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Monday, February 22, 2021

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Information and Updates

High School Graduation

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Now is the time to order your cap & gown, graduation announcements, senior apparel, and class jewelry **Please note that this is not required for graduation and all Josten's items will not be able to be placed using funds**.

The cap and gown for Cabrillo is a Royal color and the tassel is red and white as shown here.

It is important to place your graduation orders on time. NOW is the only time to receive the group discount and be assured of timely delivery.

Please place your graduation orders by Saturday, February 27th.

ORDER ONLINE at by February 27th.

Click this link to go directly to the Cabrillo Point Academy page on

Order by February 27th, before these special offers expire...


-$40 OFF most class ring and jewelry orders when you use the code SENIORGIFT40 at checkout.

-FREE COMPANION RING with any class ring or jewelry order.

We know this is a very challenging time. Orders can be placed with a deposit, and many flexible payment options are available with NO interest.

If you have any questions, please feel free to visit, or email our local office at


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your HST.

Let’s go, Class of 2021!

Wrapping Up a Month of History

Ancient Times and The Middle Ages 7000BCE - 1500's

We are wrapping up our month of history with a look at Ancient Times and The Middle Ages. Spanning thousands of years, Ancient history laid claim to the formation of empires, periods of war and peace, and observed amazing feats of ingenuity in the construction of temples, cities, and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Middle Ages ushered in a distinct period of cultural refinement and expression through art, literature, and architecture in the Age of Discovery. This epoch also gave rise to agricultural innovations and a commercial economy independent of the feudal system. Today, we see the impact of traditions, innovations, and relics of the past in modern governments, economies, and cultures.

Below are some resources with engaging and educational activities for kids! Click on the images to visit the websites.

Kicking off a Month of Literary Learning in March!

Cabrillo Point Academy is excited to feature a month of literary learning in March. Join us as we look at literature using different lenses. From authors to genres to award winning novels--there is sure to be something for everyone! We'll also include some engaging activities and resources to help foster a love of reading in your student. Get ready to turn the page!
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Monthly Coffee Chat

We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
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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

Flat Travelers Project

Are you looking for a creative way to engage your student? Do you have a Flat Stanley fan in your home? If so, this event is for you!

Join us in learning about new places and the art of writing letters, all while making new friends with this exciting project!

Details and the sign-up survey can be found here.

Please note: the last day for sign-up is Friday, February 26!

All student matches will be made and sent out to families by Wednesday, March 3!

Community Connections

Welcome back from break! This week we have some great things going on in our clubs: Reading Clubs (Sight Words and Beginning Reading, Cooking Club (week 2 of a 3-week culinary trip through Italy), Nature Club (leaf confetti bookmarks), Art Clubs for older and younger students, a Writing Club for middle school, a Math Game Club for 4th - 6th grade (this week the focus is on place value through a fun solve the mystery picture), High School Hangout Club, Fitness Club (this week is cardio, strength, and training), Writing Club for 2nd - 3rd grade (how to write a fable), and an Exploring Geography Club (this week is Madagascar!). There is something for everyone! We look forward to engaging with your children!

If you still have not received an email from your HST with the Club Hub information and link, please reach out to them and request it.

For information on how to navigate Club Hub, please click on the button below.

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland:

High School

Add/Drop Deadline: The deadline to add a course, drop a course, or change curriculum for high school is March 1.

BigFuture Days: Click here for more information on BigFuture Days, from College Board. College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

Military Recruiter Info Session- February 26 @10:30: A recruiter from the U.S Marine Corps will be hosting a zoom information session for our students. The recruiter will present information on the Marine Corp and general information on the other branches of the military. Military Info Session Link

Cabrillo Point Academy High School Orientation: Families of incoming freshman and new students for the 21-22 school year are welcome on March 3 to discuss high school with the counselors and coordinator. We offer two meeting times: 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and meeting links are available here.

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:

Edgenuity Extras: Join the HQTs for an Edgenuity Extra. See the flyer here for more information and rsvp with the teacher leading the session. All high school students are welcome to attend.

Student Support/Interventions

Calling All Seventh Graders!

Join us for weekly, interactive, grade-level videos to help prepare for the CAASPP test this spring. We will be focusing on MATH! So have your student grab a pencil and paper and join one of our math intervention teachers for tips, tricks, and problem solving. Each week will be a different grade, so keep your eyes out for yours!

Click here for 7th grade video

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Here is the link to our NEW South Schools Intervention Website:

South Schools Intervention Website

You now have access to our highly anticipated Tier 1 Intervention Programs for Reading. In addition to that you will still see our ODI Math Videos, SEL/Growth Mindset Resources, and our Writer’s Workshop Video Lessons.

Please remember to update the link in your bookmarks!

Writer's Workshop Office Hours Cancelled This Week

Ms. Genieva's Writer's Workshop Office hours have been cancelled this week. We will send an update for next week by close of business this Thursday. Thank you!
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Social Emotional Support

Please visit our Mindset Monday Page and check out our newly posted recordings for this month’s topic: “Fostering Friendship and Empathy”.

English Learners

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Come visit Ms. Allison


Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15


  • HS EL students to get help with school work
  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL


Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found below.

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Parent Resources

Student/Teacher IDs

Parent, teacher, and student ID’s are available once again until the end of February. Our photographer has offered to provide ID cards for $6 each. It is about a 2-week turnaround. If you need it rushed, the cost is $20.

HERE is the link to the survey order form.

Please contact Michelle McCoy if you have any questions!


Virtual Field Trips

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

Homeschooling Advice

10 Tips for Homeschooling Wiggle Worms

It can be challenging to parent and homeschool a little wiggle worm. Are you homeschooling a child who struggles with ADD, ADHD, SPD, anxiety, or other special needs? If so, here are ten tips that can help!

1. Establish Routines

Every parent knows that children thrive on routines, but routines are especially important for children who struggle to maintain attention and focus. Trying your best to adhere to a predictable routine can be extremely helpful.

2. Use Visual Reminders

Set your child up for success with visual reminders. In our home, I have a laminated morning to-do list in my son's room. The kids' bathroom door has a laminated evening to-do list. These lists did not take long to make, and they helped to cut down on parenting nagging and increase independence.

When you do give your child verbal instructions, make sure your child is making eye contact with you. Ask him to repeat the instructions back to you. If you provide written instructions as well, there is a higher likelihood that your directions will stick.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Additional Resources & Opportunities

Every Kid Outdoors Through National Park Services

For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, U.S. fifth graders can bring their families to national parks, national forests and grasslands, wildlife refuges and other Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed public lands and waters for free!

How It Works

Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. A new voucher is now available for 5th grade students for the rest of the school year!

With this voucher, 5th graders and their families will have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior from October 28, 2020 through August 31, 2021.

Get free access for 5th graders here.

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

Have an OSP related question or problem?

Please join our weekly office hours for live support - every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Or, you can email OSP Help!

Please be sure to provide the student’s name and/or district ID and a detailed explanation of the problem so that we may better assist you.

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These previously recorded webinars are available to view. Join us as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community. Families also have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors!

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 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!

Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

I have been a homeschooling mom for sixteen years. I have three children ranging in age from 16 to 21. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a junior 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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Writer's Workshop Office Hours Cancelled This Week!

Ms. Genieva's Writers Workshop Office Hours have been canceled this week. We will send an update for next week by close of business this Thursday. Thank you!