The Friday Forecast
The Week of February 14-February 18, 2022
WE LOVE OUR COUNSELING Team!
National School Counseling Week 2022, “School Counselors: All In for All Students,” took place this week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within the U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
We honor our GLC team (Ken McDill, Corolar Schultz, Jennifer Tucker, Jeff Jacks, Nathan Newman, Jenny Alegre, Wil Lares, Sonia Nunez, Viviana Hoyos, Jennifer Peiten, and Ethan Doiron) for their commitment to our Walnut High community. Their work is an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to succeed.
Schedule at a glance
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 14
*Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
EL PAC Testing - The library will be closed in the morning and during tutorial
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 15
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 16
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 17
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
“A Salute to Disney" Orchestra Concert- 7:00 pm - PAC
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 18
Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL
News and Announcements
Three Students Install Little Free Library in Community
The Little Free Library is officially open to the community!
The project was coordinated by Kelvin Wong (12), Cathy Li (10), and Danielle Koay (12). They have been working on it since August. They built and painted the box as well as installed it themselves.
In addition, these three students held a book drive in collaboration with FBLA, NHS, & Interact club members to collect books for the box.
After distance learning and a rise in screen time, they wanted to make books more accessible to the community & allow residents to disconnect from screens and read!
The Little Free Library is located outside Little Seed Daycare at 630 Rodeo Way in Walnut.
Grab a book, disconnect, & read!
THE HOOFPRINT | ISSUE 4
Issue 4 covers:
- COVID Updates & Data
- Student Features
- Student Opinion
- WHS Favorite Movies from 2021
- The Comeback of Doc Martens
- Dance, Band, Drama, Sports, and Much More!
WVAA Oratory Contest Winner
Walnut High Welcomes New Parent Group
Stay tuned for more information on meeting dates, ways to get involved, and future events!
A continuación se muestra un video que ayudará a traducir nuestra página web en español.
PRE-REGISTRATION PARENT Information NIGHT | Feb. 16
WHS Virtual Parent Information Night will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 6:00 pm. The Virtual Parent Information Night will be grade-level specific 9th - 12th grade. At this informational night, our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will review the course selection process they will be going over with students the week of February 21 and pertinent grade level information for the upcoming school year. Links to Parent Information Night will be emailed out and posted on our website the week of February 14, so stay tuned!
Our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will visit English classes during the week of February 21. During this visit, your student will be given access to their Course Selection Sheet/Courses for the grade level they are transitioning to. Please click on the link below for more information regarding our course catalog.
We look forward to seeing parents virtually on Wednesday, February 16, at 6:00 pm!
Summer School Registration is Now Open!
Click HERE to visit the Walnut High School Summer School page read about the different options available at Walnut High School this summer.
There are three separate programs running: WVUSD, Mt. Sac, and Dedicated2Learning. Read through the material and see which program might be the right fit for you. This is also where you can pre-register for summer school. Registering is not a guarantee into the class, but a way to set up classes.
Summer School will run from June 6th - July 14th, 2022. It will run Monday - Thursday except for the week of June 20th, and the Week of July 4th. During those weeks it will be Tuesday - Friday. Summer School programs start at 7:30 am and go until 1:00pm.
Registration is open now and will close on February 18th, 2022. Class lists will be posted on Tuesday, February 22nd on the webpage.
Procedure on Reporting a covid 19 case
Use the Walnut High School COVID 19 Reporting Form to report all Covid positive cases and known exposures. This will help facilitate the contact tracing process. Someone from the school health team will contact the person who submitted the form within 48 hours of the form submission.
Visit our website at www.walnuths.net and click on the button labeled REPORT A COVID-19 Case in the top left-hand corner. Parents can upload vaccine records, positive tests, and report details related to positive cases and possible exposure.
The information will go directly to the attendance office and our school nurse.
WHS Library Hours During TESTING
“A Salute to Disney" Orchestra Concert
The Walnut High School Orchestra Program is excited to be back in the Performing Arts Center for their “Salute to Disney” Concert on Thursday, February 17th at 7:00pm.
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
Happy Black History Month! It’s essential to know the past to help create a better future. This Black History Month, our Black Student Union decided to create a video sharing Black Stories. Thank you, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Alorro for helping with the video.
CHECK OUT OUR 2022 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 by clicking on our Academics button as our Grade Level Coordinators give a brief presentation for each grade level. After that, start exploring the different opportunities we offer 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, tomorrow, or during the weekend to watch presentations they are interested in as they prepare to choose classes in the Spring.
Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for high school students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Our pathways in computer science and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges, and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.
Applications are now available for Project Lead the Way.
Ready to apply? Click on the links below!
CSF - California Scholarship Federation
Link to application: https://forms.gle/XvP7HhVd1oeYTCVu7
Deadline to apply is February 25th.
Walnut Valley Water District
DEADLINE APPROACHING: Last chance to buy a yearbook!
Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, Feb. 19
We are pleased to announce a COVID-19 vaccination clinic opportunity for Walnut Valley staff, families, and community members. The next clinic will be held on Saturday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Diamond Bar High theatre. This clinic will be for anyone who is eligible for the booster, and anyone who needs to get their first and second dose of the vaccine.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Click link
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE:
PFIZER PEDIATRIC VACCINE (Ages 5 - 11 only):
WHAT TO BRING:
- A copy of your proof of age (ex. Birth certificate, passport, AIRES cover page for students) – we will need to keep the copy
- Proof of insurance if applicable – we will need to keep a copy
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
If you are able to provide us with a copy of your proof of age and insurance it will save valuable time for you and for the clinic.
We want to thank the entire Walnut Valley Unified School District community for continuing to support our efforts in making the return to school a safe one.
Covid Walk-Up Testing | February 14-18, 2022
The following walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff (ONLY). Please note: WVUSD ID is required at time of testing.
Monday, February 14:
Diamond Bar High School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 15:
Walnut High School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 16:
South Pointe Middle School
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be tested at a WVUSD school site: https://labportal.coronainfo.com/pre-register/walnutschool.
No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested.
*Due to the increased volume of testing we are currently experiencing, emailed results will take up to 72 hours.
Additional Testing opportunities offered by the City of Walnut:
Thursday, February 17:
Walnut Senior Center
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity
(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
Friday, February 18:
Walnut Senior Center
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity
(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity
Additional Tutoring Help!
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!
9th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – Lo) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
10th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
11th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
12th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) email@example.com
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethan Doiron (assisting Mr. McDill)
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos email@example.com
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
Class of 2022 | Mt. Sac Cash for College
College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night | RECAP
Our GLCs held a College Application and Financial Aid Information Night over YouTube Live. Below the video contains the Frequently Asked Questions during Financial Aid Night 2021.
GET ON THE PATH TO BEING COLLEGE & CAREER READY!
This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.
STUDENT CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS
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.
ATTENDANCE COUNTS | Reporting a Student Absence
Attendance is an essential part of each student's educational plan at Walnut High School. A parent/guardian must contact the attendance office for full-day absences by the end of the day. This procedure helps us fulfill required attendance monitoring obligations and helps ensure our students' safety.
Any student who arrives 30 mins late to school must check in to the attendance office either with a parent/ guardian or a phone call from their parent/guardian.
If a parent/guardian wishes to dismiss a student before the end of a typical school day, the parent/guardian will have to check out the student and must present their ID to the attendance office.
Attendance Reporting Hotline:
10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642
9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625
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.
VIRTUAL TOUR OF WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL
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.