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Principal Thornley's Sunday Chat, Week 5 of Distance Learning
Posted 9/13/20

Principal Thornley’s Weekly Message, Week 5, Distance Learning

Noche de Regreso a la Escuela
Principal Thornley’s Video Message


Good Morning Cabrillo Families,

Cabrillo will be holding its annual Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 15th. We have structured the evening to give families with children in primary and intermediate classes an opportunity to participate in both presentations. All classroom teachers in grades 1 - 6 will deliver 30 minute presentations via Zoom or Google Meet. Our primary presentations (grades 1 - 3) begin at 6:35 followed by my school wide Principal’s Presentation at 7:10. Our intermediate teachers (grades 4 - 6) begin their presentations at 7:45. 

  • 6:35 - 7:05: Primary (Grades 1-3) Presentations
  • 7:10 - 7:40: Principal’s Presentation 
  • 7:45 - 8:15: Intermediate (Grades 4-6) Presentations

Attending your teacher’s live Back to School Night presentation either starts with a link to their Zoom presentation or the entry of a Meeting ID and Passcode. Your teachers will provide the necessary information through established lines of communication. I will demonstrate two ways you can enter a presentation

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 958 0109 8266
Passcode: 122942

You will have the link to my presentation in today’s email as well as posted to the Cabrillo website in the Wildcat Updates under my textWeekly Sunday Chat. Look for Weekly Letter to the Community, Week 5 of Distance Learning. A Text reminder will follow on Tuesday at 5:00pm. Click the shortened link then enter the Passcode: 122942


What to Expect
Your teachers have prepared presentations with links to further information. You will be asked to sign in to the meeting by clicking a link to a Google Form. I have provided a sample link in today’s email that I will demonstrate:

Sample BTSN Sign In


Your teachers will cover a number of topics in the brief time they have with you to include:online and print resources used to support instruction

  • priority and state standards
  • review of weekly schedule of live and asynchronous instruction
  • attendance procedures
  • classroom communication tools
  • Zoom/Meet classroom policy
  • dates for progress reports and report cards
  • use of rubrics/assigning grades
  • participation in Cabrillo PTA

Materials Distribution
We have set up the cafeteria with baskets for each child that are labeled with their name and teacher and organized in alphabetical order by last name. Our first contactless delivery takes place on the 21st for our 1st grade students followed by Kindergarten on the 24th and 2nd grade on the 25th.


The air has been horrendous Cabrillo. Please stay indoors and if you must go outside, please wear appropriate protection.  I look forward to seeing all of you at our virtual Back to School night on Tuesday, September 15. See you next week Cabrillo!


Stay Safe


David Thornley
Principal, Cabrillo Elementary