The Friday Forecast

The Week of September 20-September 24, 2021

KFI Host Jennifer Jones Lee Visits WHS

On September 14, Jennifer Jones Lee, Host of the KFI Wake Up Morning News Show, visited Walnut High School and spoke to Ms. Donee's students. The next morning she gave us a shout-out on her show. Take a listen below as she gives high praises to our amazing kids!
KFI Host, Jennifer Jones Lee, Visits WHS


  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Spirit Day # 1 "Monochromatic" (one color)

  • PSAT Sign - Ups for Sophomores


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Spirit Day # 2 "Tom & Jerry" (twins or pairs)
  • PSAT Sign - Ups for Sophomores 2 PM – 3:30 PM (in front of Library)


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
  • Spirit Day #3 "Way Back" (favorite decade)
  • Student Think Tank Meeting during lunch
  • Our front office will be closed from 2:00pm -3:30pm for a front office staff meeting


  • *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Spirit Day #4 "Tetris" (mismatched clothes)
  • PSAT Sign - Ups for Sophomores 2 PM – 3:30 PM (in front of Library)
  • Drama Department Improv Show - 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the MPR


  • *Periods 1-6 Special Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Spirit Day #5 "Class Colors" (flashback)
  • Student Make - Up Pictures @ MPR 7:15 AM – 3 PM
  • Fall Sports Rally | Special Schedule


Big picture

News and Announcements

Social Media and School Vandalism

The purpose of this notification is to bring to your awareness to some social media trends that have caused a disruption on our campus. Specifically, a viral TikTok challenge has been an influence on our students, as well as, many campuses around the country. The posts tagged as “Devious licks” involve theft and vandalism on school property. Although TikTok has taken these posts down as of last night, it continues to catch on with other social media platforms.

Although many students watch the content for initial humor, after reflection, students often realize it is vandalism and dangerous. Our campus has also been hit with vandalism and theft of items such as soap dispensers, toilets, school equipment, and bathrooms mirrors. These acts are in violation of California Education Code 48900 (f) and are subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to school removal, restitution, and police citations.

Please take a moment to speak with your student(s) to reinforce that their behavior choices help us to maintain our positive school culture and a safe environment. Please talk with them about social media and how it might seem fun, but has serious consequences. We ask all students who see something, to say something. Safety and access to a clean campus is our priority. Thank you, in advance, for joining us in this effort.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 909-594-1333

Important Updates from LACDPH regarding Close Contacts

While students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to quarantine at home for a minimum of 10 days, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health recently announced revisions to the mandated quarantine rules and protocols for students considered to be “close contacts” of a person testing positive for COVID-19. Aligning with the guidance from the California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County schools will now follow the “modified quarantine” rules and regulations.

As is already the practice, if a person on a school campus is identified as having tested positive for COVID-19, the school will follow current protocols to identify those students who are deemed “close contacts.” If identified as a “close contact,” vaccinated students with no symptoms will continue to remain in school (as is the current practice). Students identified as a “close contact” who are unvaccinated and are not experiencing any symptoms will continue to remain in school as long as they have no symptoms AND agree to be tested for COVID twice during the Modified Quarantine period (rather than being quarantined at home for 10 days).

The School District will continue to offer testing services four days per week on various school campuses. Additionally, all students identified as “close contacts” and who are unvaccinated will continue not to be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities during the quarantine period even though they are allowed to stay in school (per Public Health rules and regulations). “Close contacts” are generally defined as a person having been within 6 feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes during a 24-hour period.

Big picture

COVID Testing | 9/20-9/23

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

  • Monday, September 20: Diamond Bar High School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 21: Suzanne Middle School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 22: South Pointe Middle School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 23: Walnut City Hall 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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.


On Friday, September 24th, WHS will hold a Fall sports rally in the stadium. We will recognize our fall sports teams as well as see performances from our cheer, band, color guard, and dance team. 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 will be implemented. Masks will be required upon entering the stadium.

*If a student does not feel comfortable attending the rally, they can go to the P Portables near the basketball courts and work on homework.

Big picture

20 Years Later | September 11 Remembrance

Last Saturday, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we remembered and honored those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and the heroes who risked their lives to save others.

Thank you, Mr. Landis and students, from the Armed Forces assistance Club, for creating the 9/11 display in front of our school with a flag representing each lost life that day.

WHS ASB Student Representative | ABBIE LAUREL

We are introducing our Senior ASB Student Representative, Abbie Laurel! Abbie will represent Walnut High School at every board meeting this year to update the district on everything happening at our school.
Big picture


✅ Big WIN for WHS Football
✅ Amazing field show by out WHS Blue Thunder Band & WHS Colorguard
✅ WHS Cheer did their thing!
✅ Student section brought the energy!

It feels good to be back!! What a great night to be a Mustang! We can't stress the importance of getting connected and being a part of something on campus. We hope to see everyone at our next home game on September 24.

Big picture

CAPA Donates $10,000 to Walnut High School

Walnut High School received a $10,000 donation from the school’s Chinese American Parent Association (CAPA) this morning.

The funds will support our students helping our staff buy equipment and supplies in the classroom to enhance instruction. Thank you CAPA! To learn more about out parent group, click on the link below.

Big picture

Improv Club Show | September 23

The Drama Department presents an Improv Club Show on Thursday, September 23 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the MPR. $5 cash at the door! Come have some good laughs!

PSAT Signs Up | LAST Week

The PSAT is back! Sign ups are 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 (

Big picture

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.

Big picture

Class of 2022: Senior Quotes

The yearbook is now accepting senior quotes from the Class of 2022. Please see attached flyer and use the QR code to submit your quote. Due date is September 30.

If you have not taken your senior portrait, you have until October 2 to take your photo. Call and make an appointment with South Coast Photographic at 714.630.8584. You must have a portrait to have a quote.

Big picture

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!
Big picture

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.
Big picture


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!!

Big picture


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!

Big picture

CrossFit Insurgent | Free Program to get kids active

CrossFit Insurgent in Walnut (just down the street from Walnut High School) has a non-profit fitness program that is offered to all kids ages 10+ in the community. Please see attached flyer if interested. For more information please call (909) 598-4999
Big picture

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!
Big picture

Additional Tutoring Help!

Thank you to our Instructional Aides for offering before and after school tutoring extra homework help for our students.
Big picture


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.


Big picture

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

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.

FAQs from Financial Aid Night 2021

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

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.


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.

Big picture


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.

Big picture