pick-up location and not gather in any locations on or near campus. Loitering in front of campus is not permitted after 3:00 pm to help us transition for extracurricular activities on campus and sporting events.
What to Bring
● Student ID - needed to scan-in at the entrance
● Face Mask - Security will be checking for face masks at check-in. A disposable face mask will be provided if your child does not have one.
● Backpack - lockers are not permitted for use at this time
● Refillable water bottle - water bottle filling stations are located throughout the campus.
Traditional water fountains have been restricted due to Department of Public Health guidelines.
● Laptop and charger - district-issued or your personal device. Please have the device fully
charged if you need to use it on campus.
○ For support with technology or to exchange a district-issued Chromebook that is no
longer functioning, please email the IT Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately
we will not have IT support on site.
We look forward to having our students back on campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s GLC.
Class of 2024 Campus Tours!
Student Think Tank | Students who focus on solutions
We want to give a big shoutout to our Student Think Tank! This fantastic group of students has given us important feedback, fresh perspectives, & brought ideas to the table to finish the year strong throughout the school year!
April is National Autism Awareness Month
Learn a little more about Autism from some of our Walnut High School students and Best Buddies officers by watching the video below.
WALNUT WEDNESDAY AWARD WINNERS - April 2021
This month we honored some amazing staff members for our April 2021 Walnut Wednesday Awards.
Staff members are nominated each month by their colleagues for living out The Walnut Way!
Congrats to these incredible human beings for making Walnut High School such a special place.
Class of 2021 | Senior EXIT Survey
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Your senior GLC's are proud of the hard work, dedication, and accomplishments you have made the last four years at WHS! The purpose of the survey is to better understand students’ plans after high school. Upon completion, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card. Starting April 23, we will select one winner every Friday. Good Luck!
Welcome to Walnut Week: April 19-23
The theme next week is 'Welcome 2 Walnut". We want to welcome our Class of 2024 students back as well as give our Seniors a chance to prepare for a Powder Puff & Powder Buff game!
SIGNED: Sepulveda & Wang to Play at the Next Level
Congratulations to Seniors Nathan Sepulveda & Jasper Wang who signed to play at the next level.
Nathan Sepulveda is electing to begin his professional career with the Las Vegas Lights Football Club. He becomes the youngest player in club history to sign with the Lights FC.
Jasper Wang signed his letter of intent with Whittier College in both Water Polo and Swim while pursuing a major in Biology.
Dance Team Audition Clinics
You must attend zoom meeting, and clinics if you want to participate in auditions.
Message from our District Office | Intent to Return for 21/22 School Year
As we prepare for the new school year, with the first day of school on August 9, 2021, we anticipate a full return to traditional in-person instruction with adherence to all safety and health protocols. To finalize student schedules with course selection and staffing needs, we are requesting all parents indicate whether their child will return to school for full in-person instruction or require a virtual learning option. Please review the information (video message and FAQ) regarding 2021/2022 Return to In-Person Instruction.
You will commit to one of the instructional models for the Intent to Return for 2021/2022.
- Option 1: In-person instruction: This traditional model is designed for students coming to school on campus. Instruction will be provided by classroom teachers. Students will attend the full day every day (5 days per week subject to change based on capacity limitations due to adequate spacing of students), for example, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., which includes break time and lunchtime. The in-person instruction will be like the traditional instructional model where the teachers are teaching in-person students, different from the Spring 2021 hybrid model. At any time Public Health directs closure of a classroom or the entire school due to COVID-19 exposure, students and teachers will revert to the Distance Learning model for a temporary time.
- Option 2: Virtual Learning: Virtual Learning will only offer core courses and a limited number of electives. This model is for students who will commit to online learning for the entire school year. Students will be assigned to teachers through an online program. They will be required to log in daily and complete work during the school day in addition to assigned work by online teachers.
