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Monday, September 13, 2021

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Information and Updates

Cabrillo Point Academy - Now Enrolling!

Do you know of a family that is considering homeschooling? Cabrillo Point Academy is now enrolling!

If you, or someone you know, are interested in joining our school for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete an enrollment interest form here ...

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Please let your friends and family know that we will be hosting information sessions for anyone who is interested in learning more about our school followed by a time of Q & A! Please share the flyer below!
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Join Homeschool Information Session using this link.

End of Learning Period One Monday, September 13th

Just a friendly reminder that the end of LP 1 is today and attendance and work samples are due. Please let your HST or Family Liaisons know if you have any questions.
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Welcome New Families!

Are you a new family with Cabrillo Point Academy? Welcome! We are so excited to have you with us! To help you start your homeschooling journey with us please take a look at our Welcome Spotlight by clicking on the button below. Our spotlight contains a lot of wonderful information to orient you to our school and assist you as you embark on your homeschool voyage.

Virtual 21/22 Homeschool Orientation Sessions

Would you like more details on how to homeschool with Cabrillo Point Academy? Please consider joining your Family Liaisons at one of our Homeschool Orientation sessions! Find details on the flyer below. No RSVP required. Join here.
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Join Homeschool Orientation using this link.

Monthly Coffee Chat

Are you looking for more information in a less formal setting? We hope you will join us for an evening of coffee and conversation on Thursday, September 16th at 7pm. RSVP is not required.
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Join Coffee Chat using this link.

School Photos!

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We are excited to offer school photos for our Cabrillo Point Academy families! Three packages are available, ranging from $30 - $50 and they all include a student ID card.

Please choose a day and use the corresponding form to sign up for a 15-minute time slot and to choose the photo package you want to order:

September 17 - Stanton Central Park (Stanton) - 10am-1pm

September 22 - TeWinkle Park (Costa Mesa) - 10am-1pm

Siblings are welcome! Our photographer will also take a photo of siblings together. With the purchase of any package, you can receive a complimentary digital download of 1 sibling photo.

Please note - our photographer will be practicing safety measures. All transactions will be done electronically and she will be wearing a mask. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - - (949) 463-3115.

Student and Parent School IDs

We are also offering School/Teacher ID cards for students and parents/teachers! To purchase your ID card (you will need to provide a headshot), please use this form. Please use one form per ID card. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - - (949) 463-3115.

Important reminder: if you are purchasing school photos for your student, you will automatically get a student ID card with your purchase.

$6 per card for students and teachers. Price good until October 31, 2021

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We've added an additional picture day for our Inland Empire families! This will also be our make-up picture day.

September 29, 2021

10am - 1pm
Promenade Park
615 Richey St, Corona, CA 92879

Please sign up for a 15-minute time slot and to choose the photo package you want to order:

Siblings are welcome! Our photographer will also take a photo of siblings together. With the purchase of any package, you can receive a complimentary digital download of 1 sibling photo.

Please note - our photographer will be practicing safety measures. All transactions will be done electronically and she will be wearing a mask. Any questions, please contact the photographer, Michelle McCoy - - (949) 463-3115.

Orange County Science & Engineering Fair Free Summer Sessions - Last Session Coming Soon!

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."

Community Connections

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Our first Community Connections Park Day will be Sep 17, 2021. 10:30-12:30 Park Locations:

Stanton Park- Stanton Central Park --- One of our Picture Days will be held here as in the information on picture day above.

Settlers Park-Irvine Settlers Park

Pavion Park- Mission Viejo Pavion Park

We will have HSTs on hand for games, Scavenger Hunt and a special Parent Corner, for help with any questions you might be having.

Our Park Days will be held at different parks each month.

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COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS Club Hub 21-22 is up and running! So click the link below and you can see what dates/times the clubs and park days will be offered. Clubs will begin the week of 9/13 and will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Look for Art, Fitness, Cooking, Math, Reading and Science and more.

Our CPA Virtual Club Calendar is shaping up to be a great first semester!

Please see below:


If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Eschenburg

High School

**** Please Read! **** Correction: 9/30/21- Official add/drop date for high school classes and curriculum.

Parents on Course:

For those who didn’t attend the Working with Course Outlines meeting, please see the recording for more information.

Virtual Peer Court:

This fall, CRF-OC will host Virtual Peer Court sessions open to Orange County high school students. In order to be eligible to serve as a juror, students must first complete a 1-hour virtual training. Please click on this link for more information.

Students will receive one hour of community service for attending this training and two additional hours if they are selected to serve as a juror. Students only have to register for one of the training sessions, and should register with their personal email, not their school email.

Upcoming High School Parents on Course Class

We're excited to bring you the following Parents on Course class! Please join our High School Team for virtual information sessions on High School Digital Portfolios.

Details are listed on the flyers below. No RSVP required.

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Student Support/Interventions

Office Hours

Please take advantage of one, or both, of our office hours for Math and Writing!

Join Math office hours using this zoom link.

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Do you have questions about writing?

We have answers!

Writing Office Hours with Ms. Davidson

Tuesdays from 11:00 - 12:00

Students can sign up for an appointment at

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Growth Mindset

Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes to discuss the importance of adjusting your goals! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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Join Ms. Lindsey this week for 30 minutes to discuss the importance of learning from our mistakes! Socialize with other students to build social skills, communication skills and make new friends. No registration required. Join using this link.
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English Learners

Hello CPA families! My name is Jennifer Carrete and I am the EL Coordinator for CPA. I look forward to working with parents through our District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) meetings held throughout the school year. Our first meeting will be September 29 @ 12:00 pm. Stay tuned for information about becoming a member of our DELAC Board.

