A Message from the Principal

Dear Cabrillo Families and Supporters,

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  This promises to be another outstanding year at Cabrillo Middle School!  We will work together to continue our tradition of guiding students through these (sometimes awkward) middle years to reach their full potential, developmentally and academically.            

Cabrillo is known for being an excellent school, and it is!  We have caring teachers and staff who work hard to help students think critically, communicate effectively, and be kind to one another.  This year, we continuing our technology integration in teaching and learning the core content areas.  Students will continue to enjoy some of the best electives programs in California!  Our clubs, intramural sports, and after school athletics attract hundreds of students.  We have a positive climate and culture at Cabrillo with involved families and community support.  As a result, our students grow tremendously!

This year, we are starting a W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) orientation program for our incoming 6th graders.  This will include a fun orientation on August 16, 8 a.m. to noon, as well as events throughout the year where groups of ten 6th graders will work with two 8th grade leaders on fun and meaningful activities.

Parents and caregivers, I invite you to join me and for a “Coffee and Chat” on the first day of school, August 23rd.  We will gather in front of the cafeteria as students are dropped off (around 8:40).  We will see the kids make their way to classes and then can talk for a while.  You are welcome to stay until period 2 begins (at 9:50) to observe the 6th graders go between their electives classes and PE—it’s adorable!

I look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. or on campus as we work together to help your children grow and learn.

Kind regards,
Lorelle Dawes, Principal

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