THE FRIDAY FORECAST
THE WEEK OF April 12 - April 16
Class of 2021 Reconnects over Senior Sunset!
Check out the highlights from last night below.
THE WEEK IN ADVANCE | SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 9 | Spring Break
MONDAY - April 12
- *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
No Tutorial Session (Teachers preparing classroom for students returning)
TUESDAY - April 13
- *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- No Tutorial Session
WEDNESDAY - April 14
- *Periods 1-3 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
No Tutorial Session
THURSDAY - April 15
- *Periods 4-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- No Tutorial Session
FRIDAY - April 16
- *Periods 1-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm
- Staff/PD/Collaboration/Prep 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE | April 12 - 16
DISTANCE LEARNING MONTHLY SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
March | GLC STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Congrats to our March Students of the Month! Each month, our GLCs recognize a student they believe represents the Walnut Way and positively impacts Walnut High School. Please congratulate the following students on being selected.
National champs once again!
Congratulations to Walnut High Schools Dance Team, crowned 3x National Champs last weekend! The girls earned their 21st National Title in program history & only had 21 days to prepare for this competition. All in the year 2021. Big shoutout to Coach Audrey for getting our girls ready!!
No Tutorial Week of April 12- April 16
WHS resumes instruction on Monday, April 12, without Tutorial Time (1:10- 2:30 pm only during the week). Our teachers and staff will be working behind the scene planning and getting classrooms ready for return for academic cohort instruction and in-person tutorial support on April 19. For more information on our Academic cohorts on campus, please CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 15 are district-designated Asynchronous Student Learning Days. Teachers will take attendance on both days, and students will work on assignments and asynchronous work assigned by the teachers during the period/block on each day.
If you have additional questions on the district-designated Asynchronous Days, email the district through Let’s Talk.
Intent to Return for the 2021-2022 School Year
Intent to Return for 2021/2022 School Year (First Day of School is August 9, 2021)
As we prepare for the new school year, with the first day of school on August 9, 2021, we anticipate a full return to traditional in-person instruction with adherence to all safety and health protocols. To finalize student schedules with course selection and staffing needs, we are requesting all parents indicate whether their child will return to school for full in-person instruction or require a virtual learning option. Please review the information (video message and FAQ) regarding 2021/2022 Return to In-Person Instruction.
You will commit to one of the instructional models for the Intent to Return for 2021/2022.
- Option 1: In-person instruction: This traditional model is designed for students coming to school on campus. Instruction will be provided by classroom teachers. Students will attend the full day every day (5 days per week subject to change based on capacity limitations due to adequate spacing of students), for example, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., which includes break time and lunchtime. The in-person instruction will be like the traditional instructional model where the teachers are teaching in-person students, different from the Spring 2021 hybrid model. At any time Public Health directs closure of a classroom or the entire school due to COVID-19 exposure, students and teachers will revert to the Distance Learning model for a temporary time.
- Option 2: Virtual Learning: Virtual Learning will only offer core courses and a limited number of electives. This model is for students who will commit to online learning for the entire school year. Students will be assigned to teachers through an online program. They will be required to log in daily and complete work during the school day in addition to assigned work by online teachers.
By signing up for Virtual Learning, parents are fully aware of the following:
- Students are committing to online learning for the 2021/2022 school year
- Core courses and a limited number of electives will be offered
- Students log in daily and complete work during the school day
- Students are taught by WVUSD teachers
- There is no guarantee that virtual learning students will stay assigned to the current school for students who choose virtual learning.
If you have additional questions, please email the district through Let’s Talk.
On AERIES Parent Portal, please indicate whether your child will attend school in-person or join the virtual learning for the 2021/2022 school year by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
A response is required for your child to be successfully counted towards enrollment for the 2021/2022 school year (the first day of school is August 9, 2021).
Attending traditional school for in-person instruction every day (5 days per week subject to change based on capacity limitations due to adequate spacing of students); OR Join Virtual Learning for 2021/2022 School Year
Any students returning to in-person instruction must have their immunizations up to date.
Your school principal will provide additional information specific to the school site for the new school year.
WVUSD Educational Services
WHS Blood Drive | April 8
WHS Drama Fundraiser at Chipotle | April 14th
Instrumental Music & Color Guard Popcornopolis Fundraiser – Now until April 16th!
SENIORS | Cap and gown date distribution
Option 1: Have it sent to your home.
Go to the herffjones.com website, search for Walnut High School, choose from various options, and have cap and gown shipped to your home. Option 1 is the best if you prefer to have a cap and gown sent straight to your home.
