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Monday, June 29, 2020

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School News and Important Dates

End of Year Message

Dear Families,


You did it! You made it through an ever-changing and challenging school year.


We hope that you and your families have a wonderful summer, and we can't wait to see you all again in August.


Wishing you all the best,


Your Cabrillo Point Academy Team

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South Schools Virtual Orientation

Thank you to all those who attended last week's Virtual Orientation! If you were unable to attend or would like to review the presentation, you can access the recording below.

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Introducing Curriculum Themed Weeks

The South Schools' Family Liaisons are joining together to bring our families 'Themed Curriculum Weeks!' Each week has its theme: All-In-One Curriculum, Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Subscription Boxes.


Join us each week as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community!

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Curriculum Webinars

We are excited to announce that as part of our themed curriculum weeks this summer, our families will have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors! Check back weekly as we add more webinars and instructions on how to sign up to attend!

Don't Miss Our July and August Newsletters!

Over July and August, we will still be sending out our newsletters! Be sure to join the mailing list and stay in the loop!
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Summer Support: CPA's Facebook Group

We would love to see more families in our Facebook group! Click the link below to join our summer conversations, and to get more virtual resources.


Please note: The group is for currently enrolled families only. Members must answer the questions to join.

Choice Plus Academy for Middle School

Exciting news for middle schoolers!

ChoicePlus Academy offers uniquely designed courses and teachers whom are actively involved in motivating students toward course completion and success. CPA is a supportive and engaging environment that brings the learning center to the home.Teachers and students interact together, and we believe that learning is a social construct and should be filled with collaboration and joy!

CPA courses are taught live by highly qualified teachers (HQTs), and are comprehensive and meet state and Common Core standards.

What these courses include:

1. A live online teacher 1-2 times per week at a scheduled time teaching live online lessons.

2. That live teacher oversees your student’s progress and provides office hours if they have questions about their lessons.

3. That live teacher will help grade your student.

This is a great new option for our families with middle schoolers!

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Resource for Orange County Families

We wanted to share a list of mental health, financial and food resources surrounding Orange County in case you or someone you know may need them. As a school, we would really like to provide options for families that are struggling in this area. Please let us know if you are in need of more assistance. We are here for you all during these times, and will get through this together.


You may find the list of resources here.

School Calendar and Important Dates

  • July 15th: 2020-2021 planning amounts will be available and new orders can be placed. Orders can be fulfilled after the 2020-2021 Master Agreement has been signed.
  • August 1st: New student order fulfillment
  • August 17th: First day of the 2020-2021 school year, school officially opens, and technology orders will begin fulfillment
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Community Connections

We want to thank everyone for all your support of the Community Connections program all year long. We truly enjoyed building community with everyone and fostering connections.

High School

8th Grade Transition High School Session

We have a recorded a session and you are welcome to watch here. We have also linked the presentation slide deck here for you.


Curriculum Choices

Need more curriculum information? Please take a look at our Curriculum Roadshow slide deck!


Summer Programs, 2020

We are offering summer programs through quite a few vendors like ASU Digital Prep., Silicon Valley High School, BYU Independent Study, UC Scout, and more.

Please ask you HST for more information!

High School Counselor Support

Career Technical Education (CTE) Spotlight Information #6:

Brighton College is one of the CTE Providers we partner with. Among many others, our students can take courses through their Brighton Cyber Security Institute. With over a million jobs opportunities waiting for someone to apply, with a starting salary of about $70,000. If your student is interested in taking courses with Brighton College, your first step is to talk about it with your HST.

Concurrent Enrollment

  • Submit forms before June 30th: Please have your student’s form submitted to the High School Counselor today. There will not be anyone available to sign the forms in the month of July.


  • Official Transcripts: If your student is taking courses in spring 2020, please remember that official transcripts need to be requested from the college to be sent, directly to Cabrillo Point Academy, as soon as final grades are entered for the term.


Important Information for Student Athletes

Is your student an athlete? You will want to ask them if they want to play a college sport? If so, that’s great! There are a few things we need to do.


  • Students seeking to be eligible as collegiate student-athletes must complete NCAA approved coursework while in high school through only HQT-led Edgenuity or ChoicePlus Academy (McGraw Hill). There are a few other curriculum providers that have NCAA approved courses, like Williamsburg Academy or UC Scout or they can be taken at the community college with prior approval from your school counselor.


