CRLS DYK Newsletter: September 21, 2020
Published on Sep 21, 2020 15:28

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September 21, 2020
Back-to-School Schedules 

& Important Dates!

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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Debate Club

The CRLS Debate Club is starting up again this year welcoming new members on Wednesday, September 30th at 3PM .Come talk (and debate) current events with us and learn about the thrilling world of competitive debate! We will be meeting on 9/30 at this link and you can get more information by adding our Google Classroom code at xyjugjj . Hope to see you there! 

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Message from the School Nurse

Welcome back to what promises to be a unique school year. Please read the following information carefully and hold onto this letter for your reference. Do not hesitate to contact your school nurse if you have any questions or concerns. Read the letter >>

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CRLS Off Broadway Theatre Society

Off BroadwayThe CRLS Off Broadway Theatre Society is a place for any students who enjoy and are interested in theatre. Whether you like to be onstage, behind the curtain, or in the audience, or a mixture of all three- you belong. We are striving to create an inclusive theatre community at CRLS, where students can come together to learn, create, and better their understanding of the art. This group is not a production: meaning that there is no audition or requirement to join, and it is open to anyone interested. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 22nd at 3:30PM via zoom. We can’t wait to see you there! View the website >>

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Remembering Dr. Christopher Saheed, Retired CRLS Principal

Chris SaheedFriends of Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (FOCRLS) would like to share with the community an appreciation of Christopher Saheed, who was CRLS's principal before Damon Smith and a key collaborator in establishing FOCRLS. Dr. Saheed retired in 2011 and moved to Florida, where he passed away on June 25, 2020. When FOCRLS reached out to James Maloney, Chief Operating Officer of the District (Cambridge Public Schools), for a memory about Dr. Saheed, he responded, “I had the good fortune of working closely with Chris during his years as the principal of CRLS on the renovation of the high school. I was struck by his calm, knowledgeable and caring demeanor. All of the buildings on the campus today reflect his vision for the school. In many ways the high school campus is a living memorial to his passion for the students of Cambridge. He was a tremendous leader.” Read the full appreciation here >>

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MBTA Passes

Still Need an MBTA Card? You can order it via email and it will be sent to you in the mail.

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Need to Return Textbooks?

Returned textbooks can still be received at the Print and Production Room garage door on Felton Street. It's the corner of campus just across the street from the Starbucks on Broadway. Staff are there from 8AM - 4PM, M-F this week.

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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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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 >> 

Codebreakers is a program for young women who are currently either freshmen or sophomores in high school and who are interested in learning about computer security. Undergraduate coordinators will teach participants about basic cybersecurity concepts through lessons in programming, cryptography, and network security. Students will learn to code in Python in order to later gain experience with programming games, ciphering, and looking at system vulnerabilities. Learn more >>

AI4ALL is a three-week summer program focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for young women who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school. Participants will explore topics in AI such as robotics, computer vision, and natural language processing through online lectures, team projects, and presentations from guest speakers. The program will conclude with a small group research project and an online presentation. Learn more >>

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 21 - 27, 2020
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98
The Word: Five Stops on the Red Line 
Mon. 10:30PM & Thu. 10:30PM

The Vault - Student Archives: 2019 Media Fair Reel
Thu. 4PM & Sat. 9PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New!)
Mon. 6PM & Wed. 10PM

NASA TV Highlights: SpaceCast Weekly 9/18/20 (New!)
Thu. 8PM & Fri. 10PM

School Governance Sub-Committee Meeting 9/16/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Tue. 6PM & Thu. 6PM

Buildings & Grounds Sub-Committee Meeting 9/18/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Mon. 6PM & Sat. 10AM

White House Chronicle: Jack Markell on Innovation (New!)
Thu. 10PM & Sun. 5PM  
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