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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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Information and Updates

Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!

Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Cabrillo Point Academy is now enrolling!

If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining our school for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete an enrollment interest form here ...

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Please let your friends and family know that we will be hosting information sessions for anyone who is interested in learning more about our school followed by a time of Q & A! Please share the flyer below!
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End of Learning Period One Monday, September 13th

Just a friendly reminder that the end of LP 1 is this coming Monday and attendance and work samples are due. Please let your HST or Family Liaisons know if you have any questions.
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STAR360 Testing

Due to numerous technical issues we are extending the Fall STAR360 window until Friday, September 10th. Please reach out to your HST if your student has not completed their STAR360 testing! Thank you for helping your school!

Welcome New Families!

Are you a new family with Cabrillo Point Academy? Welcome! We are so excited to have you with us! To help you start your homeschooling journey with us please take a look at our Welcome Spotlight by clicking on the button below. Our spotlight contains a lot of wonderful information to orient you to our school and assist you as you embark on your homeschool voyage.

Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions

Would you like more details on how to homeschool with Cabrillo Point Academy? Please consider joining your Family Liaisons at one of our Homeschool Orientation sessions! Find details on the flyer below. No RSVP required.

Monthly Coffee Chat

Are you looking for more information in a less formal setting? We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation onThursday, September 16th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
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School Photos!

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We are excited to offer school photos for our Cabrillo Point Academy families! Three packages are available, ranging from $30 - $50 and they all include a student ID card.

Please choose a day and use the corresponding form to sign up for a 15-minute time slot and to choose the photo package you want to order:

September 9 - Dinosaur Park (Laguna Hills) - 10am-1pm

September 17 - Stanton Central Park (Stanton) - 10am-1pm

September 22 - TeWinkle Park (Costa Mesa) - 10am-1pm

Siblings are welcome! Our photographer will also take a photo of siblings together. With the purchase of any package, you can receive a complimentary digital download of 1 sibling photo.

Please note - our photographer will be practicing safety measures. All transactions will be done electronically and she will be wearing a mask. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - - (949) 463-3115.

Student and Parent School IDs

We are also offering School/Teacher ID cards for students and parents/teachers! To purchase your ID card (you will need to provide a headshot), please use this form. Please use one form per ID card. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - - (949) 463-3115.

Important reminder: if you are purchasing school photos for your student, you will automatically get a student ID card with your purchase.

$6 per card for students and teachers. Price good until October 31, 2021

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We've added an additional picture day for our Inland Empire families!

September 29, 2021

10am - 1pm
Promenade Park
615 Richey St, Corona, CA 92879

Please sign up for a 15-minute time slot and to choose the photo package you want to order:

Siblings are welcome! Our photographer will also take a photo of siblings together. With the purchase of any package, you can receive a complimentary digital download of 1 sibling photo.

Please note - our photographer will be practicing safety measures. All transactions will be done electronically and she will be wearing a mask. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - - (949) 463-3115.

Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free Summer Sessions - Last Session Coming Soon!

The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) is hosting FREE , virtual summer workshops for students to get a head start on their science/engineering fair programs and projects. (For students who will be in grades 6th - 12th this Fall.)

Sat. Sept. 25, 2021,10-11am (Beginner)

Click HERE for the signup link! (Please use Yvonne Kahlen for teacher and for teacher's email.)

Beginning this Fall students can sign up for one of the FREE OCSEF workshops - "How to Pick a Science/Engineering Project Topic."

Community Connections

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Our first Community Connections Park Day will be Sep 17, 2021. 10:30-12:30 Park Locations:

Stanton Park- Stanton Central Park --- One of our Picture Days will be held here as noted on the calendar below.

Settlers Park-Irvine Settlers Park

Pavion Park- Mission Viejo Pavion Park

We will have HSTs on hand for games, Scavenger Hunt and a special Parent Corner, for help with any questions you might be having.

Our Park Days will be held at different parks each month.

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS Club Hub 21-22 is up and running! So click the link below and you can see what dates/times the clubs and park days will be offered. Clubs will begin the week of 9/13 and will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Look for Art, Fitness, Cooking, Math, Reading and Science and more.

Our CPA Virtual Club Calendar is shaping up to be a great first semester!

Please see below:


If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Eschenburg

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High School

**** Please Read! **** Correction: 9/30/21- Official add/drop date for high school classes and curriculum.

Parents on Course:

For those who didn’t attend the Working with Course Outlines meeting, please see the recording for more information.

Virtual Peer Court:

This fall, CRF-OC will host Virtual Peer Court sessions open to Orange County high school students. In order to be eligible to serve as a juror, students must first complete a 1-hour virtual training. Please click on this link for more information.

Students will receive one hour of community service for attending this training and two additional hours if they are selected to serve as a juror. Students only have to register for one of the training sessions, and should register with their personal email, not their school email.

