Norco Cougar Tracks

January 13, 2023

WASC Accreditation Survey

At the beginning of March 2023, Norco High School will be going through the process of being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation is a process through which schools demonstrate that they meet certain standards of educational quality. The WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC ACS) is one of six regional accrediting organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

We are seeking input from parents and guardians AND our students, as part of the process. By completing the survey, you can provide valuable feedback and insights that can help Norco High improve and meet the standards required for accreditation. You input and feedback is a valuable part of the accreditation process and we thank you in advance for supporting Norco High by participating in the survey.

Survey links can be found below. Surveys will close on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7pm.

Parent/Guardian/Caregiver Survey Link:

Student Survey Link: (Students must be signed in to their CNUSD Google Account in order to complete the survey.)




CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE SURVEY. Students must be signed in to their CNUSD Google Account in order to complete the survey.

Temescal Avenue Drainage Construction - Week of January 16, 2023

The City of Norco has notified us that they will begin construction on Monday, January 16, 2023 to replace the drainage system underneath the road in front of Norco High School on Temescal Avenue. This construction is expected to take 1 week. There will be an impact on traffic, especially during drop off before school and pickup after school. We know this will cause further congestion to our already busy street. We are asking that you adhere to the following:

  • NO DROP OFF or PICK UP in the RED CONSTRUCTION ZONE (see map below) from 7am to 5pm daily.
  • NO standing, waiting, or parking your vehicle in the RED CONSTRUCTION ZONE (see map below) from 7am to 5pm daily.
  • Keep 2-way traffic on Temescal Avenue flowing. Do not stop your vehicle on Temescal Avenue to wait or pick up your student and block traffic in front of the school.
  • NO PARKING in the center lane on Temescal Avenue.
  • AVOID using the YELLOW BUS LANE (see map below). This lane is strictly for bussing.
  • Pedestrian sidewalk in front of the school will be closed and unavailable to foot traffic.

If any person or vehicle chooses to not comply with the above listed items, you may receive a citation from Riverside Sheriff. Please work with us to ensure the safety of our students and staff during this temporary construction.

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Monday, January 16, 2023

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023


  • Girls Water Polo @ MLK
  • Girls Basketball @ Roosevelt
  • Girls Soccer @ Roosevelt
  • Boys Basketball vs. Roosevelt
  • Boys Soccer vs. Roosevelt

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

LATE START: School starts at 9:50am

  • Girls and Boys Wrestling vs. Roosevelt

Thursday, January 19, 2023


  • Girls Water Polo vs. Roosevelt
  • Girls Basketball @ Santiago
  • Girls Soccer @ Santiago
  • Boys Basketball vs. Santiago
  • Boys Soccer vs. Santiago

Friday, January 20, 2023

  • Girls Water Polo JV Tournament

Saturday, January 21, 2023

8:00am-12:00pm Saturday School - Subjects and Locations will be posted on social media mid-week
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Cut off time for checking out a student early is 3:00 pm

(30 minutes prior to the bell at the end of the day) - no exceptions.


  • To check out your student out of school early - a parent/guardian or the individual(s) listed on the students' emergency contacts are the ONLY allowed persons that may sign out the student in the attendance office. Individual MUST be present and have a photo ID Card or passport for verification as student safety is our utmost concern.
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California now requires all high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Student Aid, FAFSA, or the California Dream Act Application, CADAA . Beginning in October, counselors across the district will be involved in assisting all senior students in completion of the FAFSA or CADAA as required by the state of California. The FAFSA and CADAA are the applications for federal and state student aid that help students pay for college.

CLICK HERE to learn about FAFSA or CADAA

Graduation Gowns

CLICK HERE to request a loaner cap and gown for graduation.

CLICK HERE if you would like to purchase your cap and gown for graduation.

Scholarships for Norco High Students

The Counseling Department works to find qualifying scholarships offered to our Norco High School Seniors. Local scholarships available to all Norco High Seniors are updated annually by the Scholarships Coordinator. Seniors who are awarded scholarship awards are recognized at the Senior Awards Night held in May of each academic year.

Go to Google Classroom and join with the code: yvnadmr

Or google classroom invite link (because it's a google classroom):

Completed applications are due Friday, February 10, 2023. Late & incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Seniors: Sign up and request your letters of recommendation now! What do you have to lose other than the opportunity for free money?

Class of 2023 Scholarship Google Classroom

CLICK HERE to access scholarship information.

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ELPAC Testing

Individual Testing (speaking)

11th & 12th grades will begin testing on Wednesday February 1st @ 7:40am and continue to test before and after school in the library. These students will receive an invitation with their designated date and time. We want to avoid students being pulled from their classes during the school day and want to give our juniors as much time in between ELPAC and CAASPP.

Group Testing (listening, reading, writing)

  • 9th grade Tuesday February 7th: periods 1,2, 3
  • 10th grade Thursday February 9th: periods 1, 2, 3
  • 11th grade Tuesday February 14th: periods 1, 2, 3
  • 12th grade Thursday February 16th: periods 1, 2, 3

Beginning on Thursday January 12, 2023 the EL Coordinator will begin to meet with each student individually to provide them with a flyer and remind them to bring the following items with them:

  1. Charged Chromebooks with charger
  2. Earbuds
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Credit Recovery

Need to retake a class?

