THE WEEK OF March 22 - March 26

Mustang Messages | Commemorating a Year from a Distance

It all started with a feeling, an idea and a blank fence. The feeling of a year without being on campus and seeing your friends and classmates. The idea of writing your thoughts on paper and hoping others will do the same. They were then hanging these thoughts and feeling together on the school fence, hoping that when other students see it, perhaps they would not feel so alone.

The idea of “Mustang Messages” came from our school service clubs led by Nishabell Rubio, Annika Le and the student leaders of Key Club, NHS, Leo, Hand 4 Hope and Care and Connect.

We hope you will visit the Mustang Messages this weekend and read for yourself the heartwarming, heartbreaking, thoughtful, and funny messages that the students have written.

It will be one way of commemorating this one year away from our school campus. It will also help strengthen our bond as a school community to read and support our students and better understand how they have been feeling.

Mustang Messages: Commemorating a Year from a Distance


MONDAY - March 22

  • *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

  • 11th Grade BLUE Testing Group | Period 1| 8:00 am Check In

TUESDAY - March 23

  • *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
  • 11th Grade YELLOW Testing Group | Period 4| 8:00 am Check In

WEDNESDAY - March 24

  • *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

  • 12th Grade BLUE Testing Group | Period 1| 8:00 am Check In

THURSDAY - March 25

  • *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
  • 12th Grade YELLOW Testing Group | Period 4 | 8:00 am Check In

FRIDAY - March 26

  • *Periods 1-6 Block Schedule - 8:00 am-12:30 pm

  • Staff/PD/Collaboration/Prep 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm


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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.


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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

Walnut High School Reopening Update - April 19

On Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Taylor, the district team, and high school Principals, hosted a live virtual parent webinar regarding the Spring Reopening for high school If you have not done so, please take a moment to watch. We will send out more information in the upcoming weeks regarding students coming on campus.
WVUSD - High Schools Spring Reopening Parent Webinar- March 16, 2021

Academic Cohorts | April 19

In addition to opening our doors, on April 19th, for students to come during the tutorial time (1:10 pm to 2:30 pm), we will provide academic cohorts for students who would like to come on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These cohorts will give students the opportunity to participate in distance learning with their current teachers while receiving additional support from content area experts.

WVUSD makes it our highest priority to protect the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff during this unprecedented time. As we slowly integrate student cohort activities under the LA County Department of Public Health (Public Health) guidance, we are taking precautionary measures to minimize any opportunity for transmission of Covid-19.

Please watch the following video for more information about the WHS Academic Cohort Program. Academic Cohort Informational Video

If you are interested in your student participating in the Academic Cohort Program, please fill click the link which will connect you to the interest form. Academic Cohort Interest Form

Student selection for the Academic Cohort Program will be based on student need and school site capacity. Completion of this form does not guarantee a seat in the cohort. Your student’s GLC will reach out to you with more information about the cohort and confirm your student’s participation once a space becomes available. We look forward to welcoming your student(s) back to campus on April 19th. Go Mustangs!

WHS Academic Cohort Video

WEEK 3 OF STATE TESTING: California Science Test!

Beginning on Monday, we will start week 3 of State Testing and OUR LAST WEEK OF TESTING! It's time for our Juniors and Seniors to test in Science. Below you will find the testing schedule regarding CAST next week. Parents: Please be sure your student logs in to school on time, fed, and well-rested. On test day, get your teen up early enough to allow them time to wake up before they have to start the test correctly. Good Luck!

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IMPORTANT | State Testing Info for 12th Grade Students

Class of 2021!! The U.S. Education Department has moved forward, stating that we must resume annual testing remotely. Our state testing will begin next week for our Senior class. They will only have to test one day, depending on group color, and take the test's Science portion. Below are links to important documents that include a parent notification letter, the testing schedule, a student testing list, and how to download the secure testing browser while taking the test remotely. Students will be divided into blue and gold, which align with our testing schedule. Students will be given detailed instructions this week in their classes on how the test will be administered remotely.

