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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Community Connections

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Our first week of Virtual Clubs were well attended and soo much fun!! Feel free to hashtag any pictures on social media using #cpavirtualclubs because we all LOVE seeing what your kids are doing in the clubs! Please note that there are no club meetings the 2nd week of each month due to teacher meetings. Also, we want all our HS students to know that we have some clubs just for them!

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

Student Services

Social-Emotional Support

September’s SEL Topic: Emotional Agility

Understanding your emotions makes it possible for you to manage them so that they work for rather than against you. Spend the first week of September focusing on emotions using the resources below. Then join us for our first live webinar for students on September 14th. For Zoom link, times and a detailed schedule of upcoming weeks, please go to our Mindset Monday page.

TK-5th Grade Resources:

6th-12th Grade:

High School Counselor Support

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The University of California would like to invite you to participate in an interactive virtual experience featuring all nine undergraduate UC campuses.

These unique events are designed to inform you about the educational experiences that await you at the world's premier public research university.

These events will provide information on admission, campus highlights, and programs and services to help students build a support network at UC. Campus representatives will be available to answer questions.

English Learners

ELAC/DELAC Meeting September 15 @ 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Zoom Link PW:bestteam

ELAC Agenda

DELAC Agenda

English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The purpose of the ELAC/DELAC 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.

Please attend and have a voice in our school! Please contact Jennifer Carrete with questions

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

Week 9/7 - 9/11: The following subscription will begin processing this week:

  • Accelerated Reader

Please note that processing may take 2-3 business days before an email notification is sent. All student accounts will be set up with the student’s school email address. Student school email address information was previously sent to the primary parent by the Tech Department. If you need assistance accessing your student’s school email account, please contact the Tech Department:

BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. UPDATE: Unfortunately, BrainPOP is currently experiencing processing difficulties and will not be ready this week.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience the BrainPOP subscription delay has caused our students and families. We are working diligently with BrainPOP to devise solutions which will make the subscriptions available as quickly as possible.

The new projected date for BrainPOP is Monday, September 14th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please check the OSP Handbook Announcements page for updates.


The OSP Handbook is your one-stop-shop for all information regarding the OSP. The handbook includes detailed information as well as updates & answers to our most frequently asked questions. Please be sure to visit the OSP Handbook before contacting us first.


If you need additional help, please consider joining our weekly office hours. Every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm --

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Parent Resources

Student and Parent School IDs

Until the end of September (9/30/20), take advantage of purchasing a student and/or a parent (teacher) ID. Fill out THIS survey from Michelle McCoy Photography to place your order.
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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.

Local Events

Family Liaison Coffee Chat

Orange County Children's VIRTUAL Book Festival

The annual Orange County Children's Book Festival has gone VIRTUAL this year! This event promises to entertain, spark imagination, inspire reading, and encourage kindness and caring. Cabrillo Point Academy will be featuring some of our own students and alumni, so be sure to tune in! There is limited space and registration is required.

When: September 14-26, 2020

Where: Virtual - Secure your spot at

Cost: Free

Cabrillo Point Academy Students SHINE!

All Cabrillo Point Academy students are AMAZING! This video highlights a few talented students and alumni and will be featured at the Orange County Children's Book Festival!
CPA Promo Video

Homeschooling Advice

How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves

"We hear kids say negative things about themselves all the time: “I’m so stupid!” “Nobody likes me.” And, of course, “I’m fat.” Or “I’m ugly.” Sometimes these things are throwaway lines, or fishing for reassurance. They may be harmless. But what experts call negative self-talk can also reflect an unhealthy tendency in kids to think the worst of themselves, and that can lead to—or be a sign of—something more serious.

What is self-talk?

Self-talk is essentially our inner monologue, explains Rachel Busman, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute. It can be a way of narrating what is happening around you, practicing language, and guiding yourself through a task.

While self-talk is often constructive, it can also go the other way. We all engage in self-critical behavior from time to time, and it isn’t an immediate cause for concern. But it’s useful to think about why your child might be talking herself down, and when it might reflect a problem.

Globalized thinking

Kids often make statements about themselves that reflect “all or none thinking,” explains Lisa Brown, PsyD, a private practitioner and psychologist at the Rodeph Sholom Day School in New York. For example, when a child doesn’t do well in one soccer game and exclaims, “I stink at soccer!” When this kind of globalized thinking persists, she says, it “can affect how children think and feel about themselves in general.”


“Children who set impossibly high standards for themselves,” says Dr. Brown, “are prone to engage in negative self-talk.” These perfectionists can be so hard on themselves that they run themselves down trying to reach their goals."

Read the rest of the article here.

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High School

Graduation Plan:

Do you have a copy of your student’s Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP)? If not, ask your HST for it! It’s a great resource for understanding your student’s path to graduation.


Our high school student should be enrolled in a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 credits each semester. Your student will need special approval to take more than 40 credits. Keep in mind that a student should take an average of 25 credits to graduate with the 200 credits needed.

Academic Integrity:

Academic Integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. This includes values such as avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigor in academic work. This is a great resource for reviewing what plagiarism is with your student.

Student Support - Math Intervention

Click here for videos, tutorials, ideas, and more for all parents and their students.

Does your student need math intervention?

Step 1: Make sure they are using an evidence based curriculum (Math U See, Right Start Math, Touch Math, Teaching Textbooks, or CLICK HERE for many more adopted curriculums). Work in this curriculum daily for one hour minimum.

Step 2: Use your instructional planning amounts for a twice weekly tutor.

Step 3: What else can I suggest? Try the free programs included in the OSP. Or add OSP a la carte programs like My Math Academy, Shmoop, or Prodigy.

Step 4: If you’ve tried this for 6-10 weeks and your student is still struggling, let’s schedule a Student Study Team appointment with our school success coordinator and see what other options are available.


Do you have enrichment or tech orders that were entered by the last day of school in the Spring, but that weren’t processed by July 1st? Please rest assured that we are working on a solution that will allow the EOS to automatically deduct order totals from the correct school year. Please stay tuned, as more information is coming!

Due to COVID, BookShark orders are typically being processed by the vendor within 10 - 12 days after orders are processed in the EOS.

Please note that Timberdoodle Kindergarten curriculum kits are currently on backorder.

Our payment method was recently updated to credit card for Amazon. When you submit orders for this vendor, you will be prompted to select the school credit card that’s on file (the full card number is not viewable by anyone). Please feel free to select that payment method . . . HSTs will still need to approve all orders, and they will still need to be processed by Enrichment staff.

As a reminder, no in person services can be paid for at this time (even if enrichment certificates were previously issued).

If virtual services are being requested, please be sure to write “virtual” or “online” within each order. This will help ensure that orders are processed as quickly as possible!

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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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