The Friday Forecast
The Week of August 23-27, 2021
Chromebook Distribution Roll Out Started This Week!
This week we started passing out Chromebooks to the Class of 2025. Next week, we start passing out to our Junior class. With a new shipment of Chromebooks coming in, we are able to expedite our process of distribution. By September 3, every student will have access to a device on campus while in the classroom and at home. If your child has a personal device and wishes to use it on campus, they can do so by accessing our Bring Your Own Device Network. If you currently have a district checked-out device, you may continue using that device.
Our Freshmen were escorted by their PE teacher this week to pick up a device. Our Juniors and will be escorted by their Social Science teacher next week. Our Sophomores and Seniors will be escorted by their English teachers the following week.
If a student is not able to attend with their class, they will have the opportunity to pick up a device on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50 - 3:30 outside the Technology Distribution Center (right next to the library) during their designated week.
Each student must turn in a user device agreement form that is 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 personal device.
If you have any further questions, please contact Kevin Wendland at email@example.com.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE: AUGUST 23-27
- *Periods 1-6 Regular Day Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
Chromebook Distribution During Social Science Class Class : August 23-27: Class of 2023 (Juniors)
Club Application Due Today | ASB office
TUESDAY - AUGUST 24
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 25
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
THURSDAY - AUGUST 26
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
Virtual Back to School Night - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FRIDAY - AUGUST 27
- *MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE - 7:50 am - 11:52 am
- Class of 2022 Senior Sunrise - 6:00 am - 7:30 am
WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE
News and Announcements
Volleyball Opens Up Season with a Big Win!
JOIN US FOR BACK TO School Night ON THURSDAY, AUG. 26!
Our evening will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. If your child has a zero period, your evening will start at 5:45 pm. We will have a YouTube Live Welcome Back Address from our Leadership Team from 6:00 - 6:25 pm. This presentation will provide a brief overview of our instructional program, goals, highlights, and expectations for the school year.
After our welcome address, you will have the opportunity to follow your child’s schedule of classes to meet teachers and staff virtually. Your child’s teacher will provide the video conferencing link and give a brief overview of the class for the upcoming school year. Our Grade Level Coordinators will have virtual rooms for you to visit throughout the night if you have any questions about your child’s four-year plan.
As a reminder, Friday, August 27, is a minimum day (5th period ends at 11:10 am, 6th period ends at 11:52 am). Thank you in advance for your continued support as we navigate through the 2021-2022 school year.
Senior Sunrise | August 27
Bring a blanket, breakfast, and play some game with friends!
After School Tutoring Starts Monday
CSF is now accepting applications!
You must apply with last semester's grades.Email Leah Turner-Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Our GLCs will be conducting random Tardy Sweeps to stress the importance of being on time. A tardy sweep will happen anytime during the day or before school. If a student is caught in a tardy sweep, they will be assigned a detention. Please remind students of the importance of being punctual and in class, on time, and prepared.
Science Olympiad Informational Meeting | AugUST 23
Do you love Science? Do you want to win? Join Science Olympiad, a club where we compete in STEM events to win medals! From biology to computer science, Science Olympiad has the perfect science event for you! If you’re interested, our informational meeting is 8/23 during lunch at room K10.
Updated WVUSD COVID Testing Opportunities
The following drive-through COVID testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff:
- Monday, August 23 Suzanne Middle School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, August 24 South Pointe Middle School 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 25 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.
For further information, please call (949) 293-7059.
Vaccination Clinic / THIS SATURDAY
WVUSD-sponsored vaccination clinic will be held:
Saturday, August 21, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Diamond Bar High School Theater
21400 Pathfinder Rd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Available Vaccinations: Pfizer (12 years old+) or Johnson & Johnson (18 years old +)
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:
- Go to https://myturn.ca.gov
- Complete preliminary information and select “Continue”
- Enter “Diamond Bar High School” into address field
WHAT TO BRING:
- Proof of age (driver license, birth certificate, passport)
- Proof of insurance (*if you have insurance)
If you are able bring a copy of your proof of age and insurance, it will save valuable time for you and for the clinic.
CAAP Open House & Orientation | 29 Years of Great Programs
All parents, scholars and educational stakeholders who are interested in our 2021-2022 programs and activities should plan to attend. Register Today!
Calling All High School Student Leaders
Student-Led (SLED) is a program entirely run by driven college students centered on leadership, service, and mentorship! We are looking for high school students to become SLED’s next group of amazing mentees and join our virtual community of ambitious leaders! As mentees, high schoolers will have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills and undergo personal growth through team building and self-reflection activities, specialized workshops, and service projects. You’ll also have the chance to grow as individuals alongside like-minded peers from Southern California. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with our college mentors! We are a part of the mentor team this year. Our group consists of various insightful individuals -- former high school student body and club presidents, scholars of different fields, sports captains, community service leaders, and NCAA division-one athletes.
More information about SLED can be found through our website, sledleadership.com, or our Instagram, @sledleadership. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to lead, bond, serve, and inspire! If you are interested, please come to one of our Virtual Informational Sessions on August 10th, 15th, 17th, 19th or 20th from 4-6 PM! You must attend one of these to join the program, and you can find the link to join any of these sessions at linktr.ee/sledleadership. For more information, visit our website sledleadership.com or follow us on Instagram and Tiktok @sledleadership!
Thank you, and we hope to meet you soon!
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.
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: email@example.com
Want to buy a 2021 yearbook?
- Limited copies still available. $100 cash or check.
- Make check out to WHS Publications
WOLF CORP ROBOTIC CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER - AUGUST 29
2021-2022 All Sports Parent Meeting
Below is a video of our All Sports Parent Meeting for the 2021-2022 Sports Season. Our Athletic Director, Jerry Person, covers the following information:
- Coaches Contact Information
- Important Athletics Information
- CIF Information
- Athletic Eligibility
- Athletic Clearances
- COVID Related Topics
- Important Resources
Return to Campus Reminders
Parking permits are required for students to park in the student lot. Please complete the student parking form. Students are required to upload a copy of a current insurance card with the STUDENT'S name on it or proof that Student has been added to insurance policy. Permits can be picked up in the front office beginning on August 4, 2021.
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!
WVUSD Nutrition Services FAQs
All enrolled students will receive meals at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.
Hot and cold meals are part of the menus and meals will be served "ready to eat" to our students on campus. The choices at the middle and high schools will be extremely limited as we start school, in order to expedite the lines.
Keep in mind that we have to be prepared to serve all students at the school site within the same breakfast and lunch period pre-COVID with limited staffing.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through our "New Normal."
Please contact Evelyn Lovato in nutrition services should you have any questions or concerns OR click the link below.
(909) 595-1261 x31322
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
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.