The Friday Forecast

The Week of September 6-September 10, 2021

ASB Hosts Its Annual CLUB FAIR: Get Connected!

WHS ASB hosted its annual Club Fair during lunch this week. Over 65 clubs are available for our students ranging from culture, service, arts, and much more. All along the center of campus, tables were set up as club members showed off their clubs to freshman and returning students. We cannot stress the importance of getting involved and connected on campus!

2021 Walnut High School Club Fair

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE | SEPTEMBER 6-10, 2021

MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 6
  • *No School - Labor Day Holiday


TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 7


WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 8

  • *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm


THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 9


FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 10

  • *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm

WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE

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News and Announcements

STUDENT OF THE MONTH | AUGUST

Each of our GLCs will recognize one student who they believe represents the Walnut Way and make a positive impact on our campus. Please congratulate the following students for being selected in the month of AUGUST!

STUDENT VOICE IN ACTION | STUDENT THINK TANK

Don't miss out! The first Student Think Tank Meeting of 2021-2022 is on 9/22 during lunch. Lunch will be provided. Each meeting, the Student Think Tank covers a goal or area of growth that we work on as a group.


The purpose of the Student Think Tank is to create and implement goals through student input into areas that impact student performance, safety and security, mental health, and other areas of concern. It's not too late to join! If interested, please visit Ms. Estrada in the front office or email at mestrada@wvusd.org.

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College Application Night 9/7 and Financial Aid Night 9/9

Please join us on September 7th for College Application Night and September 9th for Financial Aid Night! Both are virtual events. Please see flyers for meeting links!
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PSAT for 10th and 11th Graders

The PSAT is back! Sign ups for Juniors are September 13-16 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm in front of the library. Sophomores have a chance to sign up September 20-23 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm in front of the library. Due to COVID restrictions, spaces are limited so first come first served!


Any questions? Please e-mail Mrs. Alegre (aalegre@wvusd.org) or Ms. Nunez (snunez@wvusd.org).

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SENIOR RESERVED PARKING APPLICATIONS

Attention Seniors C/O 2022! If you want a chance to get a reserved Senior Parking Spot, you must enter the drawing. Senior Parking Applications are now available at ASB, and a $100 donation to WHS is due on 9/9! The lottery for spots will be held on 9/10 during lunch. Curb painting will take place on 9/18 from 8 am-11 am. For more information, contact Mr. Schultz in ASB.


*Parking permits are required for students to park in the student lot. Students must upload a copy of a current insurance card with the STUDENT'S name or proof that the student has been added to the insurance policy. Permits can be picked up in the front office beginning on August 4, 2021. You MUST have a school parking permit before you can obtain your space. Please see Mrs. Markel in the front office for information about parking permits.

Virtual College Fair | 9/15

Please join us as we host a Virtual College Fair from 6-8 pm on September 15.


We will have 50+ colleges and universities in attendance. There will be 20-25 minute breakout sessions throughout the night with different schools (CSUs, UCs, Private, Community Colleges) that will share information and answer questions.


📧 EMail EVillacorta@wvusd.org for more info or questions.

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Updated Guidelines for Athletics

On August 23, The LA County Department of Health reinstated Appendix S: Protocol for Youth Organized Sports. Effective September 1, 2021, Walnut High School will be following these guidelines. Please click below to review these guidelines:

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.

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Chromebook Distribution Update

As of today, all classes have had an opportunity to get a device. We have handed out almost 1,400 Chromebooks over the past three weeks.


Each student must turn in a user device agreement form signed by both the student and parent before receiving a Chromebook.


Below is the user device agreement for your reference. Your child will turn in the user device agreement in exchange for a Chromebook.


Please note that by Tuesday, September 7, every student is expected to have a device on campus for their classes, whether district-issued or their device.


If you have any further questions, please get in touch with Kevin Wendland at kwendland@wvusd.org.

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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WVUSD HOTSPOT Collection

WVUSD IT Department is collecting hotspots that were borrowed during the remote learning last year. There are two ways that you can return the device:


  1. You can drop it off at the district office (Technology window). We are open from 8 am-4 pm.
  2. You can return it to the school’s main office.


I appreciate your help as we are working to restore the resources in the classroom.

-Walnut Valley IT Team

COVID Testing | 9/7 & 9/8

The following drive-through COVID testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff:


  • Monday, September 6 - Labor Day – No Drive-Through Testing (Brea Urgent Care will be open)
  • Tuesday, September 7 - South Pointe Middle School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 8 - Diamond Bar High School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be COVID tested.

No appointments are needed, but preregistration is requested. WVUSD ID for students and staff required at time of testing. *Please be mindful not to block school driveways.


For further information, please call (949) 293-7059.

2020-2021 Meal Applications Expiring

The 2020-2021 Meal Application that was submitted prior to July 1, 2021 is due to expire on September 10, 2021. Since meals are free to all students, you may be wondering………..why should I re-apply??? There are many reasons to apply, please see attached flyer. The approval letter or proof of eligibility for FREE/REDUCED meals is required for many benefits. The meal application is available online at www.lunchapplication.com


If you’ve already applied for the 2021-2022 school year please disregard.


For more information on our program, please visit our website at www.walnutnutrition.org.

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Mt. Sac COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

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2021 yearbook pick up

Still need to pick up your 2021 yearbook?


  • Come to D-1 during lunch or after school to pick up.
  • Contact Mrs. Tan if you have any questions: stan@wvusd.org


Want to buy a 2021 yearbook?


  • Limited copies still available. $100 cash or check.
  • Make check out to WHS Publications
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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.

COUNSELING CORNER

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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2025)

Wil Lares (A – Lo) wlares@wvusd.org

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) snunez@wvusd.org


10th GRADE (Class of 2024)

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

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


11th GRADE (Class of 2023)

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

Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) jjacks@wvusd.org


12th GRADE (Class of 2022)

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

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


ADP (Academic Design Program)

Viviana Hoyos vhoyos@wvusd.org


Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org

CSF is now accepting applications!

CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is now accepting applications until September 24th. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may apply. Sorry no Freshman!


You must apply with last semester's grades.Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at lturner-gibbs@wvusd.org 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.

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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.

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ATTENDANCE COUNTS!

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.

Virtual Tour of Walnut High School

2021-2022 COVID Response Protocols

First and foremost, we thank you for your partnership and support as we strive to put “Kids First, Every Student, Every Day” with the reopening of all schools.


The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remain our top priority. All safety recommendations and protocols adhering to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have been implemented.


The WVUSD 2021-2022 Safe Practices Handbook was emailed to all parents and guardians last week, and it describes the protocols that are in place. We have attached (link below) the handbook with this communication for your reference.


One of the protocols outlined in the handbook is WVUSD’s Response to COVID Situations at School. As linked below, parents will receive a phone call if their child shows symptoms or if their child is in close contact with a person at school with a confirmed positive COVID test.


Parents may receive initial phone calls as a response to positively identified COVID cases. Parents whose children are directed to quarantine will receive follow-up phone calls from our district staff with detailed information. You may receive these follow-up calls during the evening hours.

Aeries One Time Student Health Screening

Parents/guardians must complete a one-time 2021/2022 COVID-19 Student Health Screening form acknowledging responsibility for your child’s daily health screening before entering the school campus. This form is now available on AERIES portal and must be completed for each child that attends WVUSD. A banner will appear in each AERIES account before the start of school.

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