Welcome Back from CRLS: August 31, 2017
Published on Aug 31, 2017 14:10

August 31, 2017
Damon Smith

Welcome Back from Principal Smith
Read a message from Principal Smith and view the opening week schedule >>
CRLS FAQs | 2017-18 CRLS Family Events
Block Schedule | Teen Health Center Info


Message from RSTA Executive Director
The Faculty of RSTA and I welcome our students and their families, and all the community supporters who are a part of RSTA, to our program’s website for the 2017-2018 school year.

Last year, RSTA said farewell to and thanked five great educators who had made significant contributions to the program as they began the retirement leg of their life’s journey. We were exceptionally fortunate to hire five outstanding educators who are ready, willing, and able to pick up where their predecessors have left off. Read more >>


RSTA Exploratory Information
For ninth graders enrolled in either RSTA Exploratory (Tech Exploratory T120 or BE-IT Exploratory T121): 

Tuesday, Sept. 5: Block 2 (12:28 - 1:06PM)
Report to the Main Cafeteria;

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6: Block 2 (9:48 - 11:08AM)
Go to your specifically-assigned Exploratory class.


MBTA Pass Information
MBTA passes are available in the Main Office. Learn more >>


Aspen Access for Families
Aspen allows you to view your child's grades, attendance, class work, and homework any time it is convenient for you. There is a link to Aspen from the CRLS parents web page. We are here to help support you with any login issues. We can also provide you with some tips for navigating through the Aspen tabs. Please email the CRLS Tech Center anytime. 


CRLS Provides All Incoming Freshman with Laptops

School administrators are leveling the playing field for students entering the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School this year with regard to their access to computers. The school is giving each of the 493 incoming freshmen a Google Chromebook to use in the classroom and for assignments at home. Read on >>

Math Club

Club Day
Club Days will be a Club fair during all three lunches on Sept. 28th. Students will be able to visit club booths, talk to current members of each club to learn more about clubs, and sign-up to participate in clubs. 


Friends of CRLS Invites You to Kick-off Events This September
Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) invites everyone interested in supporting opportunities for CRLS students, grads, and faculty to attend either or both of their School Year Kick-off Events in September:

Thursday, September 14th 
8:30 - 9:30AM – CRLS, Media Cafeteria

Wednesday, September 27th
7:30 - 8:30PM – CRLS, P. K. Wise Library

Learn about the organization, mingle with others who care about student success, and find out how you can make a difference.

FOCRLS is a dynamic nonprofit association providing Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, Faculty Innovation Grants, Faculty Distinction Awards, and Unsung Heroes Awards, all of which they're able to do by working with volunteers. FOCRLS is seeking participants for various events (including their second spring gala at Google!), website improvement, social media updates, serving on their Board, and much more. Students receive Community Service credit (a requirement for CRLS graduation) for volunteering with FOCRLS.

For more information, click here, email us, or call 857.235.9290.

If you’d like to get involved with FOCRLS but are unable to attend either Kick-Off Event, please email us or call 857.235.9290. We're known for our speedy response and our ability find you the right fit!


Friends of CRLS Student Travel Fellowships Applications Coming Soon
If you're hoping to participate in a 2018 school trip to Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, or Ireland but need financial assistance, a Student Travel Fellowship from Friends of CRLS can make a world of difference! Look for the guidelines and application coming soon at focrls.org and crls.cpsd.us. Most trip applications will be due on or before Monday, October 2nd. Please note that funds are limited. Applicants must have at least a B average and be currently enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program. If you have questions, please email us or stop by Room 2136 (M-Th, 9AM - 2PM).

Galapagos Fur Seals Sunbathing photographed by FOCRLS Student Travel Fellow Natalia Ruiz

Summer Reading

Don't Forget to Complete Your Summer Reading Assignment
Students who don't have any overdue or lost books may check out books over the summer from the CRLS Library. The library is open from 7:30AM - 5PM, Monday - Thursday and 7:30AM - 3PM on Friday (but closed during CM). Students coming to the library during class time will be expected to have an official library pass from their Learning Community office.

