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Monday, August 2, 2021

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Information and Updates

Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!

Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Tell them about Cabrillo Point Academy! We are now enrolling!
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Explorers on Course Elementary Academy

Hello Parents,

Explorers on Course Elementary Academy is still enrolling some grade levels! If you are interested in enrolling your child in the program please complete the registration form by August 6. See below for information on open grade levels:

KN- AM and PM open

1st- PM open (limited spots)

2- Enrollment Closed

3-PM Open (limited spots)

4- Enrollment Closed

5- AM and PM open

If you are interested, please complete the ENROLLMENT FORM to enroll in the Explorers on Course Program.

A few key points about Explorers on Course Elementary Academy:

  • Explorers teachers will offer live, virtual, direct instruction in the areas of Foundational Reading Skills (grade KN and 1), Literary Analysis and Writing (grades 2-5), and Mathematics (grades KN-5).
  • Our credentialed Explorers on Course teachers will provide engaging, collaborative live lessons in each subject area for 40 minutes, 2 days per week.
  • The cost is $200 for the school year
  • Students in the program must purchase and follow the designated curriculum: Mathematics (Grades KN-5) Singapore Dimensions, Reading Foundations (Grades KN and 1) Lively Letters, and Literary Analysis and Writing (Grade 2-5) Blackbird and Company. Please place curriculum orders using your planning amounts as soon as possible.
  • Explorers on Course teachers will provide a detailed lesson plan for parents to follow on alternate days which will be necessary for students to be successful in the classes.
  • Teachers will also have scheduled office hours to support parents in implementing the designated curriculum
  • Students will attend either the AM (9:00 am - 10:30 am) or PM (11:00 am - 12:30 pm) session on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Live instruction will begin on September 14.

We hope to serve and support your child in our new Elementary Academy!

Curriculum Spotlight

Please take a look at our Cabrillo Point Academy Curriculum Spotlight which highlights many popular curriculum choices for the 2021/2022 school year! Check out webinars, presentations, summaries and links to many different curriculum offerings by clicking on the button below.

Park Days!

Please come join us for one, or all, of our Park Days! No RSVP is required.

A few tips for the August 4th Park Day:

  • Come early as parking may be challenging and isn't free.
  • The park is near the ocean. There is a lifeguard on duty.
  • Bring a basketball to shoot hoops on the basketball court.

Look for me near the playground. I'll be wearing my Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirt! I hope to see you there!

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Fun Summer Activities!

We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months.

Please note: Cabrillo Point Academy is not affiliated with any of these resources. Also remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

Are you trying to beat the heat? Do you have a movie lover or two in your home? Why not check out these movie theaters that have reduced pricing on select days! Alternately, if you can't make it to any of the listed movie theaters, there is also a list of cities that are showing movies in the park. Join the fun here!

Shop at a Farmers Market

Get your kids excited about their fruits and vegetables! Take your students to one of many local Farmers Markets, let them help pick items and then bring them home and cook them together!

You'll have access to fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best. Shopping at farmers markets also supports your local farmers and keeps the money you spend on food closer to your neighborhood.

Check out this list of local Farmers Markets here.

Arrange a Scavenger Hunt

What adventurous child doesn't love a scavenger hunt? Whether you set up this free summer activity for kids indoors or outdoors, the objective remains the same: find hidden objects using clever clues.

Keep Bubbles Blowing All Summer Long

Entertain bubble-loving kids with a bubble refill station, made out of a large spouted beverage dispenser and decorated with stickers, glitter glue, and markers. Make your bubble refill station and follow the bubble recipe here, or dump in a few containers of store-bought bubble mix.


We are excited to announce our ordering system has a new website and a new name. It is called Homeschool Hub, and it can be accessed by visiting

Please be sure to read through our school’s Enrichment Guidelines from Homeschool Hub before entering order requests for your students. Please also make note of the following:

  • Vendors and service orders will be available beginning Monday, August 2nd in the Homeschool Hub.
  • New students will have their orders placed beginning 8/2/2021.

