The Friday Forecast
The Week of September 27-October 1, 2021
Peer Counseling & The Mustang Stable: It's Okay to Ask for Help
The Mustang Stable is a safe, soothing, and private place where students get to talk about their problems with a peer counselor. The Stable has relaxing water features, comfortable furniture, and is designed to be a safe place for students to focus on their issues. As a student, if you ever need to access Peer Counseling, you can either contact a Peer Counselor directly, tell your teacher, or let your GLC know. See more about what our Peer Counselors have to offer by watching the video below.
A big thank you to Drew Johannsen, Dr. Rob Coad, Tara Lizarraga, D2L, and the Walnut High Community Club for all of their hard work, resources, and time to make this happen!
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE | SEPT 27-OCT 1, 2021
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 28
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 29
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 30
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 1
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
WHS FALL SPORTS PEP RALLY HELD OUTDOORS
Today, our ASB program held a Fall Sports Rally to honor our Fall sports teams. We had performances from dance team, pep squad, drumline, and recognized our fall sports teams. Thank you to Andy Schultz and our ASB team for putting on a great rally!
Two WHS Senior Scholars Named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists
Seniors, Joshua Hsu and Joseph Shen, have been named semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These high-achieving students represent the top 1% in the country. The nationwide pool of approximately 16,000 semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
All semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $30 million to be awarded next spring.
Students entered the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT Test as juniors which served as the initial screen of program entrants.
To move onto the finalist round, students are judged based on a detailed scholarship application covering their academic record, leadership abilities, employment, participation in school and community activities, and honors and awards received.
Students must also write an essay and be recommended by a high school official.
Bright Out: Friday Night Lights!
Original Hamilton Cast Member, Thayne Jasperson, Speaks to WHS Students
Walnut High School Improv Club Hosts Improv Night!
Action Packed Day of Sports Yesterday!
- Girls Volleyball defeat Diamond Bar in 3 straight sets.
- Girls Tennis defeat Diamond Bar 12-6.
- Cross Country Girls finished 1st place overall in the Hacienda League meet led by Freshman, Kaitlyn Smith.
- Cross Country Boys finished 3rd overall in the Hacienda League meet led by Junior, Josh Razo.
- Our Frosh Football team defeated Montclair High School.
- Our Boys Basketball team and Cheer Squad packed the gym to support our Girls Volleyball team.
It was a great atmosphere last night. We love seeing our students connected and involved!
WHS Holds First Student Think Tank of the School Year
Choir Sings National Anthem at the Angels Game
Order Senior Apparel | Class of 2022
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.
WVUSD Virtual Parent Symposium
The Walnut Valley Unified School District is excited to host this year’s Virtual Parent Symposium on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Dr. Marc Brackett, the founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor at Yale University will be joining us! You won’t want to miss this one!
More information to follow!
CHOIR CABARET NIGHT
UC and Cal State Application Workshops
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.
COVID Testing | 9/27 - 10/1
The following drive-through COVID testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff:
Monday, September 27:
Diamond Bar High School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28:
Suzanne Middle School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29:
South Pointe Middle School
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 30:
Walnut City Hall
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be COVID tested at a WVUSD school site.
Class of 2022: Senior Quotes
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.
Buy your 2022 Yearbook!
CHOIR | PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER
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!!
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!
Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles
On behalf of Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles we thank you for your continued community support. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Girl Scout Recruitment Volunteer
CrossFit Insurgent | Free Program to get kids active
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.
CSF is now accepting applications!
You must apply with last semester's grades.Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at email@example.com with questions.
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.