Norco Cougar Tracks

January 6, 2023

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Semester 2 Schedule Changes

There are no TEACHER or PERIOD preference changes for semester 2. Please note that the majority of our electives are yearlong, and you are expected to be in the course for the entire school year. If you have a NECESSARY schedule change, please email or see your counselor prior to leaving for Winter Break. When we return in January, you can see your counselor in their offices during the first week back, during your lunch or during the period in which you are trying to change or request by email.

Examples of a necessary change would be:

  • You are enrolled in a course in which you already received a C or better
  • You do not have a full schedule of 6 classes
  • You did not receive a course required for graduation
  • You need to add/drop a sport
  • You need to add/drop an Early Dismissal or Late Arrival (Seniors Only).

Requests and necessary changes will need to be made by January 13th.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

School Resumes for Semester 2

Tuesday, January 10, 2023


  • Girls Water Polo vs. Corona
  • Girls Basketball vs. Centennial
  • Girls Soccer vs. Centennial
  • Boys Basketball @ Centennial
  • Boys Soccer @ Centennial

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

LATE START: School starts at 9:50am

  • Girls and Boys Wrestling @ MLK

Thursday, January 12, 2023


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

Friday, January 13, 2023


  • Girls Water Polo @ 5 Counties Tournament
  • Boys Wrestling @ Battle for Belt Tournament

Saturday, January 14, 2023

NO Saturday School - first Saturday School of Semester 2 will be held on January 21st.
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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.

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SENIORS: CLICK HERE to book your Senior Photo Appointment.

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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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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CTE Live

The CTE department will host CTE Live on the CNUSD’s parent center Facebook page next Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 6 pm for our English-speaking audience, followed by a 6:30 pm presentation for our Spanish speaking audience. The audience will have an opportunity to learn from CNUSD’s CTE teacher, Brian Kenney, regarding the Games and Simulation pathway and they will also hear from one of our local business partners about career opportunities and the benefits of working in this industry.

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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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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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Zen Den Activities


The Zen Den activity starts approximately 10 minutes into lunch.
Tuesday = Self-Esteem Bucket with Mrs. Dani.
Wednesday = Yoga with Mrs. Trippy


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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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Monday, January 16, 2023


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

MINIMUM DAY - Student Dismissal at 12:45pm

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

MINIMUM DAY - Student Dismissal at 12:45pm
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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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