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Dear Walnut Valley Families,


First and foremost, I am very thankful for your continued support of our schools, especially during this unprecedented time in education and across the world.


I am proud of our instructional plan during this PHASE 1 of SCHOOL CLOSURES (through April 9), which provides resources to our Walnut Valley students.  I appreciate all of the efforts of our parents and families throughout this process.


While the PHASE 1 plan was designed to support students for an initial period of time, and now that the SCHOOL CLOSURES period has been extended through May 5, I believe we also need to expand our Distance Learning program as we enter into PHASE 2 (beginning April 20).


We have begun working collaboratively with our Principals, teachers, and staff members across the District to discuss expanding our Distance Learning plan that will allow us to effectively (and practically) do so in a manner, which ensures that all teachers will facilitate the education of their assigned students.  We all recognize that this is a significant shift in the instructional delivery methods with which we have been most comfortable (as students, parents, educators, etc.).


Therefore, we have started the process of asking for teacher and staff input and perspective on various aspects of an expanded Distance Learning program (including areas such as Professional Development needed for teachers, recommended methods and guidelines for teacher-student interaction, effective and practical Distance Learning platforms, technology hardware and software needs for students and teachers, etc.).  Additionally, I would invite you to share any suggestions with us by utilizing the “COVID-19 School Closure Inquiries” section for input found on the cover page of the District’s website.  We will consider all inquiries as we develop the expansion of our Distance Learning program over the next 10 business days in preparation for an April 20 start date (following Spring Break).


In the meantime, please continue to access and utilize our Learning Enrichment and Resource Network at http://learn.wvusd.org .  Additionally, please refer to the DEVICE / INTERNET REQUEST FORM sent to all parents (we understand that some families might need additional technology support as we continue this transition).


I look forward to updating you in the near future regarding next steps.  I appreciate your continued support.


Thanks again for all that you’re doing for your kids.


Please take care,




Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D.


Walnut Valley Unified School District

Dear Parent/Guardian,


In our efforts and commitment to update all parents as we receive new information, please note the following updates:


Assessment Updates:

  • State Testing, CAASPP, canceled for this school year.


  • Summative ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California) canceled for this school year.


  • Initial ELPAC to assess newly enrolled students whose primary language is not English will resume once school is back in session. 


  • Physical Fitness Test on hold until students return to school.




  • SAT- College Board canceled May 2, 2020, SAT, and SAT Subject Test.  Makeup Exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled.  Please visit the College Board SAT website https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters for more information and refund updates.


  • ACT- ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S.  All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or future national test date.  Please visit the ACT website https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html for more information.


Dear IB Students,


As you may have heard by now, the IB has decided to cancel the IB exams for the May session.  I do not have any further details beyond the cancellation at this point.  I have given you a link to the official Covid-19 information website for the IB.  I encourage you to check the page frequently as they are updating the information on a regular basis.




The IB has not told us yet how they will determine grades and the awarding of IB Diplomas, CP Certificates and Course Certificates.  They are still in discussion about these matters and said they will give us these details by March 27th.  I will let you know as soon as I get any further information.


A few important reminders:


IBDP/IBCP SENIORS – I encourage you to continue to work on your CAS/IBCP portfolios (notebooks).  Please use this time to catch up if you have fallen behind with filling out forms, completing reflections and updating journals.  The portfolios will be due when we return May 8th!


IBDP/IBCP JUNIORS – I encourage you to continue working on your Extended Essay/Reflective Project and any CAS activities (DP) that are feasible.  Please reach out to your advisors if you need help or guidance with your Extended Essay/Reflective Project or CAS.


I know this is a difficult and confusing time.  My greatest concern is for your health and the health of your families and loved ones.  Please remember that we are in this together and we will work together to get through this situation.


Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.




Manette Idris

IB DP/CP Coordinator

Walnut High School




Good Morning AP Students and Parents,


This morning we received word from College Board that they are making adjustments to the 2020 exam administration due to COVID-19 school closures.  At this time, College Board has advised the following:


  • For the 2019-2020 exam administration only, there will be no face-to-face exam administrations. Students may choose to take a 45-minute online exam at home, or have their registration fees refunded.


  • Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device—computer, tablet, or smartphone.  Taking a photo of handwritten work is also an option.


  • We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some students from participating. College Board is working to provide the tools and connectivity students need to review AP content online and take the exam.  Please click on the following link to inform College Board if any difficulty exists.   



  • College Board will post the specific test dates and the free-response question types by April 3. We will continue to provide more information as it become available. Please click on the following link for the latest updates.



Daily Online Review For AP Classes


Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country.  The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course and can be found by clicking on the following link.





We are grateful that the College Board is working to accommodate our students during this difficult time by providing resources for learning and flexible testing.  We will continue to provide updates as they become available or on April 3 with the new testing schedule.


As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.




Your AP Coordinators: Nelson Chen (nchen@wvusd.k12.ca.us) and Marta Dibell (mdibell@wvusd.k12.ca.us)

A message from Superintendent, Dr. Taylor:

As you will recall, at an Emergency Meeting of the Board of Trustees on March 13, 2020, the Board approved a resolution through an emergency measure, which grants me, as the Superintendent, the authority to “take all appropriate action to respond to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.” The Board of Trustees and I continue to place the health, wellness, and safety of our students and staff as our highest priority.

Unfortunately, based on today’s directive from the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) requiring all schools within Los Angeles County to close through Tuesday, May 5, to help contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), I have decided to extend the closure of all Walnut Valley Unified School District (WVUSD) schools (and the District Office) through May 5, 2020.

Beginning back on Monday, March 16, and now continuing through Tuesday, May 5, all schools and the District Office will be CLOSED. If deemed safe by Public Health and LACOE, schools and the District Office are tentatively scheduled to resume normal operations on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Spring Break continues to be recognized as April 10 – April 17.

I appreciate how quickly and efficiently, over the first 3 days of this week, our educators across the School District worked to provide a variety of educational resources meant to fulfill the originally scheduled school closures and thus lessen the learning gap that occurs in the absence of classroom instruction.  However, I am also cognizant of the need to assess and determine how we might meet the curriculum, instruction, and assessment (including grading) needs of our students when that absence of classroom instruction grows beyond our initially planned closures.  Therefore, led by various teachers, school administrators, and the Educational Services Division at the District Office, we will immediately begin collaborating and discussing what our distance educational program will consist of after April 20 (and throughout the remaining days of school closures).  I encourage you to continue accessing the plethora of school, grade/course level, and global resources found at our Learning Enrichment and Resource Network (LEARN) at http://learn.wvusd.org/ . 


I am also extremely thankful for our classified employees who continue to care for our facilities, feed our students, and perform other operations that are essential for our people and our organization.  It’s amazing to realize that our Nutrition Services Team continues to serve nearly 2,000 meals per day during the school closures.


Finally, while I am confident that this decision was made with the best interest of our staff and students in mind, I also realize what a disruption this is for staff, students, parents, and our entire school community (not only in education, but also in our lives in general).  As I recently shared with our staff, I am sorry that we are having to deal with this unprecedented issue.  I feel bad for so many kids that are missing out on their educational experiences, whether it be a 5 year-old missing out on spending time with her friends and teacher, or the 18 year-old who might be missing his role in the musical, her last season of softball, or stressing over the potential loss of various Senior Year activities.  With that said, I am grateful that many of our teachers and staff remain a constant source of support and encouragement for them and that they have you, as their parent, to provide compassion, love, and support…THANK YOU for continuing to help lead and guide our students through this unprecedented time.  I truly appreciate all that you are doing to help our kids. 






Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D.


Walnut Valley Unified School District


For questions and inquiries to district staff, we have prepared a web-based communication resource for parents/students/community members to contact the district. Click on the tab titled, "COVID-19 School Closure Inquiries" on our District website homepage  https://www.wvusd.k12.ca.us/ to submit your questions and inquiries. District staff will respond to you in a timely manner.