CPA has several support options for our English Learner Students. Please work with your HST to develop a plan that will best meet the needs of your child on their path to become proficient in English. See here for the different options available. Please let me know if you have any questions! Please make sure your child completes 30 minutes of Designated ELD instruction each day and it is logged on the ELD log.

Annual Title 1 Meeting- Our school will be receiving Title 1 funding this school year. I will be holding the Annual Title 1 meeting at 3 separate times covering the same material. Join me to learn about the Title 1 program and parent participation rights.

September 14 @ 11:00

September 22@ 12:00

October 5 @ 4:00

Zoom Link:

DELAC Meeting- Our first DELAC meeting is scheduled for September 29 @ 12:00 pm. Cabrillo needs board members for our DELAC board. An interest survey will be sent this week.This is a great opportunity to share feedback for improving our school programs and helping to make Cabrillo a stronger school for our children! If you are not interested in becoming a board member, please consider attending our DELAC meetings. Our parents’ voices and input are vital for strengthening our school.

Parents on Course

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Cabrillo Point Academy presents Parent on Course for the 21-22 school year! Parents on Course consists of workshops offered by outside guest speakers as well as the incredible talent and wealth of knowledge we have here on staff. Each workshop will be designed to support our parents with some facet of their child’s education and overall well-being. The workshops will address academics, curriculum, social-emotional health, behavior, technology, school knowledge, and many other topics that will engage parents and support them in navigating the educational journey with their child/ren. Please visit our Parents on Course webpage in the Beehively Parent website for a monthly calendar of events and Zoom Links to Access!

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Special Education

Reminder: All students should be using grade level curriculum during their instructional day as per their signed Master Agreement. This includes students in our Special Education Mild/Moderate program. Please reach out to your HST with any questions about grade level curriculum requirements.


IMPORTANT REMINDER: All students must have a signed Master Agreement (MA) on file in order for Enrichment and Curriculum orders to be processed. Please work with your HST to sign and submit your student’s MA, if you have not already. If MAs are not on file by September 13th, student planning amounts will be frozen until this piece is in place.

Please note that Masterclass courses are not able to be purchased. The vendor now only offers an all access subscription, and unfortunately, not all courses that are included are appropriate for the school to purchase.

Field Trips and Events

In-Person Field Trips

We are very excited to be able to start offering field trips again. We appreciate everyone's feedback regarding the changes made to our policies since we last offered field trips.

After re-evaluating the policies, we have agreed to allow non-enrolled siblings under the age of 2 to attend field trips, provided the venue permits children under the age of 2. If there is any ticket cost for children under 2, the family will need to purchase those tickets directly from the venue.

Due to limited space and availability, we must ask that chaperones are limited to one per family. Depending on the venue, it may be possible for the family to purchase additional tickets directly from the venue. Any tickets purchased directly from the venue may be a higher cost and will be separate from the school field trip.

To sign up for an in-person field trip, please take a look here: CPA Field Trips & Events Hub

Families will log into the Field Trip & Events (FTE) Hub using the same login/password as their regular Homeschool Hub account.

September field trips will open for booking on Wednesday, September 8th at 10 am.

October field trips will open for booking on Wednesday, September 15th at 10 am.

COVID GUIDELINES & PROTOCOLS: All staff must follow the specified COVID protocols for symptom screening before participating in any school-organized field trip. Please let us know immediately if you're scheduled to facilitate a field trip and you are ill or showing possible signs of illness.

Field trips are considered an extension of the school; therefore, we are required to follow local county and state COVID guidelines, in addition to the venue's COVID guidelines.

Virtual Field Trips

We are bringing field trips to you... virtually! Sign up link below each field trip!
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Sign up for Johnson Space Center Field Trip here.
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Sign up for Galapagos Islands Field Trip here.

Family Liaison Meet-Ups at the Park!

Please come join us as we forge friendships and build community by joining one, or all, of our meet-ups! Spend time with other CPA families while the kids play! No RSVP is required.

For the September 22nd meet-up, look for us near the playground. We'll be wearing our Cabrillo Point Academy t-shirts! We hope to see you there!

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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

Homeschooling Advice


There are some days when the homeschool stress is really high. Your lesson plans don’t go as planned. Life happens. Things get crazy. And you find yourself scrambling to keep homeschooling amidst the chaos.

One of the benefits of homeschooling over traditional schooling is the flexibility to adjust your schedule. This doesn’t always mean that there aren’t days when you want to throw your hands up and just quit. It means that you need to make adjustments, possibly eliminating some things for a season. Trust me, your kids won’t suffer. To keep up with homeschooling when your life feels stressful, drop these five things. To read the rest of the article click here

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Some Cities Still Have September Dates!

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.


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.

Lending Library

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High School Counselor Support

2021 Engineering Showcase

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:

2021-2022 Online Subscription Package

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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 Liaisons

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 at Cabrillo Point Academy 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!

Maria Ramirez - OC Special Programs Family Liaison

Hi, I am a Mother of 4 sons, and grandma of 3 little ones. I learned about homeschooling about 5 years ago and I loved the whole concept. I homeschooled my youngest son and he loved it! I wish I had known this way of teaching when my other sons were little. I love helping families to thrive, and be successful! I am here to help you in any way I can.

Hola, Mi nombre es Maria y soy madre de 4 hijos varones,y abuela de 3 pequeños. Hace 5 años aprendí de este concepto de Estudiar en casa y me encantó. He educado en casa al más joven de mis hijos y a él también le gusto la idea! Me hubiera encantado saber de esta manera de educar cuando mis otros hijos eran pequeños. Me encanta ayudar a que las familias sean exitosas y aquí estoy para lo que necesiten.


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