Testing Information:

Parent Notification

Testing Schedule

Blue and Gold Group Student Testing

Student Logon Information

Instructions for Downloading Secure Browser

Remote Features

Testing Zoom Link to Report To

Information Prep Sheet (Seniors only have to take the CAST)

Please go to your first/fourth period class on the appropriate days for attendance. Your teacher will release you to the Zoom room at 8:30 AM. If you do not have a first or fourth period class report to the Zoom room at 8:30 AM. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Barbie Cole at

Senior Sunset - Sign Up Now

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Choose your AP Exam for 2021: DEADLINE IS TONIGHT!

Please open the PDF below for all the information you need regarding choosing your AP exam.

SENIORS | Cap and gown date distribution options

Option 1: Have it sent to your home.

Go to the 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: Pick up in person

Date: Tuesday, March 30, from 3- 7 pm - last names A-Lo (Hoyos) at the cafeteria area. Please park in the faculty parking lot.

Date: Wednesday, March 31, from 3-7 pm - last names Lu-Z (Nunez) at the cafeteria area. Please park in the faculty parking lot.

  • Option to purchase a cap, gown, and tassel ($37.00)
  • Purchase announcements, sweatshirts, rings, and other memorabilia
  • Credit card, cash, check (made out to Herff Jones) accepted
  • For a list of options, go to and search for Walnut High School

Option 3: Makeup pick up in-person day.

Date: Thursday, April 1, from 5-7 pm at the student parking lot

  • Option to purchase cap, gown, and tassel option only
  • Credit card, cash, check (made out to Herff Jones) accepted

Option 4: 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.


Now is the time to make an appointment to see your GLC! The link below will take you to the GLC Registration Page. IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to log in using your student's email address and password (example:

The deadline to make your registration appointment has been extended to Friday, March 26th at 3 PM. You must schedule your appointment! If an appointment is not scheduled, one will be randomly selected for you and cannot be changed. Please make your appointment to fit your schedule. Be sure you have your student log in to their school-issued Google account and click on the appropriate link for your Grade Level Coordinator. PLEASE NOTE Only select one appointment with your GLC.

Summer virtual registration appointments* will take place from June 28 through July 23, 2021. At least one parent must attend this appointment with their student. A confirmation email will be sent to the student and parent emails during registration.

If your appointment time falls during summer school hours, your student's summer school teacher will permit your student to attend the registration appointment. Please let the summer school teacher know when your student appointment is.

Please email Shirley Markel ( with questions or concerns.

*If restrictions are lifted, there may be options for in-person or virtual appointments. Whatever works best for you and your child.

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Issue 5 of The Hoofprint is out now!

THANK YOU to those who had students take surveys, responded to and gave interviews and supported us in many other ways!

Viewing is best on a laptop/desktop.

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Congrats Panama!

Congrats to Senior, Panama Greenwood on his recent commitment to further his studies and play baseball at Westcliff University!
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Sweet Treat

Congratulations to Sophomore, Emily Cao who took 1st place at the Eastern Los Angeles JEA . La Donut provided a sweet and delicious reward!

Is Mock Trial right for you?

For students passionate about the law, public speaking, or problem solving, Mock Trial can be a worth while club to pursuit. Attend the Mock Trial informational zoom meeting on Thursday, March 25 at 2:00 pm. Enter your email HERE to receive an invite.
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2021 Career STEAMposium - Round II

The 5th Annual and 1st virtual Career STEAMposium will occur on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. This virtual and free event is themed STEAM CROSSES ALL COLOR BARRIERS AND NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE!

STEAM permeates every part of our lives, and career opportunities in these areas grow by about 14% per year. To be gainfully employed, it is essential to have skills that people are willing to pay to gain access. STEAM professions are the jobs of today and the future. Many high-paying jobs in these areas continue to go unfilled because there is a gap between workforce skillsets and job requirements. If we want to close this gap, we need to encourage our future workforce to pursue future careers in STEAM.

