Riverside County

Delivering the Heart of Homeschooling

Week of July 29th 2019

Hello Riverside County!

There are a few more summer splash pad park days and beach days left this summer break! Consider joining in on the fun with us! Come on out and introduce yourself at one of the remaining events.

Share with us on social media what you're planning for this upcoming year!

Use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

In this week's newsletter, we spotlight Inspire's

Online Subscription Package option Kids Discover Online - Also included are "How to" videos for navigating the Enrichment Ordering System, membership information for Inspire's new, non-profit Parent Organization - California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA)

and upcoming virtual info sessions for all!

Please reach out anytime and get to know us!

We are so happy to answer all of your questions and guide you through

learning about homeschool philosophy, curriculum, and the homeschool lifestyle!

Don't let yourself drown in worry or fear over homeschooling.

If you find yourself there, reach out!

We hope to connect with you soon,

Audrey & Candice

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Don't be a stranger...

Summer break is here! We want to keep in contact with all of our amazing Inspire families this summer. Make sure you subscribe to our weekly Riverside County Newsletter. You can do this by scrolling to the bottom of this newsletter and selecting the "Follow Riverside County" orange button. After entering your email at the prompts, you will receive a "confirmation" email from Smore. Follow the directions in that email to ensure your name and email are on that

mailing list for Riverside County's weekly newsletter!

This is the way to continue to receive the newsletter every week.

Other ways to stay connected:

Facebook - Join our Inspire Charter Riverside County Facebook Page!

Instagram - Follow Inspire Charter Riverside County on Instagram! @inspire_homeschoolcommunity_ie

Make sure to use the hashtag #HowIHomeschoolWithInspire

to share what you are doing this summer!

Contact us! Your Riverside County Family Liaisons!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org

The Adventure of Learning with Inspire Charter School!

Enrollment for the 2019/20 school year is OPEN!

Click HERE to enroll!

Sharing The Homeschool Heart...How do you plan to use the OSP?

I am still undecided about our OSP options! How about you? Do you plan to opt-in or out? I know for sure I will be opting in my two oldest. Nothing beats free online curriculum like Shmoop and Time4Learning for them to use as classes or alongside what I already have planned for them! It is like having an extra side boost of information that they can explore and utilize, and they are excited about it too! The format is engaging and captivates their attention, which is a huge plus for me. I like my kids to learn in ways that make sense and feel natural. They can click on a video and test their knowledge with a quick quiz. In 20ish minutes they've educated themselves topically, tested themselves, and learned so much! That is called a significant homeschool win in my book!

For my middle grades, I am unsure. I am still in the phase of building independence into their routine. I am not quite sure they are ready for a free-for-all of the online content. I do like fun learning games and apps, though, so I may decide to opt them in for some fun math practice!

My youngest learners who are still fine-tuning their reading skills will have access to Reading Eggs and ABC Mouse! We have used Starfall in the past accompanied by a lot of reading great literature to them in the learning-to-read phase, and I think that just a bit more fun with phonics from these apps could do the trick.

What are your plans with our Online Subscription Package? Do you know that if you decided to opt-out, you would receive an additional $400 in instructional funds in February of 2020? Those funds can be used for classes and curriculum as well! If you want to know more about the OSP options, be sure to catch the upcoming webinars. Recordings of past webinars will be posted on the OSP Handbook site. Keep in mind that you can utilize the opt-in or opt-out feature with all of your children; your decision doesn't have to be the same for each child.

Your Homeschool Teacher will be back in the office on August 1st and will soon send out more info for the OSP. In the meantime, you can reach out to Audrey or me with questions about how to incorporate our OSP options into your daily homeschool routine!


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Dear Families,

We have exciting news! Membership for the 2019-2020 school year is now open to join the California Homeschool Parent Association (CHPA). This is Inspire’s new, non-profit Parent Organization!

(If you previously filled out the paper form to opt-in, we would be so grateful if you would also take a moment to complete the new online membership form below as we added some information. Thank you!)


The CHPA Founders

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Community Connections!

Adventure Awaits!

We are excited to announce the new Community Connections Team! Community Coordinators (CCs) throughout the state will plan exciting events and activities to encourage and facilitate connections, inspire community, and enhance the Adventure of Learning!

Community Connection Opportunities Will Include:

• Thematic Park Days

• Teacher-Led Field Trips

• Special Events (Picture Day, Spelling Bee, Art and Science Fairs,

Community Service Projects, and Much More!)

• Events for All Ages and Interests

Let’s Connect!

Parents will join in the fun for all events and field trips and will be able to use this time to connect with other homeschooling families. Families will be informed of planned events through a regional newsletter. We look forward to launching these events starting in September. Watch out for specific event details coming in early August.

Share your Community Connection event ideas with us!

Inspiring Parents Live @ 5 is BACK!

All homeschool parents are welcome! Join us weekly to learn about curriculum choices, homeschooling ideas, and much more!

Mondays in July & August - NEXT: Monday, July 29th @ 5 pm

Topic for the July 29th - High School!

