THE FRIDAY FORECAST

THE WEEK OF March 8 - March 12

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: This Week at WHS

Our performing arts and athletic teams are slowly coming back on campus gearing up for a season. Take a look at the sights and sounds of our kids doing what they love on campus this week.
WHS Students Doing What They Love!

THE WEEK IN ADVANCE | SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

MONDAY - March 8

  • *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 9

  • *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 BLUE Testing Group | Period 4 8:00 am Check In


WEDNESDAY - March 10

  • *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 YELLOW Testing Group | Period 1 8:00 am Check In


THURSDAY - March 11

  • *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


FRIDAY - March 12

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

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

WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING BELL SCHEDULE

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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.

DISTANCE LEARNING MONTHLY SCHEDULE

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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

VIRTUAL PARENT INFO NIGHT

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.

IMPORTANT | State Testing Info for 11th Grade Students

Class of 2022! As we begin state testing on Monday, March 8th there is important information needed to complete the tests. Below are links to documents and presentations that will guide you through the logon to the test and the remote features you will be able to use for communication with your test administrator during the exam. Your English teacher has posted these links, the Zoom room link and the testing group (Blue or Yellow) you will be testing with into their Google Classrooms also. Please make sure you fill in the Preparation/Information Recording Form for use in logging in. The session numbers will be given to you during your zoom session.

Student Presentation

Recorded Student Presentation

Testing List for Parents/ Students

Student Logon Information

Instructions for Downloading Secure Browser:

Remote Features

Information Preparation Sheet (SSID, Zoom Link, Etc.)

Zoom Link

Testing Schedule


Please go to your first or 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.

2021 WHS Testing Student Presentation

11TH GRADE SBAC TESTING SCHEDULE | WEEK 1

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 properly wake up before they have to start the test. Happy Testing Season!
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2021 WHS AP Exam Administration Information

Please watch our AP Exam Administration Meeting held on March 3, 2021 as we move forward with AP Exams for our students.

AP Exam Administration Meeting 3-3-21

Information to help you choose your AP Exam for 2021

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

Publications Students Sweep in SGV Virtual Competition

Our publications students competed in the San Gabriel Valley Media Contest last week hosted by ELA JEA. Our Walnut High School team placed first in all 3 categories:

  1. News Sweeps
  2. Yearbook Sweeps
  3. Super Sweeps

Congratulations to our publication students led by advisor, So Hee Tan. They head to the state virtual competition in two weeks! Go Mustangs!

Inland Section Leadership Conference

Congratulations to ROP Instructors Mrs. Lailah Gallegos and Mr. Mike Moore and WHS FBLA students who did a fantastic job at the recent Inland Section Leadership Conference competition. Amazing job, everyone!
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WALNUT WEDNESDAY AWARD WINNERS - MARCH 2021

This month we honored some amazing staff members for our March 2021 Walnut Wednesday Awards.


Staff members are nominated each month by their colleagues for living out The Walnut Way! ⁣


Congrats to these incredible human beings for making Walnut High School such a special place.

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.

Academic Foundations Interest Form | Incoming 9th Graders

Academic Foundations is a cross-curricular program blending three different college prep classes: English 1, Biology, and World History. Throughout the year, students will create projects in a collaborative setting incorporating skills and knowledge acquired in all three classes. This is a program only open to incoming 9th graders.

CLASS OF 2021 Mustang Messages

On March 13, it will be a year since WHS students have been away from school campus.

The WHS student service clubs are commemorating a year from a distance with a project called "Mustang Messages". It gives Seniors and students a chance to reflect on this year and put their feelings down (names are optional). They will be printed out and hung on the tennis court fences on La Puente Road. It will spell out "WHS ❤ 2021" and will be lit up at night. Perhaps seeing other student's messages will enable our kids to know that they are not alone in how they are feeling. Parents are encouraged to write messages also! Let these students know their feelings are valid and as parents, we are here to support them. All of them!


The Google Form below provides the space for WHS students, teachers and community members to think back on this past year and heal. We hope it serves you well! DISCLAIMER: These notes will be put up as a public display. If your note includes profanity, incites violence, or is threatening in any way or form, it will not be put up. Please be respectful.

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Peer Counseling 2021-2022 Apps out now!

