Registration: FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
- Which school should my child attend?
- What are the school starting and ending times?
- Can I enroll in a school other than my assigned school?
- Do you provide transportation? Is there a fee?
- What child care programs are available?
- What is required to enroll in Kindergarten?
- How do I enroll?
- What documents or materials do I need in order to enroll?
- What programs are available for Gifted and Talented students?
- What Special Education Programs are available?
- What programs are available for students who need to learn the English language?
- When do the high schools register for classes?
- What is the school calendar?
- What city programs are available?
- I have a foreign exchange student arriving from out of the U.S. What documents, etc., will the district need?
- How long is the student instructional day?
- What are the health and immunization requirements?
- How do I request a track change?
#1. Which school should my child attend?
Assigned neighborhood attendance areas are determined by street name and number. You may use our school locator to determine your school of service. We do have an open enrollment policy that allows students to apply to attend a school other than their assigned school, if there is space available. Note: Application must be made during the open enrollment date window, which is Dec 1 to Jan 15 of the prior school year.
#2. What are the school starting and ending times?
The bell schedules are accessible on the CNUSD web site. A copy of the bell schedule may be picked up at the district office or you may call a school. The variance in starting and ending times is most often determined by bus schedules.
#3. Can I enroll in a school other than my assigned school?
The district has an open enrollment policy that allows students to apply to attend a school other than their assigned school. Approvals are for one year for students living outside of the district, and are reviewed each year. CNUSD student transfers are approved through matriculation. Each school is required to serve the students who live within its attendance boundary before accepting students outside the boundary. Open enrollment is conducted based on "space availability". No transportation is provided.
#4. Do you provide transportation? Is there a fee?
Corona-Norco Unified School District contracts with First Student, a private company, for school bus transportation. Bus stops and routes are planned by the District; First Student provides buses, drivers, maintenance, and administration. Questions or comments about the day-to-day operation of school buses should be directed to the Contract Manager, Lisa Serra (951) 736-3304. Further information is available on the School Bus Transportation section of the web site.
#5. What child care programs are available?
Contact your school to determine what programs are available.
#6. What is required to enroll in Kindergarten?
The Kindergarten program is 200 minutes/day. Registration information may be obtained from your school site. Materials you need include birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency. Proof of residency is established upon submission of a gas or electric utility bill displaying your name and address. To enroll in Kindergarten, a child must be five by October 2nd of the year he/she enrolls. (This is a state law, and there is no way around it.) To enroll your student, please see Online Registration.
#7. How do I enroll?
Enrollment takes place at the school site or through Online Registration.
#8. What materials do I need in order to enroll?
Check How to Enroll: Required Documents for details and use the Online Registration Process.
#9. What programs are available for Gifted and Talented students?
The district program for Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) varies by school and level. For additional information, visit the GATE program web page.
#10. What Special Education Programs are available?
Please contact the Special Education office at 951-736-5090.
#11. What programs are available for students who need to learn the English language?
The English Language Development Program includes the following:
#12. When do the high schools register for classes?
Registration for classes is typically completed during the two weeks prior to the opening day of school. Contact the high school site for specific dates and/or appointment.
#13. What is the school calendar?
See track calendar web page for general starting, ending and non-school dates.
#14. What city programs are available?
You may visit the City of Corona website for more information or the City of Norco website.
#15. I have a foreign exchange student arriving from out of the U.S. What documents, etc. will the district need?
Please contact Student Services at 951-736-5111 for detailed information.
#16. How long is the student instructional day?
The number of instructional minutes are set by the state.
Example: Kindergarten requires 36,000 instructional minutes annually.
The decision for number of recess minutes and lunch minutes are determined by each school.
All schools have 181 days of instruction per year. The average daily minutes of instructional time are:
- K: 200 minutes
- Grades 1-3: 280 minutes
- Grades 4-6: 310 minutes
- Grades 7-12: 360 minutes
#17. What are the health and immunization requirements?
Health and immunization will need to be filled out on the state required immunization card.
#18. Track Change Requests
The parents of any continuing student may request a track change for the upcoming school year during the track change window of February 1 through March 1. Parents registering students after March may submit a track change request within 30 days of registration.