THE FRIDAY FORECAST

THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18 - JANUARY 22, 2021

JOIN US FOR WHS Virtual Showcase Night | Jan. 21

SAVE THE DATE! On January 21 at 6:00 pm a link to our Virtual Showcase Night will be available on all social media platforms, our school website, and e-mailed home to current and prospective families as we showcase all that Walnut High School has to offer.

Our Virtual Showcase will cover multiple programs we offer at Walnut High School as well as student and parent support. The Virtual Showcase is flexible and allows users to engage in their own time, at their own pace, as you prepare for your future! Stay tuned!
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THE WEEK IN ADVANCE | SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

MONDAY - JANUARY 18

  • Holiday - No School


TUESDAY - JANUARY 19

  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 4 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm

  • Period 5 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm

  • Period 6 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm


WEDNESDAY - JANUARY 20

  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 1 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm
  • Period 2 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm
  • Period 3 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm


THURSDAY - JANUARY 21

  • *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 4 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm

  • Period 5 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm

  • Period 6 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm


FRIDAY - JANUARY 22

  • *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Period 1 Tutorial - 1:10 pm-1:35 pm
  • Period 2 Tutorial - 1:37 pm-2:02 pm
  • Period 3 Tutorial - 2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING BELL SCHEDULE

Please note that next week's schedule will look a little different due to our Monday holiday. See the schedule below.
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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

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Distance Learning Resource Guide

Take a look through our distance learning schedule, tutorial, expectations, student support, tips for parents, student safety, and tech resources.

News and Announcements

Senior Sabrina Li | Among top 300 Scholars in the 2021

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Congrats to Senior, Sabrina Li, who has been named among the top 300 Scholars in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search! Thirty-eight California students earned a spot in the competition that tackles topics including medicine, the environment, and technology.


Li’s research topic was the Effects of Baycrete Texture and Tidal Elevation on the Recruitment of Ostrea Lurida and Amphibalanus Amphitrite in San Diego Bay. Each winner will receive a $2,000 award and their school will also receive $2,000 to use for STEM-related activities.
Science teacher Garrett Lim submitted Li’s exceptional work for the honor. “I am most proud that Mr. Lim gets some money for classroom supplies because of his dedication to all his students, even outside of the classroom,” the 17-year-old commented. “It has meant so much to me!”


Her STEM research took part through the Southern California Academy of Sciences.
“I would also like to thank CSUF professor Dr. Danielle Zacherl and mentor Bryce Perog for supporting me for almost three years in their laboratory, providing the opportunity to do research, and learn from their experiences,” she added.


More than 1,700 high school seniors entered Regeneron’s research competition and were judged on research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking, and promise as scientist. The winners are from 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 10 foreign countries. The goal of the Science Talent Search, held since 1942, is to identify, inspire, and engage the nation’s most promising your scientists to solve society’s most urgent challenges.
Previous competitors have gone on to win Nobel Prizes and other distinguished honors.
A group of top 40 finalists to be announced on January 21 will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards, including the top prize of $250,000, provided by Regeneron.

Walnut Wednesday Awards - January 2021

This month we honored some amazing staff members for our January 2021 Walnut Wednesday Awards.

Staff members are nominated each month by their colleagues for living out The Walnut Way! ⁣

Congrats to these incredible human beings for making Walnut High School such a special place.

First Semester Grades Now Available on Parent Portal

First semester grades are now available on Parent Portal. Our registrar's office also mailed home first-semester report cards this week, so be on the look out for those!


Below is an informational video on how to check your child's grades from parent portal.

Walnut High Parent Portal

Six reasons Parents Should Check Online Grades

This video discusses six reasons parents need to check students' grades on aeries or google classroom as we begin the new semester!
6 reasons Parents Should Check Online Grades

Academic Design Program (ADP) | Hands on Approach to Learning

The Academic Design Program (ADP) is a standards-based, integrated approach to learning. Using the Design-Based Learning methodology, Math, Social Science, and English are brought together as the students work through real-world problems in search of real-world solutions.


