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Monday, September 20, 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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Join Homeschool Information Session using this link.

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. Join here.
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Join Homeschool Orientation using this link.

School Photos!

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We only have two picture days left: one in Costa Mesa and our make-up picture day in Corona! If you would like school pictures, be sure to sign up!

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

September 29 - Promenade Park (Corona) - 10am-1pm (Make-up picture day)

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

School Opportunities

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

We are excited to provide our students activities to explore and learn about Hispanic Heritage Month! Activities include books, Latin Art, Latin Music, poetry and so much more! Learn more and join the fun here.

Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free 2021 Research and Engineering Design Academy

The 2021 Research and Engineering Design Academy is a FREE, virtual series of six workshops designed to guide students, grades 6 through 12, to complete a science research or engineering project and enter it into the 2022 Orange County Science and Engineering Fair.

Two independent sessions are offered

o Academy 101: For students with no prior science / engineering fair experience

o Academy 201: For students who previously completed science / engineering projects

  • Students completing individual or group projects are invited to register.
  • Each Academy limited to 60 projects.
  • Individual and Group Projects may register
  • All sessions are FREE and conducted on Zoom
  • Workshops held on Saturday's from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

Workshop Schedule

  • Session 1 ........October 2, 2021
  • Session 2 ........October 9, 2021
  • Session 3 ........October 16, 2021
  • Session 4 ........November 13, 2021
  • Session 5 ........November 20, 2021
  • Session 6 ........December 4, 2021

Each workshop is divided into Content Sessions and small Breakout Rooms. Mentors (Scientists, Teachers, STEM Industry Experts) will work with students in the Breakout Rooms to reinforce the content and to answer questions about their projects.

OCSEF will host "Ask a Scientist/Engineer" opportunities between Session 3 and Session 4 and after Session 6 for Academy students to get additional help and answers to their questions.

Please CLICK HERE to sign up for the 2021 Research and Engineering Design Academy.

Community Connections

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Thank you for coming out this month- we had a great turn out at all three locations- it was so wonderful to see so many families enjoying the day and making new friends. If you missed, please be sure to mark your calendars for October. Information can be found in our CPA Community Connections Club Hub- link below.

Next Park Day: October 8th 10:30-12:30

Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley

Wildcatters Park, Brea

Dinosaur Park, Laguna Hills

Explore with Books

Dress as your favorite book character inspired by your favorite book.

Student and Parent Book Swap

Bring a book, take a book- we will have two areas set up for the books to be looked through.

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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

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 Class

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

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

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Student Support/Interventions

Office Hours

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

Join Math office hours using this zoom link.

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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

SEL - Growth Mindset

Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes to discuss how to Evaluate Your Goals! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes to discuss the importance of creating goals! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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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! Please make sure your child completes 30 minutes of Designated ELD instruction each day and it is logged on the ELD log.

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@ 11:00

October 5 @ 4:00

Zoom Link:

DELAC Meeting- Our first DELAC meeting is scheduled for September 29 @ 12:00 pm. Cabrillo needs board members for our DELAC board. An interest survey will be sent this week.This is a great opportunity to share feedback for improving our school programs and helping to make Cabrillo a stronger school for our children! If you are not interested in becoming a board member, please consider attending our DELAC meetings. Our parents’ voices and input are vital for strengthening our school.

Parents on Course

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Cabrillo Point Academy presents Parent on Course for the 21-22 school year! Parents on Course consists 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!

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Special Education

All students require an environment conducive for learning. Learning coaches are expected to support their students' needs in creating this environment to deliver academic instruction throughout the instructional day. Students with an IEP may require additional support and accommodations to their educational setting. Please reach out to your students' case manager and your students’ HST for additional support and strategies to assist in the following areas: learning environment, activities, Instructional strategies and programs, schedules, transitions, behavior, rules and procedure, and motivation.


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.

Please note that Masterclass courses are not able to be purchased. The vendor now only offers an all access subscription, and unfortunately, not all courses that are included are appropriate for the school to purchase.

Field Trips and Events

In-Person Field Trips

All school-organized field trips can be viewed through the Field Trip & Events (FTE) Hub


Need help or have a question? Please join our office hours!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday -- 9 - 10 am

Tuesday/Thursday -- 2 - 3 pm


To provide our families with sufficient time to review all field trips, ask questions, and coordinate schedules before booking, we will publish our field trip one month at a time with a 1-week viewing period. Field trips will be posted for review the first Wednesday of each month. The booking period will open the second Wednesday of each month.

September 15th @ 10am - October field trips are published for review

September 22nd @ 10am - October field trips open for booking


We strongly encourage families to sign up for the waitlist. Waitlists allow us to gauge the demand for popular trips and schedule additional trips for future dates. Families that sign up for the waitlist will be given priority booking for the future trip.



    • All students must be accompanied on school-organized field trips by an adult chaperone; we do not offer drop-off field trips!

      • Please make sure to add a chaperone ticket when booking field trips for your student(s)!

    • Due to limited space and availability, we can only allow one chaperone per family.

      • Depending on the venue, it may be possible to purchase additional tickets directly from the venue.

        • We cannot guarantee additional tickets will be available through the venue.

        • Any tickets purchased directly from the venue may be a higher cost and will be separate from the school field trip.


    • Non-enrolled siblings may attend field trips (provided there are no age restrictions for the particular field trip/venue).

    • Siblings between 2-4 years old -- Tickets must be purchased on the FTE site.

    • Siblings under 2 -- If there is a ticket cost for children under 2, the tickets must be purchased directly from the venue.

Please be sure to check the field trip details carefully regarding any age restrictions for the particular field trip before booking!


    • Field trips are considered an extension of the school, and therefore we are required to follow local county and state COVID guidelines, in addition to the venue's COVID guidelines. Masks will be required for all indoor field trips or if the venue requires them.

      • If you or your student has a medical exemption from wearing a mask, we will require proof of the medical exemption. A face shield with a drape will be required in lieu of a mask for those with a documented medical exemption.


    • All field trip purchases are final. If you are unable to attend a field trip, please notify us in advance. We cannot provide refunds for cancellation requests or no shows.

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Sign up link below each field trip!
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Sign up for Galapagos Islands Field Trip here.

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! Please fill out this form to let us know you will be joining us!

For the September 22nd meet-up be sure to fill out this form and look for us near the playground. We'll be wearing our Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirts! 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

Keeping Homeschool Kids Active & Healthy

The emergence of the coronavirus had a devastating effect on so many activities worldwide. It was so bad that schools and offices had to shut down and everyone was forced to carry on their office or schooling activities at home for extended periods. Though things are a bit relaxed, it is still not like before. Many parents while working from home and homeschooling their kids are quite burdened with other to-dos at home. However, it is necessary to make sure your kids indulge in some physical activities at home for at least one hour every day. Let us see tips on some of those activities.

Regular Working Out and Exercises

Regular physical activities in the form of exercises and workout sessions improve muscle strength and boost endurance. It is a means to healthy living not just for the kids but for the parents as well. You can watch videos online of some routine workout sessions which you can adopt at home. Lead the sessions and make it fun throughout by playing some music whose beats go with the activities.

Read the rest of the article here.

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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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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

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School Calendar

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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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