WHS Peer Counseling is now accepting applications on the school website for 2021-2022 Peer Counselors. Applications can be found on the WHS website peer counseling page HERE and are due Friday, March 12.


Peer Support is offered by our WHS Peer Counselors who are students who have been trained to listen. They are fellow students who will not tell you how you should feel. They are willing to listen and go through issues with you.


Our WHS Peer Counselors have training in how to talk with students without judging. They understand that confidentiality is the most important part of what they do. Peer Counselors will keep what you say private unless there is a risk of suicide, self-injury, child abuse, or a danger that you will hurt someone else.


Peer Counseling is not a club and represents a diverse group of WHS students. In fact, most Peer Counselors do not know each other when the year begins. This group of students only exists to support their fellow students during difficult times.

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ASB Applications Now Available!

ASB stands for Associated Student Body and it represents the interests and goals of Walnut High School's student body. ... To that end, the officers and appointed members of the ASB class focus on providing engaging activities that ensure a well-rounded high school experience. We are looking for our next students leaders! If you are interested, watch the video below, and click the link to apply!
ASB Application Video

Join WHS Instrumental Music Program

Join Instrumental Music!

Mr. Wicks and Ms. Takahashi are committed to providing our students with a quality music education that encourages creativity, mentorship, and collaboration. Find out more by clicking below.

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JOIN WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR


JOIN CHOIR!!! Students interested in joining our award-winning Choir program can find out more info by clicking below.

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Join our Publications Team

Publications are made up of an award-winning newspaper and yearbook staff that has earned national, state and regional recognition. Publications is a year-long hybrid journalism course and a production class where students learn the fundamentals of journalism including reporting, copywriting, design and photography and then apply those skills to the production of the school newspaper The Hoofprint (print and online) and the school yearbook Cayuse.
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Join our Academic Design Program (ADP) | Learn by doing

Class of 2024, if you're planning to take English 2 & World History next year- take them with the same students while gaining useful life, career, and college skills! Questions?

Email Mrs. Everts at eeverts@wvusd.org on Google Chat


Program Benefits

  • Meets A-G requirements (i.e., college or university prep)
  • Small learning community--class sizes smaller than average
  • ADP classes are scheduled for up to three periods a day, allowing students to participate in a full selection of electives and other activities for the remainder of the school day
  • Chromebooks, desktop computers, and iPads using word processing, design, photo, movie, music
  • One, two, and three-year program participation options
  • Opportunity for involvement through ADP Council and classroom leadership

IMPORTANT IB PARENT AND STUDENT INFORMATION

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 yearbookordercenter.com 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: www.southcoastphotographic.com
  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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TUTORING RESOURCES

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

Walnut Valley Career Talk Series

In lieu of Career Day, our College & Career Counselor Ms. Candice Marsano is starting a new webinar series to highlight various careers called Walnut Valley Career Talk on March 11, 2021 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. CLICK HERE for the Mustang College & Career Center Webpage.
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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 http://bit.ly/hsocenter 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!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 www.angelswingsfoundation.org to learn more or click here for the application www.angelswingsfoundation.org/application. If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Williamson, Scholarship Director Angels Wings Foundation, Intl. at (310) 972-0489 or amelia@angelswingsfoundation.org.

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WEWAC SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP

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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COUNSELING CORNER

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GLC Listing

9th GRADE (Class of 2024)

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

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


10th GRADE (Class of 2023)

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

Jeff Jacks (Lo – Z) jjacks@wvusd.org


11th GRADE (Class of 2022)

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

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


12th GRADE (Class of 2021)

Viviana Hoyos (A – Lo) vhoyos@wvusd.org

Sonia Nunez (Lu – Z) snunez@wvusd.org


ADP (Academic Design Program)

Elisabeth Everts eeverts@wvusd.org


Intervention Counselor

Jennifer Peiten jLPeiten@wvusd.org

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 https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/ to view your status.

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 .

Textbook Room Open for Students

The textbook room is open for students that need to pick up or check-in books.

Monday - Friday

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

WHS Kitchen: Serving Free Grab and go Meals

The WHS Kitchen is serving daily M - F - 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.

ATTENDANCE COUNTS!

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.

WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL MUSTANGS SPORTS

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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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EXPLORE MORE AT WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL

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 is available to assist you by phone at (909) 594-1333. Our office is open (by phone) from 7:30 am-3:30 pm.