Wiseburn Academic Calendar

News and Announcements

Dear Cabrillo families,


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  I hope that everyone had a restful and rejuvenating summer.  I am so excited to begin my first year at Cabrillo and to meet all the wonderful new and returning Cubs.  I would like to extend a special welcome to the TK and Kindergarten families who will be joining the Cabrillo community for the first time this year!  Our teachers and staff have been working hard to get our campus clean and sparkling for the first day.  We are ready and enthusiastic to open our gates and usher in a great new school year!


There will be many exciting things happening throughout this year. Our teachers will continue working to sustain our rigorous math curriculum using Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI).  A new committee of teachers called the Guiding Coalition will be working hard to guide our staff in creating a new vision, determining essential standards, creating common assessments, and reflecting on student progress.  Additionally, thanks to the continued support of the Cotsen foundation, a group of our teachers will be working to transform their English instruction using the Writer’s Workshop model to increase student engagement and ownership of their writing.  Moreover, we are thrilled to have an on-site music teacher at Cabrillo this year, so that our Cubs will be exposed to some fun and exciting music curriculum. Lastly, there are exciting PTA events and family nights scheduled throughout the year, as well.


I look forward to a fun and enriching school year!  


Here are some quick-approaching events to be aware of:


August 21st – Meet the new Wiseburn counselors!  11 AM - 12 PM in the Cabrillo PAC


August 22nd - Kindergarten Orientation 5:00-6:00 PM in the Cabrillo PAC 


August 26th -School Year’s Eve-5:00-6:30PM

Please join us the night before school for another wonderful “School Year’s Eve”. During this time, you will have the opportunity to view your child’s class placement, meet and join our PTA, mingle with other parents, and purchase Cabrillo spirit wear and earthquake kits.


August 27th- First day of School! 

TK/Kindergarten (with parent) 10:00-11:00AM 

1st grade and 2nd grade - Minimum Day- 8:45AM-11:55AM


September 11th - Back to School Night- PTA meeting begins at 6:30PM; classroom visits start at 7:00PM


September 25th - Coffee with the Principal 


We appreciate your consistent effort to support Cabrillo and your child as we "learn and grow together"!






Lisa Wilberg



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    At A Glance

    The mission of Juan Cabrillo Elementary is to nurture the whole child to love learning.

    CA Distinguished School

    Juan Cabrillo Elementary became CA Distinguished School in 2007/2008 and was invited to re-apply for CA distinguish School in 2011/2012 school year and was once again awarded this distinction.

    Gold Ribbon School

    Juan Cabrillo received the Gold Ribbon School in 2016

    Cotsen Foundation grant received

    Juan Cabrillo received a large grant from the Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching in 2017/2018 school year that supported their work in Cognitvely Guided Instruction in the area Mathematics