Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of July 22, 2019

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Hello Riverside County!

The 2019/2020 school year is creeping up! Don't get too caught up in what's about to happen in the new school year. Remember to enjoy the summertime with your kids. Join us at a beach day or summer Splash Pad Park Day. Grab your boogie boards and jump in the ocean with your kids! Put your suit on at the splash pad and have some fun! Now is always the time to enjoy them! This homeschool journey goes by so quickly. Soak up all the memories you can while they're still young!

Share with us on social media what you're planning for this upcoming year!

Use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

In this week's newsletter, we spotlight Inspire's

Online Subscription Package option - IXL! Also included are "How to" videos for navigating the Enrichment Ordering System, membership information for Inspire's new, non-profit Parent Organization - California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA)

and upcoming virtual info sessions for all!

Please reach out anytime and get to know us!

We are so happy to answer all of your questions and guide you through

learning about homeschool philosophy, curriculum, and the homeschool lifestyle!

Don't let yourself drown in worry or fear over homeschooling.

If you find yourself there, reach out!

We hope to connect with you soon,

Audrey & Candice

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Don't be a stranger...

Summer break is here! We want to keep in contact with all of our amazing Inspire families this summer. Make sure you subscribe to our weekly Riverside County Newsletter. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this newsletter and selecting the "Follow Riverside County" orange button. After entering your email at the prompts, you will receive a "confirmation" email from Smore. Follow the directions in that email to ensure your name and email are on that

mailing list for Riverside County's weekly newsletter!

This is the way to continue to receive the newsletter every week.

Other ways to stay connected:

Facebook - Join our Inspire Charter Riverside County Facebook Page!

Instagram - Follow Inspire Charter Riverside County on Instagram! @inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie

Make sure to use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

to share what you are doing this summer!

Contact us! Your Riverside County Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year is OPEN!

Click HERE to enroll!

Sharing The Homeschool Heart...Keep things simple.

As I begin to prepare for next year, I have a lot of thoughts on what my daily plan should look like. Even after 12 years, I still get caught up in thought patterns that can be difficult to work around, or even destructive to the preparation of my school year. I always try to remind myself to keep it simple. As simple as I can schooling six, right!?

Taking summertime to write out a simple plan for each one of your kids or, like me, each group of your kids depending on their stage and level they're working at can be a great way to start a simple plan that clears your brain of unneeded stress and worry. Another helpful resource can be our I Can Statements. I Can Statements can be a great way to take a look at where your student could / should be for a particular grade and age. They can provide a framework for education for the year, or they can be used as a small checklist to be mindful of. Using the I Can Statements can also be helpful when formulating your year-long curriculum and lesson plans.

Take it from me, unneeded stress or worry gets you nowhere for the school year. Learn to let that go now, be confident in the decisions you make, and be very excited for the new school year you are about to embark on. This journey is amazing! You have heard me say it a thousand times. There is nothing like home education and the time you get to enjoy with your children because of the decision you've made. Don't waste your time in fear and worry. You can do this! You are the best educator for your kids! Use the summertime to clear your brain, build confidence, make plans, grow your tribe of support, and then, relax! Have fun during these lazy, hot summer days. Enjoy each moment that this break brings in preparation for a busy, exciting, and fulfilling new school year that is just around the corner. You have got this, and we're here to help every step of the way!

~ Candice

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Dear Families,

We have exciting news! Membership for the 2019-2020 school year is now open to join the California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA). This is Inspire’s new, non-profit Parent Organization!

(If you previously filled out the paper form to opt-in, we would be so grateful if you would also take a moment to complete the new online membership form below as we added some information. Thank you!)


The CHPA Founders

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Community Connections!

Adventure Awaits!

We are excited to announce the new Community Connections Team! Community Coordinators (CCs) throughout the state will plan exciting events and activities to encourage and facilitate connections, inspire community, and enhance the Adventure of Learning!

Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:

• Thematic Park Days

• Teacher-Led Field Trips

• Special Events (Picture Day, Spelling Bee, Art and Science Fairs,

Community Service Projects, and Much More!)

• Events for All Ages and Interests

Let’s Connect!

Parents will join in the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families. Families will be informed of planned events through a regional newsletter. We look forward to launching these events starting in September. Watch out for specific event details coming in early August.

Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

Inspiring Parents Live @ 5 is BACK!

