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Monday, August 16, 2021

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Welcome back all our wonderful Cabrillo Point Academy families! We are looking forward to an amazing school year! We have a lot of exciting things planned and are honored to partner with you on your homeschooling journey!

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Information and Updates

Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!

Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Tell them about Cabrillo Point Academy! We are now enrolling!
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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 consider doing one or both of the following:

  1. Join your Family Liaisons for one of our virtual school orientation meetings. Details are noted in the flyer above, or
  2. Take a look at our Welcome Spotlight by clicking on the button below.

Both contain a lot of wonderful information to orient you to our school and assist you as you embark on your homeschool voyage.


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.

Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Week!

We're kicking off the school year and showing some school spirit! We'd love to see your students enjoying their first week! Share your photos on our Facebook page and/or Instagram using hashtag #CPA2021spiritweek.
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Family Liaison Park Days!

Please come join us for one, or all, of our Park Days! No RSVP is required.

For the August 20th Park Day, look for me near the playground. I'll be wearing my Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirt! I hope to see you there!

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Introducing our newest Family Liaison - Maria Ramirez

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.

Community Connections

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Our Community Connections program is getting up and running! Please stay tuned for our Park Day schedule and Virtual Club Hub updates coming soon.

Our first CC Park Day will be Sep 17, 2021 from 10:30-12:30. Parks will be advertised in a flyer sent out by your HST and here in the newsletter.

Virtual 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/Stem and more!

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Michelle Eschenburg

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.


    Our ordering system is now open and has a new website and a new name. It is called Homeschool Hub, and it can be accessed by visiting

    Please be sure to read through our school’s Enrichment Guidelines from Homeschool Hub before entering order requests for your students.

    Lending Library

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    School Photos - Coming Soon!

    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.

    Details coming soon!

    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

    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

    Local Events

    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.

    Homeschooling Advice

    How to Homeschool when You Have Younger Siblings at Home

    Homeschooling is such a rewarding experience, but it’s also one that can be quite challenging. Add in younger kids underfoot, and some days it can feel downright impossible!

    Never fear! It can be done. It likely won’t be quiet, and many days you’ll wonder how you didn’t drop from exhaustion. But it will be so worth it! Let me share some tips I found through my own experiences of homeschooling with a baby, toddler, and preschooler. Luckily they weren’t all at the same time for me. But even if you have more than one younger child, you can do this!

    When homeschooling moms tell me their struggles, I often hear that they don’t know what to do with their younger kids while they teach the older ones. I get it. It’s been one of my biggest homeschool challenges too. Let me share the tips I’ve learned about how to homeschool with younger siblings so that you can enjoy this season of your homeschool too.

    How to Homeschool with Younger Siblings at Home

    I have found 5 main things you should do when you homeschool with younger siblings at home as well. These tips are effective whether your little ones are babies, toddlers, preschoolers, or a combination of all three.

    Read the rest of the article here.

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    Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!

    We are so excited to share with you the amazing things coming to Cabrillo Point Academy!! Please stay tuned. We'll provide more details soon!
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    Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free Summer Sessions

    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."

    Resources and Opportunities

    We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months. Please remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

    Super Simple Summer Science Experiments

    Summer is a wonderful time to let the kids show off their curiosity and do some simple science and keep your students engaged. Please enjoy these simple summer science experiments that will inspire curious minds! Join the experiments here.

    Tour a Business / Ballpark

    Many factories or businesses offer tours so kids can see their favorite products created from start to finish. Learn about visiting more than 550 factories across the nation at (Example: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Angel's Stadium, Fender Musical Instruments and more!)

    Story Time

    Many bookshops and libraries are beginning to host story times for little readers once again. Contact your local library or bookstore to see if they have something scheduled. One of the best things about this free summer activity is that it fosters a love of reading.

    Virtual Field Trips

    We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the resources below and explore!
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    We invite you on a virtual journey to Petra, the ancient and mysterious city in Jordan. Since the 2nd millennium BC, Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom and the intersection of the main commercial routes between the East and the West. Come explore this beautiful and fascinating city!

    Please enjoy the following free 7 minute video and resources below:

    Petra Video: This is a 360 video! So you can change the angle while watching the video to further explore the area!

    Study Book: Visiting Petra, Jordan

    Petra: Lost city of Stone Educator's Guide

    Be and Exhibition Explorer: Archaeological Scavenger Hunt

    Lost City of Petra online coloring page

    Student Support/Interventions

    Math Catch-Up Classes

    Catch up on all things fractions!

    If you missed the live classes please click on the links below to watch the videos. These classes are designed for students 5th grade and up.

    Class 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

    Class 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

    Class 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

    Class 4: All four operations with fractions


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    Did you miss some of the writer's workshop hours? We now have writer's workshop videos for parents and teachers to use wherever you would like! If you need advice as to where to begin, feel free to email our amazing writing teacher at

    Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE

    Social Emotional Support

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    We also have the recordings from all the Mindset Monday classes we have had this school year...Summer would be a great opportunity to watch these recordings to learn about practical tools and activities on a variety of social/emotional topics like Emotional Agility, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Resilience, and much much more!

    High School Counselor Support

    2021 Engineering Showcase - New August Dates Added!

    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:

    Concurrent Enrollment

    If your student took any Spring or Summer '21 classes at a community college, remember to send an official transcript to Cabrillo as soon as grades are posted to:

    Cabrillo Point Academy

    ATTN: Records Dept.

    4612 Dehesa Road

    El Cajon, CA 92019

    For Electronic delivery -


    Returning library materials? Please keep in mind:

    • Parents should still have access to their old library system accounts. By logging into your account, you should be able to see which items are checked out to your child(ren).

    • If you are unable to access your old library account, please feel free to call the school and speak with a Library Specialist, who can check to see if any items are still checked out to your family.

    • There is no need to separate enrichment and library materials when returning them to the library.

    • There is no need to add library materials to students’ inventory sheets when returning them to the library. Each library item has an asset tag on it, which our librarians will use to check it in.

    Thank you very much for your help with getting those items returned!

    Returning enrichment materials? Please follow the instructions detailed below by clicking on the graphic. Thank you for your help!

    School Calendar

    2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

    Educational Tools

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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 Liaison

    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 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!


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