CRLS DYK Newsletter: September 9, 2020
Published on Sep 9, 2020 12:47

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September 9, 2020


Welcome CRLS Families,

I hope this newsletter finds everyone safe and healthy and that you had a restful summer. I tried to pull together information about the start of school that you may find helpful. I will continue to send information as it comes available, but you can also find details on the CRLS website, CPS website, and CPS mobile app!

Please continue to reach out for more information.

All the best,

Greta Hardina
CRLS Family Liaison
[email protected]
617.349.6660 office
617.352.8912 remote

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Back-to-School Schedules
& Important Dates!

The start date for all learners is September 16; remote schedule (see link below). Eligible in-person learners transition to in-person schedule on October 13.

See CRLS Schedule >>
See CPS Back-to-School Calendar >>

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CRLS Student Town Hall

Missed the recent town hall meeting on September 3rd? 

See the Presentation >>

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More Info Coming Soon...

– Chromebook repair location and times
– ID photos and cards
– Textbook/student materials pick up
– Grade 9 orientation

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Chromebook Pickup

We're distributing Chromebooks on Wednesday, September 9th, and Monday, September 14th, in the Print and Production Room at CRLS. The room is located closest to the corner of campus at Felton Street and Broadway. You can drop in any time during school hours (8AM-2:30PM).

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Low Cost Internet!

If you are receiving any government assistance such as housing assistance (Medicaid, SNAP, etc.) or you have a child receiving free or reduced lunch, you are eligible to apply for Internet Essentials for $9.95 a month. You can apply online or by phone (855.846.8376).

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Driver's Ed

CRLS will not have a fall driver's education program. We do know Belmont Driving School is open.

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Need an Employment Permit?

Employment Permits are required for minors ages 14-17 years. In response to COVID-19 & practicing safe distancing during remote learning, we are processing Employment Permits electronically. Please email us for all inquiries.

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MBTA Passes

Charlie Card distribution for the 2020-2021 school year:
Friday, September 11 | 10AM - 2PM
Friday, September 18 | 10AM - 2PM

See Details >>

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School Meal Sites

Have no fear, school meals are here! Rest assured that Cambridge Food & Nutrition Services will provide breakfast & lunch to your children as the school year begins. From pick up sites, grab & go meals, or meals served in the classroom, every child will have the opportunity & access to food made with love by their school nutrition staff!

Learn More >>

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Find It Cambridge

For finding resources in Cambridge, use Find It Cambridge! This great website is updated regularly and is well run. You can find what you need easily!

Find It >>

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Looking for a New Class at CRLS?

Music Department Open Classes!

Drumming @ CRLS
• I085 - Drumming and Percussion
Great for everyone! Improve your sense of rhythm.
• I040 - Drumline/Percussion Ensemble
Drumming, piano, guitar, bass, marimba. Fun to play as an ensemble!

World Jazz Ensemble
• I040 - World Jazz Ensemble
Vocals, horn, strings, piano, guitar, bass, drums, perc. Fun to play as an ensemble!

Contact Info: Guillermo Nojechowicz

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Falcon Band & Big Band Jazz Ensemble

If you are interested in playing music and remaining involved in Falcon Band this year, please make sure to join the "Official Falcon Band Google Classroom" for all current information and details! (code: scyayd5) You can also email Mr. Powers to get involved or if you have any questions. If you would like information on the Big Band Jazz Ensemble, CRLS's 20 person large jazz band, please join this Google Classroom. (code: 35exejt) Seats are limited and all participants must audition/reaudition. Placements will be announced at a later date.

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CSV Tutoring & Mentoring Programs

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) offers one-to-one remote tutoring and mentoring for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) and High School Extension Program (HSEP) students. It's important for students to be able to commit to 1 hour at the same time each week for an academic semester.

Academic Tutoring: Meet one-to-one with a tutor once a week to receive support with one or more academic subjects and/or test preparation.

College and Career Mentoring: Meet one-to-one with a mentor once a week to receive support in planning for your post-secondary life. This can include career and college exploration, college admission essay help, scholarship application support, etc.

Freshmen Peer Mentoring: Freshmen students meet with a peer mentor every other week during the fall semester to assist their transition into high school. This is our first year running this program, so there is limited capacity for participants.

Students looking for a Tutor or Mentor >> 
Students looking to become Peer Tutors >>
To become a CSV High School Volunteer >>

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Message from the Teen Health Center

My name is Shakira Halloway and I work at the Cambridge Teen Health Center as the Sexual and Reproductive Health Counselor. I have some information that may be of interest to you!

The Teen Health Advisory (THA) is currently seeking members! THA is a remote program that allows students to gain leadership skills, learn about civic engagement, and become immersed in the world of public health. By the end of the program, students will have developed their very own community-based health initiatives! If you are interested in connecting with other teens, learning more about public health, and earning community service hours along the way, then this low-commitment opportunity is for you! To join, create a Remind account online or download the app. The THA class code for the 2020-2021 academic year is @SHSTHA and the first meeting will be on September 15th, 2020 at 3:30PM.

The Teen Health Center has a new Instagram account! Follow us @cambridge_teenhealth for clinic updates, self-care tips, and sexual and reproductive health information!

If you have any questions about THA, please email me!

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In Our District & Community

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Looking for things to do in Cambridge? 
Find It Cambridge >> 

Would you be interested in a free after school program for grades 9-12 on architecture, construction, and engineering that meets October through March? The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is holding information sessions for students, parents/guardians, and educators to learn about ACE. Read more about the program. Sign up for an info session (on Zoom). Questions? Email Jen Fries.

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
September 7-13, 2020
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98
Superintendent Salim’s Welcoming Remarks 9/1/2020
Wed. 6PM & Thu. 8PM

The Word: Student-Produced Summer Projects
Sat. 6:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Wed. 10PM & Sat. 2PM

NASA TV Highlights: SpaceCast Weekly (New!)
Thu. 8PM & Sun. 6PM

School Committee Roundtable Meeting (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Legal Ease: The Court System in the Time of COVID-19 (New!)
Wed. 7:30PM & Sat. 1:30PM

White House Chronicle: Our External Environmental Conditions (New!)
Thu. 10PM & Sun. 5PM
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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138  •  617.349.6630
CPS Mobile App >>
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