The Friday Forecast

The Week of September 13-September 17, 2021


We are excited for our first home football game this week!

  • Walnut vs. Rowland
  • Friday, Sept 10
  • 7:00 pm
  • Ken Gunn Stadium
  • Special Halftime Performance: The Blue Thunder Band and Color Guard’s 2021 Field Show, “The Greatest Showman”
  • Support Football, Cheer, Band, and Color Guard!
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  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Homecoming Court Voting @ Stage during Lunch - 9/14-9/17
  • PSAT Sign - Ups For Juniors @ Library 2 pm -3:30 pm - 9/13-9/16


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
  • Virtual College Fair 6pm -8pm


  • *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm


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News and Announcements

WHS Celebrates Kindness Week

Scientific evidence shows us the positive effects of doing kind acts for others as well as receiving or even witnessing kindness. Even the smallest act of kindness can change a life. In 2021, we encourage everyone to Explore the Good and Make Kindness the Norm.

This week we had four days of Kindness Activities. Below is a recap of each day:

  • Talk About It Tuesday: Post a positive message on the Kindness Wall.
  • Wonka Wednesday: Write a positive note, take a piece of candy, and pass it on to someone to make their day.
  • Thoughtful Thursday: Put a clothespin on someones backpack with a positive message. Bonus points, try not to let them see you do it so they are surprised when they get to class.
  • Flower Friday: Give someone a flower to make their day!
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On Saturday, we remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago. ⁣

Thank you, Mr. Landis, for continuing to teach our students about this event so that we will never forget it. The video below is from 2019, where Walnut High School clubs have unified since 2011 to place American flags on the front lawn of Walnut High School, with each flag representing a lost life on 9/11/2001.

The flags will be placed out in front of our school all weekend. #NeverForget

Walnut High School Remember 9/11

College Commitment | Aubrey Tanner

Huge congratulations to Senior, Aubrey Tanner who committed to play volleyball and further her academic career at UC San Diego next school year. Aubrey is also a Peer Counselor on our campus.
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2021-2022 Listing of ALL Clubs at WHS

Below is a link to all our clubs offered at WHS. The spreadsheet will cover the name of the club, advisor, name of the club president, and when the club meets. Get connected this year Mustangs!
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PSAT Signs Up Start Next Week

The PSAT is back! Sign ups for Juniors are September 13-16 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm in front of the library. Sophomores have a chance to sign up September 20-23 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm in front of the library. Due to COVID restrictions, spaces are limited so first come first served!

Any questions? Please e-mail Mrs. Alegre ( or Ms. Nunez (

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Virtual College Fair | 9/15

Please join us as we host a Virtual College Fair from 6-8 pm on September 15.

We will have 50+ colleges and universities in attendance. There will be 20-25 minute breakout sessions throughout the night with different schools (CSUs, UCs, Private, Community Colleges) that will share information and answer questions.

UCLA and Cal Berkeley were just added!

📧 EMail for more info or questions.

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College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night 2021 | RECAP

This week, our GLCs held a College Application and Financial Aid Information Night over YouTube Live. Below are both recordings with College Application Night PDF slides and Q&A information for your reference.

College Application Night 2021
Financial Aid Night 2021

Build your own electric guitar!

Join the WHS Luthiers for an opportunity to build you own electric guitar. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at the beginning of lunch in Room K-9 (in front of the bike racks). Check our socials @whsluthiers to see what you could be building!
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Buy your 2022 Yearbook!

2022 yearbooks are still on sale either from the ASB office or online at school code: 2864 Don't miss out on remembering this year! Early bird price of $90 until November 1.
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The first Walnut High Community Club meeting is next Monday, September 13th, at WHS Library at 6:30pm. Come meet Principal Dr. Maine and get to know other WHS parents as we explore ways to support our students and staff. We'll also be taking our new 2021 WHSS group picture so don't miss it! If you're part of the WHS community and would like to be on the email distribution for the agenda and minutes, please email

Be sure to wear your mask and see you on Monday!

