The Friday Forecast

The Week of January 17-January 21, 2022


SAVE THE DATE! On January 20 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 they prepare for your future! Stay tuned!

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Schedule at a glance


  • No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


  • *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Spirit Week: Multiverse Tuesday - Dress up as a Superhero


  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
  • Spirit Week: Wandavision Wednesday - Wear Fun/Crazy Glasses


  • *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
  • Spirit Week: Triple Threat Thursday - Dress up as Triplets
  • Virtual Showcase - 6:00 pm


  • *Minimum Day - 7:50 am - 11:52 am
  • Spirit Week: Feeling Like a Villain Friday - Dress up as a Superhero
  • Winter Sports Rally - 12:05 - 12:40 pm

News and Announcements

Important COVID-19 Updates from Public Health

On January 12, 2022, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) notified school districts of temporary measures to address the COVID-19 surge that will be implemented immediately across Walnut Valley Unified School District.

Starting immediately, per Public Health, anyone in a classroom or group (sport’s group, activity group, etc.) with a confirmed COVID-19 positive case will be notified of possible exposure. Additionally, contract tracing is no longer required.

If your student(s) has been in a classroom or group setting where there is a confirmed COVID-19 positive case, you will receive a Possible Exposure notification. Your student may continue to attend school unless they are sick or experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms (100.4° or higher, new cough, diarrhea, vomiting). Due to the rise in positive cases caused by the Omicron variant, you may receive Possible Exposure notifications on multiple days on any given week.

We want to ensure our parent community that students being on campus have more protection than when they are in the community at large because of the layered levels of COVID-19 safety measures at schools as directed by Public Health.

Continuing measures include:

  • Mandatory masks for all students and staff while indoors.
  • Students are strongly recommended to wear single-use medical masks instead of cloth masks.
  • Masks are strongly recommended to be worn outdoors when social distancing is not possible (except when actively drinking or eating).

Please do not send your child(ren) to school if:

  • Your child has tested positive for COVID-19. Please isolate your child at home and contact your child’s school. You may also call Public Health COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-833-540-0473. The Hotline is available in multiple languages and operates seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

  • Your child is sick. Please do not send your child(ren) to school when sick unless your child has a note from a medical professional stating the illness is not COVID-19 related.

  • Your child is exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms fever (100.4° or higher, new cough, diarrhea, vomiting)

If you have any questions, please utilize the Let’s Talk! feature on our District’s website.

First Semester Report Cards Available

Report cards are here! They will be available both digitally and by hard copy. If you would like to check your Fall 2021 semester grades digitally, you may do so through the Aeries portal. If you would like a physical copy of your Fall 2021 report card, please fill out the form below, and you will be contacted via email or phone call when it is available for pick up.

Over 60 Students Inducted into National Honor Society

On Friday, January 7, the Walnut High School National Honor Society held its induction ceremony. Over 60 members were inducted as they committed to upholding the four pillars of Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.

The candlelight ceremony represents the symbol of a flaming torch of freedom & knowledge, reminding NHS members to bear forward the searching light of truth and lead others to follow the light.

Thank you, advisor, Mr. Landis, for leading our students!

Dance Team Shines in First Competition

Congratulations to our Dance Team, who had a great start to competition season last Saturday in Aliso Niguel. They placed first in kick, large jazz, small jazz, and small lyrical. Maya Soto and Rachel Chen were placed first as soloists. Danielle Koay and Alyssa Diaz placed 2nd as soloists. Our dance team was also awarded the best costumes and kick routing award. Congrats Ladies!

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Orchestra Puts on Outdoor Concert

On December 9, our “Home for the Holidays” Concert was postponed due to the rain, but our orchestra program promised to put on a show, and that’s what they did last Friday!

The holiday season can now officially come to a close!

Thank you to directors Corey Wicks & Katie Takahashi for allowing our students to play in front of families and our community.

Winter Sports Spirit Week | Jan. 18 - Jan. 21

Get ready for our upcoming winter spirit week mustangs! On Friday, January 21, wear your class colors!

Seniors: Black

Juniors: Blue

Sophomores: Purple

Freshman: Green

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Madness in MCU: Winter Sports Rally | Jan. 21

Due to LA County guidelines, only 500 people are allowed in the gym for our Winter Sports Rally. Therefore, we will close this form once we have reached this limit. Everything is first-come, first-serve. Please fill out this form for a wristband to be admitted to Madness in the MCU. You will receive a wristband on January 21 during your 4th period. You must wear your wristband and class color to be allowed into the gym.

The rally will happen after school on Friday, January 21.

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WHS ASB presents | AFTERGLOW WHS Winter Formal Jan. 29

Where: Rumba Room Live in Anaheim

When: January 29th, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

We have reserved the Rumba Room Live in Anaheim exclusively for Walnut High School students, staff, and guests. The Rumba Room Live will open to the general public at 10:00 pm.

*Find a date and buy your tickets at ASB starting this week! Don’t miss out on this euphoric night

**Students must show proof of vaccination OR provide a negative test 72 hours before the dance.

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WHS Drama Popcornopolis Fundraiser

Support the WHS Drama Department and the spring musical by purchasing popcorn online from Popcornopolis January 21 - 28.