Option 2: Last-minute pick-ups.
Date: April 12- May 27 from 1-3 pm at the ASB office
- Option to purchase cap, gown, and tassel option only
- Credit Card will not be accepted. Cash and Check only. Beginning May 1, ASB only accepts cash.
COLLEGE COMMITMENT SHOUT-OUT
CLASS OF 2021!! We want to celebrate where you will be attending school next year. Once you decide where you are going to college, please fill out the Google Form, upload a photo, & we will recognize this significant accomplishment.
Coming onto Campus Health Screening
All visitors to Walnut High School must complete one of the following forms before entering. This includes academic cohorts, sporting events, practices, spectators, etc.
Please click on the buttons below to fill out the form. Forms can also be found on our website.
Walnut High School Non-Tuition Summer School Wait List
Please fill out the following form below if you would like to be placed on a waitlist for a non-tuition summer school class. Students will be selected at random to fill available slots. If you are selected, you will be notified by email.
- Music Appreciation (Best chance)
- Algebra 2 (remediation) (8 spots)
- Fundamentals of Art (7 spots)
- Entrepreneurship (7 spots)
- Computer Aided Drafting and Design (5 spots)
- World History (3 spots)
- Civics/Economics (1 spot)
If you have any questions you can contact Ken McDill at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- 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
Questions? Please call South Coast Photographic at (714) 630-8584 ext. 103
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!
Peer Tutoring now available
After school tutoring program will begin on Monday, February 1st. Tutoring sessions will be available on Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. To participate, simply use the link below to join during the allotted times. No appointments are necessary.
Google Meet Link for students who need a tutor HERE.
Do you need Algebra 2 Help? Mr. Luu is here to help you!
MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information
Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors
Outreach Virtual Help Center every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, June 29 http://bit.ly/hsocenter The High School Outreach team will be available to assist graduating seniors with any Mt. SAC related questions such as: enrollment, Connect 4, how-to, financial aid, and more!
WHCC offering $3,000 in scholarships for Class of 2021
There are a lot of scholarships out there to compete for, but this one is ONLY for WHS 2021 Seniors! You're not competing against Seniors from other schools or districts. The Walnut High Community Club is offering $3000 worth of scholarships to support our seniors in their next endeavors--whatever that may be. You don't have to have the highest GPA (minimum 2.5 GPA) or have the most extra-curricular activities. If you've never thought of applying for a scholarship because you don't think you may qualify, this is the one for you!
Apply today! Six scholarships will be awarded at $500 each. For more info, please click on the application form:
2021 Angels Wings Foundation Thai Scholarship Announcement
This unique scholarship is one of the only of its kind for the Thai community and is AWF Founder and President Porntip Bui Simon’s way of honoring the unique heritage that we should all take pride in. Applicants must have at least one Thai parent to qualify for consideration.
The application deadline is June 30, 2021. Many thanks in advance for your time and cooperation. Please visit our website www.angelswingsfoundation.org to learn more or click here for the application www.angelswingsfoundation.org/application. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or email@example.com.
WEWAC SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP
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.
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.
Free Family Support Groups
WHS Emotional Support Resources
9th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) email@example.com
10th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z) email@example.com
11th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) firstname.lastname@example.org
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) email@example.com
12th GRADE (Class of 2021)
Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) email@example.com
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Elisabeth Everts firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
A To-Do List For High School Seniors
Our Senior GLCs have put together this handy to-do list. Use it as a guide as you make your way through this important last semester and prepare for the next exciting phase of your life.
Collegewise | Runway : A Wiser Path to College
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.
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 .
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
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VIRTUAL PARENT INFO NIGHT
Thank you to all our parents who attended our virtual Parent Info Night. Thank you to our GLCs for encouraging academic achievement strategies, helpful tips on how to manage emotions and interpersonal skills, and plan for college and careers. We want to personally welcome our Class of 2025 parents who joined us. Welcome to the Mustang Family!
We encourage everyone to take a moment to review the videos. Please click on the appropriate grade level of your student.
Check out our 2021 Virtual Showcase at Walnut High School
We wanted to make our Virtual Showcase interactive, fun, and informative for you and your child. Start off by clicking on our Academics button as our Grade Level Coordinators give a brief presentation for each grade level. After that, start to explore the different opportunities we offer for our students. We want all of our students to feel connected and find the right fit that helps them explore their passions, interests, and academic goals as they navigate through High School.
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.