Tech Department

  • We are excited to announce that our 3rd - 8th grade students can order FREE Chromebooks through Homeschool Hub. Tech items are available to order starting now. Items will begin to ship August 11th. For more information and FAQS, click here. ***Please be aware that all tech items are the property of Cabrillo Point Academy. If you decide to withdraw from Cabrillo Point Academy for any reason, tech items are due at the time of withdrawal.***

    • School email for students: ALL students will have a Google/Gmail account provided by Cabrillo Point Academy. You should have already received the email and password. Please note: the Google/Gmail accounts are required for Chromebooks, Gmail, Classroom, and Enrichment/OSP subscriptions.

    High School

    We are excited to announce the addition of Career Technical Education (CTE) courses within the ChoicePlus Academy program. These courses are for students in grades 8-12. Please see here for a flyer listing FAQs, course descriptions, and class dates and times. Registration requests for ChoicePlus Academy and High School Edgenuity courses will open up again on August 2, 2021. Please be sure to sign up for courses your students want to take right away.

    Concurrent Enrollment

    If your student took any Spring or Summer '21 classes at a community college, remember to send an official transcript to Cabrillo as soon as grades are posted to:

    Cabrillo Point Academy

    ATTN: Records Dept.

    4612 Dehesa Road

    El Cajon, CA 92019

    For Electronic delivery -

    Lending Library

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    Student Support/Interventions

    Stop Summer Slide

    We have been adding many resources for Writing, Math, and Reading to our South Schools Intervention Website

    **Please bookmark and use it as a resource to prevent the summer slide.**

    Cabrillo Point Academy Spirit Wear

    We are so excited to share out our Cabrillo Point Academy spirit wear store! You can see the store HERE

    Virtual Field Trips

    We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the picture below and explore!
    Enjoy a trip through an African Safari park to see an incredible variety of wildlife. In this 17 minute video, you will take a first-row seat at the waterholes where the action is. You’ll see elephants, giraffes, warthogs, rhinos, zebras, lions, and so much more. Join the virtual field trip here.

    Below, please find some links to African Safari & Wildlife coloring pages and activities:

    African wildlife Free Coloring pages.

    More African wildlife Coloring pages.

    Free Printable African Animals Word Search activities.

    Learn more about Africa & it's culture with this free Kenya Unit Study.

    Fun Safari themed activities for kids here.

    Local Events

    Orange County has city sponsored free events: outdoor Summer Concerts, Movies or Shakespeare in the Park! Click on your city to see which fun outdoor activities are happening near you! Access the fun here.

    National Night Out - This Friday!

    Join Stanton's first responders for a night under the stars to connect with them and enjoy a wonderful family movie! August 6, 2021 @ 6 pm at Stanton Central Park.
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    Summer Homeschooling Advice

    Should you be helping your homeschooled child find friends?

    Socialization is one of the biggest questions people have when it comes to homeschooling. Most homeschoolers will tell you that their social calendar is booked full, and it is the least of their concerns. But sometimes it can be a challenge to help your homeschooled child find friends.Often if you live in an area where you don’t know a lot of people or you are not in a neighborhood or part of a church community, it can be a challenge to see other kids regularly and form lasting friendships.

    Sometimes it takes a little looking to find a group where you fit in or an activity where your child really clicks with the other kids, but with a bit of effort you’ll find your child’s tribe (and just maybe yours too!)

    Here are a few ideas for helping your homeschooled child find friends to get you started!

    Homeschool Groups & Co-ops are Great for Finding Friends

    This idea seems pretty obvious, but if you’ve tried some homeschool groups or co-ops in your area and didn’t find a good fit, look in neighboring towns or communities. It is often worth the effort to drive a little further to find a place where you feel comfortable.

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    Charting the Course with Cabrillo Point Academy!

    We are so excited to share with you the amazing things coming to Cabrillo Point Academy!! Please stay tuned. We'll provide more details soon!
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    Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free Summer Sessions

    The Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF) is hosting FREE , virtual summer workshops for students to get a head start on their science/engineering fair programs and projects. (For students who will be in grades 6th - 12th this Fall.)

    Sat. Sept. 25, 2021,10-11am (Beginner)

    Click HERE for the signup link! (Please use Yvonne Kahlen for teacher and for teacher's email.)

