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Monday, April 26, 2021
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Oppose AB 1316
Dear Cabrillo Point Families,
This week Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell introduced new language in a bill, AB 1316. If this bill passes as written, our school and other non-classroom-based independent study charter schools will be forever damaged or destroyed.
The bill proposes the following limitations to non-classroom-based charters:
- Cuts funding for most nonclassroom-based schools by 30 percent using a sliding scale, replacing most of the current “funding determination” laws,
- Requires all nonclassroom-based schools to also offer a full, classroom-based program,
- Prohibits funding for students who reside out of a charter school’s home county (e.g., if the school is chartered in San Diego County, the school could only serve students in San Diego County),
- Requires teachers to meet with students at least once every 3 days and imposes a myriad additional duties and paperwork requirements,
- Requires proctoring (presumably in-person) of all annual summative tests,
- Disallows claiming attendance on undefined “enrichment activities” (e.g., field trips and vendor classes),
- Requires vendors to be credentialed teachers
- Caps the size of charter schools to not exceed their authorizing district’s total enrollment (e.g., Dehesa School District has 150 students), and
- Expands scope of mandated, board-adopted independent study policies and related Master Agreements to include a long list of new items and restrictions.
AB 1316 will be heard by the Assembly Education Committee beginning this week, and goes for a vote on April 28. O’Donnell has been actively limiting and blocking public comment during his Assembly sessions. Interested parents and charter advocates may wish to take immediate action to contact the Education Committee and their local legislators. Here are some ways to voice concerns and opposition:
- Call and message Assembly Education Committee members
- Call and message your local assemblymember
- Letter of Opposition to the Assembly Education Committee
You may use the Submit Position Letter portal on the Assembly Education Committee Website, found here: https://aedn.assembly.ca.gov . The portal is found mid-page on the right-hand side. (You will need to register for access on the site to submit your opposition.)
Contact Assembly Education Committee members:
You can contact the Assembly Education Committee members’ offices to remind them the public is not being given the opportunity to speak during the Assembly Education Committee hearings and that the public’s only option is to contact them and ask them to speak up for them.
You may want to let them know that your children are enrolled in a non-classroom-based charter school and that AB 1316 will cripple their school. You may wish to ask them to oppose the bill and work with O’Donnell’s office to allow for public comment during the committee hearings.
The California Assembly Education Committee Members are:
Patrick O’Donnell- Assembly District 70 (Long Beach, San Pedro, Signal Hill, Catalina Island)
Phone: (916) 319-2070
Kevin Kiley- Assembly District 06 (Select cities in El Dorado, Placer, & Sacramento Counties)
Phone: (916) 319-2006
Steve Bennett- Assembly District 37 (Oxnard/Pt Conception areas)
Phone: (916) 319-2037
Megan Dahle- Assembly District 01 (Redding, Lake Tahoe, and other cities in NE CA)
Phone: (916) 319-2001
Alex Lee- Assembly District 25 (East Bay & Silicon Valley)
Phone: (916) 319-2025
Kevin McCarty- Assembly District 07 (Sacramento & surrounding areas)
Sharon Quirk-Silva- Assembly District 65 (North Orange County)
Phone: (916) 319-2065
Contact form: https://a65.asmdc.org/contact
If you live in a district represented by any of the Assembly Education Committee Members, you might like to let them know that you are one of their constituents and that you oppose AB 1316.
Contact Local Assemblymember:
You can look up who your Assemblymember is by using this form: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov.
You can contact your local assembly member to let them know that you are in their district and that you oppose AB 1316. You may want to let them know that your children are enrolled in a non-classroom-based charter school and that AB 1316 will cripple their school. You may wish to ask them to oppose the bill and work with O’Donnell’s office to allow for public comment during the committee hearings.
Thank you for fighting for our Charter School!
Adopt a Graduate
Kindergarten and 5th Grade Promotion Spotlight
Hello, Amazing Kindergarten and/or 5th-grade parents!
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! It is now time to start planning as we prepare to celebrate your students! Since this year is being done a little differently, we want to make sure we celebrate all of your hard work and will be sharing out a newsletter spotlighting each student.
If you would like your student to participate please complete the survey below.
Please know that the survey will close on April 30th, 2021.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
Wrapping Up a Month of Art Learning
While the origins of the arts can be traced back to the earliest societies and cultures, scholars recognize performing arts, as we know it, to have begun around 600-500 BC in theaters formed in ancient Greece and Rome. The various concentrations of performing have evolved over time and much has been learned about the value behind the artistic process.
- Engaging in drama and play has been shown to help develop language and communication skills, among many other benefits to children.
