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Monday, August 17, 2020

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Quote of the Week

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This week's featured curriculum: Science!

The South Schools' Family Liaisons have joined together to bring our families 'Themed Curriculum Weeks!' Each week has its theme: All-In-One Curriculum, Math, Language Arts, History, Science, and Subscription Boxes.

Join us as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community! Sessions are being recorded and will posted in upcoming newsletters.

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Curriculum Webinars

We are excited to announce that as part of our themed curriculum weeks this summer, our families will have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors! Check back weekly as we add more webinars and instructions on how to sign up to attend!
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South Schools' Adopted Curriculum Webinars

We are pleased to announce upcoming webinars with Cabrillo Point Academy's Adopted Curriculum options. These options are managed by our Curriculum Department and are available at the following links: TK-8 Options and High School Options. An overview of these options is available here.

Calvert Learning by Edmentum

Monday, August 17th at 11 am

*Join this webinar HERE

ChoicePlus Bridge

Wednesday, August 19th at 10am

*Join this webinar HERE


Wednesday August 19th at 2:30pm

*Join this webinar HERE


Friday, August 21st at 11 am

*Join this webinar HERE

Meeting number (access code): 126 065 3135 Meeting password: ymJejtmi934 (96535864 from phones and video systems)

Lincoln Empowered

Tuesday, August 25th at 10 am

* Must Register in advance HERE

Community Connections

We’re excited, are you? Coming in September -- Community Connections Virtual Clubs! There will be Cooking Clubs, Creative Writing Clubs, Math Clubs, Game Clubs, Fitness Clubs and many more all for FREE! Your HST will send out information on how to participate at the end of August.
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Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Week

We're kicking off the school year and showing some school spirit! We'd love to see your students enjoying their first week!
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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 Services

Welcome to Student Services! We help all 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

EL Coordinator 2020/21- My name is Jennifer Carrete and I will be the EL Coordinator for Cabrillo Point Academy for the 20/21 school year. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching Speakers of Other Languages, and have worked in charter schools for 20 years in a range of positions including EL teacher and Coordinator. 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 LPAC Scores are available under testing on your Parent Portal! If your student was unable to complete the test due to COVID school closure, there will be an opportunity to complete the ELPAC this fall.

Initial ELPAC- Your HST will be contacting you about administering the Initial ELPAC if your child is new to the school system and could potentially qualify for EL services. At this time, the Initial ELPAC will be administered virtually.

Reclassification- If your child has an overall score of at least 4 on the ELPAC test, he/she could be considered for Reclassification and exited out of the EL program. Your HST will contact you with more details within the next 2 weeks if your child is eligible for reclassification.

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.

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.


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!

Homeschooling Advice

3 Ways to Overcome Back-to-School Overwhelm

"This will be our family’s sixteenth year homeschooling.

That is a sentence I can’t quite believe, but math and history tell me it is true.

This year we’ll have two elementary schoolers, two high schoolers, one middle schooler, and one junior in college whose classes have gone virtual (temporary college at home!).

One thing I have learned in the last sixteen years is that back to school season can feel overwhelming, even under the best of circumstances.

Feeling overwhelmed?

Overwhelmed is what happens when we have too much of some things and not enough of others.

Start with too much—as in, too much to do. Too many responsibilities. Too many decisions. Too many directions to be pulled in at one time. Too many needs to meet at once. Too many places to put your attention. Too many feelings to process at one time.

Now pair that with not enough: Not enough time. Not enough energy. Not enough resources. Not enough help. Not enough support. Not enough rest. Not enough breaks. Not enough stability. Not enough predictability.

Pick anything off the first list, pair it with anything off the second, and there you go: overwhelm.

And honestly, that’s what things look like for many of us right now. A combination of too much of some things and not enough of others."

Read the rest of the article here.

Local Events

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. Secure your spot at

Farewell from Ladan

Dear Families,

It has given me great pleasure to serve our incredible Cabrillo Point Academy community as a Family Liaison for the last two years. Sadly, my last working day will be Wednesday, August 19th. My children will still be enrolled with our wonderful school, so I hope to see you at an event in the future!

Wishing you all a happy and successful homeschooling year,


Incase You Missed It Last Week...

School Calendar

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2020-2021 Online Subscription Package

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Virtual Orientation Video

If you are joining Cabrillo Point Academy for the 2020-2021 school year, please watch the South Schools' Virtual Orientation session below. It will answer many of your questions!

Educational Tools

I Can Statements

Cabrillo Point Academy's "I Can" statements are available online to help you plan your next school year!

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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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