Program Benefits

  • Meets A-G requirements (i.e., college or university prep)
  • Small learning community--class sizes smaller than average
  • ADP classes are scheduled for up to three periods a day, allowing students to participate in a full selection of electives and other activities for the remainder of the school day
  • Chromebooks, desktop computers, and iPads using word processing, design, photo, movie, music
  • One, two, and three-year program participation options
  • Opportunity for involvement through ADP Council and classroom leadership


The Academic Design Program emphasizes the 5 C's of Common Core:

  • Creativity: students design original solutions to multidimensional problems; they build 3-dimensional objects and structures
  • Collaboration: students work in teams, sharing ideas and drawing conclusions from the interactions; work-based learning experiences are built in to Challenges through the year
  • Critical Thinking: all solutions to problems must be "never before seen" and apply the concepts of core academic subjects
  • Communication: students have informal class discussions and reflections of the curriculum verbally and/or in writing; they present solutions live, in class or via other multi-media resources
  • Citizenship: students are in work groups throughout the year and have rights, privileges and responsibilities within those groups as well as across the program


Please email Mrs. Elisabeth Everts for more information at eeverts@wvusd.org

Academic Design Program
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Become a Peer Tutor and Earn Volunteer Hours

If you are in 10th, 11th or 12th grade and looking to acquire volunteer hours, consider becoming a Peer Tutor. Please watch this short video if you are interested: https://youtu.be/zPWcScRLE6A.

To volunteer, click on the google form in the flyer and complete it so that we can add you to the second semester peer tutoring list.

Peer Tutoring
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Support the Color Guard at Ten Ren’s Tea Time on Friday, January 29th from 4-7pm

Show this flyer and 20% of your purchase will benefit the students in our Walnut High School Color Guard Program!
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Support Walnut Instrumental Music at L&L Hawaiian BBQ on Thursday, January 28th from 10:30pm-8:30pm

Show this flyer and 20% of your purchase will benefit the students in our Walnut High School Instrumental Music Program!

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Join WHS Hands4Hope!

Are you interested in joining? Please email whshands4hope@gmail.com for more information!
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Calling All High School Leaders!

Student Led (SLED) is a new program entirely run by driven college students that is centered on leadership, service, and mentorship! We are looking for high school students to become SLED’s first ever group of mentees and join our virtual community of passionate, young servant leaders!


As a mentee, you will have the opportunity to hone your leadership, interpersonal, and life skills through service projects, team building activities, and specialized workshops. Additionally, you’ll also have the chance to not only grow as an individual alongside like minded SoCal high school companions, but to build a relationship with one of our college mentors. In fact, our mentor team consists of a variety of insightful individuals: NCAA athletes; students studying STEM, Business, Psychology, Graphic Design, etc.; former student body and club presidents, sports captains, community service leaders; and scholars from top universities like UCLA, USC, and UC Berkeley.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to lead, bond, serve, and inspire! If you are interested, please fill out our interest form: https://forms.gle/EMkrD3AR5B2UbXds8 by January 15th, and for more information, visit our website, sledleadership.com or follow us on Instagram, @sledleadership! Don’t worry, we follow back! Thank you, and we hope to meet you soon!

Student Led (SLED)
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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!


Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to: www.southcoastphotographic.com
  2. Click on K-11 Fall Photos icon
  3. On the upper left side of screen click search for photos
  4. Type in the student’s school ID number (in some cases it will be permanent ID#)
  5. The student’s image will appear click on the image and begin to create an account.
  6. Select the package
  7. ENJOY!!!!
  8. 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

2021 Yearbooks are still on sale!

Yearbooks are still on sale. $100 until April 1st. Don't miss out! Click here to buy your 2021 WHS Yearbook!


Act now before the price increases. Head to yearbookordercenter.com and use the code: 2864

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!

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TUTORING RESOURCES

Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Mr. Luu is here to help you!

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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

Here is a great way to start off the new year, get started discovering your career interest. Here are some websites where you can explore various careers. As Confucius said, “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
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ROP Pathways Offering Intro to Manufacturing online!