By signing up for Virtual Learning, parents are fully aware of the following:
- Students are committing to online learning for the 2021/2022 school year
- Core courses and a limited number of electives will be offered
- Students log in daily and complete work during the school day
- Students are taught by WVUSD teachers
- There is no guarantee that virtual learning students will stay assigned to the current school for students who choose virtual learning.
If you have additional questions, please email the district through Let’s Talk.
On AERIES Parent Portal, please indicate whether your child will attend school in-person or join the virtual learning for the 2021/2022 school year by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
A response is required for your child to be successfully counted towards enrollment for the 2021/2022 school year (the first day of school is August 9, 2021).
Attending traditional school for in-person instruction every day (5 days per week subject to change based on capacity limitations due to adequate spacing of students); OR Join Virtual Learning for 2021/2022 School Year
Any students returning to in-person instruction must have their immunizations up to date.
Your school principal will provide additional information specific to the school site for the new school year.
WVUSD Educational Services
SENIORS | Cap and gown date distribution
Option 1: Have it sent to your home.
Go to the herffjones.com website, search for Walnut High School, choose from various options, and have cap and gown shipped to your home. Option 1 is the best if you prefer to have a cap and gown sent straight to your home.
Option 2: Last-minute pick-ups.
Date: April 12- May 27 from 1-3 pm at the ASB office
- Option to purchase cap, gown, and tassel option only
- Credit Card will not be accepted. Cash and Check only. Beginning May 1, ASB only accepts cash.
2021 section top ten placements | FBLA
Congratulations to FBLA on this well-deserved win. Keep up the hard work!
Yearbook Wins Big!
Congrats to the 2019-20 yearbook staff—Pacemaker winner!!
It affirms that it's not just about doing a good job but working well together, trusting each other and staying committed to the vision and process. This book was finalized during quarantine March 2020 so all the sweeter!
Also from the national convention…
- Yearbook took 7th place in Best of Show (books with 312+ pages)
- Newspaper took 9th place in Best of Show (tabloid size with 17+ pages)
- Best of Show is a competition among all schools who attend the national convention and submit their publication by category.
We also had 6 individuals place at the national student media contests.
COLLEGE COMMITMENT SHOUT-OUT
CLASS OF 2021!! We want to celebrate where you will be attending school next year. Once you decide where you are going to college, please fill out the Google Form, upload a photo, & we will recognize this significant accomplishment.
TEXTBOOK ROOM OPEN FOR STUDENTS
The textbook room is open for any students that need to pick up or check-in books. Please visit the textbook room M-F from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
ORDER MORE SCHOOL PICTURES - South Coast Photographic
Did you forget to order your son’s or daughter’s school photos this year, or would you like to order more? It’s not too late, this year their photos are available for viewing & ordering online.
Send out photos for the holidays to show your relatives how your child has grown!
Just follow these simple steps:
- Go to: www.southcoastphotographic.com
- Click on K-11 Fall Photos icon
- On the upper left side of screen click search for photos
- Type in the student’s school ID number (in some cases it will be permanent ID#)
- The student’s image will appear click on the image and begin to create an account.
- Select the package
- Also click on our Sports/Campus Life page to view photos taken throughout the year
Questions? Please call South Coast Photographic at (714) 630-8584 ext. 103
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!
Peer Tutoring now available
After school tutoring program will begin on Monday, February 1st. Tutoring sessions will be available on Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. To participate, simply use the link below to join during the allotted times. No appointments are necessary.
Google Meet Link for students who need a tutor HERE.
Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Mr. Luu is here to help you!
MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information
Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors
Outreach Virtual Help Center every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, June 29 http://bit.ly/hsocenter The High School Outreach team will be available to assist graduating seniors with any Mt. SAC related questions such as: enrollment, Connect 4, how-to, financial aid, and more!