All homeschool parents are welcome! Join us weekly to learn about curriculum choices, homeschooling ideas, and much more!

Mondays in July & August - NEXT: Monday, July 22nd @ 5 pm

Topic for the 22nd: Middle School!

Use this link to join us!


Questions? Contact Arlene at arlene@inspireschools.org

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Virtual Info Session with Candice & Audrey

Do you have questions about curriculum? What about navigating the EOS? Or are you new to Inspire and would like to learn what homeschooling with Inspire looks like? Come discuss all this and more with your Riverside County Liaisons right in the comfort of your home!

Join us online in a ZOOM ROOM Info Session on:

Wednesday, July 24th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Zoom Room:



Call or email:

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809


Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209


A Night Out to Inspire with Candice and Audrey

Join your Riverside County Family Liaisons at Panera in Hemet for "A Night Out to Inspire". This monthly event is for homeschool parents (or prospective homeschool parents) to ask questions, gain insight and support for their own personal homeschool journey!

It all happens Thursday, August 1st from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Panera Bread
3013 W. Florida Ave.

Hemet, CA.

***We kindly ask for children to be left at home for this event***

Questions? Please feel free to contact

Audrey at (951) 541-4809

or Candice at (714) 797-1209

or email:


Hello Inspire Families,

We're excited to start offering webinars for our Online Subscription Package (OSP) options! Following is the schedule for the next two weeks; additional webinars will be announced next week.

NOTE: Some webinars require the attendees to register prior to the webinar - please refer to the additional information below.

WEEK OF JULY 22nd-26th:

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 12:30 pm - ABC Mouse

All attendees must register before at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7811745741864670221

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 2:00 pm - Adventure Academy

All attendees must register before at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7677410709717902093

Friday, July 26th @ 10:00am - MathSeeds

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/640021957

Any questions regarding the OSP (Online Subscription Package)? Email osp@inspireschools.org

Inspire High School Forums!

The Inspire high school leadership team will be hosting two open forums on the following dates. Please join us as we discuss our instructional program, including our new course outlines. We look forward to seeing you in the Zoom meeting and answering all of your high school questions!


Thursday, July 25, 2019, 07:00 PM

High School Forum with the High School Leadership Team

A brief overview of High School changes for 2019-2020 and live Q&A
Link to Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/694242049

Make sure you head over to Inspire High School Resource Site for all things High School.

Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) "How to..." Videos

Hi Inspire families!

It's that time of year! Your funds have arrived, and you're ready to order - but maybe you need some assistance inputting those orders. Here are some helpful videos to assist you with getting to know the EOS and how to input your orders.

1st "How to" Video...Account Navigation

2nd "How to" Video...Product Order Request

Please feel free to reach out to your Family Liaisons or HST for assistance; we are here to help!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org


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It's summer break ~ let's have some fun in the sun! Come hang out with Candice and Audrey, your Riverside County Family Liaisons. We'd love to connect with you and your friends!

Bring the kiddos, towels, swimsuits, and your own lunch!

Every time a different location around the county!

  • Tuesday, July 23rd @ 11 am - Dairyland Park (14520 San Remo Dr, Eastvale)

Questions? Contact:

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org


Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, curl up with a good book and play a game of Inspire Bingo for a chance to win prizes!

Each 5 in a row earns a chance to win prizes in our drawing. Return your completed Bingo sheet to the Lending Library by August 15th to submit your entries. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Students can be entered into a prize draw by returning their completed BINGO activity to the Lending Library or their HST by August 15th.

There are many sweet adventures to be had this summer, all in the pages of the nearest book.

Happy Summer Reading!

TK - 5th Grade Bingo Sheet

6th - 12th Grade Bingo Sheet


Field Trip Booking Tutorial

Want a step by step tutorial for booking your next field trip tickets on Inspiration Station? Watch this tutorial!

We have more exciting news - the OSP options are getting even better! Since our original announcement in April, we were able to add 2 previous options (Kids Discover Online and Prodigy) as well as 2 new options (Adventure Academy and Elephango). You now have 25 options to choose from!

  • HIGHLIGHTS: 8 curriculum options and 17 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!
  • Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City
  • NEW: Adventure Academy, Beast Academy Online, Elephango, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and TutorMe

This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *
* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions. Please visit our OSP Handbook for additional info and FAQ.

