Riverside County Family Newsletter

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of January 13th, 2020

What's Inside!

  • LP 4 ends on January 24th.
  • New Field Trips!
  • Check out info on the Parent Testing Resources Website!
  • Did you know you have access to Inspire's Academic Video Library? Get info inside.
  • Field Trip tip!

Hello Homeschoolers!!

Ringing in the new year for some may include new resolutions or goal setting. In my 8th year of homeschooling, my resolution combines getting back on track with our studies (one of my resolutions every year) and also allowing myself grace when I falter. Please do be kind to yourself and your children (younger or older). Easing back into routines is difficult, doing too much too soon can overwhelm you mentally. Now is an excellent time to look over your calendar. Too many extracurriculars? Need more one-on-one time with your student?

Now is the opportunity to organize. Just remember... be patient.

Reach out anytime and get to know me!

I love supporting homeschool families and look forward to getting to know you.

I'm 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!

I hope to connect with you soon,


Riverside County Parent Resource Site

Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Enrolled with Inspire Charter? Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

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Inspire students, families, and staff members have incredible stories.

Head over to our website to read a few of them and share your story with us.

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Upcoming Field Trips! Set Your Alarms!

The following Field Trips are available for booking on Wednesday, January 15th at 8 am.
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Inspire Riverside County Hosted Field Trips & Community Events!

Field Trip Booking Tutorial

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

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Community Connections!

Let The Adventure Begin! Community Connections is bringing Riverside County amazing events and activities that will create community and enhance the Adventure of Learning.

Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:

*Thematic Adventure Days (Western Theme, Astronomy Theme, Color Run, Earth Day and Much More)

*Teacher-Led Field Trips

*Middle School and High School Event and Field Trips

*Special Events (Picture Days, Science Fairs, Community Service Projects and Much More)

Let's Connect!

Parents will join the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families.

Come Join the Community!

Our events are just a click away!

Check back frequently to see all the added events we are bringing to your community!

Riverside County Community Connections Newsletter

Riverside County Community Connections Parent Site

Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

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Lending Libraries Going Mobile!

We have some important changes to our lending library system coming in 2020. We will be moving to a mobile lending library system. Please see the letter from our administration regarding these changes. We are excited about this change and the access this will bring to more of our families.

Have Lending Library items to drop off?

Families may drop off items at the Corona Lending Library. We have a drop off box in the front entrance for their convenience.

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Field Trip Tip!

It can be difficult to remember the dates and times of field trips we've booked, but you can find all the details on Inspiration Station by following these steps:

1. Log in to www.icsinspirationstation.net and you will see “Hi (your name)” on the top right, with a little drop-down arrow next to it. *Tip: if you're on your phone, just turn it horizontally and this will show.

2. Press the arrow and it will offer the option of viewing “My Account.”

3. Click on "My Account" and it will list all of the field trips you have signed up for. This includes all the links to the pages where you signed up, so you can find the lead teacher's name, email address, and phone number!

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Parent Testing Resources Website

The Parent Testing Resources website is complete and ready for you to check out! Here you can find information about the assessments that Inspire offers to its students. Inspire hopes to partner with parents to help students be as successful as possible. We hope you find the resources on this website helpful to increase your understanding of the assessments we give and empower you to prepare your child as they come upon these tests during their educational career.
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Inspire Planners Feedback

Are you using your Inspire planner? What is something you'd like to see included next year?

Give us your feedback in this survey and your ideas may be printed in the 20-21 school planners!

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Academic Video Library

Did you know you have access to Inspire's Academic Video Library? These videos are available to support students in reading, math, and speech and can be accessed through the EOS!

Instructions to access Academic Video Library can be found here.

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Parents learned a bit during last Wednesday’s Inspiring Parents webcast, which asked the questions: Am I Doing Enough? Am I Doing This Right?. The session was recorded. It helps a lot if you click on the link below, it automatically collects your email into a spreadsheet. This makes it easier to respond to the hundreds of requests for the link to the webcast recording and resources. http://bit.ly/InspiringParents_010820

Inspiring Parents meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1-2 pm, where homeschooling parents can learn tips to grow their teaching toolkit.

On February 5, we focus on writing.

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OSP Department Office Hours!

OSP Office Hours (live support via Zoom): Every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm -- https://zoom.us/j/839367766


    1. Adventure Academy - Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    2. ABC Mouse - Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    3. Shmoop for Parents - Friday, January 17th, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Note: Main Program students who start with Inspire on/before November 30, 2019, may opt-out of the OSP and receive an additional $400 in Instructional Funds in lieu of the Online Subscription Package.

The $400 opt-out funds will be added to student's accounts in the Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) on February 1, 2020, for students who opt-out. Students must submit their opt-out preference in order to receive the $400 in additional funds on February 1st.

Students enrolled in a package offering with an approved vendor are not eligible to receive the opt-out funds if they decide to opt-out. Please refer to the Vendor Package page for more information.

Students who enroll late and start with Inspire on/after December 1, 2019, are not eligible to receive the opt-out funds if they decide to opt-out.

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Head here for the most up to date information from the OSP Department regarding subscription processing and how to's!

OSP Webinars!

Check out all the recorded OSP webinars!

All OSP webinars are recorded and uploaded to the OSP Handbook: OSP Recorded Webinars

Head over to the OSP Handbook for all information regarding options and instructions.

Questions? Please contact our OSP Team: osp@inspireschools.org

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Please enjoy our latest edition of our Inspire Cares Monthly Newsletter.

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter December 2019

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

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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

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Your 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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Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 11 to 7 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

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

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!

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