WHCC offering $3,000 in scholarships for Class of 2021
There are a lot of scholarships out there to compete for, but this one is ONLY for WHS 2021 Seniors! You're not competing against Seniors from other schools or districts. The Walnut High Community Club is offering $3000 worth of scholarships to support our seniors in their next endeavors--whatever that may be. You don't have to have the highest GPA (minimum 2.5 GPA) or have the most extra-curricular activities. If you've never thought of applying for a scholarship because you don't think you may qualify, this is the one for you!
Apply today! Six scholarships will be awarded at $500 each. For more info, please click on the application form:
2021 Angels Wings Foundation Thai Scholarship Announcement
This unique scholarship is one of the only of its kind for the Thai community and is AWF Founder and President Porntip Bui Simon’s way of honoring the unique heritage that we should all take pride in. Applicants must have at least one Thai parent to qualify for consideration.
The application deadline is June 30, 2021. Many thanks in advance for your time and cooperation. Please visit our website www.angelswingsfoundation.org to learn more or click here for the application www.angelswingsfoundation.org/application. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or email@example.com.
Walnut Valley Water District
It’s that time of year again, WVWD’s “Water is Life” Poster Art Contest and the Broadcast Media & Digital Art Contest has officially begun! This year we have transitioned to host a Virtual Contest. Therefore, our rules and guidelines have been updated. Please visit our website for the Contest Flyers and complete Rules & Guidelines.
The deadline for all contest submissions is Friday, April 16, 2021.
Seniors! | WVEF Scholarship Application
Walnut Valley Educational Foundation (WVEF) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a quality education for the students of the Walnut Valley Unified School District. To that end, we will raise financial support and develop fiscal resources to fund a wide variety of enrichment and extra curricular opportunities for students and staff within the Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD). APPLICATIONS SENT BY MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 17, 2021. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS, OR APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER MAY 17, 2021, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Free Family Support Groups
WHS Emotional Support Resources
9th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2021)
Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Elisabeth Everts firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
A To-Do List For High School Seniors
Our Senior GLCs have put together this handy to-do list. Use it as a guide as you make your way through this important last semester and prepare for the next exciting phase of your life.
Collegewise | Runway : A Wiser Path to College
Our partners at Collegewise have launched Runway, a free series of college planning programs and resources, carefully structured to give students and parents the tips, tools, and timelines they need to reach their college goals in the year (the experience, really) that is 2020. There are specific programs for all high school grade levels and we are one of the very first districts to get access to this programming. This program is available to all of you and there is no cost for access.
WebGrants 4 Seniors
SENIORS, your GPA has been uploaded to the California Student Aid Commission for Cal Grant Verification. You can create an account on https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/ to view your status.
Please remember that attendance counts, every period, every day. Students will be marked absent if they are not on camera at the beginning of each period to verify their attendance.
If your student is having difficulty logging in, please contact your teacher immediately, and remember to clear their attendance by the end of the day.
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.
We are so happy to see all of our students online and learning. They are working hard and making us proud. Keep up the great work!
Attendance Reporting Hotline:
9 & 10 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642
11 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625
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VIRTUAL PARENT INFO NIGHT
Thank you to all our parents who attended our virtual Parent Info Night. Thank you to our GLCs for encouraging academic achievement strategies, helpful tips on how to manage emotions and interpersonal skills, and plan for college and careers. We want to personally welcome our Class of 2025 parents who joined us. Welcome to the Mustang Family!
We encourage everyone to take a moment to review the videos. Please click on the appropriate grade level of your student.
Check out our 2021 Virtual Showcase at Walnut High School
We wanted to make our Virtual Showcase interactive, fun, and informative for you and your child. Start off by clicking on our Academics button as our Grade Level Coordinators give a brief presentation for each grade level. After that, start to explore the different opportunities we offer for our students. We want all of our students to feel connected and find the right fit that helps them explore their passions, interests, and academic goals as they navigate through High School.
Virtual Tour of Walnut High School
Due to our current circumstances, we cannot give you a physical tour of our campus, but instead, we used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. I 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.