如果您有任何疑问或想询问學區工作人员, 我们准备了一个互聯網路的溝通资源,便利家长/学生/社区成员与我們联系。 請在学区网站 https://www.wvusd.k12.ca.us/上点击标题为 "COVID-19 School Closure Inquiries" 的标签,上傳您的问题和咨询;學区工作人员将儘早给您答复。

Good Morning Mustang Families,


Over the past three days, our staff has been working around the clock to provide the resources your child will need over the next four weeks. At this time, your child should have heard from their teachers in regards to what to expect in their classes over the next 16 days of school closure. Our staff has created an academic resource webpage for each subject that will help your child review, enrich, and practice during this closure time.  We encourage you to utilize these resources with your child to help minimize the learning gap. The resources page can be found below as well as a tutorial video on how to access these documents.  


We have provided social-emotional resources for your child as well as the district resource page that was formed in collaboration with educators, experts in the field of social and emotional health of children, and local mental health and wellness providers. It is a consortium to serve as a one-stop place in the Walnut Valley Unified School District for academic, wellness, and parenting resources. Please view the video message from Superintendent Dr. Taylor on our district-wide Learning Enrichment And Resource Network https://youtu.be/zA3hFISDVOM


If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the following:


General Questions 

Grade Level Coordinator Questions 

Teacher / Instruction Questions:

Operation / Facilities Questions

Technology Questions


The following resources can be found by clicking on the following:


 As you know, this is a fluid situation with changes happening on a daily basis. For the most current updates, please visit walnuths.net or CLICK HERE


Thank you four your patience and support as we work together as a community,


Ryan Maine


Walnut High School

Dear Parents,


During this fluid time, we will continue to update you as we receive the latest news from the state and the federal government.


Today, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced the cancelation of all state testing, which includes CAASPP, Science, and Physical Fitness.  CDE is still waiting on Federal Waiver on ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California).   College Board announced all SAT and ACT had been canceled for March, thus far.


Thank you.

Ryan Maine


Dear Families,


On behalf of the GLC team, we would like you to keep the following in mind as we transition to being at home for the next few weeks. We know there will be many questions regarding courses for the next year and summer registration appointments. As we are at the end of pre-registration and preparing to schedule summer registration appointments, please read the information below.


  • If you have questions regarding classes for next year, please email your GLC. We intend to check our emails periodically to answer questions as best as we can.
  • Sign up Genius will start on Friday. Your student will receive the link via their student Google account to sign up for their summer GLC registration appointment during the upcoming window dates previously provided. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be scheduling sibling appointments as originally planned. Therefore, if you have more than one student in different grade levels, you will need to sign up BOTH students with their perspective GLC during their grade level window period.
  • As a team, we intend to provide students with resources to support their emotional well-being during this time via REMIND. Please encourage your student to open the links and resources we will be sending them if needed. As counselors, we understand that every student will respond differently to a situation like this and we hope these resources will help our students to navigate these upcoming weeks. CLICK HERE FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL RESOURCES
  • During this time, communication is essential. We are asking that all STUDENTS (ONLY) sign up for REMIND if they have not done so yet. Please see the attached REMIND Codes for each Grade Level.
  • Please direct the students to our website for a list of resources they may need during this time off at www.WalnutHS.net


March 16, 2020   8:00 PM

COVID-19 School Dismissal and Closure

Q: How long will schools be closed?

A: Beginning Monday, March 16, through the regularly scheduled Spring Break (Sunday, April 19), all schools will be dismissed and/or closed to students.  This includes childcare, preschool, and all before and after school programs.  We are working closely with Public Health as we continue to receive updates and guidelines from the State and Federal governments.

March 16 – March 18        School Dismissal (“Pupil Free”/no students)

March 19 – April 9              School CLOSURE (no students/no staff)

April 10 – April 17              Spring Break Recess

April 20                              School Resume

Q: Are students or parent required to pick up personal belongings and school materials?

A: Each school site will communicate with parents on pick-up date(s) for necessary items (textbooks, materials, etc.) from the school campus.   The pick-up dates will either be Tuesday, March 17, or Wednesday, March 18, or both dates.  However, it is optional for parents and students to pick up materials. 

