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Monday, April 26, 2021

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Information and Updates

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: . 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

Contact form:

Kevin Kiley- Assembly District 06 (Select cities in El Dorado, Placer, & Sacramento Counties)

Phone: (916) 319-2006

Contact form:

Steve Bennett- Assembly District 37 (Oxnard/Pt Conception areas)

Phone: (916) 319-2037

Contact form:

Megan Dahle- Assembly District 01 (Redding, Lake Tahoe, and other cities in NE CA)

Phone: (916) 319-2001

Contact form:

Alex Lee- Assembly District 25 (East Bay & Silicon Valley)

Phone: (916) 319-2025

Contact form:

Kevin McCarty- Assembly District 07 (Sacramento & surrounding areas)

Phone:(916) 319-2007

Contact form:

Sharon Quirk-Silva- Assembly District 65 (North Orange County)

Phone: (916) 319-2065

Contact form:

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:

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

Would you like to encourage and recognize one of Cabrillo Point Academy's 2021 graduates? Then sign up for our Adopt a Graduate event! When you sign up, you'll be matched with an upcoming 2021 graduate. You'll get their name, address and interests. Once you've selected a gift, drop it off to your matched graduate during the week of May 17-21, 2021 via a contactless delivery. Let's celebrate our graduates! Sign up by clicking on the flyer below.

Virtual High School Graduation & 8th Grade Promotion Information

Click on the button below to get more information about our Cabrillo Point Academy Virtual Graduation and Promotion taking place on May 25, 2021.

Senior Spotlight

Click on the flyer below for more details and to submit a Senior Spotlight!

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.

Kindergarten Survey

5th-grade survey

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

This week, as we wrap up our month of Art Learning, we will be looking at performing arts. While all art seeks to express emotion and engage the viewer, performing arts does this in front of an audience. When mistakes are made, you cannot just scrap your art piece and start over. No, the show must go on. This week we're excited to look at acting, singing and dancing.

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!

What does your art say to the world?

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!

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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

Unfortunately, this month's Coffee & Conversation meeting has been canceled. We will reschedule soon!
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Community Connections

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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:

High School

  • 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:

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:
Meeting ID: 935 6846 8827
Passcode: 531128

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:

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.

Student Support/Interventions

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

Fifth and Sixth Graders

Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models

Day 2: Multiplying large numbers

Day 3: Basic division

Day 4: Types of fractions

Seventh and Eighth Graders

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

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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.

Letters & Sounds Intervention Program

Lower Elementary Multisensory Reading Intervention Program

Upper Elementary Reading for Meaning Intervention Program

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website. You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

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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)

English Learners

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Come visit Ms. Allison on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15.


  • HS EL students to get help with school work

  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL


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

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

Homeschooling Advice

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.

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LCAP Surveys

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.

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"Inspiring Community Service Art Project"- Danica and Coben are Cabrillo Point Academy Superstars! In October they started a neighborhood art project where they paint rocks with pictures or positive messages and leave them in the neighborhood walking path. What began with 10 painted rocks has now multiplied to over 200 beautifully decorated rocks, as this has inspired others in the community to contribute, as well.
Members of the community are able to admire the artwork, while feeling inspired and uplifted! Danica and Coben, way to bring smiles to others faces during this challenging time! (If you would like to check out this beautiful walking path and/or add some of your own decorated rocks, it is located in Buena Park across the street from Raymond Temple Elementary School.

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 Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students

If you could not attend the high school orientation, here are the slides and recording for your viewing.

High School Curriculum Roadshow

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Did you miss the High School Curriculum Roadshow? Access the recording here and the slideshow here.

Please contact your HST with any questions.

Additional Resources & Opportunities

Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Wear

We are so excited to share out our Cabrillo Point Academy spirit wear store! You can see the store HERE

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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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 Liaisons

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!

Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

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!


We would like this newsletter to best reflect the needs of our community! If you have any suggestions or input, please complete this survey. We appreciate your feedback!

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