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Weekly Letter to the Community, Week 39 of Distance Learning
Posted 6/6/21


Materials Collection - Wednesday, June 9

Principal Thornley’s Weekly Message, Week 39
Cabrillo Map
Good Morning and Happy Sunday Cabrillo Families,
Final Day of School - Wednesday, June 9
We are collecting materials provided to the Cabrillo community during this year of distance learning on Wednesday, June 9. Your Cabrillo teachers will be on campus in their classrooms ready to receive your technology supplies, library books, and PE supplies. This is a great photo opportunity and a chance to say goodbye to your distance learning teacher! Yearbooks will be distributed from the classroom. Teachers are taking attendance from 8:30 to 8:45 via their Zoom or Meet link. The teacher will close the link as we transition to collection. In order to do this in an organized manner, we are collecting materials by student last name. For example, from 9:00 - 10:00 we are collecting from families with students whose last name begins with A - F (Abenojar - Freitas). I have linked a school map. If driving, please park your car in one of the parking lots other than the horseshoe then proceed to your student’s classroom. Below is the schedule:

8:30 - 8:45: Attendance taken on Zoom or Meet @home
9:00 - 10:00: A - F     Return Materials to Student Classroom
10:00 - 11:00: G - L     Return Materials to Student Classroom
11:00 - 12:00: M - P    Return Materials to Student Classroom
12:00 - 1:00: Q - Z     Return Materials to Student Classroom
1:00 - 2:00: Teacher Luncheon - No Collections, Office Closed
2:00 - 5:00: Return materials to Cabrillo Cove (No Teachers)


Students participating in the Summer Math Academy will need to keep their chrome books and hot spots. Plans for collecting those materials will come from the Summer Math Academy principal. We can do this!

We have 18 remaining yearbooks which can be purchased in the office.  The yearbooks purchased during the year will be distributed on Wednesday, June 9 when you return your student’s materials to Cabrillo.
Final Thoughts
You have heard me use the expression before and it bears repeating. This has been a year like none other. Generations are defined by epochal moments. My grandfather was a part of the Greatest Generation, my parents were a part of the Silent Generation, my brother and I were born at the tail end of the Baby Boom and my son is an early iGen. Each generation is defined by a moment in time or an historic sweep. Demographers will feel the need to define your students by the global pandemic and compete for the catchy phrase. My advice to you all - do not allow others to define you. Instead, look to your family unit, however composed, and let your response to the challenge presented by the pandemic form the basis of your definition. God bless you all for traveling this road with the Cabrillo staff.

David Thornley
Principal, Cabrillo Elementary