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Monday, September 14, 2020

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End of Learning Period 1

Here's a friendly reminder that attendance and work samples are due. Please reach out to your HST with any questions.
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Community Connections

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Clubs are back in session this week so be sure to join in the FUN! Check out the Community Connections section in the *ALL NEW* Cabrillo Point Academy Family Resource Website (an email went out to all families last week explaining how to log-in). There you will find a How-to video, the Club Hub with all the virtual clubs we offer, as well as a parent requested spreadsheet version of the Club Hub which you can also view HERE for your convenience.

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:

Student Services

Social-Emotional Support

September’s SEL Topic: Emotional Agility

Understanding your emotions makes it possible for you to manage them so that they work for rather than against you. Spend the beginning of September focusing on emotions using the resources below. Then join us for our first live webinar for students on September 14th. For Zoom link, times and a detailed schedule of upcoming weeks, please go to our Mindset Monday page.

TK-5th Grade Resources:

6th-12th Grade:

Examine That Emotion - learn about the emotions we feel, the reasons we feel our emotions, and healthy ways we can respond to our emotions without hurting ourselves or others.

High School Counselor Support

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The University of California would like to invite you to participate in an interactive virtual experience featuring all nine undergraduate UC campuses.

These unique events are designed to inform you about the educational experiences that await you at the world's premier public research university.

These events will provide information on admission, campus highlights, and programs and services to help students build a support network at UC. Campus representatives will be available to answer questions.

English Learners

ELAC/DELAC Meeting September 15 @ 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Zoom Link PW:bestteam

ELAC Agenda

DELAC Agenda

English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The purpose of the ELAC/DELAC 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.

Please attend and have a voice in our school! Please contact Jennifer Carrete with questions

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.

Reclassification--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 qualify to be reclassified from EL to Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). 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 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.

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.

Virtual Field Trips

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

Family Liaison Coffee Chat

Orange County Children's VIRTUAL Book Festival

The annual Orange County Children's Book Festival has gone VIRTUAL this year! This event promises to entertain, spark imagination, inspire reading, and encourage kindness and caring. Cabrillo Point Academy will be featuring some of our own students and alumni, so be sure to tune in! There is limited space and registration is required.

When: September 14-26, 2020

Where: Virtual - Secure your spot at

Cost: Free

Cabrillo Point Academy Students SHINE!

All Cabrillo Point Academy students are AMAZING! This video highlights a few talented students and alumni and will be featured at the Orange County Children's Book Festival!
CPA Promo Video

Homeschooling Advice

Tips on Balancing Virtual Learning and Work for Parents

"Whether you are a “homeschooler” or a “temporarily-at-home” schooler, the COVID-19 confinement is daunting! For many, there are no more soccer practices, piano lessons, or math classes. No trips to the zoo or park days with friends. Kids and adults alike are staring at the same four walls, and they sometimes start to feel like they are closing in.

It’s especially challenging for “working from home” parents. For those with kids going back to an in-person classroom only part time, or continuing with entirely virtual learning this fall, you need to provide an education while earning a living — and at the same time deal with the anxiety of getting sick! I know a little something about that. I raised five kids — homeschooled them and ran a business at the same time.

All of us look for ways to foster learning and play. We don’t want to simply pacify our children while we hover over our computers. I hated it when my kids fell into the dreaded “wandering nomad syndrome” — kids who glaze over and complain that there is still nothing to do. I wanted them to be meaningfully engaged, and I wanted to get my work done, too, without feeling resentful of their reasonable interruptions or guilty for not being more attentive.

I have three tips to help you help you and your kids experience the new normal of homeschooling as a gift, rather than a punishment."

Read the rest of the article here.

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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.

Student Support - Math Intervention

Click here for videos, tutorials, ideas, and more for all parents and their students.

Does your student need math intervention?

Step 1: Make sure they are using an evidence based curriculum (Math U See, Right Start Math, Touch Math, Teaching Textbooks, or CLICK HERE for many more adopted curriculums). Work in this curriculum daily for one hour minimum.

Step 2: Use your instructional planning amounts for a twice weekly tutor.

Step 3: What else can I suggest? Try the free programs included in the OSP. Or add OSP a la carte programs like My Math Academy, Shmoop, or Prodigy.

Step 4: If you’ve tried this for 6-10 weeks and your student is still struggling, let’s schedule a Student Study Team appointment with our school success coordinator and see what other options are available.

Student and Parent School IDs

Until the end of September (9/30/20), take advantage of purchasing a student and/or a parent (teacher) ID. Fill out THIS survey from Michelle McCoy Photography to place your order.
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2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

Week 9/7 - 9/11: The following subscription will begin processing this week:

  • Accelerated Reader

Please note that processing may take 2-3 business days before an email notification is sent. All student accounts will be set up with the student’s school email address. Student school email address information was previously sent to the primary parent by the Tech Department. If you need assistance accessing your student’s school email account, please contact the Tech Department:

BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. UPDATE: Unfortunately, BrainPOP is currently experiencing processing difficulties and will not be ready this week.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience the BrainPOP subscription delay has caused our students and families. We are working diligently with BrainPOP to devise solutions which will make the subscriptions available as quickly as possible.

The new projected date for BrainPOP is Monday, September 14th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please check the OSP Handbook Announcements page for updates.


The OSP Handbook is your one-stop-shop for all information regarding the OSP. The handbook includes detailed information as well as updates & answers to our most frequently asked questions. Please be sure to visit the OSP Handbook before contacting us first.


If you need additional help, please consider joining our weekly office hours. Every Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm --

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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!

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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!


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