The Friday Forecast
The Week of January 3-7, 2022
Wishing You All A Restful Winter Break!
When the final bell rang yesterday to end our semester, the Walnut High Community Club passed out popcorn to our students as they exited campus and into the break!
We wanted to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to our parents as we close out the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year. Walnut High School is a special place because of the hard work, dedication, time, and effort our staff and parents put in behind the scenes to make our students successful. We hope you take these next two weeks to unwind, rest, recharge, and find renewal as we head into the second semester.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
DECEMBER 17 - JANUARY 3
- WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
MONDAY - JANUARY 4
- Winter Break - No School
TUESDAY - JANUARY 5
*Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
1st Day of Second Semester
WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 6
*Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
THURSDAY - JANUARY 7
- *Periods 1-2 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
FRIDAY - JANUARY 8
*Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
News and Announcements
December | GLC Students of the Month
KAPA and Walnut High Community Club Help Staff Finish Strong!
Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crowns WHS!
Walnut High School was chosen as a Corwn Awards top yearbook publication for their 2020-2021 Yearbook. The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats are all-eligible. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 817 publications were eligible for judging.
This year the judges were sensitive to the challenges COVID-19 raised to student publications. The judges read the membership profiles and learned of the obstacles and alternative tasks staffs chose to follow to publish their publications. CSPA is proud of the work of all of its members. They rose to the challenge and flourished for their communities.
This means so much more given that the book was done in an entirely remote year.
Thank you to So Hee Tan, yearbook leaders, and staff who worked so hard to make it happen.Congratulations to the 2022 CSPA Crown finalist for High School Print Yearbook, Cayuse, Walnut High School!
Trombone Christmas at Gardenwalk
SAVE THE DATE: Open House on January 20
ADP Information Night
The WHS Performing Arts Department proudly presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
Mt. Sac Connect 4 Program
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships for 2022-23 Now Open
As the only foundation dedicated to serving our most vulnerable Asian and Pacific Islander community, the Asian Pacific Fund is pleased to share the scholarship opportunities we have available for the 2022-23 academic year. Our scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year and many prioritize Asian students with financial need.
Information on these scholarship opportunities are now posted on the scholarships page of our website: www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships. We would greatly appreciate your help with sharing this information at your college/career center, on bulletin boards, during weekly announcements to students or in email blasts. Please feel free to use the attached flyer for postings.
Since each of our scholarship programs is supported by an individual donor or family, the eligibility requirements vary for each scholarship. We encourage students to read the complete eligibility criteria posted on the scholarships page of our website and apply to programs for which they are eligible.
We know that high school counselors, librarians and community leaders have larger workloads than ever before so we truly appreciate your help in sharing these opportunities with students in your community.
If you have any questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions on our scholarship page at www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships, or contact me at email@example.com. Any mail correspondence may be sent to:
Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street, Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
Forget To Order School Photos?
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 on or before December 13th will be mailed by December 17th.
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
Please note if you have a current account in our system and forgot your password please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reset.
South Coast Photographic
(714) 630-8584 ext. 103
Senior Tributes on sale NOW
Dedicate a senior tribute in the yearbook to your graduating senior or friend group (seniors only)! Create your tribute and pay all online at yearbookordercenter.com School code: 2864
Templates and easy to follow directions make it convenient and easy from the comfort of your home. Ads are sold on a first come, first served basis. We sell out every year so don't delay! Purchase your senior tribute today!
Speech Trek Contest
Join the Walnut Valley Family!
Walnut Valley Unified School District offers a variety of enrollment options for those students that reside outside of our school district boundaries. Attend one of our Enrollment Information Meetings to learn more about District of Choice (Applications accepted October 4 - December 31), Parent Employment (Allen Bill), and Interdistrict Transfer programs.
- Thursday, January 13* 6:30 p.m. Westhoff Elementary
Join Webinar at: https://wvusd.zoom.us/j/86933481982
Can’t attend a meeting? Applications are available online at www.wvusd.k12.ca.us/EnrollNow. For more information or general inquiries regarding enrollment, please call (909) 595-1261 ext. 31360 or email email@example.com.
*Translation services will be available at the November 16 and January 13 meetings.
Next Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, Jan. 8
We are pleased to announce the first 2022 COVID-19 vaccination clinic opportunity for Walnut Valley staff, families, and community members. The next clinic will be held in the Diamond Bar High School gymnasium on Saturday, January 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This clinic will be for anyone who is eligible for the booster, and anyone who needs to get their first and second dose of the vaccine.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Click link or scan QR code
- ADDITIONAL DOSES AND BOOSTER DOSES: Self-Attestation form of eligibility: (Please complete and bring)
- PFIZER - 3rd Additional Dose for Immunocompromised:
- Moderna - 3rd Additional Dose for Immunocompromised:
- PFIZER Both Doses:
- Johnson & Johnson:
- PFIZER BOOSTER:
- PFIZER – Single Dose 1 or Dose 2:
WHAT TO BRING:
- A copy of your proof of age (ex. Birth certificate, passport, AIRES cover page for students) – we will need to keep the copy
- Proof of insurance if applicable – we will need to keep a copy
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
If you are able to provide us with a copy of your proof of age and insurance it will save valuable time for you and for the clinic.
We want to thank the entire Walnut Valley Unified School District community for continuing to support our efforts in making the return to school a safe one.
Diamond Bar High School gymnasium
21400 Pathfinder Rd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
COVID testing: Jan. 3, 4, 5, 6
The following drive-through COVID-19 testing opportunities are available after Winter Break for WVUSD students:
Monday, January 3:
HOLIDAY – No Testing on WVUSD Site
Brea Urgent Care will be open
395 W. Central Avenue, Brea CA
Tuesday, January 4:
Suzanne Middle School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 5:
South Pointe Middle School
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 6: (Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
Walnut City Hall
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Tentative)
Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be COVID tested at a WVUSD school site.
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 driveways.
For further information, please call Mercy Pharmacy in San Dimas at (909) 599-3444.
Theatre Experience of Southern California's School House Rock!
Metropolitan Educational Theatre Network (MET2)
Please call 800-961-0194 ext. #5
Buy your 2022 Yearbook!
FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity
Additional Tutoring Help!
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!
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
College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night 2021 | RECAP
Our GLCs held a College Application and Financial Aid Information Night over YouTube Live. Below the video contains the Frequently Asked Questions during Financial Aid Night 2021.
GET ON THE PATH TO BEING COLLEGE & CAREER READY!
This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.
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.