Questions about the Summer Reading Program?
Contact Kendall Boninti and Emily Houston.


It's not too late to finish your Summer Math Packets!
If your child is taking a math class this semester, they have a summer math assignment known as a pre-course packet.
Pre-course packets were distributed through math teachers and my office last spring. They are also available on the CRLS Math Department website. Pre-Course packets are due on the 1st day of math class. Download the packet >>


CRLS Sandwich Ordering System
Save time and order your sandwich ahead of time. All orders must be placed by 10AM that day. Pickup your sandwich in the CRLS Main cafeteria. Check it out >>


Get Involved with FOCA
There are many opportunities for parent engagement at CRLS and the Friends of Cambridge Athletics (FOCA) supports many aspects of this process for the athletics program. Participation is simple and there are many volunteer opportunities. Areas range from FOCA events to serving as parent liaison to teams. To learn more about our work and to get involved visit our website, send an email, or just come to one of our meetings held the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the Athletics office 6 - 7:30PM.


Career & College Resource Center
Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
CSVDrop-in Math Help Available
Stop by the Tutoring Center, Room 2132, 7:30 - 8AM, Monday through Friday, to see Mr. Duche, Academic Support Teacher. Come any morning for help with your math problems!

Tutoring Center
Do you need your own 1:1 tutor to help in any subject? Come by the Tutoring Center, Room 2132, to fill out a request form for a tutor. See Mr. Duche or Ms. Williams. Cambridge School Volunteers will work to find a tutor who can help you once or twice a week.

Tutoring sessions happen before school, 7:30 - 8AM, Mon-Fri or after school, 2:45 - 3:45PM, Mon-Fri. starting September 25. Don't wait until you are behind! Request some support now.      

Are you interested in volunteering? Please contact Deandra Williams at 617.349.6794. 

ACT, SAT, AP Testing
Don't forget to register in advance for these exams. View the Testing Schedule >>

First Work
If you are 14 or 15 years old, there are jobs available through First Work. Apply in Room 1312 between 7:15AM and 3PM. Must be 14 or 15 years old to apply.

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About the DYK: The DYK is a weekly publication for students and families of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. To submit an announcement, email the DYK. Deadline for submission is Fridays at 10AM each week.


First Day of School
Tuesday, September 5

FOCA Meeting
September 12 | 6 - 7:30PM

College Planning Night for Families of Seniors
September 14 | 6 - 7PM

Financial Aid Night
September 19 | 6 - 7PM

Early Release Day
Tuesday, September 19 

No School: 
Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 21

Club Day
September 28

Curriculum Night
September 28 | 6 - 8PM

View 2017-18 CRLS Family Events >>

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>


Weekly Highlights
August 28 - September 3, 2017
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Schedule & Streaming
Media Makers: Student-Produced Music Videos

Mon. 10PM & Sat. 6PM

Falcon Sports World: Student Athlete Interviews
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

Weekly Special: Alan Alda Talks Math and Friendship
Thu. 11PM

Sci-Fi Journal: August 2017 Edition
Tues. 11PM

Schedule & Streaming

Life & Style with Sara: Raising Independent Kids
Sat. 9AM & Sun. 4PM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis
Thurs. 10PM & Sun. 5PM

Classic Arts Showcase: Performance, Visual Arts, and Film
Fri. 6PM & Sat. 10AM

Located at CRLS. Learn more about offered services. Make an appointment today!
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2017-18 CRLS

Join us at the School Council meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. Learn more >> 

The Homework Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:30 - 4PM in the CRLS Library. Learn more >>

Get Involved
Employment Permits
CRLS Student Handbook
Apsen Parent Account
(to get progress reports)

CRLS Zone Map
Block Schedule

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Forms are being sent out in the mail, but you can also find them online (along with CPS polices, resources & more). 
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