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Monday, May 4, 2020
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School News and Important Dates
- Teachers will still be available to meet you virtually and will still be monitoring student progress
- EOS orders will still be approved and processed
- Curriculum and Technology orders will continue to be processed
- CPA will still continue to offer learning opportunities for high school
- HQT's will hold office hours for high school students and families
- High school students, particularly seniors, are strongly encouraged to keep up with their school work and completion of assignments
- A special website of open and free resources is available at this link
- Support videos, lessons, and tools compiled by our intervention team are available here
Our Message To You
This spring, you've faced unprecedented challenges, and you've risen to them with ingenuity, care, and excellence! Your commitment has kept your children safe, engaged, and connected. Here is a message to our amazing families from your Cabrillo Point Academy Leadership and Teachers
We miss you!
New Resource Site For All Parents
We worked together to create a resource site for our families and for parents who are now faced with homeschooling their children. Please share with anyone who you feel could benefit from the site!
Academic Decathlon Theme for the 2020-2021 School Year is:
The Cold War
Exploring the history of the Cold War, the Space Race and Astronomy, Reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, and exploring the Art and Music of the Cold War Era are just some of the exciting themes discussed in the AG approved elective.
High School students of all abilities are needed to form a team that then compete at a regional level to then have the opportunity to move to the state competition in Sacramento in March.
A student does not need to be an expert in all ten areas, instead, we are looking for students of all academic abilities to create a well-rounded team. The Decathlon is about creating a team, and the coaches and teammates work together throughout the course.
Please pass on the informational Flyer and Interest Survey to all of your families.
2020_21-Academic Decathlon Interest Flyer (for 9th-12th Grade and an AG approved elective)
Rosetta Stone Foundations Webinars
Community Connections is offering a wide variety of VIRTUAL workshops for all students. Check out the calendar and newsletter that comes out each week!
If you have any questions about a particular workshop, please contact that teacher or the Regional Community Coordinator, Gina Garland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
8th Grade High School Transition Information Sessions
High School Counselor Support
Career Exploration From Home
Career Technical Education (CTE) Spotlight Information #1:
Our Economy is changing. Dr. Kevin Fleming says that only 1 out of 4 college students that initially enroll actually finish a bachelor’s degree. Education costs are rising, the job market is shrinking and there is oversaturation in some fields. How can students find success in this new economy? Success in the New Economy: (video - 10 mins)
If your student is taking an AP Exam, please be sure to share this information from the College Board regarding Steps to Prepare for Exam Day. This resource includes:
AP Testing Guide for Educators
Exam Day Checklist
AP Exam Demo
Online AP Classes and Review Sessions Prep Week
Special information about AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish Language and Culture Exams (App download required)
Information about AP Music Theory Exams
Open to Parents/Guardians: Intervention Support Website
All students now have access to our recorded outstanding direct instruction (ODI) classes on our Intervention Website! Parents/Guardians can sit with their students and watch as our teachers guide them through the lessons.
Reading videos focus on: beginning phonics, decoding, blending and Reading & Comprehension classes
Math Videos focus on: foundation skills, operations, multiplication and division, factors, multiples and fractions, expressions and algebra.
Office hours will be posted soon on the Intervention Website!
Your student’s case manager will be contacting you if your child is due for an initial or triennial evaluation. Most of these assessments will not take place while schools are physically closed, as they require direct contact between students and staff. Instead, these assessments will occur once schools physically open. However, some types of speech assessments may be completed virtually. Your child’s case manager will contact you if your child is due for an assessment at this time.
If your child’s IEP includes extended school year (ESY), we will be offering ESY services this summer. Your child’s case manager will contact you in the next few weeks regarding your child’s service(s).
Enrichment Ordering System: Amazon Punchout
We hope you are enjoying the ease in creating orders that the Amazon punchout system provides!
Need help placing your A-Punchout order? Please feel free to review these videos (also located in the Video menu in the EOS).
Please remember to request no more than 5 items per A-Punchout order!
Q. I forgot to add an item to my punchout order. Can I add it to the EOS order?
We are unable to add items to existing EOS punchout orders. However, it’s easy to enter a new order request for additional items.
Q. I changed my mind about an item. Can I cancel it from my order? It hasn’t been processed, yet.
Items can be cancelled from punchout orders prior to processing them, but please be aware that removing items will void the 7-day price guarantee from Amazon.
Q. Am I able to purchase educational magazines through the punchout system?
Unfortunately, magazines have recurring billing associated with them and are not able to be purchased through the punchout system. It may be possible to purchase them directly from the publisher; please check with your HST to see if this might be possible.
Q. Can I purchase Kindle books through the punchout system?
Kindle books are not able to be purchased through the punchout system. However, they CAN be purchased with your child’s enrichment funds. To do so, please enter an order request for approved product vendor Kindle. Please enter only one book per order!
This Wednesday- Inspiring Parents
The same holds true for math. A strong foundation for future math learning in fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, word problems and algebra is built upon on how well students know their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. Join our magnificent math support team to learn their successful math strategies.
Wednesday, May 6th from 1-2 p.m. at this link: http://bit.ly/InspiringLink
Getty- Dubay Italic Handwriting Program
A comprehensive handwriting program for K - 6th Grade.
Join the thousands of students everyday who learn to write using Getty-Dubay.
Even if you've never taught handwriting, you'll find the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series easy to follow and full of step-by-step guidance, tips, and creative practice materials. Each of the seven books in the series has been designed to utilize the child's natural curiosity and thirst for learning. The unique "Look-Plan-Practice" approach to self-assessment enhances legibility while empowering your student, encouraging responsibility for his or her own progress. The Instruction Manual for teachers and homeschool parents provides additional guidance for all grades.
Book It! Program is Open for Enrollment
Virtual Spring Faire at the Environmental Nature Center
How to Make Easy Homeschool Lesson Plans in a Challenging Time
"During challenging times, creating easy homeschool lesson plans is the only way to go. Sticking to a plan can be difficult if you’ve got a lot going on outside of homeschooling, but not having a plan at all can leave you feeling even worse.
I’d love to share with you a really simple and easy method to creating homeschool lesson plans for seasons where you need direction, but not a rigid plan.
This article will lay out why creating a simple homeschool lesson plan can help you get through a stressful time feeling like you’ve accomplished much in your homeschool. We’ll talk about how the best-laid plans are quite often the simplest. I’ll show you step-by-step how to create a plan that hits all the basic subjects and sprinkles in a little fun too.
Also, read on for a helpful (free!) lesson planning page you can print out and start using today!"
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