CRLS DYK Newsletter: June 3, 2019
Published on Jun 3, 2019 08:15

 June 3, 2019

Science MCAS Testing June 4 & 6 
On Tuesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 6 (June 5th is a Eid al-Fitr, and there is no school), all 9th grade students will be taking science MCAS exam. 

Only 9th graders and students, who have not passed a Science MCAS, will come to school at 8:05AM to take the exam. While the test is scheduled for 8:05 - 11:08AM, the test is untimed and students will have until the end of the day to finish if needed. 

To help maintain a quiet and organized testing experience students in grades 10, 11 & 12 will have a delayed opening and come to school for the last two blocks for the day at 11:12AM.

Also, unlike the Math MCAS 9th Grade students will not be dismissed from school after they are finished with the test but will return to classes.

On June 4th uAspire will meet with Juniors (rising seniors) regarding college affordability. Juniors will need to report to Fitzgerald Theater at CRLS at 10:30AM.

Important Senior Information

  • Senior Breakfast & Yearbook Distribution and Sales | June 3 | 9AM | Media Cafeteria
  • Graduation Rehearsal | June 3 | 10:30AM | All seniors must report to the Field House
  • HSEP Graduation | June 4 | 6 - 8PM | Cambridge Public Library: Main Branch
  • Cap and Gowns & Graduation Ticket Distribution | June 4 | 12Noon | Learning Community Offices
  • Graduation | June 6 | 6PM | War Memorial Gym (All Seniors report to the War Memorial Gym at 5PM

Leveling Up Article: Feedback Needed
Hello CRLS Families,

I am managing editor of CRLS' student newspaper, The Register Forum. I am co-writing an article about the Leveling Up initiative in 9th grade ELA, 9th grade World History, and 10th grade ELA classes. I am seeking parent perspectives on the initiative. If you would be willing to talk to me about your child's experience sometime this week or over the weekend, please let me know. My email is [email protected] and my phone number is 617.899.2774. Thank you.



Fall Athletics Registration

Fall athletics registration is now open until August 13th. There is a Fall Student Athlete Meeting on June 4th at 2:30PM. Please join us for an Athletics Open House on June 12th from 4 - 7:30PM. Learn more about registration >>

Mentor and Student Guide Opportunities for Rising Juniors and Seniors
Freshman Mentoring for rising juniors and seniors who will help to guide and support 9th graders in their transition to CRLS during Freshman Orientation and facilitate weekly mentoring visits throughout the year to help them make the most of their CRLS experience. Students must attend a mandatory 10 hour training this summer on Tuesday, August 20th and Wednesday August 21st from 9AM - 2PM each day in order to become Mentors. Download the application >>

CRLS Student Guides will be matched with new students (in grades 10 -12) who transfer to CRLS from other schools and countries throughout the year. The Guides will welcome students, help them navigate CRLS in terms of academic, campus and student life, and connect them to all of the resources and opportunities we have to offer. Students must attend a 5 hour training this summer on Thursday, August 29th from 9AM - 2PM in order to become Student Guides. Download the application >>

Applications are due by next Monday, June 10th in the STARs room 2201.

Friendly Reminder for Seniors

All seniors who applied to colleges this year, please update your Naviance account with your admission decisions. Please note where you were accepted, denied, and wait listed. This information is populated into the scattergrams in Naviance and assists future seniors with their college process. Please help future seniors by updating your decisions now.

In addition, it is important each senior list their final post-secondary plan in Naviance. If you are working please indicate working and list where you will be working, if going into the military indicate military and list branch, if attending college please set the attending college and if gap year indicate such and list your plan. It is vital we have an accurate post-secondary plan for each senior as CRLS sends a final transcript to each student's attending college and to programs/employers as requested.

This information must be completed before receiving your cap and gown for graduation.

If you need assistance entering your final post-secondary plan or updating the admission decision status please see Ms. Williams in the CCRC, room 1501 or your guidance counselor. Thank you

CRLS Guidance


Beta Fish Project
The Cambridge Beta Fish Project it is a Community Well-Being & Social Cohesion Initiative sponsored by The Cambridge Public Health Department to celebrate inclusion, acceptance, tolerance, equality, and to promote an equitable community.

An equitable community is sharing values of diversity, social justice, and individual empowerment, within the neighborhood, where neighbors are treated with fairness and justice, have access to basic needs, and strive for equal opportunities for all.

The Dana Hill neighborhood & The Cambridge Beta Fish Project has selected The Cambridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center to be the fist group in the community to begin this project.

The goal is to bring the youth and the aging together by sharing the gift of Beta Fish. The fish are a companion for the residents of CRNC.

If you would like to join this project and help with the upcoming Dana Hill Neighborhood Block Party Aug 23rd please call Director/Project Coordinator, Jackie Jones at 850.566.5429.

