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Monday, May 24, 2021
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2021-2022 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
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A Month of Math Learning in May
For our last week in math month, we will be looking at some careers that rely heavily on mathematics to be successful.
We all know of careers that require strong math skills--careers in fields such as accounting, engineering, architecture, aerospace, etc. But were you aware that video game developers and animators rely heavily on math skills as well? For example, animators will use rules of trigonometry to move characters across the screen and calculus to ensure every scene has the appropriate lighting. Linear algebra is used to rotate and shift objects and make them smaller or larger.
Urban planners, who develop plans for the use of land--especially for the growth of urban, suburban and rural communities--also depend on math to be successful in their field. Urban planners use geometry to lay out communities that are functional and attractive as well as using mathematical models to forecast the future needs of a city.
Meteorologists, air traffic controllers, biologists and technical writers are more examples of careers that use mathematics in the course of their daily work--and there are many, many more. For a list of careers that use math along with education requirements and salary, click here.
As we wrap up math month, we hope that your student has started to see mathematics in a different light. While math may be difficult at times, the benefits are numerous and we often use math in our daily lives. Check out some fun and engaging math resources to help encourage your student's inner mathematician below:
Congratulations to Our Estimation Jar Winners!
Kaimana M. (2nd grade) also got the correct estimate. However, since he was not the first student with the correct answer, he didn't win the jar. Have no worries! Kaimana's mom will be baking cookies with him to celebrate his spot-on estimate!
ACADEMIC DECATHLON (9TH-12TH GRADE) AND PENTATHLON (6TH-8TH GRADE)
Thank you to all who were able to attend the information session for the Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon information sessions. Below are the links to the Parent and Student info sessions that were held. It was great to see the enthusiasm for new students and parents wanting to learn about the programs.
The Interest survey is also a great way for families to get a preview of the material over the summer and have a "jump-start" for the school year as we send information over the summer. We have an amazing response so far, and the program is continuing to grow - which is great news. For all of the schools, there is a response of 74 families in just three weeks.
If you have any information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local area coach.
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21-22 Curriculum: Check out the High School In House curriculum options for 21-22: High School In House Curriculum 21-22
HQT Curriculum Catalog: The High School (CPA/Edgenuity) HQT-Led Programs 2021-22 Course Catalog has arrived! Please work with your HST to order HQT-led courses.
Last Day of the Semester: May 28 is the last day of the semester. ALL coursework (including finals) must be completed by this date. Please plan ahead!
ChoicePlus Academy Finals: Finals week is May 24th-28th.
Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the months of April and May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions: email@example.com
May CPA HQT Encounters: Please join the ChoicePlus Academy HQTs for our lineup of clubs and meetings this month! All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GI53B4rJG4XW0ihDOEGYQPzO9tFUMgdm/view?usp=sharing
Math Catch-Up Classes
Catch up on all things fractions!
If you missed the live classes please click on the links below to watch the videos. These classes are designed for students 5th grade and up.
Writer's Workshop Office Hours
Did you miss some of the writer's workshop hours? We now have writer's workshop videos for parents and teachers to use wherever you would like! If you need advice as to where to begin, feel free to email our amazing writing teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE
Who: You and your students are invited!
What: LA Chargers and United Way Character Playbook Mental Wellness Basics Event
When: May 28th at 10:30 PST
Where to Register: https://everfi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4_IllzKnRnek8kYwgFM8YQ
Stop Summer Slide
We have been adding many resources for Writing, Math, and Reading to our South Schools Intervention Website
**Please bookmark and use it as a resource to prevent the summer slide.**
Social Emotional Support
We also have the recordings from all the Mindset Monday classes we have had this school year...Summer would be a great opportunity to watch these recordings to learn about practical tools and activities on a variety of social/emotional topics like Emotional Agility, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Resilience, and much much more!
Reminder: Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) accounts are accessible through May 30th. Accounts will be down over the summer until ordering opens again on July 15th.
Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!
Returning library materials? Please keep in mind:
Parents should still have access to their old library system accounts. By logging into your account, you should be able to see which items are checked out to your child(ren).
If you are unable to access your old library account, please feel free to call the school and speak with a Library Specialist, who can check to see if any items are still checked out to your family.
There is no need to separate enrichment and library materials when returning them to the library.
There is no need to add library materials to students’ inventory sheets when returning them to the library. Each library item has an asset tag on it, which our librarians will use to check it in.
Thank you very much for your help with getting those items returned!
Returning enrichment materials? Please follow the instructions detailed below by clicking on the graphic. Thank you for your help!
2021-2022 Online Subscription Package
All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…
6th - 8th grade
9th - 12th grade
MobyMax is an adaptive curriculum that allows you to create an individualized education plan for each student. MobyMax can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum and provide additional learning opportunities and resources for your students.
BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer more than 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts, music, and more!
Shmoop is a comprehensive curriculum option for high school offering a wide variety of core and elective course options.
TutorMe is an online-based, 24/7 live tutoring service that covers multiple subjects such as English, math, science, history, foreign language and more! Students will receive up to 12 hours of live, online tutoring per month. In addition, TutorMe offers a writing lab feature for those needing help with essay writing.
Additional subscriptions will be available via A LA CARTE.
Stay tuned for the new OSP Handbook links where you will be able to find additional information and answers to our frequently asked questions.
Click on the flyer below for additional details!
Virtual Field Trips
HOW TO TAKE A STRUCTURED HOMESCHOOL SUMMER BREAK
Today, I am discussing how to take a structured summer break, but first, the backstory…
We are year-round homeschoolers, sort of.
I didn’t set out to homeschool year-round. I wanted our summer days to be filled with all-you-can-eat-watermelon and rootbeer popsicles, sandy toes and cannonballs, shooting stars, and fireflies.
But my kids crave structure.
Whenever we veer a smidge too far from our normal routine, I notice an increase in power struggles, sibling squabbles, and tears.
I find that September is a smoother, more peaceful affair when I’ve maintained a smidge of homeschooling.
This doesn’t mean that we go full throttle. We do not. But we work on a little bit of math most days and we sprinkle in some fun, interest-led learning.
This year especially, I feel it is imperative to provide the kids with a predictable structure. After all, consistency and structure help children to feel safe and secure.
Read the rest of the article here.
Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion!
Leo used his instructional planning amounts to order an IXL subscription. He then proceeded to answer over 10,000 questions on IXL this school year! Wow!
His HST, Ryan Valentine, was very proud and extremely impressed. IXL was impressed too, and they reached out to Leo's mother and posted a picture of him on their Facebook page.
Great job, Leo! We can't wait to see what you will do next year!
Our Virtual Clubs have concluded for the year. We had a blast and learned soo much each week. It has been such an enjoyable experience, we hope it has been for you and your children as well. Will you please fill out THIS survey and give us feedback as we plan for next school year? Thank you for all your support this school year.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland: email@example.com
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.
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 Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students
Please note: since the original recording of our high school orientation, we have had a staff change. Tegan Thacker has moved into a different position. Our new school counselor is Keri Alexander! Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you would have directed to Tegan. Thank you!
High School Curriculum Roadshow
High School Counselor Support
2021 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: https://2021bcoeshowcase.eventbrite.com
Additional Resources & Opportunities
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!
I Can Statements
Community and Connection
Please note: There are three questions that need to be answered in order to join. The group is for currently enrolled families only.