Walnut High School Holds Virtual Club Fair

This week, Walnut High School ASB held a virtual club fair for over 90 clubs! The Club Fair ran Tuesday through Thursday from 12:40 to 6:50pm and Friday from 11am until 5:50pm with each club holding 10-minute informational meetings on how to join and an overview of their club. We cannot stress this enough: Get Connected! GET Connected! GET CONNECTED!

Research shows that second only to family, school is the most important stabilizing force in the lives of young people. Students who experience school connectedness like school, feel that they belong, believe teachers care about them and their learning, believe that education matters, have friends at school, believe that discipline is fair, and have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities.

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  • *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.
2020-2021 Distance Learning Guide

News and Announcements

WHS Hires New Drama Director | Mrs. Jamie Roberts

Join us in welcoming our new Drama Director, Jamie Roberts, to Walnut High School! Mrs. Roberts previously worked as an English Teacher and Drama Director at Costa Mesa High School. Mrs. Roberts enters her 16th year of education where she has taught all levels of Drama, Acting, English, and Journalism. Mrs. Roberts brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Walnut High School, having directed over 20 productions. Talking about her philosophy of theatre education, Roberts said, "I want to build a program for the students, but most importantly, by the students where they have opportunities to experience and explore all aspects of theatre while instilling values that will serve students throughout their career."

Welcome to the Mustang Family, Mrs. Roberts!

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AP Informational Webinar

Instructional Deans, Marta Dibell and Nelson Chen, recorded an AP Informational Webinar for our parents and students discussing all things AP for the 2020-2021 school year.

Topics that were covered include:

  • account and student resources
  • College Board important updates regarding 2021 exams
  • WHS exam ordering process and important deadlines
  • Policy on "self-studying students"
  • AP Scholar tips and recommendations
  • AP exam schedule

Watch the informational video below!

Untitled: Sep 24, 2020 3:53 PM

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The HoofPrint Issue #1

The first issue of The Hoofprint is here!

Check out the latest in news, opinion, feature and more by clicking on the link below

Viewing is best on a laptop/desktop or on a phone horizontally.

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Senior Portrait Make-ups at WHS

Senior picture make-ups will be held on Monday, October 5th in the MPR at Walnut High School.

Please contact South Coast Photographic to make an appointment at (714) 630-8584.

No walk-ins will be accepted.

Please park in the faculty lot close to the MPR. Be prompt for your appointment. For your safety, you will be required to leave immediately after your photo is taken. Masks are mandatory.

2021 Yearbooks are still on sale!

COST: $90 until Nov. 1

Head to and use the code: 2864

Student Voice in Action | Student Think Tank Holds first Virtual Meeting

We had a successful student think tank meeting today! The purpose of the Student Think Tank is to create and implement goals through student input into areas that impact student performance, safety and security, mental health, and other areas of concern.

If you are interested in joining please email Ms. Estrada at

WVUSD Virtual Parent Symposium | Sept. 26

WVUSD is excited to host the 4th annual Parent Symposium. This year, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. Turn on your computer, grab a cup of coffee, and join us on YouTube!

We're bringing back two of our favorites! International expert and author on children, teens, and parenting, Michele Borba will be joining us as well as Paul Kanarek, co-founder of the Princeton Review.

Please see the attached flyer for details.

For questions, please email Dr. Resma Byrne, Director of Educational Projects and Assessment

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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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WHS Instrumental Music Program is having a Chipotle Fundraiser on Tuesday, September 29th from 5-9pm.


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Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Free Tutoring Available

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6-Week Grades Available Monday Sept. 28

6-Week Grades will be available in Parent Portal on Monday, September 28th.

Recently, 6- and 12-week progress reports will now be available ONLY on Parent Portal. We will no longer mail home a paper progress report at the 6-week and 12-week intervals. (Semester grades on paper will still be mailed home.)


Check out our Mustang Career Center's page with all the latest information on college visits, internships and job postings!

Financial Aid & Scholarships Fair

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.

In order to be processed, registration MUST be in the high school senior's name. Register Now!

