The Friday Forecast
The Week of August 16-20, 2021
WALNUT KICKS OFF THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
On Monday, Walnut High School kicked off its 53rd school year! So awesome seeing all of our students back on campus. It’s been 514 days, BUT WE ARE BACK! Students were welcomed by cheerleaders, ASB students, and our excellent staff! Thank you, ASB, Blue Thunder, & our Cheer Squad, for the warm welcome! We are excited for the 2021-2022 school year, and we hope that your child makes the most out of their high school experience.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE: AUGUST 16-20
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- All Club & Potential Club Meeting 12 PM – 12:35 PM (MPR)
TUESDAY - AUGUST 17
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 18
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
THURSDAY - AUGUST 19
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
FRIDAY - AUGUST 20
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - AUGUST 26
Dear Parent / Guardians,
On behalf of Walnut High School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! Out of an abundance of caution and in anticipation of having large numbers of parents and students on campus at the same time, 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 interact with their teachers (though videos/overview can still be shared).
Our evening will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. If your child has a zero period, your evening will start at 5:45 pm. We will have a YouTube Live Welcome Back Address from our Leadership Team from 6:00 - 6:25 pm. This presentation will provide a brief overview of our instructional program, goals, highlights, and expectations for the school year.
After our welcome address, you will have the opportunity to follow your child’s schedule of classes to meet teachers and staff virtually. Your child’s teacher will provide the video conferencing link and give a brief overview of the class for the upcoming school year. Our Grade Level Coordinators will have virtual rooms for you to visit throughout the night if you have any questions about your child’s four-year plan.
As a reminder, Friday, August 27, is a minimum day (5th period ends at 11:10 am, 6th period ends at 11:52 am). Thank you in advance for your continued support as we navigate through the 2021-2022 school year.
2021-2022 All Sports Parent Meeting
Below is a video of our All Sports Parent Meeting for the 2021-2022 Sports Season. Our Athletic Director, Jerry Person, covers the following information:
- Coaches Contact Information
- Important Athletics Information
- CIF Information
- Athletic Eligibility
- Athletic Clearances
- COVID Related Topics
- Important Resources
2021-2022 COVID Response Protocols
First and foremost, we thank you for your partnership and support as we strive to put “Kids First, Every Student, Every Day” with the reopening of all schools.
The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remain our top priority. All safety recommendations and protocols adhering to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have been implemented.
The WVUSD 2021-2022 Safe Practices Handbook was emailed to all parents and guardians last week, and it describes the protocols that are in place. We have attached (link below) the handbook with this communication for your reference.
One of the protocols outlined in the handbook is WVUSD’s Response to COVID Situations at School. As linked below, parents will receive a phone call if their child shows symptoms or if their child is in close contact with a person at school with a confirmed positive COVID test.
Parents may receive initial phone calls as a response to positively identified COVID cases. Parents whose children are directed to quarantine will receive follow-up phone calls from our district staff with detailed information. You may receive these follow-up calls during the evening hours.
Aeries One Time Student 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 before entering the 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 before the start of school.
COVID Testing at WHS and DBHS
Starting August 16, WVUSD will be providing voluntary COVID testing for all WVUSD students and staff. The drive-through clinics will occur at Walnut High (Mondays) and Diamond Bar High (Wednesdays). Please refer to the flyer below and utilize the registration link if you would like to COVID test. No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested.
One to One Device Gameplan!
Dear Walnut High School Families,
We are excited to announce that we are in the process of transitioning to a 1:1 device school. This means that every student will have access to a device on campus while in the classroom and at home. Over the course of the next four weeks, we will pass out a Chromebook to your child. If your child has a personal device and wishes to use it on campus, they can do so by accessing our Bring Your Own Device Network. If you currently have a district checked-out device, you may continue using that device.
Here is timeline for handing out devices:
- August 16-20: Class of 2025 (Freshman)
- August 23-27: Class of 2023 (Juniors)
- August 30 - Sept 3: Class of 2024 (Sophomores)
- September 7 - 10: Class of 2022 (Seniors)
Our Freshmen and Sophomores will be escorted by their PE teacher to pick up a device during their designated week. Our Juniors and Senior will be escorted by their Social Science teacher during their designated week. If a student is not able to attend with their class, they will have the opportunity to pick up a device on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50 - 3:30 outside the Technology Distribution Center (right next to the library) during their designated week.
Each student must turn in a user device agreement form that is signed by both the student and parent before receiving a Chromebook. Attached is the user device agreement for your reference. Your child will turn in the user device agreement in exchange for a Chromebook.
Please note that by Monday, September 13, every student is expected to have a device on campus for their classes whether district-issued or their personal device.
If you have any further questions, please contact Kevin Wendland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutorial Begins Next Week!
Next week on Tuesday and Thursday, we begin Tutorial. Tutorial is a 50 minute period for students to visit teachers for academic support, intervention, make-up tests, and homework help. Below are the expectations for tutorial and a video we created showing how we scan students into their tutorial classes.
2021 yearbook pick up
Still need to pick up your 2021 yearbook?
- Come to D-1 during lunch or after school to pick up.
- Contact Mrs. Tan if you have any questions: email@example.com
Want to buy a 2021 yearbook?
- Limited copies still available. $100 cash or check.
- Make check out to WHS Publications
WHS DRAMA DEPARTMENT AUDITION NOTICE
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.
WOLF CORP ROBOTIC CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER - AUGUST 29
Return to Campus Reminders
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.
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!
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.
(909) 595-1261 x31322
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.
9th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – Lo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
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.
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
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.