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Weekly Family Update

Week of April 26th, 2021

In This Week's Edition


✦ South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!

✦ Adopt a Senior

✦ Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

✦ Teacher Appreciation Day

✦ April Virtual Workshops

✦ Discovery Day & High School Hangouts Break


✦ Schoolwide Learner Outcomes


✦ Live Math Catch Up Classes

✦ Test Prep

✦ Writer's Workshop

✦ Reading Intervention

✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays


✦ Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

✦ ELL Support Teacher Office Hours


✦ High School Updates

✦ Virtual College Fair

✦ 2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

✦ Virtual Career Fair

✦ Scholarship Opportunities

PCA Happenings

South Schools' Parent Support Pods!!

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Join our once-a-month (grade-specific) meetings to talk ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOLING with parents just like you! This will be a time to chat about curriculum, successes, failures and to bounce ideas off one another all from the comfort of your own home. We can't wait to see you there!

9th - 12th Grade - Tuesday, April 27th @ 2pm:

Adopt a Senior

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

The following information sessions are available for Parents and Students with the Regional Coordinator to learn more about the upcoming 2021/22 Theme and the program offered with Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade) and Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade) through the Independent Study Charter Schools:

  • Tuesday, May 4th, 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, May 5th, 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 6th, 5:00 pm

Marisa Samuel's Zoom Link Password: Samuel

If you are also interested, please complete the 2021/2022 Interest Survey to be part of the Mailing List to receive more information.

Click below to see the flyers for more details:

Academic Decathlon (9th-12th Grade)

Academic Pentathlon (6th-8th Grade)

If you have any questions before the meeting, please reach out to Marisa Samuel at or 626-347-1908 (cell phone).

Teacher Appreciation Day

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We would love to surprise our amazing teachers with some VIRTUAL APPRECIATION this Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4!

What a perfect time to tell our HSTs how much they mean to us!

Get creative with your students, having them create cards, posters, or pictures for their teacher and then take a picture to share with us. If you'd like to share only a message, that would be great too.

Once we receive all the photos and messages, we will be putting a special video together to share with our staff!

Our teachers work so hard for us, let’s “wow” them by sharing how much they mean to all of us!

The Deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, April 28 at 5pm!

April Virtual Workshops

TK - 2nd Grade

High School

Discovery Day & High School Hangouts

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iscovery Day communities are based on your student's grade and nearest location in order to make connections with consistent teachers & peers in your area. However, families may register with any community that works for their schedules. Please refer to the May Schedule for a list of communities & mark your calendars. Sign up HERE.

High School Hangouts

Parent Resources

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

The Schoolwide Learner Outcomes are goals that we have for the students at Pacific Coast Academy. By receiving an education with us, our goal is that by the time a student graduates high school, the SLOs will be incorporated into a student's life.

One goal, as educators, is to help our students become independent in their learning and thinking. Let us know how you support this or observe this in your students.

Let's Investigate:

Independent Critical Thinkers

Independent critical thinkers who have the ability to problem-solve, take ownership, and apply their knowledge to a variety of problems.

Wondering where to locate PCA's SLOs? Click here!

Please share how you have observed students becoming or demonstrating the ability to be independent critical thinkers below!

PCA Schoolwide Learner Outcomes Survey

Student Support and Interventions

Live Math Catch-Up Classes

Brought to you by your Math Intervention Coordinators for any student struggling in math. No need to sign up for these live-interactive classes. Just make sure you show up to all 4, for your grade level. The grade level is a live zoom room link to take you to your class - please be on time as late arrivals may not be admitted.

Day 1: May 11 at 10am or 1pm Day 2: May 12 at 10am or 1pm

Day 3: May 18 at 10am or 1pm Day 4: May 19 at 10am or 1pm

Third and Fourth Graders (or 941 710 1127 PW: math)

Day 1: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 1

Day 2: Multi-Digit addition with regrouping - Part 2

Day 3: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 1

Day 4: Multi-Digit subtraction with regrouping - Part 2

Fifth and Sixth Graders

Day 1: Multiplying using arrays or models

Day 2: Multiplying large numbers

Day 3: Basic division

Day 4: Types of fractions

Seventh and Eighth Graders

Day 1: Comparing/Converting/Simplifying Fractions

Day 2: Adding and subtracting fractions

Day 3: Multiplying and dividing fractions

Day 4: All four operations with fractions

Test Prep

Please see our *New* Test Prep Tab - housed on our Intervention Website- You will find great resources for Reading, Writing, and Math that will help prepare your kids for State Testing.

Writer's Workshop

Writer’s Workshop will be canceled the week of 4/26th due to testing.

Ms. Genieva will resume the regular schedule starting week of May 3rd

Writer's Workshop's usual Days and Times will continue as Tuesdays 10 am and THURSDAYS 1 pm (Not Wednesdays).

Reading Intervention

Office Hours with Reading Intervention Coordinators offered Mondays @10am ZOOM LINK

Parents are welcome to ask questions about administering our New Reading Intervention Programs found on our Reading Intervention Website.

Letters & Sounds Intervention Program

Lower Elementary Multisensory Reading Intervention Program

Upper Elementary Reading for Meaning Intervention Program

Social-Emotional Support

Mindset Monday April Topic: CREATING CONFIDENCE

Do you have a student who struggles with confidence?

Please review the resources and recordings from our live session on April 12th about “power poses”, breathing exercises, games, and confidence-building mantras.

Click HERE (Scroll down to April)

English Learners Resources

Family Resource Site - Spanish Resources

Did you know that we have all of the recorded workshops available on the Family Resource Site? Under each date, parents can see the topic covered in that workshop!

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ELL Support Teacher Office Hours

Come visit Ms. Allison Wednesdays from 11:30am to 12:15pm

Click HERE for the zoom link

  • HS EL students to get help with school work

  • ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL

High School

High School Updates

ChoiePlus Academy HQT Encounters: Please join the ChoicePlus AcademyHQTs for our fantastic and fun April HQT Encounters! All students are welcome!

April's encounters

Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for creative and engaging interactive live sessions during the months of April and May. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions:

Virtual College Fairs:

The National Association of College Admissions Counselors in partnership with the Common App are offering four College fairs this spring 2021.

TIP: Pay attention to the timezone and adjust accordingly.

Create an account and register here

Virtual College Fair

2021 Virtual Graduation & Promotion

Join the Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating the hard work and dedication of our amazing PCA students. The ceremony will be virtual this year and will begin with the 8th grade promotion ceremony followed by the 12th grade graduation. Even though we can't get together in person, we want to be able to acknowledge our students online, with family and friends in attendance. Please click the the button below for more information!

Virtual Career Fair

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Scholarship Opportunities

Here is a list of popular scholarship search engines or other pre-vetted scholarships.

Karmen & Rachel

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