The Friday Forecast
The Week of February 21-February 25, 2022
GIRLS SOCCER ADVANCES TO CIF QUARTERFINALS!
Schedule at a glance
MONDAY - FEBRUARY 21
No School - President's Day Holiday
TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 22
- *Periods 3-4 & 5-6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Senior Day - wear your Senior shirts and jeans
WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 23
- *Periods 1-4 Collaboration Schedule - 7:50 am-2:00 pm
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 24
- *Periods 1, 2 & 5, 6 Tutorial Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Multicultural Assembly during Tutorial in the PAC
FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 25
- *Periods 1-6 Pep Rally Schedule - 7:50 am-2:45 pm
- Performing Arts Pep Rally at the Stadium
News and Announcements
A Class Act | Lori Perales 2021 Classified Employee of the Year
Our very own Lori Perales Instructional Aide II Special Education was named the 2021 Classified Employee of the Year during a surprise announcement at Walnut High School. For the past 17 years, Lori has provided exceptional support to Walnut High students through her dedication to their academic success. Lori goes above and beyond her regular duties as a staff to truly impact our school. "I am so thankful to be working in Walnut Valley USD and have loved each and every grade level to which I've been assigned," Lori shared. "From being a one-on-one (aide) to my current assignment, it's been an awesome learning experience for me and hopefully for my students as well," she noted.
Great job, Lori, representing the Walnut way!
Walnut Valley USD continued honoring excellence during this week's annual "A Class Act" Cornerstone Awards. The ceremony celebrating a dozen outstanding classified employees premiered virtually due to the pandemic on February 16. The Personnel Commission's monthly Cornerstone Awards, established in 1999, recognize classified (non-teaching) staff members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding service to the District and community. These essential staff members feed and transport students, nurture their minds, support teachers and administrators, and create a positive learning environment.
WHS Wrestling Sends 17 Individuals to CIF Masters!
VALENTINE'S Week Recap
We've found the best Valentine's day cards and wanted to share some of our favorites with you! Be sure to add one of these cute Valentine's Day cards for your loved one next year.
Shoutout to ASB for making over 160 cards for the staff and faculty. They also decorated our staff mailroom and made Valentine's a bit more special for our teachers and staff.
WHS Choir entertained us with singing Valentine's grams, and our Drama department fundraised strawberry crush drink bottles as Valentine's grams. Huge thanks to all the club members who participated. It was a total success!
“A Salute to Disney" Orchestra Concert Was Worth Melting For!
Our exceptional Walnut High School Orchestra students held their first concert in the Performing Arts Center Thursday night in front of a packed house. An incredible amount of hard work went into the show.
Thank you to directors Corey Wicks & Katie Takahashi for their hard work!
Interested in playing drums or mallets in the band? Join us for percussion clinics on Wednesday, February 23rd from 4-7pm at the band room (by the football stadium). No experience needed!
Congratulations to Walnut High School's FBLA Organization!
Walnut High School Placed 3rd Overall at Carolina Science Olympiad
Way to represent! Congrats to the following students:
- Renee Wen
- Renee Chang
- Kelly Wang
- Daisie Leng
- Ryan Fue
- Audrey Lin
- Anisha Choksey
- George Pong
- Chandrark Muddana
Not in Photo
- Sunny Liu
- Phillip Tang
- Kaelin David
- Harris Song
- Eric Wang
Color Guard Panda Express Fundraiser
Please support the Walnut High School Color Guard at Panda Express this Thursday! Order online at Panda Express locations nationwide using the code 906395. 28% of the proceeds will be donated back to our students.
PRE-REGISTRATION PARENT Information NIGHT Overview
WHS Virtual Parent Information Night was held on Wednesday night. The parent information sessions are grade-level specific 9th - 12th grade. GLCs reviewed the course selection process and pertinent grade level information for the upcoming school year. Please click on the links below that pertains to your student(s) graduation year:
If you have questions about the presentations, please fill out this FORM, and your GLC will respond to you within three school days.
Our Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) will visit English classes during the week of February 21. During this visit, your student will be given access to their Course Selection Sheet/Courses for the grade level they are transitioning to. Please click on the link below for more information regarding our course catalog.
Multicultural Assembly & Performing Arts PEP Rally
Our Multicultural Assembly will be held on Thursday, February 24, during Tutorial in the PAC. The first 400 students scanned in will be guaranteed entry. This assembly is NOT MANDATORY. Prior tutorial appointments students have scheduled with teachers will take precedence and must not be missed.
On Friday, February 25, we will hold a Performing Arts Pep Rally at the Ken Gunn stadium to showcase our fantastic performing arts programs.
Mt SAC 2022 Summer Programs Extravaganza - March 8 and 10 Virtual, March 12 In-Person
Mt. Sac will have a virtual event on March 8th and 10th evening and an in-person event on Saturday morning, March 12th. The virtual event will provide students and parents with information about our fantastic Summer program opportunities. Our Saturday in-person event will have campus tours, a resource fair with all our Summer Programs, application workshops to apply for Bridge, Financial Aid, Mt SAC, fun activities and games, and FREE food. We are excited to have shaved ice available from Kona Ice.
Students can register themselves and up to 2 other guests through the QR code on the flyer. Space will be limited, so encourage your seniors to register early and fast!
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to having a great Summer Programs Extravaganza with your graduating students.
Summer School Registration is Now Open!
Click HERE to visit the Walnut High School Summer School page read about the different options available at Walnut High School this summer.