Upcoming High School Parents on Course Classes

We're excited to bring you the following Parents on Course classes! Please join our High School Team for virtual information sessions on High School Progress Monitoring and High School Digital Portfolios.

Details are listed on the flyers below. No RSVP required.

Student Support/Interventions

Office Hours

Please take advantage of one, or both, of our office hours for Math and Writing!

Do you have questions about writing?

We have answers!

Writing Office Hours with Ms. Davidson

Tuesdays from 11:00 - 12:00

Students can sign up for an appointment at

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(Note: class is targeted for grades K-3, but younger and older students are welcome to join in the fun!)

Let’s dance our way into the new school year as we learn about growth mindset from elephant and piggy! Please join us for the first Mindset Monday of the year on September 13th!

We will be reading “Elephants Cannot Dance” and learning about how to have a growth mindset. This class helps students with our first SEL competency of the year— self-management. Please RSVP below to hold your spot!

Join Sarah Schlatter and Kim Atherton from 10:00-10:45am on Monday, September 13th. Parents, please sign up here.

SEL - Growth Mindset

Join Ms. Lindsey each week for 30 minutes to create a growth mindset, build upon your strengths and set goals! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends.

Students are invited and encouraged to attend each week to build stronger social-emotional skills using the Second Step Curriculum. No registration required. Details on flyers below.

English Learners

Hello CPA families! My name is Jennifer Carrete and I am the EL Coordinator for CPA. I look forward to working with parents through our District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) meetings held throughout the school year. Our first meeting will be September 29 @ 12:00 pm. Stay tuned for information about becoming a member of our DELAC Board.

CPA has several support options for our English Learner Students. Please work with your HST to develop a plan that will best meet the needs of your child on their path to become proficient in English. See here for the different options available. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Cabrillo Point Academy has 39 English Learner students eligible to reclassify as Fluent English Proficient this school year! We are so proud of our students and appreciate all the hard work they have put into becoming proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English! Way to go!

Annual Title 1 Meeting- Our school will be receiving Title 1 funding this school year. I will be holding the Annual Title 1 meeting at 3 separate times covering the same material. Join me to learn about the Title 1 program and parent participation rights.

September 14 @ 11:00

September 22@ 12:00

October 5 @ 4:00

Parents on Course

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Cabrillo Point Academy presents Parent on Course for the 21-22 school year! Parents on Course is comprised of workshops offered by outside guest speakers as well as the incredible talent and wealth of knowledge we have here on staff. Each workshop will be designed to support our parents with some facet of their child’s education and overall well-being. The workshops will address academics, curriculum, social-emotional health, behavior, technology, school knowledge, and many other topics that will engage parents and support them in navigating the educational journey with their child/ren. Please visit our Parents on Course webpage in the Beehively Parent website for a monthly calendar of events and Zoom Links to Access!

Academic Adventures in Math

Academic Adventures in Math- We are excited to offer a new program, Academic Adventures in Math. This is an opportunity created to assist students who are close to meeting grade-level standards but need extra instruction in targeted areas. Students will meet weekly on Thursday mornings via zoom in a class of 15-20 students for 40 minutes. Students will work with a teacher and their classmates to learn new vocabulary as well as discuss problem-solving strategies relating to grade-specific concepts. Classes will begin on 9/16 and end on 12/9. The cost will be $75.00 for the semester and will be deducted from the student’s planning amounts.Please contact your HST if you are interested in enrolling your child

Special Education

Reminder: All students should be using grade level curriculum during their instructional day as per their signed Master Agreement. This includes students in our Special Education Mild/Moderate program. Please reach out to your HST with any questions about grade level curriculum requirements.


IMPORTANT REMINDER: All students must have a signed Master Agreement (MA) on file in order for Enrichment and Curriculum orders to be processed. Please work with your HST to sign and submit your student’s MA, if you have not already. If MAs are not on file by September 13th, student planning amounts will be frozen until this piece is in place.

Field Trips and Events

In-Person Field Trips

Protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of our school community remains our top priority as we resume in-person activities such as field trips.

However, due to an increase in COVID cases impacting our community, we have developed the following health and safety protocols in alignment with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance to help keep our students and staff safe while participating in field trips.

Before signing up for any in-person activities, please thoroughly review our Health & Safety Protocols (link below).

CPA Health & Safety Protocols for In-Person Activities

The Field Trips & Events (FTE) Hub will be accessible to preview available field trips and read through the FAQ page on Tuesday, September 7th at 10 am. CPA Field Trips & Events Hub

Families will log into the Field Trip & Events (FTE) Hub using the same login/password as their regular Homeschool Hub account.

September field trips will open for booking on Wednesday, September 8th at 10 am.

