The Friday Forecast

The Week of August 9-13, 2021


On behalf of the Walnut High School staff, I am happy to welcome you and your child to the 2021-2022 school year. Monday, August 9, will be 514 days since the last time we had ALL of our students and staff back on campus. We know it will take some time to get back into the rhythm for everyone. Our amazing and devoted staff have been working all week planning and preparing for your child(ren) as they reintegrate back to our campus.

This year, we made a commitment as a staff to be ALL IN making this transition back to school uplifting, safe, and supportive for our students. When your child arrives on campus Monday morning, we will have our staff, student leaders, cheer team, and Blue Thunder greeting our Mustangs. Our teachers are working on integrating lessons on the first day that focus on student connection. We will have our ASB leaders (look for their ASB polos) and staff around campus throughout the day helping with directions. We also are handing out a surprise to every student as they enter campus on Monday.

The staff and I are committed to creating a well-rounded educational experience for our students this school year. Walnut High School is a place where students of all backgrounds can form lifelong connections whether inside the classroom or part of an extra-curricular group. This year will be full of opportunities and challenges. Take advantage of the opportunities, and meet the challenges with determination and the help of our wonderful staff. I have one challenge for all students as we start the year. GET CONNECTED! Walnut High School is a community, and this school year, we expect everyone to participate and thrive in this community!


Dr. Ryan Maine


Walnut High School

WHS is ALL IN for the 2021-2022 School Year
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Important Events August 9-13, 2021

MONDAY - AUGUST 9 - First Day of School
  • *Periods 1-6 Minimum Day Schedule - 7:50 am - 11:52 am


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Grades 9-11 Picture Day @ MPR 7:00 am - 3:00pm


News and Announcements

Return to Campus Important Info

We want to reiterate our commitment to student safety throughout our School District. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our students and staff. Since since day one of the pandemic, we continue to partner with, rely on, and follow the guidance and direction of entities such as the California Department of Public Health, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. We continue to implement and sustain their recommendations and requirements in terms of addressing student and staff safety related to COVID-19. Below are important reminders and resources to help ensure a safe return for our students.

One Time Health Screening

Parents/guardians must complete a one-time 2021/2022 COVID-19 Student Health Screening form acknowledging responsibility for your child’s daily health screening prior to entering school campus. This form is now available on AERIES portal and must be completed for each child that attends WVUSD. A banner will appear in each AERIES account prior to the start of school.

Return to Campus Reminders

It has been a while (514 days) since we have all been on campus. Please refer to our reminders and resources below to assist you and your child.
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NEW STAFF: Welcome to Walnut High School

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

  • Dr. Robin Perez (Instructional Dean)
  • Sara Kang (Math Teacher)
  • Hannah Hinds (Math Teacher)
  • Yousuf Marvi (Math Teacher)
  • Albert David Valderrama (Physics Teacher)
  • Cassaundra Montoya (Special Education Teacher)
  • Ethan Doiron (Interim GLC)
  • Edward Villacorta (College & Career Pathways Advisor)

Mustang Movement: New Positions at Walnut High School

Join us in congratulating our Mustang staff members who are taking on new roles or back with us this upcoming school year.

  • Viviana Hoyos (ADP GLC & SEL Coordinator)
  • Wil Lares (Class of 2025 GLC)
  • Aaron Cornell (Social Science Teacher)
  • Elisabeth Everts (English Teacher)
  • David Park (Social Science Teacher)


We want to send a heartfelt thank you to all the families that have contributed at any amount during our registration. We want to thank these generous Mustang families for donating at $150+ during WHS Registration! Your contributions will directly support our Walnut High students and teachers/staff. We appreciate our Mustang Families!

Thank you to our $150+ donors below.

Picture Day - Friday August 13th

Dress up and look sharp! Picture day will be held on August 13th in the MPR for our Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors! Students will go during their PE class. If students do not have a PE class, they can go before school, during lunch, or after school.


Out of an abundance of caution due to the fact that with multiple parents and students on campus at the same time, some school facilities, such as hallways, could become overcrowded and potentially present a safety concern. We have decided to hold our Back to School Night virtually on August 26 at 6:00 pm. Virtual Back to School will be held synchronously with parents having an opportunity to have interaction with a teacher (though videos/overview can still be shared).

Students With a Free Period

Students with a free period in their schedule (periods 1,5,6) must bring their schedule with them to the front of the library so that they can have a sticker placed on their student I.D. on Wednesday, August 11th or Thursday, August 12th. You will need a printed or digital copy of your class schedule and student ID card to leave campus on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. After that, you will need a sticker to either enter or exit campus.


The Walnut High School Drama Department is excited to present Reginald Rose's thriller “Twelve Angry Jurors" this fall at the Walnut High School Performing Arts Center. The play follows a 19-year-old man who just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, August 18 at 2 PM in the Performing Arts Center. Audition packets can be picked up from Mrs. Roberts in T1 or at the auditions. There will be an optional audition workshop on Tuesday, August 17 at 3 PM in T1. Auditions are OPEN TO ALL WHS STUDENTS.

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WHS Recognized as PLTW Distinguished School

Walnut High School is proud to be recognized as a 2020-2021 Project Lead the Way Distinguished School. It is one of just 204 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor.

Our PLTW program empowers students with knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that prepare them to thrive no matter what career path they choose. Congrats to our PLTW staff and students for leading the way!

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Class of 2021 IBDP & IBCP Graduates

The 2021 IB results have been released. We are very pleased to announce that 29 of our IB students achieved either their Diploma or Career-related certificate! To date, 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, attend IB World Schools in 156 countries representing an even broader range of nationalities. Congratulations to the following Walnut High School graduates on obtaining such a high honor.
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The Class of 2020 Reunion and Final Goodbye

We loved seeing our Class of 2020 alumni get together, reminisce, and catch up with each other.

It was a great night of food, music, reconnecting, and an entertaining hypnotist show to cap off the night.

Student Parking

Parking permits are required for students to park in the student lot. Please complete the student parking form. Students are required to upload a copy of a current insurance card with the STUDENT'S name on it or proof that Student has been added to insurance policy. Permits can be picked up in the front office beginning on August 4, 2021.


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!


Thank you WHS Community Club for supporting our teachers, staff, and students. During registration, they raised $40,000 that will go directly to our students and staff!!

WVUSD Nutrition Services FAQs

All enrolled students will receive meals at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.

Hot and cold meals are part of the menus and meals will be served "ready to eat" to our students on campus. The choices at the middle and high schools will be extremely limited as we start school, in order to expedite the lines.

Keep in mind that we have to be prepared to serve all students at the school site within the same breakfast and lunch period pre-COVID with limited staffing.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through our "New Normal."

Please contact Evelyn Lovato in nutrition services should you have any questions or concerns OR click the link below.

Evelyn Lovato

(909) 595-1261 x31322

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HOW TO: Open Your Lockers at Walnut High School

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

School Lunch Policy

Due to safety concerns, we DO NOT accept student lunches in the office. We understand the importance of student nutrition, but we encourage students to either purchase lunch at school or bring their lunch from home. Food, drinks, or other items are NOT to be passed to students through the fence. This is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Please Note: Parents can now access the Food Services Department from our website under the Parents tab. On that page, parents can set up and deposit funds into their student's lunch account for purchasing lunch on campus.


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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim)

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

Successful Registration!

Thank you to all 2,100+ students and parents that attended Registration. We appreciate your support and assistance with getting your student(s) ready to start the new school year.


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.

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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:

10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642

9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625


Never been on our campus? We used a 360-degree camera to help you get familiar with Walnut High School. We 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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School