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Monday, March 1, 2021

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Information and Updates

Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fairs

We would like to thank all of the students who participated in the elementary and MS/HS level science fairs this year! Click on the banners below to see some of the exceptional projects that were submitted.

A Month of Literary Learning!

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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Read Across America Day

We are kicking off Literature Month at Cabrillo Point Academy by taking a look at your favorite authors and highlighting Read Across America Day! So please pick up a book and read with your student. Let's get our students excited about reading!

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Click the banner below to shop our virtual book fair!

Parent Support Pods

Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow homeschooling families? Would you like to exchange ideas with parents who have students in your child's grade level? Look no further than our newest VIRTUAL parent connection meetings...Parent Support Pods!

Join our once-a-month (grade-specific) meetings to talk ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOLING with parents just like you! This will be a time to chat about curriculum, successes, failures and to bounce ideas off one another all from the comfort of your own home. We can't wait to see you there!

Parent Support Pod: TK-2nd Grade - Wednesday, March 3rd @ 2pm:

Parent Support Pod: 3rd-5th Grade - Wednesday, March 10th @ 2pm:

Parent Support Pod: 6th-8th Grade - Thursday, March 18th @ 9am:

Parent Support Pod: 9th-12th Grade - Wednesday, March 24th @ 2pm:

Welcome to March!

We would love to surprise our amazing teachers with some virtual luck this month! March is the perfect time to tell people how lucky we are to have them be a part of our lives.

Please have your student(s) get creative by making their own picture with a few kind words about their HST, and then share a photo with us! Once we receive all the photos, we will build a special video to share with our staff.

The Deadline to send in photos will be Tuesday, March 9th at 5 pm.

Once you are ready to share your photo with us, please submit the photo and the pertinent information here.

We can't wait to see what our students come up with. Thank you for participating!

Community Connections

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We love all the positive feedback we’ve been receiving about the VIRTUAL CLUBS and are thrilled that your children are enjoying them. This week we have some great things going on: Reading Clubs (Sight Words and Beginning Reading, Cooking Club (week 3 of a 3-week culinary trip through Italy making a dessert), Nature Club (“Plant a Flower Day” (check out the optional supplies in the Club Hub), Art Clubs for older (Zentangle) and younger students (fingerprint rainbow pot of gold), a Writing Club for middle school and 2nd - 3rd grade (Mini biography research project), a Math Game Club for 4th - 6th grade (this week the focus is on algebraic concepts through a solve the mystery picture), High School Hangout Club, Fitness Club (this week is forest themed yoga) and an Exploring Geography Club (this week is Portugal!). 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

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.

Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for course specific/student success sessions throughout the month of March. All high school students in HQT led courses and CP courses are welcome to join in. Please see the March Extras flyer and message Jolene with any questions.

Join the ChoicePlus Academy HQTs for HQT Encounters! All high school students welcome! Flyer here.

Graduating Students- The FAFSA Deadline is March 2! This is the deadline for all four-year-institution-bound students. Students are required to meet this deadline to receive a Cal Grant High School Entitlement award. Students planning to attend a community college are encouraged to apply now as well. FAFSA Information

Concurrent Enrollment- Students taking a Spring college course need to submit proof of enrollment to their counselor today, March 1st!

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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Social Emotional Support

Self-Compassion and The Power of Mistakes

Is your student hard on themselves? Could your student benefit from learning about how their mistakes can actually HELP their brain grow?

Join us for our Next Mindset Monday Class

“Self-Compassion and The Power of Mistakes”

March 8th 10:00am (TK-5th) & 1:00pm (6th-12th)


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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Virtual Field Trips

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

Additional Resources & Opportunities

Imaginology Goes Virtual


Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook … or what causes a rainbow … or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology, where science, technology, engineering, art and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways.

The 2021 Imaginology is being offered as a virtual online experience so that everyone can safely create projects in their homes.

We have modifed the categories so you can easily use materials you have around the house. We hope this inspires and sparks your creativity and brings you joy. Find details and enter the competition at

CONTEST DEADLINE: March 19, 2021

Enter the Plant Trackers Contest For Grades 3rd - 6th

Scholastic is providing this at-home educational opportunity including lesson plans and activities! Your child can become a plant detective—for a chance to win $1,000! To enter the contest, they will observe a plant, then draw and write about it. Whether scoping out evergreen plants or newly budding plants, the end of winter and beginning of spring are the perfect times to observe plant changes in the environment.

Plus, check out additional fun plant projects that you can do as a family, like creating a cardboard plant puzzle or growing a bean in a jar. Access this opportunity here.

CONTEST DEADLINE: April 26, 2021

Homeschooling Advice

10 Tips to Help Your Struggling Reader

Do you have a struggling reader? Whether you’re teaching a young child to read or helping a middle-schooler (or even a high-schooler) who has reading difficulties, it can be very stressful for both mom/teacher and child/student to deal with reading problems. However, don’t give up! There are several things you can do to lessen the stress and to help your struggling reader.

1. Decide if your child is ready to learn to read.

Sometimes we get so excited about homeschooling and teaching our children that we simply start doing formal schooling earlier than we should. You may want to read this article called Is Your Child Ready to Learn to Read? These 10 Tips Can Help You Find Out! for more information on determining if your child is ready to learn to read.

Read the rest of the article here.

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High School Graduation

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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

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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