  • Students will need to complete Sixteen (16) NCAA approved courses in the areas of history, English, math and science and world language. This is congruent with AG requirements as well.


    • Ten (10) core courses need to be completed before the beginning of their 7th semester and seven (7) of those courses need to be in the areas of English, math and science.


  • Students should also register on the NCAA Eligibility Center website while in 10th grade. This Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete has a lot of helpful information for families as well.

Wellness Resources

Did you know you can get immediate assistance and resources just by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone? 2-1-1 is a central point for public information, including times of disaster to help those affected find recovery assistance. 211.org

Student Support

As the 2019-2020 school year has ended, the Intervention team wants to thank you for all of your support!


Many of you are wondering what online opportunities we will have during the summer.


  • Reading Horizons Discovery and Elevate will continue without interruption throughout the summer.

  • On August 1-3, the students will roll over for the 2020-2021 school year.


In an effort to provide the best, most cost-effective intervention, we will not be using Pathblazer next year.


  • Pathblazers for reading and math ended on June 22 for all students.

    • In August, we will provide the HSTs a survey to fill out, to place students in one of our new intervention options.


For students that qualify, we are excited to let you know that for the 2020-2021 school year we are offering for free:


  • Mathseeds TK-3rd grades

  • Mathletics K-10th grade

  • Reading Eggs TK-4th grade

  • EggsPress 2nd – 8th grade


Renaissance Learning is no longer offering English in a Flash for our Multilingual Learners. We are delighted to let you know that we will be able to offer:


  • BrainPop ELL - Free for EL students


Special Education

Your student’s case manager will be contacting you if your child is due for an initial or triennial evaluation. Most of these assessments will not take place while schools are physically closed, as they require direct contact between students and staff. Instead, these assessments will occur once schools physically open. However, some types of speech assessments may be completed virtually. Your child’s case manager will contact you if your child is due for an assessment at this time.


If your child’s IEP includes extended school year (ESY), we will be offering ESY services this summer. Your child’s case manager will contact you in the next few weeks regarding your child’s service(s).

Educational Tools

A Plan in Place Homeschool Planners

"Every homeschool family is unique. Each family has different homeschool organization needs, and your planner should reflect your needs! Standard, mass-produced planners don’t always work. At a Plan in Place, we offer customization that allows you to create your ideal homeschool planner. With our custom options, we will create something that will work for each one of your kids, at each stage of their homeschooling journey.

Here are some of the custom options we offer:


  • Several full color covers, including a custom option!

  • Monthly calendars starting in any month of the year

  • Stock or Customized Weekly Schedule Sheets

  • Pockets to store unfinished work or completed assignments

  • Accessories to enhance your planner

  • ​Choice of printed & bound planners or ​printable planners ​that you download and print at home!"


A Plan in Place Website
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I Can Statements

Cabrillo Point Academy's "I Can" statements are available online to help you plan your next school year!


https://cabrillopointacademy.org/academics/i-can-statements

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Homeschooling Advice

4 Ways to Do Summer Homeschooling

"Summer is my favorite season. When I hear the word, my mind drifts to our beach vacation, memories of my kids running through the sprinkler, late nights enjoying the long days, and all things swimming! But come August, I often regret not doing more schoolwork during the summer — for good reason. Statistically, students who do not spend a portion of their summer learning and practicing skills will, on average, lose two reading levels and forget an equivalent of one month of the skills they mastered the previous year. If you choose not to do summer homeschooling, you may find yourself whining “I want my month back” come fall! That’s why we do homeschooling during the summer. Because, well, I work too hard during the year (and so do my kids!) to let summer slide win. Here are four ways to do homeschooling during the summer without sacrificing your fun-filled days."


Read the full article here.

Community and Connection

Instagram Page

If you are on instagram, we'd love to hear from you! Join our page, learn about our upcoming events and field trips, and tag us in your homeschooling photos!

Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 3, 7 and 9 years old, and I was previously a high school math teacher. Five years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!


ladan.rashidi@cabrillopointacademy.org

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old, and have homeschooled for the past five years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I enjoy planning and hosting activities and events and look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


shaemanique.king@cabrillopointacademy.org

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