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Elementary Waiver Update
10/22/2020
On October 9, 2020, the District submitted a waiver application to the Riverside County Department of Public Health (a copy of which is available on the District’s website in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section). In response to the waiver application, the County Department of Health informed us that our elementary cohort model would not qualify. Based on that information, it was clear the County was not going to further consider our application.
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ERHS Receives 2020 CSBA Golden Bell Award
10/21/2020
Eleanor Roosevelt High School is a 2020 California School Board Association Golden Bell Award recipient. ERHS was recognized for their All-Stars program. Their program is data driven, innovative and exemplary, has made a difference for students, shows evidence of board support and is connected to the Board’s vision, is sustainable over time, and can be replicated.
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Riverside County Reverts to Purple Tier
10/20/2020
Today, Riverside County moved back into the “Purple” Widespread tier of the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. As a result, ALL (elementary, intermediate, and high school) schools will NOT open as originally scheduled.
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School Reopening Update - 10-14-2020
10/14/2020
We know you have many questions regarding the return to school. As you know, the situation remains fluid as such we’d like to provide you with the following updates.
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Santiago HS Band Plays Together Using New Tech
Santiago HS Band Plays Together Using New Tech
10/12/2020
Bands of Santiago Sharks (BOSS) have found new technology that helps them perform together. With the generosity of an anonymous donor, students were able to sign up for subscriptions to a recording platform called "Sound Trap" that allows them to create virtual performances.
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Superintendent Search Continues Into Second Phase
10/07/2020
This afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 7 at a Special Meeting in closed session, the Board of Education took no action. They will continue the superintendent search process and proceed with interviewing internal and external candidates.
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ERHS Madrigals Perform at Eastvale Virtual State of the City Address
10/07/2020
Eleanor Roosevelt High School students performed at Eastvale’s Virtual State of the City Address and 10-Year Anniversary. The madrigals were asked to perform the National Anthem and an inspirational song of their choice.
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October 2020 Student Recognition
10/07/2020
Congratulations to all of our wonderful students who received the October 2020 Board of Education Student Recognition Award.
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CNUSD Reopening Update
CNUSD Reopening Update
10/06/2020
As of today, Riverside County will have been in the Red Tier for 14 days, permitting schools in our county to begin a reopening process. Assuming our county’s health data remains unchanged, CNUSD is prepared to welcome the physical return of our students. The information and opening dates below are subject to change if we revert back to the purple tier and stay there for two consecutive weeks.
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A Message from the Superintendent - 10-2-2020
10/02/2020
CNUSD continues our large-scale planning efforts to prepare for the return to in-person instruction. We remain committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students and staff when schools do reopen. On September 22, Riverside County moved to the Red Tier of Governor Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Detailed information about the tier system is on the CDPH website.
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A Message from the Superintendent - 9-30-2020
09/30/2020
We understand school closures continue to have immense impacts on our students, we want to assure the community we are working hard towards reopening. Parents will be contacted directly as affirmative dates for return are established, and we will continue to keep all our stakeholders updated with the latest information.
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 Prado View Elementary 5th-Grade Teachers Thrive in Tech Lessons
Prado View Elementary 5th-Grade Teachers Thrive in Tech Lessons
09/30/2020
Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Cowan, both fifth-grade teachers at Prado View Elementary, faced the challenge of learning new technology head-on to best support their students.
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PR: Superintendent Search Continues
09/30/2020
Last night, Tuesday, Sept. 29 at a Special Board Meeting in closed session, the Board took no action.
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Centennial High Student, Korey Foreman, Named All-American No.1 Player in the Nation
09/28/2020
Centennial High School Defensive Lineman Korey Foreman, the No.1 overall player in the nation, was officially honored Saturday, Sept. 26 as a 2021 All-American during a virtual jersey presentation as part of the second episode of the Road to the Dome digital series.
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9/25/2020 Newsletter
9/25/2020 Newsletter
09/25/2020
Watch the video to learn more about how CNUSD has implemented safety measures across our District in accordance with our School Safety and Reopening Plan.
