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Principal Thornley's Sunday Chat, Week 6 of Distance Learning
Posted 9/20/20

Principal Thornley’s Weekly Message, Week 6, Distance Learning

Repaso de la Noche de Regreso a Escuela

Principal Thornley’s Back to School Night Presentation
Your Awesome Cabrillo Teachers!

What Technology is my Student Using


Good Morning Cabrillo Families,
I would like to start today’s message off with a happy birthday wish to my mother who turned 84 years young today. Our families are up in Sonoma celebrating my sister-in-law’s 60th as well as my mom’s birthday this weekend. Happy Birthday Ladies!


Cabrillo held its annual Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 15th. Your teachers prepared presentations detailing their weekly schedules for live “synchronous” instruction as well as the asynchronous plans they have every day. Families also learned about plans for assessing students which will be reported three times a year on our standards-based report cards. And so much more!


If you were unable to attend my presentation, I recorded it again before leaving for the weekend. I would also like to direct you to the actual presentation linked above which has links to important documents as well as a link to a series of teacher biographies. If you need a copy of your teacher’s presentation, please do not hesitate to either reach out to your student’s teacher or myself.


Technology Workshop
Please sign up to attend the Washington Attendance Area workshop What Technology is my Student Using by contacting Parent Outreach Coordinator  Catrina Aguilar at to sign up for this virtual workshop. Spanish interpreting services are available upon request. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Illuminate Parent Portal
  • Seesaw
  • Google Classroom
  • Zoom/Google Meet
  • Clever
  • School Loop

The workshop will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 22nd 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 30th 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, October 8th 6:00 - 7:00pm


Materials Distribution
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. Please go directly to the cafeteria on your grade level day to pick up the materials prepared for you by your student’s teacher.


Stay Safe

David Thornley
Principal, Cabrillo Elementary