THE FRIDAY FORECAST
THE WEEK OF February 15 - February 19, 2021
Happy Valentine's Day Mustang Families!
We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day and a restful three day weekend. These limited edition Staff Mustang cards are FREE in case you forgot to get one for that special someone.
THE WEEK IN ADVANCE | SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 15
- Holiday - No School
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 16
- *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
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 17
- *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
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 18
*Periods 1-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Staff/PD/Collaboration/Prep 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 19
- Staff Development Day - No School
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING BELL SCHEDULE
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.
DISTANCE LEARNING MONTHLY SCHEDULE
Distance Learning Resource Guide
News and Announcements
Parent Survey for Next School Year
We are continuing to monitor the ever-changing fluid information and guidance from various agencies (state and LA County Public Health, state and local educational agencies). We do not yet know if or when we will reopen schools this spring due to state and local public health guidelines. The County remains in the “Widespread” (Purple Tier) in relation to COVID-19 infections. We will continue to keep you informed for the remainder of this school year and the new school year.
WVUSD is surveying all parents for the Reopening of Schools for August 9 (the first day of school) for the 2021-2022 school year. The purpose of the survey is to prepare for student scheduling and staffing needs for the next school year. This is not a binding answer. This survey is simply to gather initial responses.
Please click on the link below to fill out the survey. Your responses will help shape our instructional programs for the next school year.
Happy Lunar New Year | The year of the OX
The Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival in China and Hong Kong, falls on different days according to the moon phase. This year, it falls on Feb. 12. The festival is celebrated differently throughout the world, predominantly in regions with larger Chinese populations.
The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it. Wishing everyone peace, happiness, and good health in 2021.
National Letter of Intent
Congratulations to Senior, Ryan Santana!! Ryan officially signed to continue his academic and throwing career at Concordia University. Thank you for representing Walnut High School and we wish you the best of luck! Go Mustangs!
Animation Visual Art Class creates Music Video
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.
CLASS OF 2023 | HOODIE DESIGN CONTEST
For more rules and information make sure to check out our link tree HERE.
Join our Publications Team
WHS Summer Session 2021
Registration for non-tuition courses will open on Thursday, February 11th at 3:00 pm and end on Friday, February 19th at 12:00 am. Class assignments will be posted by Sunday, February 21st. A link to the application will be found on Walnut High School’s website on the Summer School page HERE (walnuths.net). There is a Summer School button in the middle of the front page on the right hand side that will navigate you to the Summer School page. If you have any questions regarding Non-tuition Summer School please email Ken McDill at email@example.com.
The following classes will tentatively be offered depending on enrollment:
- Civics/Economics (Class of 2022 Only) (Must take both classes)
- World History (Class of 2024 Only) (No Pre-IB students)
- Fundamentals of Art
- Music Appreciation
- Computer Aided Drafting and Design
- Geometry (Remediation only) (Must have received a “D” or an “F” on a high school transcript)
- Algebra 2 (Remediation only) (Must have received a “D” or an “F” on a high school transcript)
For information regarding tuition-based classes, please see the Dedicated to Learning website for more details HERE (dedicated2learning.org). They will be updating their website shortly.
2021 - 2022 AP OPEN INTEREST FORM Available February 1- February 28
In AP, students have the opportunity to take a college-level course and potentially earn college credit, saving both time and money. AP not only helps students to be better prepared for college, it builds confidence and introduces them to concepts and skills that will be useful for the rest of their lives.
Walnut High has an OPEN ACCESS policy which means any student meeting course prerequisites may choose to sign up for one or more of the 25 AP courses currently offered. Because seats are limited, students meeting minimal qualifications may be placed on a waiting list. Approval is tentative and does not guarantee placement in the course due to seating and course availability.
The application process is easy. Watch the video below and make sure you know your student ID, GLC, and grades for prerequisite courses.
Come support Class of 2023 at Chipotle
Join our Academic Design Program (ADP) | Learn by doing
The Academic Design Program (ADP) is a standards-based, integrated approach to learning. Using the Design-Based Learning methodology, Math, Social Science, and English are brought together as the students work through real-world problems in search of real-world solutions.
- 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
The Academic Design Program emphasizes the 5 C's of Common Core:
- Creativity: students design original solutions to multidimensional problems; they build 3-dimensional objects and structures
- Collaboration: students work in teams, sharing ideas and drawing conclusions from the interactions; work-based learning experiences are built in to Challenges through the year
- Critical Thinking: all solutions to problems must be "never before seen" and apply the concepts of core academic subjects
- Communication: students have informal class discussions and reflections of the curriculum verbally and/or in writing; they present solutions live, in class or via other multi-media resources
- Citizenship: students are in work groups throughout the year and have rights, privileges and responsibilities within those groups as well as across the program
Please email Mrs. Elisabeth Everts for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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!
Peer Tutoring Starting is 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!
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: https://virtualteachingcoecsuf.as.me/schedule.php
MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information
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!
Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors
- Mt. SAC Open House Event available Thursday, February 17 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. To register go to: http://bit.ly/springopenhouse2021 This event is intended to highlight why we are one of the top 10 California colleges, while providing information about enrollment, summer programs, and their connection to Promise+Plus ( Our version of the California Promise Program).
- Financial Aid Fridays every Friday, starting Friday, February 26 from 1:00-2:00pm. To attend go to bit.ly/fafridays Live assistance for graduating seniors needing additional support completing their FAFSA or CADA.
- 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!
Virtual Cash for College Event at Mt. San Antonio College Saturday | Feb. 20
Get FREE help filling out your financial aid application!
High school seniors and parents are encouraged to attend this event to obtain assistance with completing the FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application. This event will be a virtual webinar presentation with LIVE Q&A sessions.
Mt. San Antonio College
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9am! REGISTER TODAY! http://www.mtsac.edu/financialaid/cashfair.html
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.
WHS Emotional Support Resources
9th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
10th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Li) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
11th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) email@example.com
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
12th GRADE (Class of 2021)
Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Elisabeth Everts email@example.com
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.
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
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: T - Th 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.