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Monday, March 22, 2021

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Information and Updates

LCAP Surveys

Each year we will ask our CPA families to complete a survey related to the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) which identifies goals, measurements, and actions planned by CPA to improve student outcomes.

An important part of our LCAP is the input gathered from our school stakeholders. Equally important is input and involvement from parents. We want to encourage your input into the LCAP survey as it is an essential piece of our LCAP report and charter.

Please take a few moments to provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: LCAP Parent Survey Link

If your child(ren) are enrolled in 4th grade or higher, please take a few moments to have them provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: Student LCAP Survey

Thank you for providing feedback on Cabrillo Point Academy’s 2020-2021 LCAP progress to meet the eight state priorities and assisting the school’s stakeholders to develop new goals for the 2021-2022 LCAP.

High School Graduation

Dear High School Graduate Families,

We are looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony. Anyone interested please complete the survey below by March 31st.

High School Graduates:

We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Here is to the class of 20/21! Please make sure you complete this survey and upload the Senior class photo that you would like to use for the virtual Graduation by April 15th.

Graduation will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.

High School Graduates

Performers Survey

8th Grade Promotion

Attention 8th graders!

We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Please make sure you fill out the survey and upload your picture By April 15th.

We are also looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony please upload by March 31st.

Graduation/Promotion will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.

8th Grade Promotees

Performers Survey

Monthly Coffee Chat

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

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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Young Adult Literature Favorites

This week for Literature Month we're looking at young adult literature favorites. You may once again find overlap with the other week's themes, but young adult literature favorites are unique in that their influence goes well beyond their target audience. Many, if not most of these stories are made into popular TV shows or movies. Older books such as Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, To Kill a Mockingbird and Call of the Wild have all become a movie or a television series. Newer stories such as Ella Enchanted, Hunger Games, Five Feet Apart and Divergent--to name just a few--have become box office hits. It seems that the young adult literature favorites cross age barriers and resonate with all of us.

Take a look at this list of Young Adult Literature Favorites. As you scroll through the slide show, see how many titles you and your student recognize, or even better, have read!

Please note, since we are highlighting young adult literature this week, you will find that this week's student resources are more robust and challenging to be suitable for our young adults.

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

Community Connections

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Be sure to check out the Club Hub for optional materials, directions, resources, days/times, and links so your children can come prepared to the clubs. Here are some pretty cool things going on this week:

American Sign Language (ASL) Club (common phrases), Science Experiments and Engineering Club (3rd - 6th grade: apple rafts), Reading Clubs, Fitness, Art Clubs (5th-8th: perspective drawing and TK-4th: Pablo Poodle step-by-step lesson), Writing Club (2nd-3rd: creative writing - How to use a sandwich graphic organizer), Cooking Club (tortilla pinwheels), Math Club (4th - 6th), Exploring Geography Club (India), and High School Hangout focussing on Career Exploration (valuable and tangible tools for our HS students...spread the word!).

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

Progress Reports: The end of Quarter 3 is approaching! Progress reports will be completed the week of March 22. Reach out to your HST now with any concerns.

Edgenuity Progress Report Grades: In Edgenuity, the Actual Grade is the progress report grade. Please contact your HQT with any questions about this grade.

Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for a creative and engaging interactive live session during the month of March. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions:

CPA HQT Encounters: We'd love for you to join a CPA HQT Encounter this month! All are welcome! Please see the March flyer here.

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Did you miss the High School Curriculum Roadshow? Access the recording here and the slideshow here.

Please contact your HST with any questions.

High School Counselor Support

Virtual College Fairs:

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering four College fairs this spring 2021.

TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly.

Create an account and register here

Student Support/Interventions

Take Our Survey

Hello Families,

We appreciate your participation in our Online Intervention program(s) this school year. Our Student Support Team is always striving to make improvements where they are needed and would love your feedback on the online programs your student(s) participated in this year. Please take a few minutes to fill out THIS anonymous survey with any comments you wish to share with us about any of the below programs. The survey will close on April 2nd at 7pm.