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CNUSD School Reopening Update - 9/22/2020
09/22/2020
Today, the State announced Riverside County has moved into the Red Tier. According to the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, once counties remain in the “Red” Tier for 14 consecutive days, schools may begin to reopen for in-person instruction according to State Guidance for the Reopening of Schools.
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Riverside County Moves to Red Tier
09/22/2020
Today, the State announced Riverside County has moved into the Red Tier.
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Federal Program Review Places CNUSD in Top 5% of Districts in CA
09/22/2020
School districts that receive federal funding may be chosen every two years for a review by the state. Corona-Norco was selected for a review for the 2020-21 school year. The review was comprehensive and included: Adult Education, Compensatory Education (Title I), English Learner Programs (Title III), Expanded Learning Programs, Fiscal Monitoring, Homeless Education, and School Support and Improvement (SSI)
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El Cerrito Student Places in 2020 Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS
09/21/2020
Congratulations to Nicholas Gomez from El Cerrito Middle School for placing on the Top 300 Broadcom Masters list! The Broadcom Masters is the nation’s top science and engineering fair for middle grade students.
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Sierra Vista Elementary Teachers Build Relationships with Parents via Zoom
09/16/2020
NORCO - Ms. Silva, Ms. Jonez, Ms. Jonlick, and Ms. Roberts from Sierra Vista Elementary have been hosting running record assessments with students and their parents online, one-on-one.
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Rondo Teachers Create Project Based Learning Rocket Activity
09/15/2020
Rondo Elementary teachers worked together to create project based learning opportunities for students during remote learning. Students were tasked with making a rocket that could land upright when being dropped at least 3 feet.
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Washington Elementary Counselor Launches Virtual Hangout Sessions
Washington Elementary Launches Virtual Hangout Sessions
09/15/2020
NORCO - Washington Elementary launched their very first Counselor Hangout earlier this month where students are able to spend time with friends virtually.
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GoToTutors Offers Free Tutoring To Students By Students
09/14/2020
CORONA – Meet the three Santiago High School Seniors making an impact to the traditional tutoring model.
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9/11/20 Newsletter
09/11/2020
Good afternoon CNUSD Families, On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001. We honor all those who lost their lives as well as the brave first responders and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful day. As we reflect on the weeks that followed 9/11, may we remember the uniting of our country in solidarity through the pain and hardship, and today may we do the same as we persevere through a global pandemic.
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Superintendent Search
Superintendent Search
09/10/2020
The Board of Education of the Corona-Norco Unified School District is in the process of conducting an Executive Search for purposes of hiring the next Superintendent. Dennis Smith and Sandy Thorstenson of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, was selected to advise the Board in this important process. Please check this page for ongoing updates and important announcements regarding this process.
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Board of Education Approves Resolution Proclaiming September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
09/09/2020
The Board of Education approved Resolution 50 proclaiming September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The social-emotional health of our students is vital. CNUSD students have access to a free anonymous crisis text line. Text CNUSD to 741-741 for free, 24/7, confidential crisis support by text. Mental Health resources can be found here: http://cnusd.k12.ca.us/mentalhealth.
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9/4/2020 Newsletter
09/04/2020
Next week is Suicide Prevention Week and the focus on the social emotional health of our students is vital. Suicide warning signs may appear in conversations, through a person’s actions, or in social media posts. If you observe one or more warning signs, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss or change, reach out. Trust your instincts.
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17 Home Gardens Academy Scholars Pass AP Spanish Exam
09/01/2020
Three years ago, Home Gardens Academy embarked on the journey of offering Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish as a course. This past year the first group of HGA 8th graders took the AP Spanish test at the ages of 13 and 14 years old.
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8/28/2020 Newsletter
08/28/2020
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state is moving away from the “watch list” system and introduced a new Blueprint for a Safer Economy to move the state into a colored tier based system which assigns each county a color based on its rate of new cases and positivity to determine which sectors can operate.
