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Newport Harbor High School Athletics

EST. 1930

42 CIF Championship Titles

10 State Championship Titles

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Athletics REopening updates


Newport Harbor Sport Fans,

Today we received an update from our CIF commissioner.  I have attached his message for your viewing. Currently we are still facing a surge in Covid-19 cases, state-wide restrictions on youth sports and stay at home orders, adhering to school district/ board policy protocols, as well as facing time restraints to provide the amounts of competitions we accustomed to from past years.

It is important to remember that the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and families in our community is paramount in our decision making.  As much as we are all eager to begin competitions we need to be sure to continue to implement our safety protocols. 

It is important to note that there are two seasons of sport this year.  They are the Fall and Spring seasons.  The Winter sports season has been infused into Fall and Spring and all sports are in the process of being re- scheduled.  As noted in the Commissioner's letter because of time restraints, CIF section and state championships will not be part of the schedule for this year for fall sports.  We are remaining cautiously, optimistic that all sports will have an opportunity to compete. 

Currently our Athletic Department  is working with other league representatives in re-scheduling competitions, referees, transportation and field space.  This can be a difficult task but we will meet the challenge. As more information is available you will receive communication from both our athletic administration and your individual team coaches.


Stay positive, stay safe!

Rick Pembrook
Newport Harbor High School 



Good morning Newport Harbor High School Sport and Performing Arts Supporters,

As we approach the end of the first semester, it is an important time to remind your student athletes and performers that they are students first.  We have three weeks until the semester is complete.  The grades earned for this semester will determine eligibility for our athletes and performers for the next nine weeks.  

Please note that the probation/eligibility criteria pertains to Athletics, ASB, Cheer, Drama, Music (instrumental and vocal), and Pep Squad (Song Leaders/Baton).

Please see the most recent update (linked below) pertaining to the start of athletics along with the CIF and NMUSD criteria for probation and eligibility for student/athletes and performers.  There is a tremendous amount of uncertainty throughout the state of California due to the recent spikes in Covid-19.   In the meantime, we will continue to provide student/athletes and performers the opportunity to prepare for their season of sport and performances as permitted by state, local and school district guidelines. The safety and well-being of our students is first and foremost.

CIF Sports Update

Finish the semester strong and stay safe,

Rick Pembrook
Newport Harbor High School 


Sailor Athletic Community,

Next Monday, some Newport Harbor High School sport teams will begin limited activities on campus. Since next week is considered summer months, athletes will not be required to have completed our Athletic Clearance process to participate. They will be required to bring their signed student/parent permission slip (see link to forms below), a mask, and a water bottle labeled for their personal use. Coaches will discuss with players the rules and regulations as we progress through the different phases of participation. 

Beginning August 24th, our first day of school, only those athletes that have completed the Athletic Clearance process will be permitted to continue (see link to forms below). This is consistent with past practices.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the clearance process, please email our Athletic Administrative Assistant, Ms. Jessica Nguyen at

Stay safe, Stay Positive!

Rick Pembrook

AP Athletics



Covid Parent Permission Slip

Athletic Clearance/Instruction Forms



Sailor Athletic Community,

Yesterday Newport-Mesa Unified School District sent out an email with the terrific news of reopening of athletics next Monday, August 17, 2020. We are all excited about this. Please understand this does not mean we are back to "normal" with practices and games. The athletic re-opening will happen in phases.  In order to progress through each phase we need to work together to insure our student/athletes and coaches are operating in the safest environment possible. During summer months coaches were trained in Covid-19 safety protocol and established district guidelines.  All activities in Phase 1 will take place on the Newport Harbor campus and will be regulated to outdoor activities only. 

Newport Harbor High School consists of 30 different athletic programs with multiple levels in many sports. Each sport has submitted program details for district approval prior to reopening.  Athletic programs will begin at different times due to program needs. 

Coaches will be communicating directly with their student/athletes regarding dates, times and locations.

We appreciate your ongoing support and Go Sailors!

Please view the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 



Reopening of High School Athletics

Registering for athletics

Newport Harbor High school athletic department is happy to announce that athletic clearances can now be completed online.

We have uploaded all of our clearance forms to  the athletic clearance website. This will allow our athletes to do their clearance paperwork from home. Every form can be filled out online and your sports coach will have access to the forms. This will cut down paperwork and allow the coach instant access to their athletes to see where they are in the clearance process. An athlete must be cleared before participating in any sport. Please find instructions and information for athletic clearance linked below.

Thank you for helping us join the future by going digital. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the athletic office at (949)515-6308.


Download the clearance forms here:

Athletic Clearance Instructions/Forms

Register for athletic clearance here:

Athletic Clearance Website

Practice Locations and Dates


There will be occasions when our student/athletes will practice off site at nearby athletic venues.  Some practices may also fall outside their period 7/8 time frames.  Please refer to our school website, click on programs, then athletics where you will find pertinent information on the athletic home page under the link Practice Locations and Times.   Please note that these may change throughout the year.


Existirán ocasiones en las que nuestros estudiantes/atletas practicarán en campos deportivos fuera de la escuela.  Es posible que algunas de estas prácticas se lleven a cabo fuera del periodo de tiempo de la clases 7/8.  Si desea información del horario y el lugar de las prácticas, por favor visite la página Web de la escuela:  Es posible que haya cambios a través del año escolar.

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