Q: How can parents contact staff during the school dismissal/closure?

A: Through Wednesday, March 18, 2020, please contact the District office at (909) 595-1261 or email Dr. Jeanette Koh at jkoh@wvusd.k12.ca.us , if you have questions or need additional information.

In anticipation of school/district closure, we are preparing a web-based communication resource for the parent community to contact the district once all facilities are closed down. We will send out the information and post it on our District website by Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Please continue to monitor your email and the following WVUSD resources for information and updates:

  •      District website:  https://www.wvusd.k12.ca.us/
  •      Twitter: @ WVUSD_Tweet
  •      Instagram @walnutvalleyusd
  •      School Websites

Q: How can my student have access to wifi during the dismissal/closure?

A: Charter Communications, citing the COVID-19 coronavirus situation, announced that it will open its WiFi hotspots across the country for public use, and will offer free Spectrum broadband service and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students that do not already have Spectrum broadband service at any level up to 100 Mbps.   Please see attached file for more information.

School and Student Functions

Q:  How will deadlines for the registration and selection of classes for the next level (i.e. 5th grade to 6th,  8th grade to 9th) be affected with the closure?

A:  The Middle Schools and High Schools will be extending their deadline to ensure all students will be registered after re-opening of the schools.  Please check the school’s website.

State test (CAASPP) results have been one of the multiple measures for student math placement for the next grade level.  If state results are negatively impacted, we will consider suspending the state test as one of the measurements for the current school year.  In subsequent years, state testing will be part of the multiple measurements for math placement.

Q:  Will students receive an extension to register for Grade Level Coordinator (GLC) summer appointments for the high schools?

A: Yes, both high schools will communicate and post on their websites about GLC summer appointments.

Q: How will the school closure affect my child’s WVUSD summer school registration at the high schools?

A:  Please check the high school’s websites for information on dates.

Q: Will parents be reimbursed for purchased tickets to cancelled school events and field trips?

A: Each school will work with its organizations to refund purchased tickets for school events.  Many of the organizations hosting fieldtrips have already cancelled the activity.  Schools are working with various entities to address possible reimbursements.  This process will require some time, considering the complete closure of school, and any refunds will be made at a point in time after re-opening of school.

Student Learning

Q:  How will the closure affect my student’s grades in their current classes?

A: Student grades are on pause as of Friday, March 13, 2020.

Q: What learning will occur while school is dismissed/closed?

A: District and Schools will send out information for learning and enrichment curriculum resources that will be available on the websites later this week.  Our goal is to provide District-wide learning resources for all TK-12 students.  Resources will be available in both electronic and hard copy formats.  Resources are not assignments for students to complete for a grade. 

Q: Will students be prepared for next year’s math content?

A: Teachers have taught the majority of the math standards this school year. Teachers have been reviewing the math standards with students to prepare for the annual state testing (CAASPP). 

Q: Will my student and I be required to attend a scheduled Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting during school dismissal/closure?

A: All IEP meetings are cancelled during the period of school dismissal/closure. New meeting dates will be established after the re-opening of the schools.

Q: Will my student in a Credit Recovery program continue to earn credits during this school dismissal/closure?

A: All credit recovery is on pause at this time. Credit Recovery work will begin after schools reopen. 

Q: Will students on short-term independent study (coordinated directly through a student’s home school) continue during the dismissal/closure?

A: This temporary option, selected by a number of parents and students in the last few weeks due to COVID-19 concerns, ends with the dismissal/closure starting March 16, 2020.  When school reopens, students are to turn in their Independent Study assignments that were completed up to March 13, 2020.

Q: Will students enrolled in the district Independent Study Program and Home Hospital, facilitated through Ron Hockwalt Academies, continue in the program?

A:  These programs are on pause during the school dismissal/closure.

Q: Will schools be extending the school year into the summer months?

A: At this time, the number of days required for a school year has been waived by the State of California.  Schools will not be extended into the summer months.