October field trips will open for booking on Wednesday, September 15th at 10 am.

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyers to sign up!

Family Liaison Meet-Ups at the Park!

Please come join us as we forge friendships and build community by joining one, or all, of our meet-ups! Spend time with other CPA families while the kids play! No RSVP is required.

For the September 9th meet-up, look for us near the playground. We'll be wearing our Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirts! Don't forget to bring chairs or picnic blankets. We hope to see you there!

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Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Wear

We are so excited to share out our Cabrillo Point Academy spirit wear store! You can see the store HERE

Homeschooling Advice

A Little Homeschool Encouragement!

Are you homeschooling today by choice? If so, be thankful! During this pandemic, many have been forced into a new homeschool role. For thirty years, my full-time career and role was homeschool mom to eight children. (Some days it felt against my will, lol.)

I am writing today for those who find themselves in this difficult role, whether by choice or otherwise. My message is three-fold and in it, I hope you will find some comfort, advice, and encouragement

First of all, BREATHE.

No child is going to live or die by doing today’s math lesson. Wait! Math lessons are important, and I don’t mean to say otherwise; however, a child has a better chance of actually doing their math and being successful at it if they feel loved and secure. And usually, that happens best when Mom takes time to breathe.

Have you ever heard the quote, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”? Think about it for a minute, it’s true, isn’t it? It’s okay to stop what you’re doing and breathe. I am guessing that your household will actually thank you for it!

To read the rest of the article click here.

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Local Events

Some Cities Still Have September Dates!

Orange County has city sponsored free events: outdoor Summer Concerts, Movies or Shakespeare in the Park! Click on your city to see which fun outdoor activities are happening near you! Access the fun here.


Curriculum Spotlight

Please take a look at our Cabrillo Point Academy Curriculum Spotlight which highlights many popular curriculum choices for the 2021/2022 school year! Check out webinars, presentations, summaries and links to many different curriculum offerings by clicking on the button below.

Lending Library

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Tech Department

  • We are excited to announce that our 3rd - 8th grade students can order FREE Chromebooks through Homeschool Hub. Tech items are available to order starting now. Items will begin to ship August 11th. For more information and FAQS, click here. ***Please be aware that all tech items are the property of Cabrillo Point Academy. If you decide to withdraw from Cabrillo Point Academy for any reason, tech items are due at the time of withdrawal.***

    • School email for students: ALL students will have a Google/Gmail account provided by Cabrillo Point Academy. You should have already received the email and password. Please note: the Google/Gmail accounts are required for Chromebooks, Gmail, Classroom, and Enrichment/OSP subscriptions.

    High School

    We are excited to announce the addition of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses within the ChoicePlus Academy program. These courses are for students in grades 8-12. Please see here for a flyer listing FAQs, course descriptions, and class dates and times. Registration requests for ChoicePlus Academy and High School Edgenuity courses is now open. Please be sure to sign up for courses your students want to take right away.

    High School Counselor Support

    2021 Engineering Showcase

    The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program invites all area kids, families and prospective students to an engaging and informative virtual event, our 2021 Engineering Showcase! Formerly the "Engineering Family Night," the event is an opportunity to inform you all about the college and the exciting things we do. It's a chance to learn about the engineering profession and what it takes to be an engineer. The event is free! Please see attached flyer for registration information or follow this link:

    2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

    School Calendar

    Educational Tools

    I Can Statements

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    Community and Connection

    Facebook Page

    We would love to see more families in our Facebook group! Follow this link to join the conversations, stay up-to-date with our virtual events, and to get more virtual resources.

    Please note: There are three questions that need to be answered in order to join. The group is for currently enrolled families only.

    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!

    Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons

    Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

    I have been a homeschooling mom for seventeen years. I have three children ranging in age from 17 to 22. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a senior in high school at Cabrillo Point Academy and taking college courses concurrently. I am passionate about homeschooling and love that you can tailor your curriculum to your child’s learning style. I am excited to work with other homeschooling parents and look forward to meeting you at an event soon! Happy schooling!

    Maria Ramirez - OC Special Programs Family Liaison

    Hi, I am a Mother of 4 sons, and grandma of 3 little ones. I learned about homeschooling about 5 years ago and I loved the whole concept. I homeschooled my youngest son and he loved it! I wish I had known this way of teaching when my other sons were little. I love helping families to thrive, and be successful! I am here to help you in any way I can.

    Hola, Mi nombre es Maria y soy madre de 4 hijos varones,y abuela de 3 pequeños. Hace 5 años aprendí de este concepto de Estudiar en casa y me encantó. He educado en casa al más joven de mis hijos y a él también le gusto la idea! Me hubiera encantado saber de esta manera de educar cuando mis otros hijos eran pequeños. Me encanta ayudar a que las familias sean exitosas y aquí estoy para lo que necesiten.


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