50% of the orders will go towards the department!

Visit HERE or scan the QR code in the image to begin ordering. Thank you for being so supportive!

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Spirit Mustangs on Sale!

Spirit Mustangs are back for a limited time!

Show your Mustang spirit and support Publications by purchasing a mini or large Mustang plushie for yourself or your favorite WHS Mustang.

Minis are $15, and large is $25.

Send cash or check (make payable to Walnut High School) to So Hee Tan in D-1.

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Walnut Valley Administrator’s Association Oratory Contest

The winner of the oratory contest will move forward in a regional

competition to be eligible for a $700 Scholarship

Tryouts will be hosted

February 9th from 4-6 PM via Zoom

Please CLICK HERE to enter by February 4th at 3 PM

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WHS Baseball Clothing Drive | Jan. 15

We’ll take your post-holiday cleaning clothing, shoes, purses & linens from your “do not want or donation” pile for our Clothing Drive Fundraiser! Drop off @ teacher lot Saturday, January 15 from 11:00AM-2:00PM.

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The College and Career Center is at your service!

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Walnut Valley Water District

Attention students & teachers! WVWD’s “Water is Life” Virtual Poster Art Contest has officially begun! All artwork must be submitted online by Monday, April 4, 2022.
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Walnut Valley Rotary 4 Way speech Contest

The Walnut Valley Rotary Club has a speech contest for local high schools in (mid to late) February.

The contest will be 100% over Zoom for safety concerns. Each contestant will receive a prize that day (TBD), and the first-place winner can move on to the district final.

Each speech should be within a 5-7 minute timeframe and will be judged on the Rotary guiding principles

1. Is it the Truth?

2. Is it Fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships

4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned.

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Senior Tributes

Senior Tributes are 50% sold out. Purchase your senior tribute for your graduating senior or senior friend group by January 31 (they may sell out sooner). Go to (school code: 2864).

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Covid Walk-Up Testing | Jan. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

The following walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff (ONLY). Please note: WVUSD ID is required at time of testing.

Monday, January 17: (HOLIDAY)

Diamond Bar High School

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 18:

Walnut High School

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. STAFF ONLY .

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. STAFF ONLY

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19:

South Pointe Middle School

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be COVID tested at a WVUSD school site:

No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested. *Due to the increased volume of testing we are currently experiencing, emailed results will take up to 72 hours.

Additional Testing opportunities offered by the City of Walnut:

Thursday, January 20:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

Friday, January 21:

Walnut Senior Center

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity

(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)

Student At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution

Student At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution | Final Pick Up Date:

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Parents who did not pick up their COVID-19 Student Test Kit may come to Diamond Bar High School this Saturday, January 15, 2022. All COVID-19 Test Kits have been assigned by Student ID number, so testing kits will only be available on January 15 for students who have not already picked up their kit. Please do NOT come if you have already picked up your Test Kit.

Here are the details:

  • Diamond Bar High School 21400 Pathfinder Road, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
  • Walk-Up Distribution ONLY 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Please print out this email and write Student ID number(s) on the email printout.
  • Only one test kit per student.
  • The Student ID number is recorded to account for the student pick-up.

California Department of Public Health provides the one-time distribution of the At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit that can be used anytime between now and May for each TK-12th student in California.

Directions for Use:

  • Use the test when your student(s) has COVID-19 like symptoms (fever 100.4 or higher, new cough, diarrhea, nausea)

  • Use the test when your student(s) has been notified as a close contact.

  • Contact your child’s school only to report a positive test result.

NOTE: When increased numbers of people are taking the COVID-19 test, the positivity case rate increases, as well. Please continue your part in keeping safety and well-being our top priority by adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Check your child’s symptoms daily before sending them to school.
  • Keep your child at home if your child presents COVID-like symptoms (fever 100.4° or higher, new cough, diarrhea, vomiting) and consult with your medical provider or contact our district nurse for guidance.
  • Provide a single-use medical face mask for your student to wear to school every day.
  • Remind your student to wash and/or sanitize their hands frequently.

If you have any questions, please utilize the Let’s Talk! feature on our District’s website.

Speech Trek Contest

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Last chance to buy your yearbook ONLINE

Last chance to buy your yearbook online at is Friday, January 14. After that date, you may purchase only through the ASB office. Cost is still $100. Don't miss out on the 2022 yearbook!
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FREE After School Tutoring Opportunity

We are offering FREE After School tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the library starting next week. Tutors will be available in all content areas to help our students with homework, study for tests, or anything they need!
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Additional Tutoring Help!

Thank you to our Instructional Aides for offering before and after school tutoring extra homework help for our students.
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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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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.


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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim)

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

Ethan Doiron (assisting Mr. McDill)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

Class of 2022 | Mt. Sac Cash for College

Mt. Sac's Cash for College Event on February 12! See flyer for more information.
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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.

FAQs from Financial Aid Night 2021


This short video provides a variety of College and Career Readiness Resources for this years Seniors.

Senior Website


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.

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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


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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School
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