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Monday, August 24, 2020

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This week's featured curriculum: Subscription Boxes!

The South Schools' Family Liaisons have joined 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 as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community! Sessions are being recorded and will posted in upcoming newsletters.

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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!
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South Schools' Adopted Curriculum Webinars

We are pleased to announce upcoming webinars with Cabrillo Point Academy's Adopted Curriculum options. These options are managed by our Curriculum Department and are available at the following links: TK-8 Options and High School Options. An overview of these options is available here.

Calvert Learning by Edmentum

View this recording HERE. Password: %6fN6M@w

ChoicePlus Bridge

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Lincoln Empowered

Tuesday, August 25th at 10 am

* Must Register in advance HERE

Virtual Field Trips

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

Community Connections

We’re excited, are you? Coming in September -- Community Connections Virtual Clubs! There will be Cooking Clubs, Creative Writing Clubs, Math Clubs, Game Clubs, Fitness Clubs and many more all for FREE! Your HST will send out information on how to participate THIS WEEK.

Gina Garland, Lead CC Coordinator:

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High School

Graduation Plan:

Do you have a copy of your student’s Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP)? If not, ask your HST for it! It’s a great resource for understanding your student’s path to graduation.


Our high school student should be enrolled in a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 credits each semester. Your student will need special approval to take more than 40 credits. Keep in mind that a student should take an average of 25 credits to graduate with the 200 credits needed.

Academic Integrity:

Academic Integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. This includes values such as avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigor in academic work. This is a great resource for reviewing what plagiarism is with your student.

Homeschooling Advice

Answers for Procrastination in Your Homeschool

"We’ve all been there. A deadline approaches, yet there's no motivation to get the project done. The laundry piles up... until there's nothing clean to wear. Faced with a long to-do list, we feel the urgent need to paint, take a nap, or do anything but the things we need to do.

Procrastination is a human phenomenon which happens to everyone at some point, even our children. When it rears its head, it’s best to figure out the underlying cause and find solutions for it, rather than simply trudging through the work. There are three primary reasons for procrastination:

  • A task does not seem meaningful.

  • A task is unstructured.

  • A task seems too difficult.

When Homeschooling Is Not Meaningful

At times, our homeschool lessons cover topics our children need to know, but they don't consider meaningful to their lives. An example that comes to mind is algebra. Many children feel this branch of math isn’t relevant to their lives.

“I’ll never use this in real life,” they may argue.

At times like these, we are wise to empower them to figure out ways to make the work more meaningful to them, even if they don’t yet see the value in the content."

Read the rest of the article here.

Incase You Missed It Last Week...

Student Services

Welcome to Student Services! We help all students who need assistance with reading, writing, math, English language learners, and social emotional learning. Click here for videos, tutorials, ideas, and more for all parents and their students. If you feel your student is in need of urgent intervention, please reach out to your HST at your earliest convenience.

English Learners

EL Coordinator 2020/21- My name is Jennifer Carrete and I will be the EL Coordinator for Cabrillo Point Academy for the 20/21 school year. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching Speakers of Other Languages, and have worked in charter schools for 20 years in a range of positions including EL teacher and Coordinator. I look forward to getting to know you and supporting your child with English acquisition. It is such a gift to be multi-lingual! As we progress through the school year I will be reaching out to all of you about joining our English Learner Advisory Committee. I hope you will consider joining me in building a community of English Learner parents that will be a voice in how our school can best serve and support our students.

19/20 LPAC Scores are available under testing on your Parent Portal! If your student was unable to complete the test due to COVID school closure, there will be an opportunity to complete the ELPAC this fall.

Initial ELPAC- Your HST will be contacting you about administering the Initial ELPAC if your child is new to the school system and could potentially qualify for EL services. At this time, the Initial ELPAC will be administered virtually.

Reclassification- If your child has an overall score of at least 4 on the ELPAC test, he/she could be considered for Reclassification and exited out of the EL program. Your HST will contact you with more details within the next 2 weeks if your child is eligible for reclassification.

ELD Instruction If your child is classified as EL, they are required to participate in 30 minutes of ELD (English Language Development) instruction everyday. Brainpop EL is available for free to all of our EL students. Contact your HST for more information on how to enroll your child.

Curriculum Recommendations for our EL Students -

Reading Eggs & Eggspress PreK - 8th Grade

Wonders 2nd - 6th grade

Study Sync 6th - 12th grade

BrainPOP ELL - K-12th grade

ELD Instruction for High School Elective Credit- Your child can now receive high school elective credit for the following ELD support classes. See here for courses and class descriptions.


Do you have enrichment or tech orders that were entered by the last day of school in the Spring, but that weren’t processed by July 1st? Please rest assured that we are working on a solution that will allow the EOS to automatically deduct order totals from the correct school year. Please stay tuned, as more information is coming!

Due to COVID, BookShark orders are typically being processed by the vendor within 10 - 12 days after orders are processed in the EOS.

Please note that Timberdoodle Kindergarten curriculum kits are currently on backorder.

Our payment method was recently updated to credit card for Amazon. When you submit orders for this vendor, you will be prompted to select the school credit card that’s on file (the full card number is not viewable by anyone). Please feel free to select that payment method . . . HSTs will still need to approve all orders, and they will still need to be processed by Enrichment staff.

As a reminder, no in person services can be paid for at this time (even if enrichment certificates were previously issued).

If virtual services are being requested, please be sure to write “virtual” or “online” within each order. This will help ensure that orders are processed as quickly as possible!

Local Events

Orange County Children's VIRTUAL Book Festival

The annual Orange County Children's Book Festival has gone VIRTUAL this year! This event promises to entertain, spark imagination, inspire reading, and encourage kindness and caring. Cabrillo Point Academy will be featuring some of our own students and alumni, so be sure to tune in! There is limited space and registration is required.

When: September 14-26, 2020

Where: Virtual - Secure your spot at

Cost: Free

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

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School Calendar

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Educational Tools

I Can Statements

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

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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

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!


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