Behind credit?

See your counselor to enroll in a credit recovery class for semester 2.

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Dual Enrollment - Norco College

Visit the Career Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch for more information on how to earn college credit for FREE while you are still in high school.
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FREE Online Tutoring

Students (and adults) now have access to 24/7 live tutoring through CA Public Library HelpNow. Link to access tutoring:
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ACS Fundraiser

American Cancer Society Club will be having a fundraiser on Wednesday, January 18th from 4-8 pm at the Norco location on Hamner. Please come out to support us!
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Student ID Cards

ALL Norco High School students MUST have their physical ID on them at all times while on campus. If students cannot produce their current 22-23 Norco High School student ID card when asked, the following will occur:

  • Sent immediately to Attendance Office
  • Verify they are a current student
  • Receive a NEW ID card
  • $10 obligation will be placed on their Norco student account.

Thank you for helping us keep Norco High School a safe and positive learning environment for all.

Front Office Drop Offs

In order to ensure school safety, drop offs in the front office are limited to ACADEMIC related drop offs. This means that ONLY homework or projects may be left in the office with the receptionist. Students will not be called out of class to collect drop off items. Items that are NOT allowed to be dropped off are:

  • Sealed Bags
  • Medication (contact health clerk if this is a need)
  • Cell Phones
  • Balloons
  • Flowers
  • Money
  • Wallets/Purses
  • Gifts
  • Food

Thank you in advance for keeping our front office a place of business.

No Food Delivery Services Accepted

Norco High School does NOT allow students to receive ANY Food Delivery at any time during the school day (including but not limited to; Uber Eats, Doordash, Grub Hub, etc.) Students are NOT allowed to order food and have it delivered to our campus. Deliveries will be turned away.

If you are the parent/guardian of a Norco student, you are still welcomed to drop food off for lunch to your student(s). Here is your process:

  • Check in to the Attendance Office with your California State ID.
  • Attendance clerks will verify you in our student information system.
  • You will need to notify your student to pick up the delivery. Students will not be allowed to leave class to retrieve items. They will need to come during lunch.
  • Parent/guardian will need to wait in attendance office until students retrieves delivery.


All CNUSD students will receive free meals regardless of their eligibility for the 2022-23 school year.

Please note: Parents are still encouraged to fill out the free or reduced meals application as you may qualify for additional services, such as waived SAT/PSAT fees, CalWORKS, and more. Click here to learn more about the free or reduced meal program.
Click Here to Complete the Meal Application!

We encourage ALL of our families to complete a meal application. You never know what your student may qualify for.

CNUSD Parent-Student Handbook

The State of California requires that all school districts provide parents and guardians with certain notices from the California Code of Regulations, the California Education Code and other laws and regulations relative to the operation of our local public school system. Throughout the year you will receive additional important information from your child’s school. Questions concerning the content of the Parent-Student Handbook should be directed to the principal of the student’s school of attendance or contact the Department of Student Services at (951) 736- 5111. We encourage you to visit your child’s school and to communicate frequently with the teachers and other staff members.


CLICK HERE to view our Amazon Wish List to support students & staff.

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Winter Formal

Date: January 28, 2023

Location: Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Tickets go on sale in ASB on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

$65 with ASB Card

$70 without ASB Card

Want to bring a Non-Norco High Student to Winter Formal? Complete your Dance Guest Approval from and submit to ASB by the end of lunch on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

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Clothing Drive

Boys Lacrosse is hosting a "drive through" used clothing drive this Saturday, January 14, from 9-11 am rain or shine. The drop off point will be in the NHS Visitors Parking Lot in front of the Performing Arts Center. The team is collecting clothing, linens, shoes, purses, towels, blankets, and curtains. Thank you for donating!
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Zen Den Activities


The Zen Den activity starts approximately 10 minutes into lunch.

Tuesday = Tiny Book of Positive Thoughts with Mrs. Dani.
Wednesday = Wisdom Meditation & Light Stretching with Mrs. Appleby.


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Athletic Clearance Packets are ONLINE

Athletic Clearance Packets: CLICK HERE
  • All athletes must complete and submit a new Athletic Clearance Packet every school year in order to be cleared to participate in any sport.
  • Yearly athletic clearance packets are required for all athletes (new and returning).
  • Packets must be submitted before students can participate in tryouts, practice, or summer workouts.

For more information about Athletics at Norco High School CLICK HERE to be directed to our athletic webpage.

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CIF State - Sportsmanship: "Be the Change"
NFHS Sportsmanship Course

Sportsmanship is the foundation for interscholastic sports and activities. In this course, you will learn the definition of sportsmanship and highlights of what good sportsmanship looks and sounds like. FREE COURSE - CLICK HERE

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

MINIMUM DAY - Student Dismissal at 12:45pm
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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Winter Formal - Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

MINIMUM DAY - Student Dismissal at 12:45pm

Monday, February 13, 2023


Monday, February 20, 2023


Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7, 2023

NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
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Happier January 2023

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a new three-digit dialing code, 988, which will connect individuals with trained counselors who can provide support and resources. The current Lifeline number will remain available. For more information CLICK HERE.
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PSTA Online Membership

You can now join NHS PTSA easily on the TOTEM online e-membership system. CLICK HERE

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