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Monday, March 29, 2021
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Information and Updates
Each year we will ask our CPA families to complete a survey related to the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) which identifies goals, measurements, and actions planned by CPA to improve student outcomes.
An important part of our LCAP is the input gathered from our school stakeholders. Equally important is input and involvement from parents. We want to encourage your input into the LCAP survey as it is an essential piece of our LCAP report and charter.
Please take a few moments to provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: LCAP Parent Survey Link
If your child(ren) are enrolled in 4th grade or higher, please take a few moments to have them provide input to this important process by clicking on this link: Student LCAP Survey
Thank you for providing feedback on Cabrillo Point Academy’s 2020-2021 LCAP progress to meet the eight state priorities and assisting the school’s stakeholders to develop new goals for the 2021-2022 LCAP.
High School Graduation
Dear High School Graduate Families,
We are looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony. Anyone interested please complete the survey below by March 31st.
High School Graduates:
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Here is to the class of 20/21! Please make sure you complete this survey and upload the Senior class photo that you would like to use for the virtual Graduation by April 15th.
Graduation will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.
8th Grade Promotion
Attention 8th graders!
We are so excited to celebrate all your hard work and dedication this school year! The countless hours spent studying have paid off! Please make sure you fill out the survey and upload your picture By April 15th.
We are also looking for those that are interested in auditioning to perform in our Graduation virtual ceremony please upload by March 31st.
Graduation/Promotion will be a prerecorded video that we will be showing on May 25th at 6 pm.
Literature Month Wrap Up
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader." ~ Margaret Fuller
Kicking off a Month of Art Learning in April!
Parent Support Pods
Are you looking for ways to connect with fellow homeschooling families? Would you like to exchange ideas with parents who have students in your child's grade level? Look no further than our newest VIRTUAL parent connection meetings...Parent Support Pods!
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!
Parent Support Pod: TK-2nd Grade - Thursday, April 1st @ 2pm:
Parent Support Pod: 3rd-5th Grade - Wednesday, April 7th @ 2pm:
Parent Support Pod: 6th-8th Grade - Thursday, April 15th @ 12:00
Parent Support Pod: 9th-12th Grade -Tuesday, April 27 @ 2pm
Just 4 more weeks of clubs for this school year so be sure to check out the Club Hub if you haven’t tried it out yet! The Club Hub has a spreadsheet with optional materials, directions, resources, days/times, and links so your children can come prepared to the clubs. Here are some pretty cool things going on this week:
American Sign Language (ASL) Club, Science Experiments and Engineering Club (3rd - 6th grade: pencil tower), Reading Clubs, Fitness, Art Clubs (5th-8th: video making and TK-4th: Easter bunny Picasso step-by-step lesson), Writing Club (2nd-3rd: creative writing - How to use a taco graphic organizer), Cooking Club (taco soup), Math Club (4th - 6th), Exploring Geography Club (China), and High School Hangout focussing on Career Exploration (valuable and tangible tools for our HS students...spread the word!).
If you still have not received an email from your HST with the Club Hub information and link, please reach out to them and request it.
For information on how to navigate Club Hub, please click on the button below.
If you have any questions, please contact your HST or Gina Garland: firstname.lastname@example.org
Edgenuity Progress Report Grades: In Edgenuity, the Actual Grade is the progress report grade. Please contact your HQT with any questions about this grade.
Edgenuity Extras: Please join the Edgenuity HQTs for a creative and engaging interactive live session during the month of March. All high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP here and email Jolene Ericsson with any questions: email@example.com
CPA HQT Encounters: We'd love for you to join a CPA HQT Encounter this month! All are welcome! Please see the March flyer here.
High School Counselor Support
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
Take Our Survey
We appreciate your participation in our Online Intervention program(s) this school year. Our Student Support Team is always striving to make improvements where they are needed and would love your feedback on the online programs your student(s) participated in this year. Please take a few minutes to fill out THIS anonymous survey with any comments you wish to share with us about any of the below programs. The survey will close on April 2nd at 7pm.
-Reading Horizons - Discovery
-Reading Horizons - Elevate
We appreciate your time and hope you have a wonderful day!