There are three separate programs running: WVUSD, Mt. Sac, and Dedicated2Learning. Read through the material and see which program might be the right fit for you. This is also where you can pre-register for summer school. Registering is not a guarantee into the class, but a way to set up classes.
Summer School will run from June 6th - July 14th, 2022. It will run Monday - Thursday except for the week of June 20th, and the Week of July 4th. During those weeks it will be Tuesday - Friday. Summer School programs start at 7:30 am and go until 1:00pm.
Registration is open now and will close on February 18th, 2022. Class lists will be posted on Tuesday, February 22nd on the webpage.
Interested in Joining ASB?
Interested in Joining Choir Next Year?
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
Happy Black History Month! It’s essential to know the past to help create a better future. This Black History Month, our Black Student Union decided to create a video sharing Black Stories. Thank you, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Alorro for helping with the video.
Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for high school students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Our pathways in computer science and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges, and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.
Applications are now available for Project Lead the Way.
Ready to apply? Click on the links below!
CSF - California Scholarship Federation
Link to application: https://forms.gle/XvP7HhVd1oeYTCVu7
Deadline to apply is February 25th.
Tzu Chi Scholarship
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is pleased to announce that its scholarship program, Tzu Chi Scholars 2022, is now accepting applications. All the high school graduating seniors are encouraged to apply. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. This is a nationwide program and each scholar will be awarded a total of $1,500. Please note that the deadline for the Scholarship is March 31, 2022. Applicants should mail the completed application form and supporting documents to the regional Tzu Chi office that is assigned to serve the state of applicant’s residency.
Students can also fill out the application online at https://www.tzuchi.us/scholarships/
Should you have any questions, please contact the regional office that is assigned to serve the state where the applicant’s current residence is located.
Walnut Valley Water District
DEADLINE APPROACHING: Last chance to buy a yearbook!
Procedure on Reporting a covid 19 case
Use the Walnut High School COVID 19 Reporting Form to report all Covid positive cases and known exposures. This will help facilitate the contact tracing process. Someone from the school health team will contact the person who submitted the form within 48 hours of the form submission.
Visit our website at www.walnuths.net and click on the button labeled REPORT A COVID-19 Case in the top left-hand corner. Parents can upload vaccine records, positive tests, and report details related to positive cases and possible exposure.
The information will go directly to the attendance office and our school nurse.
Vaccination Clinic – Saturday, Feb. 19
We are pleased to announce a COVID-19 vaccination clinic opportunity for Walnut Valley staff, families, and community members. The next clinic will be held on Saturday, February 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Diamond Bar High theatre. This clinic will be for anyone who is eligible for the booster, and anyone who needs to get their first and second dose of the vaccine.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Click link
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE:
PFIZER PEDIATRIC VACCINE (Ages 5 - 11 only):
WHAT TO BRING:
- A copy of your proof of age (ex. Birth certificate, passport, AIRES cover page for students) – we will need to keep the copy
- Proof of insurance if applicable – we will need to keep a copy
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
If you are able to provide us with a copy of your proof of age and insurance it will save valuable time for you and for the clinic.
We want to thank the entire Walnut Valley Unified School District community for continuing to support our efforts in making the return to school a safe one.
Covid Walk-Up Testing | February 21-25, 2022
The following walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities are available next week for WVUSD students and staff (ONLY). WVUSD ID is required at time of testing.
Walnut Valley USD follows CDC guidelines for masking in the TK-12 setting. Face masks will continue to be worn indoors in all Los Angeles County schools, but masking is now optional outdoors on school grounds.
Monday, February 21: (No School – Presidents Day)
No testing at Diamond Bar High today. Testing is available at Brea Urgent Care located at 395 W. Central Ave., Brea. Please complete both of the following forms:
Tuesday, February 22:
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, February 23:
South Pointe Middle School
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please utilize this registration link if you would like to be tested at a WVUSD school site: https://labportal.coronainfo.com/pre-register/walnutschool. 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, February 24:
Walnut Senior Center
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity
(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
Friday, February 25:
Walnut Senior Center
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Walk-ups only - 300 Capacity
(Not a WVUSD-Sponsored Event)
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!
9th GRADE (Class of 2025)
Wil Lares (A – Lo) email@example.com
Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
10th GRADE (Class of 2024)
Nathan Newman (A – Li) email@example.com
Jenny Alegre (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
11th GRADE (Class of 2023)
Jennifer Tucker (A – Lim) email@example.com
Jeff Jacks (Lin – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
12th GRADE (Class of 2022)
Ken McDill (A - Li) email@example.com
Corolar Schultz (Lo – Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethan Doiron (assisting Mr. McDill)
ADP (Academic Design Program)
Viviana Hoyos email@example.com
Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org
College Application & FINANCIAL AID Night | 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.
ATTENDANCE COUNTS | Reporting a Student Absence
Attendance is an essential part of each student's educational plan at Walnut High School. A parent/guardian must contact the attendance office for full-day absences by the end of the day. This procedure helps us fulfill required attendance monitoring obligations and helps ensure our students' safety.
Any student who arrives 30 mins late to school must check in to the attendance office either with a parent/ guardian or a phone call from their parent/guardian.
If a parent/guardian wishes to dismiss a student before the end of a typical school day, the parent/guardian will have to check out the student and must present their ID to the attendance office.
Attendance Reporting Hotline:
10 & 11 Grades: 909-594-1333 Ext. 43642
9 & 12 Grades : 909 - 594-1333 Ext 43625
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.
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.