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Monday, September 21, 2020

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Community Connections

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We’re having a BLAST with all the virtual clubs. Be sure to check out the Community Connections section in the *ALL NEW* Cabrillo Point Academy Family Resource Website (an email went out to all families explaining how to log-in). There you will find a How-to video, the Club Hub with all the virtual clubs we offer, as well as a parent requested spreadsheet version of the Club Hub which you can also view HERE for your convenience. You can always ask your HST for details 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

Social-Emotional Support

We loved seeing students at our “Emotional Agility” webinars on September 14th. For families who missed them, please watch the recordings below.

Mindset Monday - 09.14.20 Recordings

Watch TK-5 replay

Watch 6th-12th replay

For all students who attended or listened to the replay, they are invited to come back this coming Monday, September 21st to share how they used the tools at our “Show and Tell”.

What: Show and Tell (Emotional Agility)


Monday, September 21st

10:00am- TK-5th grade

1:00pm- 6th-12th grade



Password: mindset

To view pdfs of the slides used during the webinars and for upcoming dates and times, please visit our Mindset Monday page.

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 You - California First year Students (Saturday, Oct. 3) 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT


  • Campus Highlights from all nine undergraduate campuses

  • Student Panel

  • Get to know the nine UC undergraduate campuses during individual video overviews in the main zoom webinar room. Discover the UC campuses that might be a great fit for you. In addition, take the time to chat with admissions representatives from each of the nine UC campuses in individualized meeting rooms. This is your chance to ask questions about admissions selection, majors, pre-professional programs and more.


Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the flyers to sign up!
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Student video featured at the Orange County Children's Book Festival

CPA Promo Video

Homeschooling Advice


"Before you take your homeschooling plans for the upcoming year too seriously, remember that you’re only guessing. It’s important guessing- essential, even.

But still. Planning is (at its best) just guessing.

Think about it:

When we are planning for our year ahead, we’re making all kinds of guesses. We’re guessing about how…

  • quickly our child will master each math concept and will be ready to move on to the next one
  • much time our child will need to write that paragraph
  • long that conversation about slavery will take with our child who is reeling from his first encounter with history’s ugly truth
  • many times everyone will get sick
  • much sleep we will get on any given night
  • many times the dishwasher will overflow or the dryer will break
  • many times the toddler twins will shove toys down the toilet (or is that just me?)

We’re making guesses about how much schoolwork we can get done in a day, and how many books or lessons we’ll be able to finish. But none of us actually know what tomorrow holds.

When we remember that planning is guessing, we keep our plans in their place. We remember that curriculum and lesson plans are only meant to be tools, wielded by us but not to rule over us."

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.

English Learners


Thank you for those of you who joined the ELAC/DELAC Meeting.

Here is a slideshow of topics covered at the meeting.

19/20 ELPAC Scores- are available under testing on your Parent Portal! If your student was unable to complete the test due to COVID school closure, there may be an opportunity to complete the ELPAC this fall.

Reclassification--If your child has an overall score of 4 on the ELPAC and no more than one 2 in the four domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking he/she could qualify to be reclassified from EL to Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). If your child qualifies, your HST will contact you with more details within the next 2 weeks.

ELD Instruction- If your child is classified as EL, they are required to participate in 30 minutes of ELD (English Language Development) instruction everyday. Brainpop EL is available for Free to all of our EL students. Contact your HST for more information on how to enroll your child.

Parent Resources

Student and Parent School IDs

Would you like to receive teacher and student discounts? Purchase a student and/or teacher ID and enjoy the perks that come with it. The deadline to purchase one for $6 is next week, September 30th. After that date, the cost will go up to $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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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

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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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!

Local Events

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

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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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