Use this link to join us!


Questions? Contact Arlene at arlene@inspireschools.org

Want to receive the recordings of previous Inspiring Parents webinar recording links and resources? As well as let you know about upcoming webinars? Head over HERE!

A Night Out to Inspire with Candice and Audrey

Join your Riverside County Family Liaisons at Panera in Hemet for "A Night Out to Inspire". This monthly event is for homeschool parents (or prospective homeschool parents) to ask questions, gain insight and support for their own personal homeschool journey!

It all happens Thursday, August 1st from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Panera Bread
3013 W. Florida Ave.

Hemet, CA.

***We kindly ask for children to be left at home for this event***

Questions? Please feel free to contact

Audrey at (951) 541-4809

or Candice at (714) 797-1209

or email:


Hello Inspire Families,

We're excited to offer webinars for our Online Subscription Package (OSP) options!

NOTE: Some webinars require the attendees to register prior to the webinar - please refer to the additional information below.

OSP Webinars: Round 2

Following is the schedule for next week, July 29th - August 2nd

Additional webinars will be announced next week. All OSP webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the OSP Handbook: OSP Recorded Webinars

WEEK OF JULY 15th-19th:

Monday, July 29th @ 10:00 am - Elephango

All attendees must register before at: http://bit.ly/elephango

Monday, July 29th @ 1:00 pm - GradeSlam

GradeSlam is a new tutoring option that features 24/7 unlimited tutoring

Webinar Link: Pending; please check the OSP Handbook Upcoming Webinars for link

Wednesday, July 31st @ 11:00 am - Tynker

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/808042539

Questions? Please contact our OSP Team: osp@inspireschools.org

Enrichment Ordering System (EOS) "How to..." Videos

Hi Inspire families!

It's that time of year! Your funds have arrived, and you're ready to order - but maybe you need some assistance inputting those orders. Here are some helpful videos to assist you with getting to know the EOS and how to input your orders.

1st "How to" Video...Account Navigation

2nd "How to" Video...Product Order Request

Please feel free to reach out to your Family Liaisons or HST for assistance; we are here to help!

Audrey Everson (951) 541-4809 or audreye@inspireschools.org

Candice Zuniga (714) 797-1209 or candicez@inspireschools.org



Inspire's Summer Reading Challenge!

This summer, curl up with a good book and play a game of Inspire Bingo for a chance to win prizes!

Each 5 in a row earns a chance to win prizes in our drawing. Return your completed Bingo sheet to the Lending Library by August 15th to submit your entries. The more you read, the more chances you have to win!

Students can be entered into a prize draw by returning their completed BINGO activity to the Lending Library or their HST by August 15th.

There are many sweet adventures to be had this summer, all in the pages of the nearest book.

Happy Summer Reading!

TK - 5th Grade Bingo Sheet

6th - 12th Grade Bingo Sheet


Field Trip Booking Tutorial

Want a step by step tutorial for booking your next field trip tickets on Inspiration Station? Watch this tutorial!

Note: You will be able to opt-in or opt-out through your Enrichment Ordering System account beginning August 1st.

We have more exciting news - the OSP options are getting even better! Since our original announcement in April, we were able to add 2 previous options (Kids Discover Online and Prodigy) as well as 2 new options (Adventure Academy and Elephango). You now have 25 options to choose from!

  • HIGHLIGHTS: 8 curriculum options and 17 educational apps and resources -- including a 24/7, live online tutoring subscription for all subjects!
  • Shmoop and Rosetta Stone® Foundations (Spanish, French, and German) are A-G approved curriculum options for high school
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ABC Mouse, Discovery Education Streaming Plus with Science Techbook, and Vocabulary Spelling City
  • NEW: Adventure Academy, Beast Academy Online, Elephango, Rosetta Stone Foundations, Dreambox Learning, myON Reader & myON News w/Accelerated Reader, Typing Agent, and TutorMe

This year’s OSP options are valued at more than $2,400 *
* value based on the retail value for the 5 most expensive subscriptions. Please visit our OSP Handbook for additional info and FAQ.

Here is the linked 19-20 OSP Flyer - The flyer is hyperlinked to allow you to click on each of the subscriptions listed and go to the vendor’s website.

This Week's OSP (Online Subscription Package): Kids Discover Online

The 2019-2020 Online Subscription Package (OSP) options are finalized, and we’re spotlighting every option - every week!

This week we take a look at Kids Discover Online!

"For over 25 years, we've been creating beautifully crafted nonfiction products for kids. With our team of talented writers, award-winning designers and artists, and subject experts from leading institutions, we set out to build our most ambitious product to date: Kids Discover Online. "

By opting into Kids Discover Online you will receive the following:

  • Access over 150 Units and 1,500 Topics
  • Discover Mode & Search
  • 3 Lexile® Reading Levels
  • Virtual Classroom with Educator Account
  • Desk and Lesson Planner
  • Assessments

About Kids Discover Online

    • Science and Social Studies curriculum for 3rd-8th grade
    • Can be used to create custom curriculum using the content from Kids Discover
    • Click here for more information including a webinar from Kids Discover made specifically for Inspire families!


