THE WEEK OF February 22 - February 26, 2021


Today, the Walnut High School staff came together as a staff for a professional development day. Our staff spent the morning in a virtual meeting reviewing our WASC goals, instructional strategies, and collaborating with the ASB team to find ways to improve the distance learning experience for our students. We ended our staff meeting with a "Shut Up and Dance" performance by the Walnut High School Blue Thunder Marching Band Leadership and Coaching Staff. Enjoy it below!
"Shut Up and Dance" by Walnut High School Blue Thunder Marching Band Leadership and Coaching Staff



  • *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


  • *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


  • *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 1-6 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.


Distance Learning Resource Guide

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

Return to Sports Guidelines Updated

The California Department of Public Health made significant updates to its guidelines for youth and high school sports today, paving the way for counties and school districts to start planning for multiple sports in the coming days and weeks, including high school football if certain health conditions and safety protocol are met.

The state health agency adjusted its colored tier system for youth and high school sports to allow outdoor, high-contact sports such as football, water polo and soccer to be played in the less restrictive red (substantial risk) or purple (widespread risk) tiers in the state’s COVID-19 monitoring system with conditions. The sports had previously slotted in the orange tier (moderate risk).

Starting Feb. 26, the outdoor, high-contact sports can be played in the lower tiers in counties with an “adjusted case rate equal to or less than 14 per 100,000” and with regular weekly testing for athletes and coaches. LA County is currently at 20 per 100,000 which gets updated weekly.

And while outdoor volleyball was also moved to the red tier from the orange, the update didn’t appear to provide much relief for indoor sports such as basketball, indoor volleyball and wrestling, which remain in the most difficult to reach tier, yellow, if contested inside.


Please join us in welcoming our new swim coaches! We are excited to introduce Jessica Argelander & Joe Ciatti. Both have collegiate swimming backgrounds and a passion for coaching at the high school level. Welcome to Walnut High School!

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Class of 2021 | Senior Donut Drive Thru

Seniors, DONUT miss out!! Meet with your Senior GLCs for a donut drive-thru on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 1 pm-2:30 pm.
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GLC Pre - Registration Information

Parent information regarding the upcoming 2021-2022 Registration Process was mailed out this afternoon. The information and letter are also available on our website.

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.

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

WHS Giving 4 Good | Gives To Homeless

A huge thank you to Sophomores Chloe Lew, Alana Lo, and Alina Chang and their amazing club Giving 4 Good for donating 293 pairs of socks along with other supplies to serve our homeless community! Generous teens doing great things! If you would like to join Giving 4 Good please CLICK HERE.
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WHS Care and Connect Club handmade over 160 cards for the staff and faculty at Walnut High school. Together with adorable drawings, cute crafts, and prepackaged chocolates, they wanted to make Valentine's a bit more special for our teachers and staff.

Tri-M Music Honor Society also handed out Valentine's grams to our staff. Huge thanks to all the club members who participated, it was a total success!

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Come support Class of 2023 at Chipotle

Join us for a fundraiser to support WHS Class of 2023. Come into the Chipotle at 21710 Valley Blvd. in Walnut on Saturday, February 20th between 4:00 pm-8:00 pm. Don't forget to tell the cashier you're supporting WHS Class of 2023!
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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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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.

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 is 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, copy writing, 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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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.

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Untitled: Jan 17, 2021 6:18 PM


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.

  • Financial Aid Fridays every Friday, starting Friday, February 26 from 1:00-2:00pm. To attend go to 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 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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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

Virtual Webinar

Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9am! REGISTER TODAY!

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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.