Q: Will the annual state testing (CAASPP/ELPAC) take place?

A: At this point, the US Department of Education is considering a one-year waiver of assessments impacted by COVID-19.

Q: Will Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) testing take place?

A: The district and schools have not yet been officially informed of The College Board (for AP tests) or IB plans for testing. Please monitor these organizations’ websites for announcements during this school closure.

All AP content has been taught at both of our high schools.  At this point, students have the opportunity to review the content in preparation for the upcoming AP test.  We will continue to update parents as information becomes available.

School Promotion and Graduation Ceremonies

Q: Will there be promotion and graduation events?

A: At this time, promotion and graduation events are still scheduled. Schools and the district will continue to update parents and students, as information becomes available.

Nutrition Services

Q: Will WVUSD serve student meals during school closure?

A: Meals will be provided free for any interested students at centralized locations beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.  Nutrition Services sent out more information on locations and times and the information is on our website.

Meals are available to children ages 18 and under, and can be obtained through a drive-thru service at designated locations to allow for maximum efficiency and safety. For students and families without vehicle transportation, a walk-up “Grab & Go” pick up method will be available. Children must be physically present for either method and do not need to exit the vehicle.  All meals must be taken and eaten off-site; there will be no congregating at these locations. Children do NOT need to be students of WVUSD to receive meals. Meals will be provided at no cost to the families.

Time frame for this service is 7:30am-10:00am. Locations will be the main parking lots of the following schools:

Walnut High School – Staff parking lot (400 N. Pierre Rd. Walnut, 91789)

Diamond Bar High School – In front of the gym. (21400 Pathfinder Rd. Diamond Bar, 91765)

2020年3月16日  6:00 PM


问: 学校将关闭多长时间?

答: 从3月16日星期一开始,直到正常的春假期间(4月19日星期日),所有学校都将停课和/或学生不上课;包括托儿班,学前班以及所有上学前和放学后课程。在我们收到州和联邦政府的最新消息和指南的同时, 会继续与公共卫局紧密合作。

3月16日-3月18日      学校停课("学生不上课" /无学生)

3月19日- 4月9日       学校关闭(无学生/无工作人员)

4月10日- 4月17日     春假

4月20日 -                         学校恢复上课

 问: 学生或家长是否必须领取个人物品和学校的教材?

答: 每个学校都会通知家长到校园领取所需物品(课本,教材等)的日期; 日期会是3月17日星期二或3月18日星期三,或两天都可以。但是,家长和学生也可选择是否



问: 学校停课/关闭期间如何与学校人员联络?

答: 到3月18日星期三以前,如果您有任何疑问或需要其他信息,可与学区办公室联系,电话是(909)595-1261,或发送电子邮件给Dr.Jeanette Koh jkoh@wvusd.k12.ca.us,。







问: 学校停课/关闭期间,我的學生有机会使用wifi吗?

答: 由於COVID-19冠狀病毒大流行,Charter Communications宣布將在全國開放其WiFi(無綫上網)熱點提供大眾使用,如果家裡有K-12歲或大專學生,卻還沒有任何Spectrum WiFi的家庭,將提供60天免費高達100 Mbps的WiFi寬頻服務。


  • 如果家裡有K-12歲或大專學生,卻還沒有任何Spectrum WiFi的家庭,將提供60天免費高達100 Mbps的WiFi寬頻服務。請致電1-844- 488-8395 申請。新學生家庭將免除安裝費。



问:  停课将如何影响下一年级(即5年级至6年级,8年级至9年级)的注册和选课的截止日期?

答:  初中和高中将延长截止日期,以确定在学校重新上课后,所有学生都已注册。 请查阅学校的网站。

州考试(CAASPP)的结果一直是下一年级学生数学排课的多项衡量指标之一。 如果州的成绩受到负面影响,我们将考虑中止州考试作为此学年的衡量标准。 在接下来的几年中,州测试还会是数学排课的多项衡量指标之一。


问: 学生会收到夏季延期与GLC约谈注册的信息吗?

