CRLS DYK Newsletter: August 30, 3019
Published on Aug 30, 2019 12:11

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August 30, 2019

Welcome Back from Damon &
Opening Week Schedule

DamonI hope you’ve had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break filled with memorable experiences. Although it is difficult to end the vacation break, I am excited to start the year, and I look forward to our opening day on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.

For you information, I have included the opening week schedule for students. Your child’s individual schedule has been posted to their Aspen account, and you can click here to see the opening week class schedule for all CRLS students. Due to 9th grade orientation activities, please note the following:

  • On Tuesday, 9/3/19 orientation activities will start at 8:05AM for 9th graders, and the school day will start at 11AM for students in grades 10 -12. The school day on 9/3/19 will end at 2:30PM for all students.

  • On Wednesday, 9/4/19 students in grades 10-11 will be dismissed at 11:12 AM. 12th grade students will be dismissed after a 12th grade meeting, while students in 9th grade will be dismissed at the conclusion of an orientation assembly 2:30PM.

  • Thursday 9/5/19, and Friday 9/6/19, will be regular four block schedule days for all students, and school will end at 2:30PM.

Additional information regarding 9th Grade orientation can be found on the CRLS website. If you have questions regarding the schedule for the opening week of school, please contact your child’s Learning Community.

Read More and View the Schedule >>

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Save the Date!
Semester One Curriculum Night

September 19 | 6 - 8PM
CRLS CURRICULUM NIGHT is an opportunity for parents to meet teachers and receive information about curriculum and course work. Coming to the Curriculum Night will help you better understand what your child is studying and how you can support your child academically throughout the semester.

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Visual & Performing Arts Info Night

Thursday, September 5 | 6:30 - 7:30PM | Fitzgerald Theater
Informational evening for students, family, and community, covering all VPA events, auditions, and courses for the 2019-2020 school year.

View the auditions schedule for Fall >>

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Athletics at CRLS

Currently, students in grades 9-12 are provided the opportunity to participate in 32 competitive athletic teams or club sport activities. 

Learn more >>

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New! MBTA Bus Passes for High
School Students

mbta card for students - via mbtaCPS high school students are eligible to receive discounts on MBTA bus and subway trips by requesting a Charlie Card in the main office at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS). Thanks to support from the City of Cambridge, those who qualify for free or reduced price meals can now ride for FREE by simply bringing a copy of their Food Services Letter to the main office.  

Learn more >> 

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Chromebook Pickup

Chromebook PickupHello New Students and Families,

If you haven't made an appointment yet to pick up their student laptop for the SY1920 school year at CRLS, please, make an appointment online to pick up your student Chromebook at your earliest convenience. Chromebooks are integrated into the CRLS curriculum, and it is important for students to have their devices for school every day. Many teachers use Chromebooks daily in their classes from accessing Google Classroom to connecting to other web and cloud based content resources. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Dean Allan Gately Gehant. Appointment windows include today and identified days next week.

Friday, August 30 | 7:40AM - 3:40PM
Wednesday, September 4 | 7:40AM - 3:40PM
Thursday, September 5 | 11:40AM - 7:40PM

Learn more >>

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Cambridge Teen Health Center

The Cambridge Teen Health Center, in partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), is a school-based health clinic located in the CRLS health office. The center is staffed by a full time Nurse Practitioner, a sexual and reproductive health educator and mental health specialists – psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

Learn more about our services >>

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Starting to think about working during the school year?

Come see us in the Youth Employment (Room 2101) every day during lunch! The first opportunity we have available the Harvard Internship Program (HIP). HIP provides CRLS juniors and seniors with a paid internship at a library or office on Harvard's campus four days a week after school (total of eight hours) from October - May. We'll be interviewing in September. If you're interested in that, or want help finding other employment, please come find us in room 2101 at CRLS starting on Wednesday September 4th during all three lunches! -Youth Employment Center Staff.

Visit the Youth Employment Center >>

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Friends of CRLS Kickoff

October 2 | 7 - 8:30PM | Media Cafeteria
If you're interested helping to expand opportunities for CRLS students, alumni, and staff, please join us. Our programs include College Scholarships, Student Travel Fellowships, and Faculty Innovation Grants, and with your help, 2020 can be our most awarding, rewarding year ever! Learn more about FOCRLS and our Kick-off here or at If you're unable to attend the Kick-off yet want to find out how you can be involved, please email us or call 857.235.9290. FOCRLS is a 501c3 nonprofit association.

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CRLS Orienteering Team

CRLS orienteering is beginning its third year this fall season, and with the new season comes new opportunities to train, explore, and compete in this off-trail racing sport. Athletes on the team can count on traveling to the forest to train at least two days a week, and will be competing at events around Massachusetts hosted by the New England Orienteering. For many students this will be a new experience, while others are looking to improve the speed and skills they have developed through the team in the past.

Orienteering is a racing sport where competitors hunt for a series of checkpoints hidden in terrain. The fastest time wins, but there are no markings to guide participants from one checkpoint to the next. Every competitor must combine speed with their ability to read the terrain on the fly in order to be successful. If you are interested in trying out this off-trail racing sport, please reach out to head coach Ethan Childs

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Aspen Student & Parent Accounts

Aspen is a secure online information resource for Cambridge Public Schools. It contains family contact information, grade information, and a variety of reports and documents that teachers, students and parents may need. 

Need Aspen Support? We can help  >>

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CRLS Events & Reminders

CRLS Family Events
Download the Flyer >>

9th Grade Orientation
September 3

First Day of School
September 3

Fall Musical Auditions
September 10 | 2:45 - 7:45PM
Download the Schedule >>

Financial Aid Night
September 19 | 6PM

View the Full Calendar >>

Post Secondary Planning Night
for Families of Seniors
Thursday, September 12 | 6 - 7PM 
Fitzgerald Theatre

Financial Aid Night for Families
of Seniors
Thursday, September 19 | 5 - 6PM (before curriculum Night)
Fitzgerald Theatre

Career and College Fair 
Wednesday, October 2 | 6 - 8PM
Field House

In Our District & Community

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Find It Cambridge >> 

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Healthy Snack of the Week

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CPS Back-to-School Information & Annual Forms
Find out about student forms and other important resources. 
Details >>

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