A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School
April 2, 2021
Dear Walnut Hills High School Families,
We have been waiting to welcome our students back for a long time, and it was awesome to see them!
More than anything, this week confirmed that we have the BEST students! Our 7-9th graders who were on campus did an outstanding job following the health and safety protocols and learning how to navigate the building. Most importantly, they did it with the politeness and responsibility that is characteristic of Walnut Hills students.
Our concurrent students also did an excellent job adjusting to a new schedule and new technology. It has been interesting to see how our teachers are engaging all learners in new ways with this technology.
We are looking forward to having our in-person 10-12th grade students join us on Tuesday. Just to clarify, on Tuesday, April 6, all in-person students in grades 7-12 will be on campus.
All members of our school community came together as a team this week to make the reopening of the building happen, and I could not be more appreciative and proud of everyone’s efforts. Please know that we are constantly evaluating our health and safety operations and will continue to make improvements along the way.
I hope you enjoy the long weekend.
Sursum ad Summum,
What you need to know for next week!
- No school for all students on Monday, April 5.
- All students in grades 7-12 attend school in-person or concurrently on Tuesday, April 6. This will be the first in-person day for students in grades 10-12.
- Here is a printer-friendly copy of the schedule that all students follow.
5 No School
6 All students in grades 7-12 attend in-person or concurrently
8 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5-8 pm
13 WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm
15 LSDMC Meeting, 6 pm
15-17 Senior High Spring Play
17 ACT Testing, Senior Dinner Dance/Prom, 6-9:30 pm
Information for our in-person learners
- Metro Bus Transportation: here is detailed information about Metro route information. Students who ride buses at the end of the day are dismissed in two groups based on their route number. Here are the groups and line-up of buses along Jonathan. Please pay careful attention to the line-up position on the PM tab at the bottom. In past years the buses were arranged in chronological order by route number. This year the buses are following a different line-up position based on our staggered dismissal. Buses in group 1 (1-16) line up from the top of Jonathan near Lot D to the middle of the tennis courts. Buses in group 2 (17-33) line up from the middle of the tennis courts to the end of Jonathan.
- Help with navigating the building: our Senior Class Officers have created some videos to help our new students navigate the building. Check out their initiative here. Our Programming Club has created Walnut.Direct to help students navigate the building. It is fully updated with the Covid protocols and one-way stairwells.
- Study hall rosters: All study hall rosters, complete with seat assignments if applicable, are posted in the Materials section of the Student Body Schoology page. There are a few updates still happening, so please talk to one of the study hall monitors if your name is not listed on the roster for your assigned study hall. Study hall locations are also being updated in PowerSchool, so students in grades 10-12 should check PowerSchool on Tuesday morning.
- Late arrival and early dismissal for study hall: all students in grades 7-12 are eligible for late arrival or early dismissal if they happen to have a study hall in bells 1, 2, 6, and 7. Students MUST have a signed permission slip to take advantage of this option. Permission slips are available in the study halls as well as the grade level offices and can be returned to both places. Once we receive the signed permission slip, you can start late arrival or early dismissal the next day. All students in grades 10-12 must attend study hall on their first day of study hall.
- Parking Passes: Students who intend to drive to campus may pick up a parking pass in the Main Office next week. There is no charge this year.
Prom: Senior Dinner Dance / Prom 2021 April 17, 2021. This formal dance and dinner cruise is available to only current Walnut Hills 2021 seniors, unfortunately, students from outside of Walnut Hills or underclassmen can not attend due to pandemic protocols.
Students will board the boat from 6 pm - 7 pm and the cruise will return to the dock at 9:30 pm. The ticket price of $50 per student covers, dinner, dancing, and the cruise along the Ohio River. Tickets are on sale now through April 9th on the GoFan website. Please see the guidelines for this dance and specifically, B&B Riverboats' Pandemic Protocols attached here.
Important information about dropping off items for students: with our need to reduce contact as much as possible we are limiting drop-offs to essential items only (i.e. eyeglasses, homework, and medication). We will not be accepting items such as lunches, cell phones, or uniforms. Please help your student remember everything they need for the school day. Thank you for your help!
Attention seniors: After graduation, will you Enroll, Enlist, or find Employment? Please complete the 3 E survey found in the link below. You can also find the link on Schoology. Seniors who complete the survey will be eligible for a gift.
Attention Students grades 7-11: Course Request Forms will be sent home with quarter 3 report cards. Please carefully review your course requests. If you see errors or need changes use the QR code on the form or use the link on the Walnut Hills website on the counseling tab. If for some reason you don't receive a copy of your course requests, you can ask for a copy on that link. No requests for changes will be honored after May 15, so please closely review your requests.
Student Support Services Flow Chart
Contact information for all Student Support Staff
Where Do I Go? Who Do I Ask? page 1
Have a question? Need to know who to contact? Check here!
Where Do I Go? Who Do I Ask? page 2