The Career STEAMposium exposes Middle School to Community College students to Professionals in all aspects of STEAM careers – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Students will attend workshops, learn from, and ask questions of STEAM professionals during the day. They will participate in hands-on activities that include Robotics, Formula SAE Racecar Design, Liquid Rocket Design, NASA/ JPL’s Mars Sample Return Project, and much more!

Our goal is to expose the students to professional experiences that they would not receive in a classroom environment. Demystify the subjects of Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math to enable and equip all students with a better understanding of these subjects and how they possess the knowledge to thrive in them & engage the students by allowing them to view, listen to and have an interactive dialog with our Hands-On teams to get a better understanding of how they, like our teams, may begin student clubs & projects at their schools

Attached is the flyer for this year’s event and a listing of our Workshop Speakers & Hands-On Activities. Here is the Registration Link:

April 1st Spring Break Food Drive and Meal Distribution

Please see attached flyer on upcoming food drive and meal distribution.

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WHS Publications | Yearbook Group Photos for School Clubs

Yearbook is in the process of collecting class cabinet and school club group photos. This includes all school clubs and the 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 class cabinets. Each club and class cabinet are encouraged to submit a group photo. Please follow the instructions on the attached flyers on how your club or class cabinet can submit a group photo. The deadline to submit is March 19 @ 11:59 p.m.


Last week, our IB Coordinator, Manette Idris, published some important video presentations regarding our IB program and how you can join. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the IB Diploma program and how to apply for the WHS pre-IB program.

2021 Yearbooks are still on sale!

Yearbooks are on sale for $100. Don't miss out! Click here to buy your 2021 WHS Yearbook!

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

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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:
  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

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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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.

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

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MUSTANG CAREER CENTER & College Information

Calling all Mustang Musicians

Check out this great opportunity to learn about careers in music at GRAMMY CAMP. Click HERE for more information. Deadline: March 31, 2021.
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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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Mt. Sac : Upcoming Events for HS Seniors

Whether Mt. San Antonio College is your first choice or not, these virtual events are intended to provide college information and transitional support.

Outreach Virtual Help Center every Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 23 to Tuesday, June 29 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!


SENIOR 2021 Mustang Scholarship

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! 6 scholarships will be awarded at $500 each. For more info, please click on the application form:

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2021 Angels Wings Foundation Thai Scholarship Announcement

Angels Wings Foundation (AWF) has a rich history of funding schools and orphanages, supplying healthcare, and supporting various social services for children in Thailand, as well as supporting educational opportunities for Thai students in the United States. This scholarship would be of great interest to the community of Thai students.
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 to learn more or click here for the application If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or

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Attention High School Seniors! Here’s your chance to win a $1,500 college scholarship from the Walnut Valley Water District. See program flyer for details. Deadline: April 8, 2021.
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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.

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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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2024)

Nathan Newman (A – Li)

Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z)

10th GRADE (Class of 2023)

Jennifer Tucker (A – Li)

Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z)

11th GRADE (Class of 2022)

Ken McDill (A - Li)

Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z)

12th GRADE (Class of 2021)

Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo)

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z)

ADP (Academic Design Program)

Elisabeth Everts

Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten

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.

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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 to view your status.

Textbook Room Open for Students

The textbook room is open for students that need to pick up or check-in books. Textbooks is open daily, Monday - Friday from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

WHS Kitchen: Serving Free Grab and go Meals

The WHS Kitchen is serving daily Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. In an effort to provide more support to our community, our teams will be distributing weekend and holiday meals curbside starting on Friday, 2/5/21. These meals will be distributed along with the usual weekday meals. Families will not have to make an additional trip to pick them up. For more information, please visit the Nutrition Services Website HERE.

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

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.



ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS are located on the Athletic Department page. Please CLICK HERE for a link to the the athletic website.

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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

Although we would much rather meet you in person, we are pleased to welcome you to our Virtual Showcase. We hope that the information you find throughout our Showcase website will help give you a glimpse into all of the pathways, programs, activities, and support systems we offer 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.
Walnut High School 2021 Virtual Showcase

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 front office is closed. However, our office staff can assist you by phone at (909) 594-1333. Our office is open (by phone) from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.