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Monday, October 26, 2020

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Community Connections

We’re already beginning to plan for more virtual clubs in the Spring! Be on the lookout for a schedule in December. We’re continuing to have wonderful turn-outs to the clubs, we hope your kiddos are enjoying them and building community in some way.

Check out the Community Connections section in the Cabrillo Point Academy Family Resource Website (log-in required) where you will find a How-to video and the Club Hub with all the virtual clubs we offer. You can always reach out to your Homeschool Teacher (HST) who has all the information to pass on to you 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:

High School

Counseling Info. Sessions: Please join us for the following information sessions. All sessions will be offered at 11am and 5pm, here: Counseling Webinar Link

Financial Aid: November 4

Concurrent Enrollment: December 2

Progress Reports: All high school students will receive a progress report this week. Keep an eye out for it, and let your HST know right away if you have any questions.

Story 2: Riverside County Office of Ed has added an additional Story 2 online personal statement boot camp support session on Thursday November 5 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Students can register using the following links:

Ø Thursday, November 5 -

College fairs: The Western Association of College Admissions Counseling (WACAC) are hosting open college fairs and students can register by visiting Students can attend any event regardless of location listed.

Sallie Mae Event: Sallie Mae is hosting a virtual Paying for College 101: Free $ First on Tuesday, October 27 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 28 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Your students can join the event on YouTube Live:

Student Services

From Your Intervention Team: Grade Level Tips on Fun Ways to Fill the Learning Gaps This Week First Grade


Play a less than/more than game. Get creative with the counters….I’m thinking candy corn! Click here for game instructions.

I can use different strategies for addition to solve word problems (within 20.)

I can use different strategies for subtraction to solve word problems (within 20.)

Integrate math and art (they really do go together great) with some addition art projects. Directions here.

I can use addition facts I know well to help me solve problems where there are more than two numbers (associative.)

Or take a break and watch a Math Facts Youtube Video

I can add facts within 20.

Language Arts:

Make spelling words fun, and a little messy. Instead of writing words on paper, spray some shaving cream on a window or mirror and let your child write their words there.

I can use sight words and spelling patterns to help me spell words correctly.

There are free resources on websites like Teachers Pay Teachers to help your child become a voracious reader. Try reading across the genres to create a well rounded reader.

I can read and understand first grade books.

Listen to a silly and not too spooky read aloud on YouTube called, Creepy Pair of Underwear.

I can read aloud like a teacher.

Also, did you know that our school has a website with videos and tools all linked and prerecorded if your student is having trouble in math, reading, or writing?

Click Here To Access Your School's Intervention Page

Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI)

Is your child in the 5th grade or higher?

Did your child score in the red on the STAR360?

Would your child benefit from small group instruction?

If you answered yes to those questions, your child may be eligible for Outstanding Direct Instruction (ODI) in math or reading.

ODI is a live, on-line, small group program offered by our Student Services department. In reading, we will focus on comprehension and vocabulary development strategies and skills. In math, classes include multiplication up through multi-step problems. The commitment is for 4 weeks, 2 times per week for 45 minutes per class. Classes are conducted on Mondays - Thursdays. ODI is free for enrolled, eligible students.

Reach out to your HST today!

Social-Emotional Support

We loved talking with students at our “Show and Tell” last week!

Do you have a student on your roster who could benefit from building their resilience? Did they miss our webinars and follow-up groups last Monday? The recordings and slides have been posted on our Mindset Monday page.

Resources for next month’s topic, “nagging Nerves”, will be posted on Monday, November 2nd. Please encourage any students who struggle with worry and anxiety to check out the resources once posted and to mark their calendars for November’s webinar.

What: Nagging Nerves (Webinar for students on handling worry and anxiety)


Monday,November 9th

10:00am- TK-5th grade

1:00pm- 6th-12th grade


Families should not contact vendors directly to facilitate a return or exchange, the school should be notified and will handle all requests directly. If there is a problem with an Enrichment order and an item has arrived damaged or is defective, please contact your teacher.

If an item is no longer needed or wanted, it may be returned to the school, but cannot be returned to the vendor for a refund. Please do not contact vendors directly to request a return or exchange. Thank you!

Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Spelling Bee for students in grades 6th - 8th. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the County Spelling Bee. The winner at the county level will have the opportunity to advance to the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee in May.

If your student middle school student is interested in participating, click on the flyer to complete the survey. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, a list of study words will be sent to you via email.

Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for our Cabrillo Point Academy Science Fair that will take place based on county of residence. The qualifying student will have the opportunity to advance to the County Science Fair!

We would like to offer this opportunity to our students in grades 6th - 12th. Once the interest level has been determined and the initial registration has been completed, we will send out the instructions for the different areas of projects. Click on the flyer to sign up!

National History Day Contest

We are excited to gather your feedback and interest level for participating in the National History Day (NHD). Each year NHD frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for its broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2020-2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. The theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding and an opportunity to develop perspective and understanding rather than merely being able to cite facts and figures. Through participation in this program, students in grades 4-12 become amateur historians on their journey to discover the significance of their chosen historical topic.

Local Events

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Kids Free October at the San Diego Zoo

Throughout October, children 11 years and younger receive free admission—no ticket is required when accompanied by an adult with a valid form of admission.

Click on button below for more details.

Virtual Field Trips

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

Friendly Reminder

Remember to Fall Back

It's that time of year again! Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 1st. Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour. Enjoy the extra sleep!

Every Kid Outdoors

Every Kid Outdoors seeks to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors and inspire them to become our future environmental stewards ready to protect and preserve these natural and historic treasures for many years to come. The program gives every U.S. fourth grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed lands and waters. For more information and to download a pass for your fourth grader, visit


California students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit their original artwork and poetry to this annual coastal and marine themed contest. This is a fun opportunity for your student to showcase their creativity!

Find more details here.

Homeschooling Advice

7 Ways Homeschooling is Like Training for a Marathon

"A number of years ago, Walt Disney World marathon was celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special finisher’s medal that I wanted. I had never run a race before. In fact, I had never run a single mile. But I firmly believed I could run a 26.2 mile race. Crazy, huh?

At some point my husband and I verbalized another seemingly impossible idea — what if we don’t send our kids to school and instead we teach them at home? Again, crazy.

Along the way, I’ve realized that much of what I learned while preparing for and running a marathon relates directly to our homeschooling journey.

1. You Need a Plan

With both the marathon and homeschooling, I committed to a huge goal with no idea where to begin. So I began to read and read and then research some more to formulate a basic plan. I bought curriculum. Then I jumped in.

Without a plan, you’re sunk. It’s too easy to get distracted and miss things along the way. Even though the plan will change, having one will ensure you stay on task and true to your vision."

Read the rest of the article here.

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English Learners

Please join our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting on November 17 at 5:00pm.

The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) makes recommendations regarding programs for students with second language needs. The purpose of the ELAC is to provide parents of English Learners opportunities to learn more about the programs offered to their children, Participate in the school’s needs assessment of students, parents, and teachers and provide input in the most effective ways to support full participation of English Learners in all school activities

Reclassification Criteria Update- We are updating our reclassification criteria and your student may be eligible to be considered to be reclassified English Proficient. If your student scored a 4 on the ELPAC the will be eligible. Your HST will be contacting you in November if your student qualifies.

Parent Resources

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

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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Student/Teacher IDs

Student/Teacher ID cards are now $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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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!

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!


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