THE FRIDAY FORECAST
THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 18, 2020
ASB Holds Stress Relief Week as Students Prepare for Finals
ASB capped off the week by passing out free goodie bags for students who were able to come and drive by to pick them up. Students also donated clothes, blankets, towels, and hygiene products that will be given to those in need.
Good luck to all of our students during finals week!
THE WEEK IN ADVANCE | SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
MONDAY - DECEMBER 14
- *Periods 1 & 2 Final Exam Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
TUESDAY - DECEMBER 15
- *Periods 3 & 4 Final Exam Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 16
- *Periods 5 & 6 Final Exam Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
DECEMBER 17 - JANUARY 4
- WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE | DECEMBER 14-16, 2020
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 MONTHLY SCHEDULE
Distance Learning Resource Guide
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
HOT OFF THE PRESS: CHECK OUT THE HOOFPRINT | ISSUE 3
Check out the latest Issue 3 of our school newspaper The Hoofprint. This issue covers:
- Student Wellness during the Pandemic
- Distance Learning
- Returning to Rehearsals
- Student Entrepreneurs
- Food Reviews
- Features on our students and much more!
Class of 2005 alum speaks at California Department of Education Webinar
Tune into "A Christmas Carol" by our Theatre Students | December 14
Tune into our Instrumental Music Concert | December 15
Make some popcorn and hot cocoa, relax on your couch, and enjoy performances by all of our instrumental music ensembles!
TUNE INTO OUR VIRTUAL CHOIR CONCERT | December 16
BASEBALL CLOTHES DRIVE DEC. 12-13 | GET RID OF 2020!
Baseball is having a Clothes Drive fundraiser this weekend Saturday, Dec 12 and Sunday December 13 @ WHS from 12-3 pm. To schedule a drop off, please call or (909) 614-9674.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE...ONE CAN AT A TIME!
This year, the Key Club could not collect cans so instead the money raised will go directly
to purchase food and gift cards for families in need during the Holiday season.
WHS KITCHEN: MEAL DISTRIBUTION DURING WINTER BREAK
The meal distribution program will be closed starting on Thursday, December 17th for the Winter Break. They will resume on Tuesday, January 5th.
*On December 16th we will distribute bags with 3-days' worth of meals so that children have meals for the rest of that week.
If you have questions, please email www.walnutnutrition.org
ROBOTICS TEAM STEAM FUN
Each month, Wolf Corp. Robotics Team plans to host a STEAM Fun workshop to spread STEM opportunities and education open to all members of our community while encouraging more girls to participate.
At each event, Wolf Corp will give away 15 mini-STEM kits and host a virtual lesson on how to use them.
- January 09, 2021 at 6PM on Zoom
- For kids age 8+
- Space is LIMITED!
Hosted by Wolf Corp Robotics Team from Walnut High School Robotics Club
MAKE- UP YEARBOOK PORTRAITS
Make-up portraits for the yearbook now available through E-share.
- SENIORS | Dec. 4
- JUNIORS, SOPHMORES, FRESHAMN | Dec. 18
Please see the instructions on the flyer below and watch this video to help you submit your photo. https://herffjones.wistia.com/medias/qaz0mrbp43 For ease, here is a direct link to the Herff Jones e-share site to submit your selfie portrait. http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=whsyearbook
Please follow the dos and don’ts or your photo will not be included in the portrait section.
If you miss the deadline, your photo will not be included.
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!
Orders received by December 11th will be shipped by December 18th
Just follow these simple steps:
- Go to: www.southcoastphotographic.com
- Click on K-11 Fall Photos icon
- On the upper left side of screen click search for photos
- Type in the student’s school ID number (in some cases it will be permanent ID#)
- The student’s image will appear click on the image and begin to create an account.
- Select the package
- 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
CELEBRATE STUDENT & STAFF BIRTHDAYS ON THE 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!
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
WHS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES
Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Mr. Luu is here to help you!
Mt. Sac Online | Free Math & Science Tutoring
Click on the link below to register.
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: https://virtualteachingcoecsuf.as.me/schedule.php
MUSTANG CAREER CENTER | IG PAGE & COLLEGE INFORMATION
*Below is a list of upcoming webinars. Students can access all Zoom links by logging in with their student email at http://tiny.com/y6tuulyr.
2021 EQUITABLE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
- Over $1.4 million in Scholarships will be awarded
- 10 $25,000 Winners
- 42 $10,000 Winners
- 300+ $2,500 Winners
The deadline is now January 28, 2021. Please continue to encourage students to apply.
All winners will be announced at the end of April.
$2,500 winners will be tied via zip codes to Equitable Advisor branches. The number of scholarships awarded per branch are based on number of applications submitted within each branch area.
- Top 10 branches = 11 awards per branch
- Next 15 branches = 9 awards per branch
- Remaining branches = 8 awards per branch
2021 Equitable Excellence Scholarship – deadline extended to January 28, 2021
Scholarship application link: Click here
School Grant: The program will continue to recognize the important role educators play in a student’s success toward attending college. For every student who wins a scholarship regardless of amount, a grant of $1,000 will be made to his or her high school.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Kaising Lui at (213) 251-1668.
JACKIE ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
MESSAGE TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Cal State Apply Deadline Extended & Project CAMINOS Alignment
CSU has extended the deadline for CSU Applications to December 15 at 11:59 PM PST. Don't wait until the last minute to submit your application.
Senior Newsletter #2: November 2020
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.
Please see the attached flyer for more details, and to sign up.
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 https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/ to view your status.
College Application Night and Financial Aid Night Video Links
We also posted a Financial Aid Q & A below.
9th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2021)
Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Elisabeth Everts firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
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
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.