答: 会的,两所高中都会进行沟通,并将GLC夏季约谈时刻表发布在网站上。


问.  停课对我在WVUSD高中 孩子的暑期注册有何影响?

答:  请查阅高中的网站以获取有关注册日期的信息。


问: 家长已购买的学校活动和校外教学的门票可以得到退款吗?

答: 各个学校将与各机构洽谈学校活动门票的退款事宜。许多主办此类校外教学的机构已经取消了活动. 学校正在与各机构合作以解决可能的退费问题。在校园关闭的情况下, 此过程将需要一段时间,而且也会在学校重新上课后才退款。



问:  停课对学生课程的成绩会有何影响?

答: 学生成绩暂停在2020年3月13日星期五。


问: 学校停课/关闭期间学生如何学习?

答: 学区和学校将发送有关学习和充实课程资源的信息,几天后,这些信息也可以在网上得悉, 从2020年3月19日星期四开始。 我们的目标是为所有TK-12学生提供全学区范围的学习资源; 资源将以电子和拷贝格式提供。 资源不是作业也不会给学生成绩。 


问: 学生已准备好明年的数学课程标准了吗?

答: 本学年,老师已教了大多数数学课程标准。 老师也一直在与学生复习数学标准,以准备年度州测试(CAASPP)。


问: 在学校停课/关闭期间,我和我的学生是否会被要求参加已预约好的个人化教育计划(IEP)会议?

答: 在学校停课/关闭期间,所有IEP会议均被取消。 新的会议日期将在学校开学后再重新约定。

问: 在学校停课/关闭期间,我的学生会在学分恢复计划中继续获得学分吗?答: 目前,所有学分恢复计划课程均暂停。开学后,学分恢复计划课程才会再开始。


问: 学校停课和关闭期间,接受短期独立学习(直接通过学生居家所属学校协调)的学生会继续吗?

答: 这个因COVID-19的疫情,过去数周内许多家长和学生的临时选项,在2020年3月16日学校停课和关闭日开始就结束了。当学校重新上课时,学生将交出完成至2020年3月13日的独立学习作业。


问: 透过Ron Hockwalt Academies在学区独立学习计划和家庭/医院学习的学生是否会继续参加该计划?

答:  这些课程在学校停课和关闭期间也暂停。


问: 学校是否会将学年延长至夏季月份?

答: 目前,加州已经被豁免一学年要求必须上满的天数,所以学校不会延长到夏季。


问: 会进行年度测试(CAASPP / ELPAC)?

答: 目前,因COVID-19的影响,联邦教育部正在考虑免除评估一年。


问: 是否会有进阶课程的考试(AP)和国际文凭课程(IB)考试?

答: 大学学区理事会还未正式通知学区和学校有关测试计划 - AP测试或IB。 在学校停课期间,请注意查阅这些组织的网站公告。

我们两所高中都教授了所有AP课程内容。 此时,学生有机会为即到来的AP测试做复习准备。 当有更新的信息时,我们会继续通知家长。




问: 会有升级和毕业活动吗?

答: 目前,升级和毕业活动仍在计划中; 随着信息的更新,学校和学区将继续通知家长和学生。



问: WVUSD在学校停课期间是否为学生提供餐食?

答: 从2020年3月16日星期一开始,将在集中地区免费提供餐点给所有有兴趣的学生。营养服务局发送了更多有关地点和时间的信息,该信息也在我们的网站上。


餐点的提供适用于18岁及以下的儿童,为了达到最高的效率和安全性,我们将在指定地点以 "得来速"(drive-thru)服务发送餐点; 没有交通工具的学生和家庭,我们可以 "领了就走"  (Grab&Go)。无论是那一种方式,儿童必须在现场,但不需要下车。所有餐点都必须带离现场,不可在现场食用;这些地点不是聚餐的场所。非WVUSD的学童也可领取餐点,所有膳食都是免费提供给家庭。


这项服务的时段 ; 7:30 am-10:00am。地点将是以下学校的主要停车场:

核桃高中–教职员工停车场 (400 N. Pierre Rd. Walnut, 91789)

