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Monday, August 31, 2020

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Community Connections

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VIRTUAL CLUBS start THIS week! There is something for everyone. We have Art Club, Fitness Club, a Parent Corner, High School Hangouts, Middle School Game Club, Cooking Club, Math Club, Patriotic Club, and more!


Check out the “Club Hub” an internal schedule sent out by your HST with explanations and Zoom links.

Gina Garland, Lead CC Coordinator:

Student Services

Click here for videos, tutorials, ideas, and more for all parents and their students.

Does your student need math intervention?

Step 1: Make sure they are using an evidence based curriculum (Math U See, Right Start Math, Touch Math, Teaching Textbooks, or CLICK HERE for many more adopted curriculums). Work in this curriculum daily for one hour minimum.

Step 2: Use your instructional planning amounts for a twice weekly tutor.

Step 3: What else can I suggest? Try the free programs included in the OSP. Or add OSP a la carte programs like My Math Academy, Shmoop, or Prodigy.

Step 4: If you’ve tried this for 6-10 weeks and your student is still struggling, let’s schedule a Student Study Team appointment with our school success coordinator and see what other options are available.

Social-Emotional Support

Could your student benefit from some extra SEL tools to help them navigate through stressful times?

We’re excited for our first social/emotional webinar for students next Monday, September 7th. We will be learning about our emotions and how to manage difficult emotions, such as disappointment, frustration and anger.

TK-5th grade: 10:00-10:45 am

6th-12th grade: 1:00-1:45 pm

Please use the link below to join either session:


Password: mindset

For more information about upcoming topics, please visit our Mindset Monday page.

Virtual Field Trips

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

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package


Week 8/24 - 8/28: MobyMax and Shmoop subscriptions will continue processing for late-enrolling students.

Week 8/31 - 9/4: All remaining subscriptions will begin processing. Please note that processing may take 2-3 business days before an email notification is sent. BrainPOP may experience additional delays due to a known problem with their system at this time. Bure to check the OSP Handbook Announcements page for updates.


The OSP Handbook is your one-stop-shop for all information regarding the OSP. The handbook includes detailed information as well as updates & answers to our most frequently asked questions. Please be sure to visit the OSP Handbook before contacting us first.


Overview page - provides general information

Announcements page - provides up-to-date important/need-to-know information

General FAQ - provides answers to FAQ about the OSP in general (NOT subscription specific)

OSP Subscriptions - provides more detailed information regarding the OSP (packaged) subscriptions

A LA CARTE Subscriptions - provides more detailed information regarding the A LA CARTE subscriptions

Webinars - provides links to the webinars available for each subscription


If you need additional help, please consider joining our weekly office hours. Every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

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Parent Resources

Attention Parents! Michelle McCoy Photography is offering a way for families to purchase a student/teacher ID for $6 p/ID, which includes the postage to send it to you. Fill out THIS survey where you will upload a headshot and pay Michelle directly. Her contact information is found in the survey.

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Homeschooling Advice

Heartfelt Discussion Versus Question & Answer

"Now more than ever, it is important that we are talking to one another. New social distancing rules means many families are staying home more. This means fewer co-ops, outings, and field trips, and fewer in-person connections with friends. For many homeschoolers, it means we are with our families more than ever.

While this time together brings challenges, it also provides the opportunity to truly connect with each other. The closeness that we’ve been offered is a great time to have heartfelt conversations with our children while they’re learning, rather than simple question/answer moments.

Facts Versus Feelings

When we use the simple question and answer format, a question is posed and the child searches through materials, or his memory to present the facts of the, so-called, right answer. A short discussion may ensue, regarding how the child came up with the answer. But there is generally little follow-up. Instead, the child is typically ushered on to the next topic, having demonstrated an understanding of the knowledge that was presented in the lessons and asked via the question.

If we focus on how the students feels about what is presented, we can easily dive into heartfelt discussions. Of course, these discussions may not necessarily land on a right answer. In fact, they often generate more questions that can lead to a far deeper understanding of what is learned.

Sometimes referred to as the Socratic method, asking questions and following up with questions encourages learners to feel comfortable with not knowing the answer to a question and encourages critical thinking skills. It shows children that the answer might not even be out there. We may have to discover it from our own train of thought and our own experiences."

Read the rest of the article here.

Incase You Missed It Last Week...

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.

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

School Calendar

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South Schools' Family Liaison Curriculum Showcases

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!

Curriculum Webinars

Families have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors! The previously recorded webinars are available to view.
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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

This recording is available HERE.


View this recording HERE.

Lincoln Empowered

View this recording HERE.

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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