Time & Location:

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Virtual Webinar


9am - 9:30am: Welcome

9:30am - 11am: FAFSA/CADAA Application Workshop/PPT

11 - 12: LIVE Q&A

11 - 12pm: Scholarships and Admissions and Records Workshops*

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Resource Fair

1 - 2pm: LIVE Q&A

1 - 2pm: Scholarships and Admissions and Records Workshops*

*The 11am and 1pm Scholarships and Admission and Records workshops will have their individual Zoom meeting ID that will be shared during the Webinar.

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College Season is here | Time to represent!

It’s time to show us your favorite colleges/universities, and vocational or military programs by wearing your best gear every 2nd and 4th Wednesday through fall semester.

We can’t wait to see which schools interest you the most!

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Order your Senior Hoodie this September for $35. The money raised will help go toward funding senior activities when/if school resumes! That includes Senior Spirit supplies, Senior Breakfast, and making graduation extra special!

As soon as we reach a minimum 150 orders, we can place the order for shipment and we will arrange a pick-up day on campus.

Orders must be placed in September for the $35 price!

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Support WHS Dance Team

Show your mustang spirit on and off campus with these face masks! They’re super comfortable and are great for teachers, staff, students, and athletes! The face masks are cotton with filter pockets, adjustable ear straps, and a nose wire. We are selling them for $20 each!

Direct Message @walnuthsdanceteam on Instagram or contact a current Dance Team member if you are interested.

Hang in there Mustangs! We got this!

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Virtual College Informational Sessions

Upcoming Virtual College Information Sessions online! Open to all WVUSD high school students. To access site and register you must use your WVUSD student email.


WHS Kitchen: Serving Free Grab and go Meals

The WHS Kitchen is serving daily M - F - 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Please see the map below.

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Social Emotional Support for our Students

  • In 1997, 2004, and 2018, National studies found that school connectedness and family connection were the two most important factors predicting positive outcomes for students during their high school years.

  • It is critical that WHS, our students, and their families continue to improve our connection to each other.

  • At WHS we work to ensure that there are many layers of support that surround each student. Our goal is that if a student needs support, they are able to obtain support by choosing from several options.

  • The "Need Emotional Support" option on our webpage provides students a way to privately reach out and ask for support. Based on the student’s initial request, a staff member will reach out to first ensure their safety and well-being and then to listen. Often students need someone to listen as they process concerns they are having. Based on the issue, the responding staff member will assist the student to make connections to family members or other supportive WHS faculty who can help.

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Walnut High School partnered up with Cal Poly Pomona Professor, Dr. Renford Reese, to conduct workshops on how to engage in productive dialogue when talking about racism, the dangers of labeling others, as well as understanding the context of situations rather than have knee-jerk reactions. This week we held 12 sessions with students and teachers to take a deep look at the divisiveness of our country and how we can come together as a community rather than continue to divide. The concept of "Ubuntu" was the central focus of the workshop meaning "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity." Below is a brief video overview of Dr. Reese's workshop.
WHS & Cal Poly Colorful Flags Workshop


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.

Beginning Monday, 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 their teacher to make any necessary corrections to their individual period attendance. The teacher will then contact the attendance office to request the change. For full-day absences, please 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

Need Transcripts?

If you need a transcript, you can see it on your Student Portal or go to our website at and click under the students tab. Make an account on Parchment and view it free or have one sent. If you need it in another format, please contact our front office for help!

Tech Tips for Parents

  • WVUSD created a website for technology tips for parents on how to get onto Google classroom, Student Portal, Aeries, and other tutorial videos. We also added some tech tip tutorial videos below.


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Students please check your emails! GLC Mrs. Alegre and Mr. Newman will be sending out notifications for the Four Year HS Check In Meeting times starting on Monday, 9/28.

Please also check out the link below to explore our WHS pathways by clicking on the pathway.

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UC Application Tutorial!

Each video explains how to complete the nine sections of the UC application. Please use this resource when applying to the UC System.

Deadline to apply to UC is November 30th!

College Application Night and Financial Aid Night Video Links

In case you missed it, check out our GLC's link for College Application Night and Financial Aid Night.

We also posted a Financial Aid Q & A below.

College Application Night 9 14 20
Financial Aid Night 2020

Class of 2021 | GLC Office Hours

Every Tuesday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm, our Class of 2021 GLCs will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding Senior year.
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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.

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

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 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.