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Monday, October 19, 2020

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Introducing our newest Family Liaison - Yvonne Kahlen

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!

Community Connections

We’re continuing to have a BLAST with all the virtual clubs going on. Have you tried them out yet? This week we have a new one starting: Creative Writing Club for 6th - 8th graders.

Check out the Community Connections section in the Cabrillo Point Academy Family Resource Website (log-in required) where you will find a How-to video and the Club Hub with all the virtual clubs we offer, You can always reach out to your Homeschool Teacher (HST) who has all the information to pass on to you as well.

Please use the hashtag #cpavirtualclubs to tag your photos on social media because we all LOVE seeing what your kids are doing in the clubs!

If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland:

Student Services

From Your Intervention Team: Grade Level Tips on Fun Ways to Fill the Learning Gaps

This Week TK and K


Counting and Number order for TK and K students:

Play a game of hopscotch! Get outside, the weather is beautiful.

K.CC.A.1: I can count to 100 by ones and tens

Keep on moving! This time, watch a counting exercise video.

Bring art, reading, and counting all together by making this Pumpkin Counting Book.

K.CC.A.3: I can write numbers from 0 to 20.

Language Arts:

For the little ones, the number one way to learn to read is by being read to!

RF.K.1: I can show that I know how books should be read.

When you’re done reading, try some cute Pumpkin Letter Recognition Flashcards.

Boogie down to the letter sounds in this fun video.

RF.K.1.D: I can name all of my upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.

Also, did you know that our school has a website with videos and tools all linked and prerecorded if your student is having trouble in math, reading, or writing?

Click Here To Access Your School's Intervention Page

Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI)

Is your child in the 5th grade or higher?

Did your child score in the red on the reading STAR360?

Would your child benefit from small group instruction?

If you answer yes to those questions, your child may be eligible for Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI).

ODI is a live, on-line, small group reading program offered by our Student Services department that focuses on comprehension and vocabulary development strategies and skills. The commitment is for 4 weeks, 2 times per week for 45 minutes per class. Classes are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. ODI is free for enrolled, eligible students.

Reach out to your HST today!

Social-Emotional Support

October’s SEL Topic: Resilience

It’s time for our “Show and Tell”!

Could your child benefit from building their resilience? Did they miss our webinars last Monday? The recordings and slides have been posted on our Mindset Monday page. Please share with students and invite them to attend our follow-up small groups on Monday the 19th, where we will be working on our “hope, courage and motivation machines” and also showing the “Resilience Kits” we have each created! TK-5th graders, come meet Roja the guide dog at your 10am session!

(note: students are not required to share, so please tell them to feel free to join us even if they’d rather join as an observer, especially if it’s their first time attending!)

What: “Show and Tell” for Students: Resilience 101


Monday, October 19th

10:00am- TK-5th grade

1:00pm- 6th-12th grade



Password: mindset

High School

Counseling Info. Sessions: Please join us for the following information sessions. All sessions will be offered at 11am and 5pm, here: Counseling Webinar Link

UC/CSU Applications: October 14

Financial Aid: November 4

Concurrent Enrollment: December 2

Progress Reports:

It's hard to believe we are almost halfway through the semester! Progress reports will be sent the last week of October. Now is the time to reach out to your HST if you have any concerns with your student's progress.

High School Counselor Support

California State University College Nights

The CSU Chancellor’s Office and all 23 campuses are excited to provide an alternative to in-person college fairs. Each campus will present a short live session to provide a campus overview, information about the admission process and a question and answer portion. If you are not able to attend, all sessions will be recorded. ​​

​​Registration will remain open, but each session will close at the maximum of 3000 attendees. Make sure you log on to the sessions early. All sessions will be recorded and available on this site.

Please use the links below to register for the live sessions you would like to attend. Pre-registration is required to attend.​​​

Interested in attending? REGISTER HERE

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University of California - College Information Sessions

UC for Everyone: UC Wants U! (Saturday, Oct. 24) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT


  • Welcome and Message

  • Making families' dreams come true: Current students and parents share their experiences at UC

  • Moving In and moving up UC: Building your community at UC

  • The UC faculty perspective

Students, parents, UC faculty and staff will share their experiences and insight on opportunities and options for students in the African-American, Native American, and ChicanX/LatinX communities on our campuses. The session will end with a live Q&A. This session is intended for students and their parents interested in learning about how UC campus's academic and affinity resource centers support and strengthen the history, culture and well-being of students of color.

