Eagle Flyer

A newsletter for Walnut Hills High School

Principal's Message

October 30, 2021

Dear Walnut Hills High School Families:

This was one of those weeks when there were many reminders of how great it is to have our students back on campus for learning - and fun! These social events and traditions are an important part of our students' growth, and they make their time at Walnut Hills memorable. Please check out our photos below to get a sense of why it was such a great week to be an Eagle.

One quick note that has to do with student safety and supervision. Parents and guardians, we need your help to make certain that all students have dismissal plans. Our school day ends at 3 pm. At that time, bus riders need to move to their respective Metro bus stop. All athletes who remain on campus are to report to the cafeteria by 3:15 pm for their study tables or until their practice/event is set to begin. Students remaining after school for academic assistance/Help Nights need to go to their teachers' classrooms immediately; most Help Nights start immediately after school and last until 3:45-4 pm. The library is also open to 4 pm each day. Please arrange for pick-up right after the conclusion of Help Night. All students who are not involved in an afterschool activity or Help Night should be picked up no later than 3:30 pm. After 3:30 pm students remaining in Blair Circle will be asked to move into the Arcade to wait for their ride. We will be reaching out to families whose children are here after 3:30 pm for no apparent reason as we are not equipped to offer after-school supervision beyond that time. We ask for your cooperation in helping with this important after school process.


John Chambers

Sursum ad Summum

Upcoming Dates


1 Senior Panoramic Photo, 2nd bell

2 Election Day - NO SCHOOL!

3 Marching Band Concert and Awards, 7 pm Auditorium

4 Fall Art Show, Forum

6 ACT Testing

7 Daylight Savings Time begins

8-12 Midterm Week, Quarter 2

9 WHIP General Meeting, 7 pm virtual

11 Veteran's Day - NO SCHOOL!

11-13 Fall Play, 7 pm Blackbox, 2 pm matinee on 11/13

13 Walnut Woods Volunteer Day, 9 am-12 pm

17 Jazz Band Concert, 7 pm Auditorium; WHHS Association Meeting, 7 pm Recital Hall

18 Conference Night, 5-8 pm virtual; LSDMC 6 pm virtual

22 Junior High Choir Concert, 7 pm Auditorium

24 Conference day - NO SCHOOL!

25-26 Thanksgiving holiday - NO SCHOOL!

30 Beginning, Intermediate, and Junior Strings Orchestra Concert, 7 pm Auditorium


Reminder about early dismissal procedures

Hey parents/guardians! Our Early Dismissal procedure will make your student’s next dismissal FAST & EASY.

  1. Request early dismissal by having your student submit a note to the grade level office in the morning before classes begin or by using the Attendance Email (whhsattendance@gmail.com). Provide student name, grade level, where they are going and when you need them to leave.

  2. Your student will need to stop by office 2207 (7-9th) or 2209 (10-12th) to pick up an Early Dismissal pass in order to leave campus on their own and meet their ride outside. Parents do not need to enter the building if students have the permission slip from the office. Students can stop by the office before classes begin, between passing bells, during study hall or before lunch time.

  3. A school excuse (doctor’s note) from your doctor/dental/therapy provider is required to excuse absences for appointments. A hard copy should be turned in to the office by your student when they return to school OR a photo can be emailed to whhsattendance@gmail.com. Faxes are accepted at 513-363-8420.

LINK to Reporting Absences & Dismissals

Reminder about who needs a covid test

If your student is absent due to illness or if you don’t notify the school at all regarding an absence, your student will be coded E the following day and will be expected to provide a negative Covid test when they return to school. Please be sure to include ill students’ symptoms so appropriate instruction/next steps can be provided.

Attendance code E (excused by principal) is the code we currently use to notify teachers that a student needs to be sent to the office to provide their negative Covid test results. We also use code E to excuse your student while you wait for your test results.

Please review our current Medical Room/Covid policies using this link to learn more about testing, recurring illness like migraine and asthma and quarantine requirements.

Medical Room/Covid Procedures Fall 2021 For additional information or if you have questions, please contact the CPS Covid Hotline at 363-0527.

Reduced AP exam fees are available to those who qualify. But you must apply for this year's exam fees NOW.

Please read this information to find out how to apply. All parents of AP students need to complete the survey on the link.

Legacy of Excellence

Did you know that ONE-THIRD of our school’s annual discretionary budget is supported by the generosity of Walnut Hills’ parents? Many of the things that make Walnut Hills special, simply won’t happen without YOUR annual support of the Legacy of Excellence (“LOE”) fundraising campaign.

The Legacy of Excellence campaign funds:

• Textbooks and other academic tools to support our students;

• Orchestra and Band Instruments (large instruments -Double Bass, Tuba, etc.);

• College Information Center staff salaries;

• Salaries of WHHS coaches and our year around strength coach;

• Uniforms/Equipment for WHHS Eagles sports teams;

• New Choral Risers and Acoustic Sound Shells for the auditorium stage; and

• Staff Appreciation Gifts.

Can we count YOU to help Walnut Hills reach its Legacy of Excellence 2021/22 campaign goal of $120,000?

Click here for additional information. Click here to donate!

Picture Retakes are Ready!

Event Code: FE81021
Also Needed: Powerschool Unique Student ID


Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.




  • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
  • Photos are shipped directly to your home
  • High-res digital downloads are available
  • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay

Live Theatre Returns!

After a full season of virtual offerings last year, the Walnut Hills High School Theatre Department is eager to welcome back live audiences with Eugene Ionesco’s classic of the Absurdist Theatre, Rhinoceros. The show runs November 11-13, 2021 at 7 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, November 13. Read the full press release here.


The Spongebob Musical- February 17-19, 2022- WHHS Auditorium

Lend Me a Tenor- April 22-24, 2022- Rick Steiner Black Box Theater

Auditions and Crew Interviews for both shows will be held jointly on Monday, November 15 and Tuesday, November 16

Spongebob callbacks will take place Wednesday, November 17

Tenor callbacks will take place Thursday, November 18

For more information follow the links below for each show:

The Spongebob Musical

Lend Me a Tenor

The Spirit Shop, located in the cafeteria, is open for students on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, 10 am-1:20 pm.

Stay Informed!


mental health and wellness speaker series

Our WHHS Association and IN5 are excited to partner for this year's Mental Health and Wellness Speaker Series. Please see the flyer below and use this link for the live Zoom links.
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memorable moments of the week

Boogie Bash

Our 7th and 8th graders had a blast at the Boogie Bash! Their costumes were so creative. The best part was having fun with new and old friends.

Senior Halloween Parade

The school had so much fun watching the Senior Halloween Parade! The costumes were awesome and the Class of 2022 spirit even better!