ROP is now offering the course, Intro to Manufacturing online. This online after-school course introduces and exposes students to the career opportunities pertaining to the processing and production of goods. The class will be entirely online and will run from February 8 to May 14, 2021. Earn up to 5 elective credits.

Make sure to state that you attend: WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

Include your academic ROP counselor & advisor: CANDICE MARSANO


For more information and to enroll, click HERE!

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Virtual Cash for College Event at Mt. San Antonio College Saturday | Feb. 20

Get FREE help filling out your financial aid application!

High school seniors and parents are encouraged to attend this event to obtain assistance with completing the FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application. This event will be a virtual webinar presentation with LIVE Q&A sessions.

Mt. San Antonio College

Virtual Webinar

Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9am! REGISTER TODAY! http://www.mtsac.edu/financialaid/cashfair.html

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ACSA Oratory Contest

This is a great opportunity for students. The winner will receive $150 and move on to the region contest where they will have the opportunity to win $700!
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Walnut Valley Water District

It’s that time of year again, WVWD’s “Water is Life” Poster Art Contest and the Broadcast Media & Digital Art Contest has officially begun! This year we have transitioned to host a Virtual Contest. Therefore, our rules and guidelines have been updated. Please visit our website for the Contest Flyers and complete Rules & Guidelines.

The deadline for all contest submissions is Friday, April 16, 2021.

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Seniors! | WVEF Scholarship Application

Walnut Valley Educational Foundation (WVEF) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a quality education for the students of the Walnut Valley Unified School District. To that end, we will raise financial support and develop fiscal resources to fund a wide variety of enrichment and extra curricular opportunities for students and staff within the Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD). APPLICATIONS SENT BY MAIL MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 17, 2021. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS, OR APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER MAY 17, 2021, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

15 Scholarship Programs Giving Out 1,000 Individual Scholarships!

Below you will find a list of 15 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1000 Individual Scholarship Awards during the 2021 school year. Students from Walnut High School are eligible for all awards below. To download the Scholarship Newsletter in a PDF, visit the following link:

2021 EQUITABLE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

2021 Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program for Students: High school seniors apply via one application to be considered for a scholarship of $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000.

  • 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

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WHS Emotional Support Resources

We are here for you! WHS has converted all our counseling services to remote (phone, video, and email) during this time of temporary remote instruction. Reach out to us using the tools below if you are in need of someone to talk to.
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COUNSELING CORNER

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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li) nnewman@wvusd.org

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) aalegre@wvusd.org


10th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Li) jtucker@wvusd.org

Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z) jjacks@wvusd.org


11th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li) kmcdill@wvusd.org

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) cschultz@wvusd.org


12th GRADE (Class of 2021)

Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo) vhoyos@wvusd.org

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) snunez@wvusd.org


ADP (Academic Design Program)

Elisabeth Everts eeverts@wvusd.org


Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org

SENIORS: Are you interested in attending Mt. Sac?

There's going to be several Mt. Sac workshops regarding the enrollment process and registration. Please register to attend the workshops HERE.
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2021-22 FAFSA

The 2021-22 FAFSA form is now available at http://fafsa.gov Fill it out ASAP to get as much financial aid as possible!
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Collegewise | Runway : A Wiser Path to College

Hey Mustangs!


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.

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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.

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

Students at all levels are now engaging in Distance Learning. To ensure a positive, productive and enjoyable learning experience for all participants, it is important that all students and parents/guardians adhere to these Distance Learning Expectations, which include online behaviors for students and privacy guidelines for parents.

ATTENDANCE COUNTS!

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

Textbook Room Open for Students

The textbook room is open for any students that need to pick up or check-in books.


Hours: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

WHS Kitchen: Serving Free Grab and go Meals

The WHS Kitchen is serving daily M - F - 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Please see the map below.

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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School
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Walnut High School

Due to COVID 19 our office is CLOSED. However, our office staff is available to assist you by phone at (909) 594-1333. Our office is open (by phone) from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.