Greer Gazette: November 28, 2022

Greer Gazette: November 28, 2022
Posted on 11/28/2022
Greetings CPS Community!

I hope you had a wonderful and peaceful holiday. It is hard to believe that this week we will flip our calendars to the final month of 2022!

Our district plan is moving forward. We look forward to sharing more with you throughout December, including the targets we are setting for each of our student outcomes. We will be presenting the proposed targets to the School Committee in a Special Meeting on Tuesday, December 13.

We are very excited about our Caregiver Equity Summit this Saturday. Families are invited to visit the Cambridge Street Upper School Community Complex to participate in workshops and brainstorm how the district can support all of our students and you. Please register here.

Thank you for your continued support.

Make it Great!

Dr. Victoria L. Greer


Free Food Markets
Don’t forget to stop by one of our free food markets through December! They offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and pantry items. All are welcome.

  • Thursday, December 1 | 2 - 4PM 
    (Kennedy-Longfellow School)

  • Wednesday, December 14 | 1:45 - 2:45PM
    (Fletcher Maynard Academy)

  • Thursday, December 15 | 3:15 - 4PM
    (Rindge Avenue Upper Campus/Peabody School)

  • Tuesday, December 20 | 1:30 - 3PM
    (Graham & Parks School)

  • Thursday, December 22 | 3 - 4PM
    (Putnam Ave Upper School/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School)

Keeping Warm This Winter

As we head into winter, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for school. If they need a coat, gloves, hat, or shoes, The Spot Cambridge provides free clothing, school supplies, backpacks, toiletries, diapers, and other items. You can order online. If you would like to make a donation, volunteer, or have any questions, contact [email protected].

Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten Lottery



The JK/K Lottery for the 2023-2024 school year will open on January 3, 2023 and close on January 31, 2023. All registrations must be fully completed, including all language testing to determine eligibility for Program Language Bonus points.

Learn More >>

Turkey Trot!
Our Peabody Junior Kindergarten students had a blast at last week’sTurkey Trot! What a fun way to kick off the Thanksgiving break!

Featured Events

Caregiver Equity Summit

Come Learn, Connect, and Reflect with families as we identify what equity sounds like, looks like, and feels like to caregivers in the Cambridge Public Schools community. There will be workshops, music, food, and much more!

Saturday, December 3 | 9AM - 3PM
(Cambridge Street Upper located at 840 Cambridge Street)

Visual and Performing Arts to Perform Hit Musical…9 to 5! Reserve Your Tickets Today!

We warmly invite you to attend the hit musical of the school year…9 to 5, performed by our very own CRLS Musical Theater Stars and directed by Monica Murray! Our amazing actors, tech crew, dancers, and team have been gearing up for two weekends of song, dance, and joy through the power of musical theater! We hope to see you at this exciting and fun musical event! All performances will be at the Fitzgerald Theater and Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School located at 459 Broadway.

Friday, December 2 | 7PM
Saturday, December 3 | 7PM
Friday, December 9 | 7PM
Saturday, December 10 | 7PM
Sunday, December 11 | 2PM

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE(Limited sales at door, cash only)
  • Student, Children, and Senior Tickets: $5
  • Adult Tickets: $10

Workshop: Teaching Your Child Self-Advocacy

The Village, Cambridge Family of Color Coalition (CFCC), and the Family Engagement Office present the Advocating for Your Child Workshop:Teaching Your Child Self-Advocacy.

Co-facilitators Bernette Dawson and Kim Bostic will share invaluable information to help guide your child to self-advocate and find solutions that will work to meet their educational needs.

Wednesday, December 7 | 6 - 7PM (Virtual)

COVID Update

Multiple COVID Cases in a School

We, in collaboration with the Cambridge Public Health Department, are reviewing our case data weekly and watching for clusters closely. We recently updated our guidance in the COVID Manual for elementary schools, upper schools, and CRLS in the event there are multiple cases in a grade, classroom, or school.

Masking This Week

Please continue to watch for symptoms and test as necessary, particularly if an individual traveled or attended a large indoor gathering for Thanksgiving.Masking is strongly recommended at school through this Friday.

Mark Your Calendar


Monday, December 26 - Monday, January 2 | Winter Break (No School & CPS Offices Closed on December 26 & 30 & January 2)

Tuesday, January 3 | Staff Professional Learning Day (No School)

Monday, January 16 | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School & CPS Offices Closed)

Key Resources

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