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Weekly Family Update

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Week of August 17th, 2020

In This Week's Edition


✦ New Facebook Group Notice

✦ 2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

✦ OSP Webinars

New Enrichment Guidelines

✦ Discovery Day Info (Formerly Community Connections)


Showcases hosted by the South Schools' Family Liaisons

Curriculum webinars throughout each week for each subject

✦ All-In-One - Recording available below

✦ Math - Recording available below

✦ Language Arts - Recording available below

✦ History - Recording available below

✦ Science - August 18 2pm

✦ Subscription Boxes - August 25 2pm

✦ PCA Adopted Curriculum Webinars happening during the weeks of August 17 and 24


✦ Parent Student Handbook

✦ Enrichment Updates

✦ Virtual Orientation

✦ Student Services

✦ English Learners

✦ Lending Library Information


✦ High School Updates and Reminders

✦ High School Curriculum Roadshow

PCA Happenings

New Facebook Group Notice

2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

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This year we have an OSP Handbook for all your questions! It includes a general FAQ section, as well as additional FAQ sections that are specific to each subscription under the OSP Subscriptions and A LA CARTE SUBSCRIPTIONS pages.

OSP Webinars

GRAMMERLY Premium - Thursday, August 20 at 11am

*Join this webinar HERE

Zoom Meeting ID: 715 081 3889 Password: 840322

ABC MOUSE and ADVENTURE ACADEMY - Thursday, August 20 at 2pm

* Join this webinar HERE

Zoom Meeting ID: 969 5946 3709 Password: 478942

TOUCH-TYPE, READ AND SPELL (TTRS) - Friday, August 21 at 11am

* Join this webinar HERE

MOBY MAX - View this webinar HERE

SHMOOP - View this webinar HERE

Enrichment Guidelines Update

If you haven't already, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our updated Enrichment Guidelines. You can find them HERE in English and HERE in Spanish.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Homeschool Teacher.

Discovery Day

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It's a new year and a new adventure! PCA is pleased to introduce our new Discovery Day program led by PCA teachers.

What is Discovery Day?

  • FREE TK-8 interactive & hands-on workshops & events led by PCA teachers.
  • All workshops are virtual, but we hope to have in-person events as soon as we can!
  • Opportunity for students to make connections with a Discovery Day community of PCA teachers & peers in their general area.
  • Discovery Day communities meet 2x/month.

What will students learn?

Discovery Day teachers will lead students to a new learning "destination" each month. Many of our workshops will provide opportunities for students to obtain a work sample for your HSTs.

Fall Semester Discovery Day Destinations

September - Journey through Space

October - No Bones about It! (Human Body study)

November - Zoopendous Day! (Animal studies)

December - Winter Wonder STEM

How does it work?

  • Families are encouraged to register their students for a Discovery Day community based on their student's grade and nearest location. This will allow students to connect with the same teachers & peers in their area when it is safe to meet in-person! However, families may register with another community if that works better for their schedules.
  • Students who attend the same Discovery Day community's workshops at least 3 times during Sept & Oct will be invited to a special virtual class party!
  • Please review the Discovery Day Schedule (Sept - Oct) for a list of DD communities & their dates/times.
  • Register your student for a Discovery Day community - RSVP HERE. Please complete one form per student.

Please complete this registration form at least 48 hrs prior to the start of the first workshop you wish to attend. If you do not register in a timely manner, you may not receive the Zoom link & information in time. As a result, you will need to wait for the next


Each week will feature a Curriculum Showcase hosted by the South Schools' Family Liaisons!

We will feature many popular curriculum choices among homeschooling families.

Throughout each subject themed week, we will also be hosting webinars with publishers from different curriculum choices. Check out all the details below.

Click on the flyers to be taken directly to the Zoom link for the upcoming showcases.

Click HERE for the recording of the All-In-One Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

All-In-One Curriculum Webinars


TIMBERDOODLE - View this webinar HERE

TIME4LEARNING - View this webinar HERE

BOOK SHARK - View this webinar HERE

MEMORIA PRESS - View this webinar HERE

STUDY.COM - View this webinar HERE

OAK MEADOW - View this webinar HERE

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Click HERE for the recording of the Math Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

Math Curriculum Webinars

MATH U SEE - View this webinar HERE


UNLOCK MATH - View this webinar HERE
BEAST ACADEMY - View this webinar HERE

MATH MAMMOTH - View this webinar HERE

SINGAPORE MATH - View this webinar HERE

RIGHT START - View this webinar HERE

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Click HERE for the recording of the Language Arts Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

Language Arts Curriculum Webinars

IEW Curriculum Overview with Andrew Pudewa- View this webinar HERE


SPELLING YOU SEE - View this webinar HERE

ALL ABOUT LEARNING - View this webinar HERE


IEW Cultivating Language Arts: Preschool through High School - View this webinar HERE

WRITE AT HOME - View this webinar HERE

LOGIC OF ENGLISH - View this webinar HERE

WELL TRAINED MIND - View this webinar HERE

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Click HERE for the recording of the History Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

History Curriculum Webinars



PANDIA PRESS - View webinar HERE

Science Curriculum Week - August 17-22

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Click HERE for the recording of the Science Showcase and HERE to view the presentation slides!

