THE WEEK OF March 1 - March 5


Congrats to our February Students of the Month! ⁣⁣⁣⁣Each month our GLCs recognize a student who they believe represents the Walnut Way and makes a positive impact at Walnut High School. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣Please congratulate the following students on being selected.


MONDAY - March 1

  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 4 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm

  • Period 5 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm

  • Period 6 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

TUESDAY - March 2

  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 1 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm
  • Period 2 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm
  • Period 3 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm


  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 4 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm

  • Period 5 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm

  • Period 6 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

THURSDAY - March 4

  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 1 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm
  • Period 2 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm
  • Period 3 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

FRIDAY - March 5

  • *Periods 1-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm

  • Staff/PD/Collaboration/Prep 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm


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About our schedule

  • Our distance learning schedule follows the recommended and required amount of instructional time for all students. Additionally, we created tutorial time after lunch for our teachers and students to use for the whole group, small group, or individual instruction, intervention, enrichment, or remediation. This time may also be used for Office Hours, homework time, GLC appointments, Social-Emotional Support, SST, 504, and IEP time.


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Distance Learning Resource Guide

Take a look through our distance learning schedule, tutorial, expectations, student support, tips for parents, student safety, and tech resources.

News and Announcements

UPDATE: Return to Athletics

As many of you are aware, the California Youth Sports Guidelines were recently updated on Friday, February 19, 2021. The significant change to these guidelines pertains to outdoor sports considered to have moderate to high contact and may include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Outdoors)
  • Cheerleading (Outdoors)
  • Cross Country
  • Dance (Outdoors, no contact)
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swim
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball (Outdoors)
  • Water Polo

Following the California Department of Public Health’s updated guidelines for Youth Sports and the County of Los Angeles Public Health’s reopening protocols for Youth Sports, we are excited to begin the process of returning athletic competitions to our campus. As safety remains our primary goal, the latest health guidelines (linked above) will be followed to ensure the safest possible conditions as our athletes and coaches begin the return to athletics.

Beginning this week, athletes and coaches are allowed to cohort by team and have permission for athletes to share equipment (bags, balls, etc). Coaches and staff will implement safety measures to accompany the shift, such as continuing a systematic regiment for handwashing and developing procedures for sanitization of equipment.

Though we have not yet finalized any of the game schedules, Hacienda League Athletic Directors are meeting behind the scenes to work out details and logistics. In my next update, we will have a better understanding of how, if possible, we will be able to provide additional specifics on the return to play, including guidelines for spectators.

In the upcoming weeks, you will hear from your coaches regarding the next steps as we prepare for tryouts, practice, scheduling, games, protocols, and more. Though the situation remains fluid as COVID case rates fluctuate in LA County, we are very excited and look forward to coming back together as a community soon. Let’s finish this year strong!

GLC Parent Information Night March 4th | Pre - Registration Dates

Spring Registration Important dates:

● All GLC’s will be providing registration materials the week of March 1st through English classes.

● Registration forms are due the week of March 8th. GLC’s will meet one on one with students during their English class period.

● A virtual Parent Information Night will be held on March 4th at 6 p.m. for all students who will be transitioning into 9th-12th grades. At this information night, GLC’s will be reviewing the course selection process and pertinent grade level information for the upcoming school year. Please mark this important date on your calendar. Links to the virtual meetings will be sent to you closer to time.

● We will be using Google Forms for summer registration appointments. An email will be sent to student and parent email accounts the week of March 8th. Please make sure we have your current email address.

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2021 AP Testing Parent and Student Information Night

Academic Deans, Marta Dibell and Nelson Chen will be hosting a virtual informational night Wednesday, March 3rd, at 5:30 pm over Zoom to discuss how AP Testing will work this year. The objective is to be as transparent as possible to eliminate any confusion parents and students may have.

A zoom link will be posted on our website under "Announcements" the night of the event.

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Class of 2021 | Senior Donut Drive Thru

Senior GLCs held a donut drive-thru for the Class of 2021. Thank you to all the students who came out to celebrate! As restrictions begin to get lifted, we look forward to planning more activities for our Seniors!

CLASS OF 2021 Mustang Messages

On March 13, it will be a year since WHS students have been away from school campus.

The WHS student service clubs are commemorating a year from a distance with a project called "Mustang Messages". It gives Seniors and students a chance to reflect on this year and put their feelings down (names are optional). They will be printed out and hung on the tennis court fences on La Puente Road. It will spell out "On March 13, It will spell out "WHS ❤ 2021" and will be lit up at night." Perhaps seeing other student's messages will enable our kids to know that they are not alone in how they are feeling. Parents are encouraged to write messages also! Let these students know their feelings are valid and as parents, we are here to support them. All of them!

The Google Form below provides the space for WHS students, teachers and community members to think back on this past year and heal. We hope it serves you well! DISCLAIMER: These notes will be put up as a public display. If your note includes profanity, incites violence, or is threatening in any way or form, it will not be put up. Please be respectful.

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2021 Summer School Update | Non tuition class postings

Take a look through our distance learning schedule, tutorial, expectations, student support, tips for parents, student safety, and tech resources.

