The Friday Forecast
The Week of October 18 - 22, 2021
ASB Holds Assembly To Kick off Homecoming Weekend!
Today we held our Homecoming Assembly in the stadium introducing our Homecoming court, an amazing performance by Blue Thunder and our Dance team, as well as a solo performance by Mylyn Tayag. Congratulations to our homecoming royalty court!
The Homecoming Football game is tonight at 7:00 pm in our home stadium against Nogales High School.
The Homecoming Dance is on Saturday, October 16, from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Schedule at a glance
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
TUESDAY - OCTOBER 19
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 20
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
- Student Think Tank during lunch
- In-Person CSU Application Workshop - 2:15 PM – 4:00 PM - MPR
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 21
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Choir Panda Express Fundraiser - Flyer below
- California Great Shakeout Drill - 10:25 am - 11:15 am
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 22
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 23
- WVUSD Virtual Parent Symposium - 8:30 am - Flyer below
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
Homecoming Dance Rules and Expectations
- Entrance into the dance is at the gate entering the gym in the student parking lot.
- Students must bring their ID to get scanned into the dance.
- Gates will open at 5:45 pm to begin entering the dance.
- Students must arrive no later than 7:30 pm.
- Students may begin leaving the dance at 8:00 pm.
- Security will do a quick search at the gate upon entering the dance.
- The following items are not allowed into the dance: bottles, containers, liquids, food, gum, pepper spray, lighters, sharp objects, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, and markers.
- No loitering in the parking lot. Security will be doing parking lot checks and car checks periodically throughout the night.
- School rules will still be implemented. If any school rules are violated, parents will be notified and consequences will be applied.
- Please make sure your child is picked up by 10:00 pm.
PSAT REMINDERS | OCTOBER 16
If you signed up for the PSAT test, here are a few things you need to know for the day of the test, Saturday October 16, 2021.
Students must be dropped off in the student parking lot
All students will be checked in at the E/F gate
The E/F gate will open at 7:00
We recommend that you arrive early
Testing will begin by 8:00 a.m
All students must fill out their student health assessment by the time they are checked in
You should have the following items with you on the day of the test:
Current student ID (if you do not have one or lost it, please go to ASB for a replacement ID before the day of the test)
At least two, #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils),
Scientific or graphing calculators are allowed and are optional . Please check your student study guide for calculators that are allowed.
The following items are NOT ALLOWED in the testing room. Please drop them off at your locker:
Food, water, backpacks/purses, cell phones/electronic devices, wrist watches/smartwatches, fitness trackers, cameras
On Monday Oct 11, 2021 we will post the location of where you will take the test on the school website www.walnuths.net under the Guidance/GLC tab as well as post a physical copy outside the A-building. As a reminder, you are to appropriately wear your mask at all times while taking the test.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Alegre or Ms. Nunez before the day of the test.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
As we close out National Hispanic Heritage Month on October 15, we want to celebrate and recognize the diverse Hispanic cultures on our campus. Embracing different cultures strengthens awareness and acceptance, breaks down barriers while enhancing relationships with those around you. When we genuinely take an interest and learn about others, we realize we are more alike than different.
“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation” -César Chávez.
Cabaret Night was a hit!
For the first time in 18 months, Walnut High School’s choir program held a performance in front of a live audience. It was an amazing “Cabaret” night!
Cabaret is a form of entertainment that features both musical and theatrical elements, and this performance featured many students showcasing theater-based songs.
Thank you to our Choir Director, Lisa Lopez, for all the behind the scenes work to make it all come together.
Senior Commitment | UC San Diego
Happy Filipino American History Month!
October is National Filipino American History Month. It’s all about celebrating the history, heritage, culture and achievements of Filipino Americans.
The celebration of Filipino American History Month in October each year is significant. It commemorates the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States.
The video below was put together by Senior GLC, Mrs. Schultz and our Class of 2022 student leaders highlighting the importance of diversity here on campus and the values all culture groups bring.
WHS Drama Presents | Twelve Angry Jurors
WHS Drama is proud to present Twelve Angry Jurors in theater-in-the-round on October 21, 22, and 23. Support Drama and buy your ticket today! Tickets on in T-1.
Presale Tickets: $12
Student w/ASB: $10
General Admission at door: $15
General Admission at door w/ ASB: $13
Join us for our Jazz BBQ | October 22
We are so excited to bring back THE JAZZ BBQ 🎷🎵
🗓Friday, October 22nd
📍Band Room Patio
🍉Dinner included: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Beans, Watermelon, Corn, Potato Salad, and Dessert!
🎫Get your tickets from any Jazz Band member or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Tributes on sale NOW
Dedicate a senior tribute in the yearbook to your graduating senior or friend group (seniors only)! Create your tribute and pay all online at yearbookordercenter.com School code: 2864
Templates and easy to follow directions make it convenient and easy from the comfort of your home. Ads are sold on a first come, first served basis. We sell out every year so don't delay! Purchase your senior tribute today!
Great ShakeOut | 10/21
The Great ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 21). The campus will be completely shut down during the drill between 10:25 am- 11:15 am.
Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes. Check out the link below for more information regarding the Great ShakeOut.
CHOIR | PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER | 10/21
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!!
Annual Chuckwagon BBQ | 10/28
Let's beat the Brahmas and bring the Branding Iron Home where it belongs!
2021-22 IMPORTANT AP Exam Dates
From the CollegeBoard: 2022 AP Exams
- The 2022 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil* exams over two weeks in May: May 2–6 and May 9–13.
- As usual, AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams are administered in schools on computers.
- Review the entire 2022 exam schedule.
- AP Exam Payment and Registration October 25th-29th
- Students will be invited by last name (alpha order)
- AP EXAM PAYMENT DEADLINE WITH NO PENALTY FEE IS 11/12/2021
- Any exam ordered after will accrue a $40 late fee + exam price
Order Senior Apparel | Class of 2022
WVUSD Virtual Parent Symposium | 10/23
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!
CAL POLY PARENT BILINGUAL CONFERENCE
Cal Poly is hosting an online conference Saturday, November 6th, which will include information for prospective college students. They’ll be having workshops on admissions, financial aid, E.O.P., and A.B. 540 for Dreamers. Our Parent Bilingual Conference will be offered in English and Spanish and will include a bilingual student panel. Cal Poly is hosting this event to show parents and students that college is a possibility, not just a dream and that knowledge is the road to success.
Please see the flyer below for more information.
Join the Walnut Valley Family!
Walnut Valley Unified School District offers a variety of enrollment options for those students that reside outside of our school district boundaries. Attend one of our Enrollment Information Meetings to learn more about District of Choice (Applications accepted October 4 - December 31), Parent Employment (Allen Bill), and Interdistrict Transfer programs.
- Tuesday, October 19 6:30 p.m. Webinar
- Tuesday, November 16* 6:30 p.m. Chaparral Middle School
- Thursday, December 9 6:30 p.m. Webinar
- Thursday, January 13* 6:30 p.m. Westhoff Elementary
Join Webinar at: https://wvusd.zoom.us/j/86933481982
Can’t attend a meeting? Applications are available online at www.wvusd.k12.ca.us/EnrollNow. For more information or general inquiries regarding enrollment, please call (909) 595-1261 ext. 31360 or email email@example.com.
*Translation services will be available at the November 16 and January 13 meetings.
COVID Testing | October 18-21
The following drive-through COVID testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff:
Monday, October 18:
Diamond Bar High School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19:
Suzanne Middle School
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 20:
South Pointe Middle School
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 21: (Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
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.
Buy your 2022 Yearbook!
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!
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
UC and Cal State Application Workshops
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.
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.