钻石吧高中–体育馆前 (21400 Pathfinder Rd. Diamond Bar, 91765)

3-15-2020: Student Essential Item Pick Up 

Dear Walnut High School Families,


On Friday, March 13, our district announced the closure of our school site starting Monday, March 16. As a result, we understand your students did not have time to collect their essential belongings. Our campus will be accessible Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:00 am -12:00 pm. Students will have access to their lockers, band room lockers, and the PE locker room only.  Entry and exit for our students are through the E&F student lot gates only. Students are expected to pick up their belongings and exit our campus.  Please do not loiter or visit staff members.  On Monday, our campus will be open to Walnut High School staff only as we prepare for our school closure transition. As a reminder, if you are not feeling well, please do not visit our campus. We will send more updates as we work closely with district officials and our staff.




Thank you for your patience and understanding,


Ryan Maine


Walnut High School


3-15-2020: Meals During School Closure

The Walnut Valley Unified School District will be under school closure beginning March 16, 2020.  However, Nutrition Services will continue to be a resource for students and families. Starting on Monday, March 16, meals will be available for pick-up, Monday through Friday, until further notice.

Meals are available to children ages 18 and under, and can be obtained through a drive-thru service at designated locations to allow for maximum efficiency and safety. For students and families without vehicle transportation, a walk-up “Grab & Go” pick up method will be available. Children must be physically present for either method and do not need to exit the vehicle.  All meals must be taken and eaten off-site; there will be no congregating at these locations. Children do NOT need to be students of WVUSD to receive meals. Meals will be provided at no cost to the families.

Time frame for this service will be 7:30am-10:00am. Locations will be the main parking lots of the following schools:

Walnut High School – Staff parking lot

Diamond Bar High School – In front of the gym.

We are happy to inform you that we are also partnering with other neighboring school districts’ Food & Nutrition Services Departments to create broader access in the event the above locations cannot be accessed by members of the community without transportation. Alternate feeding sites at other districts will be posted on our website www.walnutnutrition.org.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. For meal service questions, please contact us at (909) 595-1261 x31322 or nutrition@wvusd.k12.ca.us.



Emmalyn Coles, MBA

Director of Nutrition Services


3-13-2020: School Closure Announcement

Dear Parent/Guardian,

First and foremost, I appreciate your support during this challenging time. As the parent of three children, I certainly empathize with the stress, fear, and inquiry that this time period has caused for many parents/guardians.

At an Emergency Meeting of the Board of Trustees this afternoon, the Board approved a resolution through an emergency measure, which grants me, as the Superintendent, the authority to “take all appropriate action to respond to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”

With the authorization allowing school districts to do so, and following today’s recommendation from the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) that all schools in Los Angeles County close and/or be dismissed for a minimum of two weeks due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), I have decided to dismiss (“pupil free”) schools effective immediately, followed by all schools being closed through Spring Break (5 weeks).

Beginning Monday, March 16, and through the regularly scheduled Spring Break (Sunday, April 19) all schools will be dismissed and/or closed to students.

March 16 –  March 18 School Dismissal (“Pupil Free”/no students)
March 19 –  April 9 School CLOSURE (no students/no staff)
April 10 –    April 17 Spring Break Recess
April 20 -    School Resumes

Additionally, all extra-curricular activities and athletics have been postponed.

We continue to prioritize the health and wellness of students and staff as our highest concern. Given the advisement of Public Health, medical experts, and other state and county entities, we have decided to allow an appropriate amount of time for students, staff, and families to follow advice of medical practitioners and experts, practice healthy habits, and lessen opportunities for the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

I recognize that my decision will impact everyone differently. Our District will be working with staff to lessen the academic gap that typically occurs over extended recesses from school. Next week, parents and students will be notified of curricular resources that can be utilized during the school closure.

Furthermore, next week, all schools will provide additional information, answer questions, and discuss next steps.

While this is an extremely difficult decision, I also am confident that it was made with the best interest of our staff and students in mind.

Robert P. Taylor, Ed.D.
Walnut Valley Unified School District