Register now for October 24

English Learners

Please join our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting on November 17 at 5:00pm.

The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) makes recommendations regarding programs for students with second language needs. The purpose of the ELAC is to provide parents of English Learners opportunities to learn more about the programs offered to their children, Participate in the school’s needs assessment of students, parents, and teachers and provide input in the most effective ways to support full participation of English Learners in all school activities

Reclassification Criteria Update- We are updating our reclassification criteria and your student may be eligible to be considered to be reclassified English Proficient. If your student scored a 4 on the ELPAC the will be eligible. Your HST will be contacting you in November if your student qualifies.

Local Events

Kids Free October at the San Diego Zoo

Throughout October, children 11 years and younger receive free admission—no ticket is required when accompanied by an adult with a valid form of admission.

Click on button below for more details.

Virtual Field Trips

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

Homeschooling Advice

Three Lies Believed by the Homeschool Perfectionist

"In high school, I recognized my tendency to exclude people from my circle of friends who didn’t take advanced classes. Being demanding of others and setting unrealistic expectations for myself was a miserable place to be. My convictions were exhausting. When I started homeschooling, it didn’t change; homeschooling merely fueled my tendency for perfectionism.

There were three primary lies I believed as a homeschool perfectionist. I share them here to hopefully keep this faulty mindset from overtaking your homeschool as it did to mine.

Lie 1: My kids will benefit when I teach them to be precise and detailed.

Truth: This lie is a convenient justification. Teaching children to be precise and detailed has merit, but for a perfectionist it easily turns into being exacting and demanding.

My wakeup call came when I started homeschooling my second son. His need to take his time with hands-on activities and to wiggle while learning was a jolt to my perfect routine. My perfectionism resulted in unreasonable expectations for my son’s age and learning preferences.

Worse yet, homeschooling was no longer about the needs of my children, but it was about my self-fulfillment. I was the cause of our homeschool wreck."

Read the rest of the article here.

5 high school truths I wish I’d known

"We graduated our first homeschooled student in 2014.

While homeschooling high school wasn’t a bad experience for us the first time around, there are things I wish I had known because I would have done them a bit differently.

They would have made our good experience an even better one:

1. One-on-one time is often needed all the way through graduation.

With my oldest, I wish I’d been more cognizant of the fact that many, if not most, kids are going to require one-on-one time all the way through graduation. That doesn’t mean that they’re going to need a parent sitting over them all day, every day.

It does mean that they will probably need a one-on-one meeting time once a day – or at least once a week.

When my oldest was in high school, I made the mistake of thinking that, with the DVD instruction and the student book, she could work her way through algebra on her own. That caused way more stress and frustration than it ever should have because, if I had given it some thought, even as a college student, I couldn’t work my way through algebra without going to the math lab a couple of times a week to get help on difficult concepts.

Most students are going to have some concepts – or even entire subjects – that will require one-on-one explanation, whether that’s with a parent or a tutor. Don’t make the mistake of setting your high school student adrift on his own. Most independent learners will still benefit from regular parental involvement."

Read the rest of the article here.

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Parent Resources

Parent Website

Our Cabrillo Point Website is live and ready for parents to access! The Parent Website has useful information for our families including events, field trips, Community Connection events, and many other valuable resources. This is a password protected webpage and is not open to families who are not enrolled. You will receive an email with directions for login Tuesday, September 8. The login email will be sent to the email on file in School Pathways. If the email you have on file in School Pathways is not the email you use, take the following steps:

  • Contact your HST and ask them to change your email address that is listed in Pathways.
  • Your HST will contact our SAA to request that the parent's email address be changed in Pathways.
  • Once the parent email address has been updated in Pathways, then the email address will be updated in Beehively. Please note this will take 2-3 weeks to update.

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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Student/Teacher IDs

Student/Teacher ID cards are now $20 per ID because bulk ordering prices can no longer be fulfilled. Fill out THIS survey to pay and upload a headshot. You may direct all your questions to the photographer, Michelle McCoy:

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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 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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