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Don't miss out! The first Student Think Tank Meeting of 2021-2022 is on 9/22 during lunch. Lunch will be provided. Each meeting, the Student Think Tank covers a goal or area of growth that we work on as a group.

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. It's not too late to join! If interested, please visit Ms. Estrada in the front office or email at

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Please support our Choir! On October 21, use this link, and order online using the code 905035 and the choir will receive 25% profit on your order. This is good at any Panda Express nationwide, so please share with your friends and family!! Thank you!!

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Interquest | Contraband Detection Services

In our continuing effort to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned, this year we will implement a program to minimize the presence of prohibited items on campus.

We have contracted with a private company to provide random unannounced visits to our campus via the use of non-aggressive, specially trained Golden and Labrador Retrievers canines. Like a number of school districts in our area, our campus will be checked periodically to reduce and hopefully eliminate unwanted contraband. In the event that prohibited items are detected, appropriate action will be taken. The program will be closely monitored and results reported during the course of the school year.

During a normal visit by the canines, we will be checking classrooms, lockers, common areas, parking lots, and other areas as assigned. We encourage all students to ensure that their vehicles are free from prohibited items while parked on school property.

We are committed to providing an environment conducive to learning and free from unwanted prohibited items that impact the safety and security on campus.

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Additional Tutoring Help!

Thank you to our Instructional Aides for offering before and after school tutoring extra homework help for our students.
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WHS Wolfcorp Robotics | FUNDrive

Declutter your closet and donate old clothes! Support WHS Wolfcorp Robotics by dropping off your donation through a quick drive-through. All goods will go to the FUNDrive organization in Arcadia and will benefit your Mustang Robotics Team.

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Recall Election | 9/8 - 9/17

WHS has been selected to host the recall election. Please take a look at the timeline and map below. Voting will take place in the MPR. The MPR will be closed from Wednesday, September 8 – Friday, September 17. The days that will be impacted the most will be Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14.

Four parking stalls in the Staff Parking Lot will be reserved on 09/13 and 09/14 for voters. These stalls will be located along the fence closest to the dumpster. They will be marked by cones. Voters and election workers may also park in the Staff Parking Lot if other stalls are open and in designated one hour parking along Pierre Road.

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FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity

We are offering FREE After School tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the library starting next week. Tutors will be available in all content areas to help our students with homework, study for tests, or anything they need!
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WVUSD IT Department is collecting hotspots that were borrowed during the remote learning last year. There are two ways that you can return the device:

  1. You can drop it off at the district office (Technology window). We are open from 8 am-4 pm.
  2. You can return it to the school’s main office.

I appreciate your help as we are working to restore the resources in the classroom.

-Walnut Valley IT Team


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COVID Testing | 9/13-9/15

The following drive-through COVID testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff (only):

  • Monday, September 13 Suzanne Middle School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 14 South Pointe Middle School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 15 Diamond Bar High School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be COVID tested.

No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested. WVUSD ID for students and staff required at time of testing. *Please be mindful not to block school driveways.

For further information, please call (949) 293-7059.

2020-2021 Meal Applications Expiring

The 2020-2021 Meal Application that was submitted prior to July 1, 2021 is due to expire on September 10, 2021. Since meals are free to all students, you may be wondering………..why should I re-apply??? There are many reasons to apply, please see attached flyer. The approval letter or proof of eligibility for FREE/REDUCED meals is required for many benefits. The meal application is available online at

If you’ve already applied for the 2021-2022 school year please disregard.

For more information on our program, please visit our website at

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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!

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.


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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim)

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

CSF is now accepting applications!

CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is now accepting applications until September 24th. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. Sorry no Freshman!

You must apply with last semester's grades.Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at with questions.


This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.

Senior Website


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.

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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


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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School

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.

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