Greer Gazette: September 26, 2022

Greer Gazette: September 26, 2022
Posted on 09/26/2022


In Today's Issue…
Greetings CPS Community!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It certainly felt like fall.

We are in our fourth week of school. I am hopeful that you and your family have settled into a comfortable routine. We are proud of how well our students have gotten off to a strong start for the school year.

We are excited to launch into the first year of our district plan. Last Tuesday, I presented the focused initiatives for the 2022-2023 school year with the School Committee. I encourage you to take a look at the presentation. I look forward to sharing more with you soon.

The annual back-to-school forms are a valuable source of information for our schools to support your children and family. If you have not already done so, please complete the forms through our Family Portal.

Make it Great!

Dr. Victoria L. Greer


Headlines
At-Home COVID Tests
The at-home test kit your child brought home is for you to have on hand if your child shows symptoms.

COVID

As a reminder, we will require at-home testing for return to school after “high risk” times, such as Thanksgiving and Winter, February, and April breaks. Additional tests will be provided!

Preschool

3-Year-Old Preschool Lottery Opens Next Monday
Apply online for a chance to enroll in September 2023!
Apply between October 3 - 31 | www.bit.ly/cps-3yo
Virtual Information Session | Wednesday, September 28 | 6 -7PM


Bright Spot

What a Transformation!

Take a look at the before and after pictures of the automotive shop, one of the most well-equipped high school automotive technology facilities in New England! The renovation took our Interim Chief of Operations, Mr. Vedad Konjic, and his team about two months. Amazing work!

Garage



Upcoming Flu and COVID Vaccine Clinics

FluThe Cambridge Public Health Department is hosting free flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the Cambridge community. Seasonal flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines, including the booster, will be available. We continue to strongly recommend that all eligible individuals stay up-to-date with their vaccination and boosters for the best protection against COVID.

Please note that VaxAbilities will host disability-friendly clinics on Wednesday, October 19 and Wednesday, November 16. Additional staff will be at these clinics to provide skilled support to individuals with disabilities and sensory support needs.

To make an appointment and for more information, including dates and locations, visit their website.



ParentSquare

Tip of the Week: Make Sure You Have Registered for the best experience!

Register Here! Receive Information in the Palm of your Hand: Download the ParentSquare app here!


Featured Events
Free Year Membership for New MIT Museum
Enjoy a sneak peek of the new MIT Museum before it opens to the public and sign up for a Cambridge Resident Membership and enjoy free admission throughout the year!

The MIT Museum aims to make innovation and research available to all by presenting the best of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). The Museum turns MIT inside-out, inviting visitors to take part in on-going research and to share their views on the ways that science and innovation will shape the future of society.

Saturday, October 1 | 12 - 5PM; 314 Main Street in Kendall Square

 

  • Celebration will feature events and activities for the whole family, along with food trucks and DJ;
  • A speaking program will take place at 2PM.
  • Free to all Cambridge residents with proof of address
  • Onsite language support
  • No pre-registration necessary

Experience the Magic of the Northern Lights in Cambridge!
BorealisThe headline event of next month’s Cambridge Science Festival 2022 is BOREALIS, a breath-taking light and sound installation, recreating the magic and wonder of the Northern Lights in the night sky above Kendall Square. FREE ADMISSION!

Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9 | 8 – 11 PM; 292 Main Street


Key Resources

Mark Your Calendar

  • Wednesday, October 5 | Yom Kippur (No school & CPS Offices Closed)
  • Monday, October 10 | Indigenous Peoples Day (No school & CPS Offices Closed)
  • Wednesday, October 19 | Early Release Day (JK-8)
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