Science Curriculum Webinars



STUDIES WEEKLY - View this webinar HERE

REAL SCIENCE 4 KIDS - Thursday, August 20 at 12pm

*Join this webinar HERE

PANDIA PRESS - Friday, August 21 at 2pm

*Join this webinar HERE

Subscription Box Week - August 24-28

Subscription Box Webinars

TALKBOX - Thursday, August 27 at 10am

*Join this webinar HERE

TINKER THE ROBOT - Thursday, August 27 at 12pm

*Join this webinar HERE

KIWI CO. - Thursday, August 27 at 2pm

*Join this webinar HERE

KIDSTIR - Thursday, August 27 at 4pm

*Join this webinar HERE

MOXIBOX ART - Friday, August 28 at 10am

*Join this webinar HERE

HISTORY UNBOXED - Friday, August 28 at 12pm

*Join this webinar HERE

ABC CRATE - Friday, August 28 at 3pm

*Link coming soon

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Adopted Curriculum Webinars

STRONGMIND - View this webinar HERE

EDMENTUM/CALVERT - View this webinar HERE. Password: %6fN6M@w

CHOICEPLUS BRIDGE - Link coming soon!

ACELLUS - Friday, August 21 at 11am

*Join this webinar HERE

Meeting number (access code): 126 065 3135

Meeting password: ymJejtmi934 (96535864 from phones and video systems)

LINCOLN EMPOWERED - Tuesday, August 25 at 10am

*Join this webinar HERE

Must Register in Advance

Parent Resources

Parent Student Handbook

You can find the updated 2020/2021 Parent Student Handbook HERE. It's full of all the information you'll need for our school year!

Enrichment Updates

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!

Virtual Orientation

The South Schools' Family Liaisons hosted a Virtual Orientation for our new families! This is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the information needed to start the 2020/21 school year!

Your Family Liaisons shared an overview of the school's resources and also provided slides with live links.

You can view the Virtual Orientation HERE.

You can view the presentation slides HERE.

Questions? Reach out to your PCA Family Liaisons:

Karmen Heras - (619) 207-7658

Rachel Rico - (619) 227-2562

Student Services

We have great resources for those students who need assistance with reading, writing, math, English language learners, and social emotional learning. Click here for videos, tutorials, ideas, and more for all parents and their students.

If you feel your student is in need of urgent intervention, please reach out to your HST at your earliest convenience.

English Learners

From our EL Coordinator for 2020/21

My name is Maria Kirkbride and I will be the School Support Director overseeing the EL program for Pacific Coast Academy for the 20/21 school year. I have had the pleasure to work in charter schools for 20 years in a range of positions I look forward to getting to know you and supporting your child with English acquisition. It is such a gift to be multi-lingual! As we progress through the school year I will be reaching out to all of you about joining our English Learner Advisory Committee. I hope you will consider joining me in building a community of English Learner parents that will be a voice in how our school can best serve and support our students.

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.

Initial ELPAC- If your child is slated to take the Initial ELPAC based on your Home Language Survey responses, your HST will be in contact about test administration. At this time, the Initial ELPAC will be administered virtually.

Reclassification- from English Learner (EL) to Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) -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 be considered for Reclassification and exited out of the EL program. 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 a minimum of 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.

Curriculum Recommendations for our EL Students -

Reading Eggs & Eggspress PreK - 8th Grade

Wonders 2nd - 6th grade

Study Sync 6th - 12th grade

BrainPOP ELL - K-12th grade

ELD Instruction for High School Elective Credit- Your child can now receive high school elective credit for the following ELD support classes. See here for courses and class descriptions.
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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.

PCA High School Curriculum Roadshow Recording & Slides

Hello High School Parents!

Check out the Pacific Coast Academy Curriculum Roadshow recording and slides in case you missed it!

Curriculum Roadshow Recording


Karmen & Rachel

We are your San Diego Family Liaisons.

Please let us know how we can help you! /