Here is the linked 19-20 OSP Flyer - The flyer is hyperlinked to allow you to click on each of the subscriptions listed and go to the vendor’s website.

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package): IXL

The 2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP) options are finalized, and we’re spotlighting every option - every week!

This week we look at IXL.

"IXL is an immersive K-12 learning experience that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned content for math, language arts, science, and social studies."

By opting into IXL, you will receive:

  • Student account for each student you opt in
  • Instructor account that your student(s) will be linked to
  • Access to comprehensive TK-12 curriculum for the following subjects:
    • Math
    • English/Language Arts
    • Science
    • Social Studies

Q: I opted into IXL during last year's OSP, if I opt in again, will my information from last year be saved?

A: Yes, if you had an IXL account as a part of last year's OSP, you will continue this year with the same account.

Q: Does IXL include access to IXL Spanish?

A: The IXL subscription offered through the OSP does not include IXL Spanish.

Q: Can IXL be used as a math curriculum?

A: In order to take any math course for general credit, a student must show proficiency in that specific course's CA and Common Core state standards. IXL is a wonderful supplementary option to help boost student's skills but needs to be offered with a standardized curriculum or used alongside curriculum maps for college and career-high school credit.

In order to be approved for "A-G," specific requirements must be met. Inspire offers "A-G" approved options for our most popular math courses, so students can take advantage of the ICS "A-G" standards-based course, a standardized text, and utilize IXL as a supplemental took to help build proficiency within the specific content area.

Watch more about IXL HERE!

For more details on this OSP option and all the other OSP subscriptions, head over to the OSP Handbook.

Have a question regarding the Online Subscription Package? Email osp@inspireschools.org

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,

Another successful school year is coming to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes us realize how fortunate we are at Inspire Charter Schools. Our school has been successful due to the wonderful collaborative partnership between staff members, and families. We would like to thank all the parents for their involvement, dedication and continued support. Please be safe and well until we meet again in the fall. Have a wonderful summer!

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter May/June 2019

You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!


Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org

Inspire Charter Resources

Natural History Club!

We're excited to announce the all new Natural History Club. This club is designed for all members of the family to explore nature together. We hope to gather at least once a month for nature outings, guest speakers, nature lessons, and FUN! If you are interested in getting more information or joining this club, please complete the interest survey HERE and Glenna Heustis will send you information about the first meet up in August.

Questions? Contact:

Glenna Heustis at glennah@inspireschools.org

New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

BRIDGEWAY is teaming up with INSPIRE to offer Inspire Students a Live Online Middle School Bundle for all core subjects in the fall bridgewayacademy.com/inspire. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more.

Spaces will be limited!

More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.

Want to learn more about ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway? View an informational session HERE.

High School Info Session Recordings

Want to know what high school looks like with Inspire? Amy Edwards, an Inspire teacher, Teacher Trainer for High School, and Homeschool Mom shares her expertise in this recorded High School Info Session! In her Virtual Info Sessions, she covers:

What are California's high school grad requirements?

What makes Inspire unique?
~Program & Curriculum options
~Online classes, live classes, vendors, parent-created & led curriculum, community college classes, and MORE!

On the first slide is a link to the recorded video. You can find the slide show HERE (Select "View" and "Present" and then click "Here" on the first slide to view the recording.)

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

We’re so excited to welcome Academic Decathlon to CPA. Days and times of class meetings will be on the upcoming Fall 2019-20 CPA Course Catalog! See Academic Decathlon flyer for more information!


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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,

Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? You can return items to a Lending Library or to your HST. Please note, non-consumables do not need to be returned until you withdraw from our school, so this is purely voluntary.

Here is the Enrichment Return Item Form for your convenience.

Riverside County Library System EVENTS!

Make sure you're in the "know" for all the events happening at the Riverside County Libraries!

Head over to http://rivlib.info/website/events


Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

Your Inspire Riverside County Team!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaison for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my eleventh year of homeschooling my big group! I have eight kids and six are enrolled in Inspire! I love to help families discover their perfect homeschool lifestyle based on the needs of each child and the family! We homeschool in a very eclectic and flexible way and always have. I desire to bring a deep understanding of the importance and enjoyment of home education to our awesome Riverside County Community of Homeschoolers! As always, reach out at any time for all your homeschool needs and concerns. I am always happy to help!

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 11 to 6 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 7 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Inspire Charter, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling with Inspire

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

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