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Weekly Family Update

Week of May 10th, 2021

In This Week's Edition


✦ Adopt a Senior!

✦ Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

✦ May Virtual Workshops

✦ Discovery Day & High School Hangouts Break


✦ PCA Spirit Wear!

✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes


✦ Live Math Catch Up Classes

✦ Test Prep

✦ Writer's Workshop

✦ Reading Intervention

✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays


✦ Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

✦ ELL Support Teacher Office Hours


✦ High School Updates

✦ Virtual College Fairs

✦ Scholarship Opportunities

PCA Happenings

Adopt a Senior

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

The following information sessions are available for Parents and Students with the Regional Coordinator to learn more about the upcoming 2021/22 Theme and the program offered with Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade) through the Independent Study Charter Schools:

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, May 5th, 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 6th, 5:00 pm

Marisa Samuel's Zoom Link Password: Samuel

If you are also interested, please complete the 2021/2022 Interest Survey to be part of the Mailing List to receive more information.

Click below to see the flyers for more details:

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade)

Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Marisa Samuel at or 626-347-1908 (cell phone).

May Virtual Workshops

TK - 2nd

3rd - 5th Grade

Middle School

Discovery Day & High School Hangouts

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iscovery Day communities are based on your student's grade and nearest location in order to make connections with consistent teachers & peers in your area. However, families may register with any community that works for their schedules. Please refer to the May Schedule for a list of communities & mark your calendars. Sign up HERE.

High School Hangouts

Parent Resources

PCA Spirit Wear!

We have some new spirit wear available for you! Click here for all the details.
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Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

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The Schoolwide Learner Outcomes are goals that we have for the students at Pacific Coast Academy. By receiving an education with us, our goal is that by the time a student graduates high school, the SLOs will be incorporated into a student's life.

One goal, as educators, is to help our students become independent in their learning and thinking. Let us know how you support this or observe this in your students.

Let's Investigate:

Effective Communicators - Effective communicators who can thoughtfully articulate their thinking with confidence while collaborating with peers.

Wondering where to locate PCA's SLOs? Click here and here!

Student Support and Interventions

Live Math Catch-Up Classes

Brought to you by your Math Intervention Coordinators for any student struggling in math. No need to sign up for these live-interactive classes. Just make sure you show up to all 4, for your grade level. The grade level is a live zoom room link to take you to your class - please be on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.

Day 1: May 11 at 10am or 1pm Day 2: May 12 at 10am or 1pm

Day 3: May 18 at 10am or 1pm Day 4: May 19 at 10am or 1pm

Third and Fourth Graders (or 941 710 1127 PW: math)

Day 1: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 1

Day 2: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 2

Day 3: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 1

Day 4: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 2

Fifth and Sixth Graders

Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models

Day 2: Multiplying large numbers

Day 3: Basic division

Day 4: Types of fractions

Seventh and Eighth Graders

Day 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

Day 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

Day 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

Day 4: All four operations with fractions

Test Prep

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website- You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

Writer's Workshop

Ms. Genieva will resume the regular schedule this week:

Password: davidson

For Teachers, Parents and Students of PCA, MVA, CPA

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Reading Intervention

Office Hours with Reading Intervention Coordinators offered Mondays @10am ZOOM LINK

Parents are welcome to ask questions about administering our New Reading Intervention Programs found on our Reading Intervention Website.

Letters & Sounds Intervention Program

Lower Elementary Multisensory Reading Intervention Program

Upper Elementary Reading for Meaning Intervention Program

Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Monday May

Our final Mindset Monday topic for the 2020-2021 school year is on Reflection and Gratitude.

Please find new resources on our MM page and then join us on Monday,

Monday, May 10th for our final workshop of the school year!

10am for TK-5th

1:00pm for 6th-12th


Then on Monday, May 17th at 11am we will be hosting a meeting to discuss SEL for the 2021-2022 school year.

This will be a time for parents and/or students to share ideas related to the SEL needs of students at CPA, MVA and PCA


English Learners Resources

Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

Did you know that we have all of the recorded workshops available on the Family Resource Site? Under each date, parents can see the topic covered in that workshop!

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ELL Support Teacher Office Hours

Come visit Ms. Allison Wednesdays from 11:30am to 12:15pm

Click HERE for the zoom link

  • HS EL students to get help with school work

  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL

High School

High School Updates

Virtual College Fair: May 12 from 5 to 8:30p. Over 50 colleges (public and private) will be there. Please encourage your students to attend. Flyer Here.

Last Day of the Semester: May 28 is the last day of the semester. ALL coursework (including finals) must be completed by this date. Please plan ahead!

ChoicePlus Academy Finals: Finals week is May 24th - 28th. All work will be expected to be completed by the Friday beforehand, May 21st.

Concurrent Enrollment: If your student is planning to take a community college course in the summer or fall, please email the concurrent enrollment form to the school counselor to sign.

Honors/AP Q&A: The Edgenuity Team will be hosting a Q and A session for AP and Honors courses for the 21/22 school year. Please plan to join us May 6, Thursday, at 5:30p to learn more about our engaging, rigorous course offerings. RSVP Here for the Q and A session and Click Here to view the AP/Honors Flyer.

Edgenuity Exrtas: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the month of May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions:

21-22 Curriculum: Check out the High School In House curriculum options for 21-22: High School In House Curriculum 21-22

Virtual College Fairs

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering four College fairs this spring 2021.

TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly.

Create an account and register here

Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

Karmen & Rachel

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