Non-tuition class acceptances are now available on the summer school page HERE.

  • Civics/Economics
  • World History
  • Fundamentals of Art
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
  • Music Appreciation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Algebra 2 Remediation

Please go to the website to check your status. If you are on the list for a class, please be aware of the following:

**Important** A class confirmation form will come out toward the end of March. You will be notified. You must fill out and return the class confirmation form to secure your seat in the class. If the class confirmation form is not returned, your seat will be filled from a waitlist.

Questions? Please contact Summer School Principal, Mr. Ken McDill at

Girls Varsity Tennis Tryouts

Please see the flyer below for Girls Varsity Tennis Tryouts. You must turn in your athletic clearance packet before tryouts. Please email Coach Sibayan with any questions.

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Gold Award | Stop Teen Vaping

Senior, Honey James is working on completing her Gold Award. The Gold Award is the Girl Scout’s highest achievement. This award recognizes personal leadership and effort as well as a Girl Scout’s measurable and sustainable impact on a community. The theme of Honey James's Gold Award is “Stop Teen Vaping.” Her objective is to enlighten teens about the dangers of teen vaping. Honey produced a short video, which is the main component of her Gold Award. Please click on the link below to view it. Great job, Honey!

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Peer Counseling 2021-2022 Apps out now!

WHS Peer Counseling is now accepting applications on the school website for 2021-2022 Peer Counselors. Applications can be found on the WHS website peer counseling page HERE and are due Friday, March 12.

Peer Support is offered by our WHS Peer Counselors who are students who have been trained to listen. They are fellow students who will not tell you how you should feel. They are willing to listen and go through issues with you.

Our WHS Peer Counselors have training in how to talk with students without judging. They understand that confidentiality is the most important part of what they do. Peer Counselors will keep what you say private unless there is a risk of suicide, self-injury, child abuse, or a danger that you will hurt someone else.

Peer Counseling is not a club and represents a diverse group of WHS students. In fact, most Peer Counselors do not know each other when the year begins. This group of students only exists to support their fellow students during difficult times.

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ASB Applications Now Available!

ASB stands for Associated Student Body and it represents the interests and goals of Walnut High School's student body. ... To that end, the officers and appointed members of the ASB class focus on providing engaging activities that ensure a well-rounded high school experience. We are looking for our next students leaders! If you are interested, watch the video below, and click the link to apply!
ASB Application Video


Calling Class of 2023! We are having a class sweatshirt design contest! The contest begins Monday, January 25th, 2021 and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 1st, 2021. The contest is open to all currently enrolled students in good standing at Walnut High School. Collaboration is allowed! Students can submit designs individually or in teams..
For more rules and information make sure to check out our link tree HERE.
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Join WHS Instrumental Music Program

Join Instrumental Music!

Mr. Wicks and Ms. Takahashi are committed to providing our students with a quality music education that encourages creativity, mentorship, and collaboration. Find out more by clicking below.

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Students interested in joining our award-winning Choirs program can find out more info by clicking below!
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Join our Publications Team

Publications are made up of an award-winning newspaper and yearbook staff that has earned national, state and regional recognition. Publications is a year-long hybrid journalism course and a production class where students learn the fundamentals of journalism including reporting, copywriting, design and photography and then apply those skills to the production of the school newspaper The Hoofprint (print and online) and the school yearbook Cayuse.
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Last week, our IB Coordinator, Manette Idris, published some important video presentations regarding our IB program and how you can join. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the IB Diploma program and how to apply for the WHS pre-IB program.

Join our Academic Design Program (ADP) | Learn by doing

Class of 2024, if you're planning to take English 2 & World History next year- take them with the same students while gaining useful life, career, and college skills! Questions?

Email Mrs. Everts at on Google Chat

Program Benefits

  • Meets A-G requirements (i.e., college or university prep)
  • Small learning community--class sizes smaller than average
  • ADP classes are scheduled for up to three periods a day, allowing students to participate in a full selection of electives and other activities for the remainder of the school day
  • Chromebooks, desktop computers, and iPads using word processing, design, photo, movie, music
  • One, two, and three-year program participation options
  • Opportunity for involvement through ADP Council and classroom leadership
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Check out our 2021 Virtual Showcase at Walnut High School

Although we would much rather meet you in person, we are pleased to welcome you to our Virtual Showcase. We hope that the information you find throughout our Showcase website will help give you a glimpse into all of the pathways, programs, activities, and support systems we offer 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.

Our Virtual Showcase link is active for the entire school year, but we recommend you sit down with your child tonight or during the weekend to watch presentations that they are interested in as they prepare to choose classes in the Spring.

Walnut High School 2021 Virtual Showcase

2021 Yearbooks are still on sale!

Yearbooks are on sale for $100. Don't miss out! Click here to buy your 2021 WHS Yearbook!