- Music education facilitates student academic achievement and supports social development.
- Dancing aids physical, mental, and emotional health in addition to providing an outlet for healthy expression.
As your student explores performing arts this week, we hope these disciplines expand their horizons and open new doors for learning and expression.
Virtual Art Fair 2021: Art Speaks!
Please join Cabrillo Point Academy's Virtual Art Fair 2021! Click on the flyer below for details.
Kicking off a Month of Math Learning in May
Cabrillo Point Academy is excited to feature a month of mathematics learning in May. Join us as we take a look at this sometimes frustrating and often misunderstood discipline. We'll look at some fun and interesting math tricks as well as careers that rely heavily on math to be successful. We'll also include some engaging activities and resources to encourage your young mathematician. Let's figure this out together!
Parent Support Pods
Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow homeschooling families? Would you like to exchange ideas with parents who have students in your child's grade level? Look no further than our newest VIRTUAL parent connection meetings...Parent Support Pods!
Join our once-a-month (grade-specific) meetings to talk ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOLING with parents just like you! This will be a time to chat about curriculum, successes, failures and to bounce ideas off one another all from the comfort of your own home. We can't wait to see you there!
Parent Support Pod: 9th-12th Grade -Tuesday, April 27 @ 2pm
Monthly Coffee Chat - Canceled
It’s hard to believe that we’re in the last 2 weeks of clubs for the school year. We hope your children have enjoyed them, we sure have! Please fill out THIS survey and give us some feedback as we plan for next school year.
If you still have not received an email from your HST with the Club Hub information and link, please reach out to them and request it.
For information on how to navigate Club Hub, please click on the button below.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland: email@example.com
ChoicePlus Academy HQT Encounters: Please join the ChoicePlus Academy HQTs for our fantastic and fun April HQT Encounters! All students are welcome! April's encounters
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Career Fair!
Don't miss this opportunity for a live Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 pm!
Ask live questions! This event cannot be recorded. Mark your calendars now and RSVP below to join us live!
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93568468827?pwd=OFRDSzlvelNVU3RLTzFvd21QYWN6QT09
Meeting ID: 935 6846 8827
Please register using this SURVEY LINK
High School Counselor Support
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
Virtual College Fairs:
- The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering College fairs through May 2nd. TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly. Create an account and register here
- BigFuture Days: Click here for more information on BigFuture Days, from College Board. College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.
Live Math Catch-Up Classes
Brought to you by your Math Intervention Coordinators for any student struggling in math. No need to sign up for these live-interactive classes. Just make sure you show up to all 4, for your grade level. The grade level is a live zoom room link to take you to your class - please be on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.
Day 1: May 11 at 10am or 1pm Day 2: May 12 at 10am or 1pm
Day 3: May 18 at 10am or 1pm Day 4: May 19 at 10am or 1pm
Third and Fourth Graders (or 941 710 1127 PW: math)
Day 1: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 1
Day 2: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 2
Day 3: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 1
Day 4: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 2
Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models
Day 2: Multiplying large numbers
Day 3: Basic division
Day 4: Types of fractions
Day 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions
Day 2: Adding and subtracting fractions
Day 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions
Day 4: All four operations with fractions
Writer's Workshop Office Hours - Canceled
Writer’s Workshop will be canceled the week of 4/26th due to testing. Ms. Genieva will resume the regular schedule starting week of May 3rd (Tuesdays 10am and Thursdays @ 1pm).
Office Hours with Reading Intervention Coordinators offered Mondays @10am ZOOM LINK
Parents are welcome to ask questions about administering our New Reading Intervention Programs found on our Reading Intervention Website.
Social Emotional Support
Do you have a student who struggles with confidence?
Please review the resources and recordings from our live session on April 12th about “power poses”, breathing exercises, games, and confidence-building mantras.
Click HERE (Scroll down to April)
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!
Virtual Field Trips
How the Performing Arts Benefit Kids
"It’s no big secret that getting kids involved in the performing arts can have major payoffs in school. After all, research shows that children who sing/dance/act/play their little hearts out are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement compared with their non-performing friends — and they tend to have enhanced cognitive, motor, and social development to boot. But the benefits don’t end there. Getting up on stage can enrich your child’s life in all sorts of surprising ways."
Read the rest of the article here.
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.
Danica and Coben are Rockstar Students!
Do you have a Rockstar Student you'd like to have featured? Complete this survey to share their accomplishment with the school on the Cabrillo Point Academy social media platforms and in the Family Newsletter.
High School Curriculum Roadshow
Additional Resources & Opportunities
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
***NEW MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/94816292813
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.
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.