Social Emotional Support
We learned so much in our class last week about
“The Power of Mistakes” and “Self-Compassion”.
Do you know what Neuroplasticity is?
In case you missed, here are the recordings you can watch and the resources you can review to learn more about it!
Come visit Ms. Allison on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15
- HS EL students to get help with school work
- ELL students who need help with BrainPopELL
English Learner Needs Survey-
We would like to hear from you. Please give us feedback on the English Learner program at Cabrillo Point Academy. Survey
March 18th DELAC Meeting Slides
Take a look at the DELAC slide deck from our March 18th meeting! Topics covered were our EL needs survey, CAASSP testing resources, and LCAP goals.
Important upcoming Enrichment dates and information can be found here!
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!
Virtual Field Trips
How Can I Make Homeschooling More Fun?
Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make our homeschool more fun?” Would you like to add more smiles and laughter to your homeschool day? Well, I have some tips and tricks for you. And, trust me, it’s worth giving these tips a shot. Think about it… If homeschooling is more enjoyable, it’s automatically going to feel less stressful, and when homeschooling is less stressful, it feels easier.
As a school psychologist, lifelong gamer, and unexpected homeschool mom, I have witnessed the power of play and gameschooling on countless occasions. Play has the power to transform not only your homeschool routine but also your family life.
Does that mean it’s going to be perfect? That it will be all sunshine and rainbows and laughter and joy?
Heck to the no way.
But, I’m certain we could all be having a lot more fun!
Today, I am going to share why you should consider adding more play to your homeschool day. I’m also tackling all of your questions (oh so many!), so be sure to keep reading!
Read the rest of the article here.
5 (Surprising) Things You Should Know About Homeschooling High School
For seven years now, I have been sharing our homeschool journey here on Simple Homeschool.
My oldest was eleven at the time. My youngest was eight.
It’s been a wonderful, crazy, joyful, stressful, sometimes devastating, sometimes rewarding, always worthwhile seven years.
Today, I find myself helping one child graduate high school, and the other prepare to begin it. My oldest only has six weeks left in his educational journey with me. My youngest has six weeks plus the next four high school years.
I think because my oldest is preparing for life after high school homeschool, I find myself reflecting on what I know now about the high school years (that I never would’ve thought possible back when we started).
The truth is, most of the past four years feel like blur. They went by so much faster than his younger years homeschooling. They went by faster, but they were also, frankly, so much more fun.
Our days have became equally interesting for all of us. Because they are older, their interests more closely resemble my own. Our discussions about current events, history, and art are far more engaging than I thought possible.
It’s hard to think about it coming to an end, at least with one of them.With this in mind, I wanted to share the things I wish I’d known about homeschooling high school before we were actually homeschooling high school. If I could go back in time to the mom I was seven years ago, this is what I would tell her.
Read the rest of the article here.
Additional Resources & Opportunities
Enter the Plant Trackers Contest For Grades 3rd - 6th
Scholastic is providing this at-home educational opportunity including lesson plans and activities! Your child can become a plant detective—for a chance to win $1,000! To enter the contest, they will observe a plant, then draw and write about it. Whether scoping out evergreen plants or newly budding plants, the end of winter and beginning of spring are the perfect times to observe plant changes in the environment.
Plus, check out additional fun plant projects that you can do as a family, like creating a cardboard plant puzzle or growing a bean in a jar. Access this opportunity here.
CONTEST DEADLINE: April 26, 2021
2020-2021 Online Subscription Package
Have an OSP related question or problem?
Please join our weekly office hours for live support - every Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
***NEW MEETING LINK: https://zoom.us/j/94816292813
Or, you can email OSP Help!
Please be sure to provide the student’s name and/or district ID and a detailed explanation of the problem so that we may better assist you.
These previously recorded webinars are available to view. Join us as we present a showcase of popular (school approved and secular) curriculum to our community. Families also have the opportunity to learn more about some popular curriculum options directly from the vendors!
I Can Statements
Community and Connection
Please note: There are three questions that need to be answered in order to join. The group is for currently enrolled families only.