The Cambridge Youth Council is Recruiting New Members
Cambridge Youth Council is a great opportunity to get paid, interact with city leaders, represent Cambridge youth at National League of Cities Conference in DC, and gain some very useful leadership skills. Visit the Cambridge Youth Council website. Apply online >>

Let Us Know How We Did
The Cambridge Public Health Department launched a bus ad campaign at the beginning of May—did you see it? We want to hear from you to improve our efforts! Please take our quick, 2-minute survey to let us know how we did.

Summer Solstice at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Friday, June 21st from 5-9pm. This is our sixth year putting on the family-friendly Summer Solstice Festival, offering fun activities such as flower crowns, free admission to the museums, circus performers, food trucks, a membership raffle, and more. Please see the full line-up here >>

Physics MCAS Review Sessions After School in May
The Physics MCAS is June 4th and 6th. CRLS physics teachers will be hosting after school review sessions every Wednesday and Thursday in May in room 2405 (Ms. Newton's room). In addition, students can find study materials in the CRLS library. Any additional questions? Ask your physics teacher!

Hoops 'N' Health
June 15 | 10AM-6PM (Health Fair: 12-4PM)
Hoyt Field (Gilmore & Western)
Free games and activities for the whole family!
See details >>

Please take the CPS Family Survey!
We would like to hear from you, to learn more about your experiences in Cambridge Public Schools. Our online survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and your responses will remain anonymous and cannot be connected to you. Your feedback will contribute to our ongoing efforts to learn, improve, and support better outcomes for all students.
Click here to take the survey >>

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Take the Cambridge Health Survey!
What are your family’s top health, environmental, and social justice concerns? Your views matter to the Cambridge Public Health Department! Please take the 10-minute Cambridge Health Survey. The survey is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Your input is anonymous.

Affordable Housing Month of Action
This May, join the Community Development Department and other local housing organizations for upcoming events, information sessions, and community conversations to bring awareness to Cambridge's affordable housing programs, initiatives, and milestones. Learn more >>


Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)
CSV is excited to return and support the CRLS community. For the 2018-2019 school year, CSV's high school one-to-one programs will be offered in three locations. Please read below for service details. 

Subject-based Tutoring Services 
Before-school Tutoring (7 - 8AM) 
We are sharing space with Work Force. Our before-school tutoring will be located in room 2403 (in the middle of the hallway on the second floor).

After-school Tutoring (2:45 - 3:45PM)
After-school tutoring will be located in the College/Career Resource Center, room 1501. 

Drop-In Math Tutoring
Monday - Friday | 7:30 - 8AM
CSV Tutoring Center, Room 2403

College/Career Mentoring Services (2:30PM)
SAT Prep and College/Career Mentoring will be held in the CRLS Library's Inquiry Lab (formerly known as the fiction room). 

SAT Prep
SAT Prep's Session I is from 2:30 to 4:30PM on Tuesdays at the CRLS Library, Inquiry Lab. Please encourage seniors to attend- all grade levels are welcome.

College/Career Mentoring 
College/career mentoring is from 2:30 to 4:30PM on Wednesdays. In support of guidance, we help seniors with personal statements/scholarship essays, and post secondary education searches and applications. We reserved the inquiry lab to 3:30PM. However, mentors will continue to work with them in the library up to 4:30PM. The kickoff date is Oct. 3rd. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Deandra Williams, CSV's High School Programs Director or James Duche, Tutoring Center Manager at 617.349.6794. 

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.


Fall Student Athlete Meeting
June 4 | 2:30 - 4PM

HSEP Graduation
June 4 | 4 - 6PM
Cambridge Public Library

Chamber Music Concert
June 4 | 6 - 8PM
Black Box Music Theatre

No School: Eid al-Fitr
June 5

CRLS Graduation
June 6 | 6PM

FOCA Meeting
June 11 | 6 - 7:30PM

School Sports Info Night
June 12 | 4 - 7:30PM

View the complete CRLS online calendar >>

View family-friendly events at CRLS >>


Weekly Highlights
June 3 - 9, 2019
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

Live on Ch. 98, 99 & 22:
CRLS 2019 Graduation (Live)
Thu. 6:PM

What’s Up Cambridge: CRLS Piano Recital 5/20/2019 (New!)
Fri. 4PM & Sat. 7PM

Sidewalks Entertainment: Stan Lee Retrospective
Mon. 11PM

Perils for Pedestrians: WalkBoston
Sat. 3:30PM & Sun. 5:30PM

Cambridge School Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Future Talk: Virtual Reality in Sports Broadcasting (New!)

Wed. 5:30PM & Sat. 2:30PM

Clean Green Living: Do-It-Yourself Tips
Fri. 7PM & Sun. 7PM

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Subject and Location:
Math: Room 2208 - Calculators and textbooks available
Science: Room 2412- Science lab materials available
ELA / History: Room 1606- Writing/ Reading material available
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 2:30 - 4PM

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This guide is an overview of some of the organizations that serve to support LGBTQ+ youth. There are local organizations, national organizations, education guides, as well as suggested reading for youth from the Cambridge Public Library. More >>

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