Act now before the price increases. Head to and use the code: 2864

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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:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on K-11 Fall Photos icon
  3. On the upper left side of screen click search for photos
  4. Type in the student’s school ID number (in some cases it will be permanent ID#)
  5. The student’s image will appear click on the image and begin to create an account.
  6. Select the package
  7. ENJOY!!!!
  8. 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

WHS Kitchen: Serving Free Grab and go Meals

The WHS Kitchen is serving daily M - F - 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. In an effort to provide more support to our community, our teams will be distributing weekend and holiday meals curbside starting on Friday, 2/5/21. These meals will be distributed along with the usual weekday meals. Families will not have to make an additional trip to pick them up. For more information, please visit the Nutrition Services Website HERE.

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!

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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.

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Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Mr. Luu is here to help you!

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CSUF Free Tutoring for k-12 students

Cal State Fullerton is offering a free Virtual Tutoring program at Cal State Fullerton for students. Tutoring services are for K-12 students in various subjects. Below is a short description for your convenience.

The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton has created a free virtual tutoring program for 1st-12th grade. This tutoring program includes math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition, the program has tutors who can tutor students who are taking high school Spanish or French, and students who are participating in dual immersion programs. Please use this link to sign up for a date, time and subject area:

MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information

Here is a great way to start off the new year, get started discovering your career interest. Here are some websites where you can explore various careers. As Confucius said, “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
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Calling all Mustang Musicians

Check out this great opportunity to learn about careers in music at GRAMMY CAMP. Click HERE for more information.
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ROP Pathways Offering Intro to Manufacturing online!

ROP is now offering the course, Intro to Manufacturing online. This online after-school course introduces and exposes students to the career opportunities pertaining to the processing and production of goods. The class will be entirely online and will run from February 8 to May 14, 2021. Earn up to 5 elective credits.

Make sure to state that you attend: WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

Include your academic ROP counselor & advisor: CANDICE MARSANO

For more information and to enroll, click HERE!

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Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors

Whether Mt. San Antonio College is your first choice or not, these virtual events are intended to provide college information and transitional support.
  • Outreach Virtual Help Center every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, June 29 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!


2021 Angels Wings Foundation Thai Scholarship Announcement

Angels Wings Foundation (AWF) has a rich history of funding schools and orphanages, supplying healthcare, and supporting various social services for children in Thailand, as well as supporting educational opportunities for Thai students in the United States. This scholarship would be of great interest to the community of Thai students.
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 to learn more or click here for the application

If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director

Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or

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Attention High School Seniors! Here’s your chance to win a $1,500 college scholarship from the Walnut Valley Water District. See program flyer for details.
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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.

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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.

WHS Emotional Support Resources

We are here for you! WHS has converted all our counseling services to remote (phone, video, and email) during this time of temporary remote instruction. Reach out to us using the tools below if you are in need of someone to talk to.
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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Li)

Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2021)

Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Elisabeth Everts

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

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.

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SENIORS: Are you interested in attending Mt. Sac?

There's going to be several Mt. Sac workshops regarding the enrollment process and registration. Please register to attend the workshops HERE.
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2021-22 FAFSA

The 2021-22 FAFSA form is now available at Fill it out ASAP to get as much financial aid as possible! FAFSA deadline for the 2021-2022 Academic year is June 30, 2022. File early for the best chance of getting more financial aid.
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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 to view your status.

Student CLASSROOM Expectations

  • Teachers will be taking attendance everyday. Students will need to keep their cameras for attendance, participation, and checking for understanding. Teachers will let students know if they can turn off their camera during certain times in the class.
  • Students are not allowed to record without teacher permission.
  • New legislation (AB 77) states that if a student is absent 3 days in the week, the parent will be contacted to support the student to re-engage with Distance Learning.
  • Normal grading policy begins the first day of school. Teachers will cover their grading policy in their syllabus as well as in their Back to School Night presentation.
  • More information regarding Distance Behavioral Expectations is located below .

WVUSD Distance Learning Behavioral Expectations for Students

Students at all levels are now engaging in Distance Learning. To ensure a positive, productive and enjoyable learning experience for all participants, it is important that all students and parents/guardians adhere to these Distance Learning Expectations, which include online behaviors for students and privacy guidelines for parents.


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

Textbook Room Open for Students

The textbook room is open for students that need to pick up or check-in books.

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

on campus safety screening

For your safety, if you or your student come onto campus to pick up instructional materials, play sports, or have an appointment, please be aware you will be asked to fill out a visitor/parent/student assessment. Due to Covid- 19 the assessment is required by the State and the form itself is "CONFIDENTIAL."

The questions are as follows:

1. Are you experiencing any symptoms such as current or recent fever (100.4° or higher), chills, cough, shortness of breath or respiratory illness, sudden lack of taste or smell, or sudden onset of unexplained gastrointestinal illness?

2. Have you been in close contact** with any person who has tested positive COVID-19 within the last 14 day?

3. Have you or anyone living with you been out of the country within the last 14 days?

**CLOSE CONTACT is defined as: Being within approximately 6 feet of a COVID-19 case for 10 minutes or more; close contact can occur when having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (being coughed on).

Please note: If you answer YES to any of these questions, please do not come to campus. We appreciate your efforts to keep us all safe during these uncertain times.

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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School
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Walnut High School

Due to COVID- 19 our front office is closed. However, our office staff is available to assist you by phone at (909) 594-1333. Our office is open (by phone) from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.