    Beginning this Fall students can sign up for one of the FREE OCSEF workshops - "How to Pick a Science/Engineering Project Topic."

    Resources and Opportunities

    We are so excited to bring you some fun summer activity ideas! Check out the resources below to keep your student engaged during the summer months. Please remember that planning amounts may not be used for classes and activities during the summer break.

    Griffith Observatory

    If you are up for a drive and an adventure, Griffith Observatory is open Friday - Sunday each week. Griffith Observatory is turning visitors into observers! From Samuel Oschin Planetarium shows and public telescope observing to exhibits and special events, Griffith Observatory has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking at the sky, the exhibits, or the Hollywood Sign, we can help you be an observer. For hours of operation and to find out which activities are free and which have a fee, click here.


    If you're heading to our local beaches this summer, consider exploring some of the lively tide pools while you're there! Take a look at this list of 7 amazing and family friendly tide pools in Orange County.

    Tour Your Hometown

    You don't have to leave town to go on a vacation! Visit local landmarks, call the historical society for hometown trivia, and ask a neighbor for her favorite restaurant recommendation to try somewhere new.

    Swap Toys

    A "toy swap" is a unique and fun summer activity for kids. Here's how to organize it: Invite friends and neighbors to come over with toys (in good condition) that they no longer want, then let them draw numbers to see who gets to pick a "new" toy first.

    Virtual Field Trips

    We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Click on the resources below and explore!
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    Join us on a virtual tour of Mount Rushmore National Memorial! Mount Rushmore depicts four presidents who all played an important role in the history of the United States. Included in this tour: HD footage, information and facts on one of the most iconic sites in the United States! Please enjoy the free resources and videos below!

    Mount Rushmore Virtual Field Trip: Video

    Mount Rushmore National Park in South Dakota: Tour

    History of Mt. Rushmore | South Dakota: Ranger Talk

    Non-Fiction Mount Rushmore Reading Passage Vocabulary and Comprehension

    Reading Comprehension - Mount Rushmore - Grades 3-5

    Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures The Mount Rushmore Calamity

    Presidential Coloring Pages

    Student Support/Interventions

    Math Catch-Up Classes

    Catch up on all things fractions!

    If you missed the live classes please click on the links below to watch the videos. These classes are designed for students 5th grade and up.

    Class 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

    Class 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

    Class 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

    Class 4: All four operations with fractions


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    Did you miss some of the writer's workshop hours? We now have writer's workshop videos for parents and teachers to use wherever you would like! If you need advice as to where to begin, feel free to email our amazing writing teacher at

    Access the recorded writing workshop videos HERE

    Social Emotional Support

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    We also have the recordings from all the Mindset Monday classes we have had this school year...Summer would be a great opportunity to watch these recordings to learn about practical tools and activities on a variety of social/emotional topics like Emotional Agility, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Resilience, and much much more!

    High School Counselor Support

    2021 Engineering Showcase - Only 4 Dates in August Left!

    The UCR Bourns College of Engineering and the UCR MESA Program invites all area kids, families and prospective students to an engaging and informative virtual event, our 2021 Engineering Showcase! Formerly the "Engineering Family Night," the event is an opportunity to inform you all about the college and the exciting things we do. It's a chance to learn about the engineering profession and what it takes to be an engineer. The event is free! Please see attached flyer for registration information or follow this link:


    Returning library materials? Please keep in mind:

    • Parents should still have access to their old library system accounts. By logging into your account, you should be able to see which items are checked out to your child(ren).

    • If you are unable to access your old library account, please feel free to call the school and speak with a Library Specialist, who can check to see if any items are still checked out to your family.

    • There is no need to separate enrichment and library materials when returning them to the library.

    • There is no need to add library materials to students’ inventory sheets when returning them to the library. Each library item has an asset tag on it, which our librarians will use to check it in.

    Thank you very much for your help with getting those items returned!

    Returning enrichment materials? Please follow the instructions detailed below by clicking on the graphic. Thank you for your help!

    School Calendar

    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

    Yvonne Kahlen - OC Family Liaison

    I have been a homeschooling mom for seventeen years. I have three children ranging in age from 17 to 22. I homeschooled my two oldest from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My youngest is currently a senior 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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