Q: Will my account from the 2019-2020 OSP roll over?

A: Yes, you will not lose any of your account's information. The account will be turned to a free account at the end of August, but if you opt-into the OSP again, you will receive paid access to the same account for free.

Watch more about Kids Discover Online HERE

For more details on this OSP option and all the other OSP subscriptions, head over to the OSP Handbook.

Have a question regarding the Online Subscription Package? Email osp@inspireschools.org

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Inspire Special Education Department Monthly Newsletter!

Dear Inspire Parents,

Another successful school year has come to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes us realize how fortunate we are at Inspire Charter Schools. Our school has been successful due to the wonderful collaborative partnership between staff members, and families. We would like to thank all the parents for their involvement, dedication and continued support. Please be safe and well until we meet again in the fall. Have a wonderful summer!

Inspire Special Education Department Parent and Teacher Newsletter May/June 2019

You can also access our Inspire Cares website to support you in your homeschooling journey and view all of our newsletters!


Anna Lindahl

Statewide Parent Outreach Coordinator

Inspire Charter Schools

Ph: (619) 627-9623

E: annalindahl@inspireschools.org

Inspire Charter Resources

Natural History Club!

We're excited to announce the all new Natural History Club. This club is designed for all members of the family to explore nature together. We hope to gather at least once a month for nature outings, guest speakers, nature lessons, and FUN! If you are interested in getting more information or joining this club, please complete the interest survey HERE and Glenna Heustis will send you information about the first meet up in August.

Questions? Contact:

Glenna Heustis at glennah@inspireschools.org

New Middle School Program - ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway

BRIDGEWAY is teaming up with INSPIRE to offer Inspire Students a Live Online Middle School Bundle for all core subjects in the fall bridgewayacademy.com/inspire. This program will offer 4-core classes with Bridgeway Academy instructors offering support, weekly live online classes, office hours, and more.

Spaces will be limited!

More details and pricing can be found in our ChoicePlus Bridge Flier or our 19-20 TK-8 Curriculum Options Flier.

Want to learn more about ChoicePlus Bridge powered by Bridgeway? View an informational session HERE.

High School Info Session Recordings

Want to know what high school looks like with Inspire? Amy Edwards, an Inspire teacher, Teacher Trainer for High School, and Homeschool Mom shares her expertise in this recorded High School Info Session! In her Virtual Info Sessions, she covers:

What are California's high school grad requirements?

What makes Inspire unique?
~Program & Curriculum options
~Online classes, live classes, vendors, parent-created & led curriculum, community college classes, and MORE!

On the first slide is a link to the recorded video. You can find the slide show HERE (Select "View" and "Present" and then click "Here" on the first slide to view the recording.)

Academic Decathlon joining ChoicePlus Academy this Fall!

We’re so excited to welcome Academic Decathlon to CPA. Days and times of class meetings will be on the upcoming Fall 2019-20 CPA Course Catalog! See Academic Decathlon flyer for more information!


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Enrichment item returns!

Dear Inspire Families,

Do you have enrichment items that you are looking to return this year? You can return items to a Lending Library or to your HST. Please note, non-consumables do not need to be returned until you withdraw from our school, so this is purely voluntary.

Here is the Enrichment Return Item Form for your convenience.

Riverside County Library System EVENTS!

Make sure you're in the "know" for all the events happening at the Riverside County Libraries!

Head over to http://rivlib.info/website/events


Your go-to spot for homeschool help!

Riverside County Facebook Group

Join us on Facebook for lively discussion and homeschool support.

Riverside County Parent Feedback

Our goal is to provide you with the best homeschool program in Riverside County...so we want your feedback! If you have any comments, suggestions, or concerns, please let us know!

Your Inspire Riverside County Team!

Your Riverside County Homeschool Teachers and Family Liaisons are always here for you! Reach out to your HST or Family Liaison for support, advice, and connections with the homeschool community around you!

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Candice Zuniga

I am starting my eleventh year of homeschooling my big group! I have eight kids and six are enrolled in Inspire! I love to help families discover their perfect homeschool lifestyle based on the needs of each child and the family! We homeschool in a very eclectic and flexible way and always have. I desire to bring a deep understanding of the importance and enjoyment of home education to our awesome Riverside County Community of Homeschoolers! As always, reach out at any time for all your homeschool needs and concerns. I am always happy to help!

Audrey Everson

Hi everyone! I am a mom of 3 awesome kids ranging in age from 11 to 6 years old. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been married for 16 years. Having homeschooled our children over the last 7 years in 3 different states, I've found homeschooling here in California, especially with Inspire Charter, has been a great fit for our homeschool journey. I am grateful for our ability to homeschool so freely and I aspire to assist other families with their own homeschool adventures!

We want to hear from you!

What do you want to hear more about? Drop us an email!

We'd love to answer all of your questions in regards to homeschooling with Inspire

and what the homeschool lifestyle looks like!

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