-Reading Eggspress


-Learning Ally

-Reading Horizons - Discovery

-Reading Horizons - Elevate

We appreciate your time and hope you have a wonderful day!

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Join us for the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, 2021! This is an opportunity to spread the word about the importance and impact of social emotional learning.

We know that social emotional learning (SEL) changes lives. Studies show that SEL delivers long-term improvements in skills, behavior, and academic performance while reducing anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. SEL competencies are also critically important for long-term success in today’s economy.

This year as we continue to face the challenges of a global pandemic, SEL Day 2021 will focus on Building Bonds, Reimagining Communities. Working together, we can raise awareness for SEL, and incorporate SEL practices into our learning days at home.

Learn more about and sign up for SEL day here.

Check out our school’s SEL resources here.

Five Easy Social Emotional Learning Activities for Kids to do at Home

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Office Hours

Tuesdays: 10-11

Thursdays: 1-2

Password: davidson

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website. You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

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Social Emotional Support

We learned so much in our class last week about

“The Power of Mistakes” and “Self-Compassion”.

Do you know what Neuroplasticity is?

In case you missed, here are the recordings you can watch and the resources you can review to learn more about it!

RESOURCES - TK-5th / 6th-12th

K-5 Lesson Slides

K-5 Lesson Video Recording

6-12 Lesson Slides

6-12 Lesson Video Recording

English Learners

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Come visit Ms. Allison on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15


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

English Learner Needs Survey-

We would like to hear from you. Please give us feedback on the English Learner program at Cabrillo Point Academy. Survey

March 18th DELAC Meeting Slides

Take a look at the DELAC slide deck from our March 18th meeting! Topics covered were our EL needs survey, CAASSP testing resources, and LCAP goals.

EL Instructional Strategies with Lisa Mesa on March 25 @ 3:00. Topic: Notice & Note and Split Dictation: Zoom Link


Lending Library

As many of you are aware, our school library has been closed this year. During this time, we have been working very hard to make some much-needed improvements. We are preparing to launch a new, improved system for our families.

One important job that we will need to complete before the library can reopen again is we must collect all items that are currently checked out to our families.

We are asking families to return all checked-out materials to their homeschool teacher or to the Poway library location by April 1st.

We appreciate your help with this and look forward to serving your family again next year with a new and improved system that we are sure you will enjoy.

Virtual Field Trips

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

Homeschooling Advice

Homeschooling: Take It Outside!

You might have noticed many homeschooling families spend a lot of time outdoors, regardless of the season of the year. If you need to jumpstart your homeschooling, consider the potential benefits of going outside more:

  • Learning about plants and creatures
  • Getting exercise
  • Not caring about crumbs and spills
  • Using big spaces for learning: writing with chalk on sidewalks; making mountains in the sandbox
  • Changing the pace—enjoying a brain break

For some kids, learning outside is more engaging than learning inside, but we adults may have to wrap our minds around the ways they can learn outside.

How about going on an alphabet walk amidst rocks and trees?

How about taking a nature walk and bringing in pine cones, rocks, and feathers for a nature table?

How about balancing technology use with time in nature?

How about helping kids learn to care for the environment?

Read the rest of the article here. Be sure to read Part 2!

How to Easily Add Hands-on Learning to Your High School Homeschool

Are you homeschooling high school? Even high school students benefit from hands-on learning. And there are ways to easily add more hands-on learning to your high school homeschool!

When we first began homeschooling ten years ago, I was determined to help my boys learn in fun and engaging ways. It was one of the reasons we decided to homeschool in the first place! I distinctly remember telling my husband how excited I was about project-based learning and how valuable it would be for our children’s education.

Then, I actually started homeschooling.

I quickly realized that hands-on learning was not as easy to implement as I’d imagined. Our first year was filled with me vacillating back and forth between dissecting a fish or giving up in the form of another worksheet I knew they’d resist.

I am happy to say that eventually, I figured out how to more easily incorporate hands-on learning into our homeschool.

Read the rest of the article here.

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Additional Resources & Opportunities

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

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

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 Liaisons

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!


We would like this newsletter to best reflect the needs of our community! If you have any suggestions or input, please complete this survey. We appreciate your feedback!

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