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PR: CNUSD to Recoup $1.1 Million on Insurance Claim
08/27/2020
The Corona-Norco Unified School District is set to recover over $1.1 million from an insurance claim for loss due to employee theft. The District filed the claim for financial losses related to the alleged charges of embezzlement of funds by former Assistant Superintendent of Facilities, Ted Rozzi.
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Board of Education Selects Firm for Superintendent Search
08/26/2020
The Corona-Norco Unified School District Board of Education voted 5-0 at a Special Meeting of the Board last night, August 25, 2020, approving a contract for Leadership Associates to lead the Superintendent Search in an amount not to exceed $42,150.
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Community Update
8/21/2020 Newsletter
08/21/2020
You may have seen in the local news that Riverside County TK-6 schools have recently qualified to apply for a waiver from the State in order to reopen schools. The District is continuing to assess the conditions of readiness, staff and student safety, community interest, and labor negotiations for the potential of reopening schools. A waiver may only be considered if one is requested by the superintendent, in consultation and support with labor, parent, and community organizations. Further updates will be provided as we have them.
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PR: School Board Seeks Search Firm to Hire Superintendent
08/19/2020
The Corona-Norco Unified School District School Board votes to seek out search firm to assist with filling the superintendent vacancy.
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Community Update
8/14/2020 Newsletter
08/14/2020
As we close the first week of school of the 2020-21 school year, we'd like to thank you; our staff, teachers, students and parents for your hard work, patience, and understanding. Let's continue to learn and grow together.
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Community Update
Remote Learning Update
07/31/2020
As we head into the new school year for our B track students next week and our T track students the week following, we realize families are eager to find out what the remote learning environment will consist of for their students.
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Community Update
2020-21 School Year Update
07/24/2020
Thank you to all of our families for completing your Instructional Program Registration this past week. Our District and Site Administrators are currently working hard to complete staffing assignments for our Traditional/Remote and Virtual Schools as well as building the master schedules for our students.
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Physical Return to School
07/16/2020
Out of an abundance of caution, CNUSD will be delaying the physical return of all students for the 2020-21 school year due to the recent elevated health risk conditions of COVID–19 in Riverside County.
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School Opening & Safety Plan FAQ's
07/08/2020
With the introduction of our 20-21 School Opening & Safety Plan last week, we realize there are many questions amongst our community and staff. Please note our planning document is a fluid working plan which will be updated regularly with more details as the situation continues to evolve...
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2020-21 School Opening & Safety Plan
07/02/2020
Today, we share our 2020-2021 School Opening & Safety Plan which has been established with guidance for educators provided from federal, state, and local authorities as well as our very own Board of Education...
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Ramirez Intermediate Student Places 5th in National History Day Competition
06/26/2020
EASTVALE - Ramirez Intermediate student, Zachary B., placed 5th in the Junior Individual Documentary category at the 2020 National History Day competition (NHD). Zachary represented the state of California. The title of his project was Sisters in the Brotherhood: Burning Barriers in Firefighting...
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A Message from Superintendent Dr. Lin
06/26/2020
I wanted to touch base and let you know we are actively finalizing our 2020-2021 School Opening and Safety Plan, and we look forward to sharing it with our community in next week’s newsletter. In the 2020-2021 School Opening and Safety Plan you can expect to learn about...
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CNUSD Athletic Clearance
06/19/2020
The CNUSD Athletic Clearance process has moved online. Please read the instructions on the new clearance process below...
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Board of Education Update
06/16/2020
I wanted to bring you an update from our Board of Education Special Meeting this evening with the latest information and direction for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year...
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Santiago High School Student Featured in SkillsUSA Diversity in Manufacturing Series
06/12/2020
CORONA - Yasmeen Dibas, a senior at Santiago High School, was recently featured in the SkillsUSA Diversity in Manufacturing video series. Yasmeen shares she became interested in architectural and design manufacturing at an early age...
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