CRLS DYK Newsletter: November 24, 2020
Published on Nov 24, 2020 14:32

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November 24, 2020

Virtual Winter Sports Info Night

Tuesday, November 24th | 7PM | Join Zoom Meeting >>
Anyone who plans on playing a Winter Sport should attend along with a caregiver. There will be important information on updates made to winter sports as well answers for the process for full approval of sports and student eligibility.

Winter Sports Season
As of November 6th, the state of Massachusetts has approved the following for winter high school sports.

  • Basketball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Fencing and Swimming can both practice and compete (with modifications)
  • Wrestling, Competitive Cheer- can practice and have intrasquad competitions with modifications and in small cohorts groups.
  • Indoor Track - is allowed participation- however both Reggie Lewis Center and Boston University are currently closed through December.

Although the state has approved sport participation, the MIAA is in the middle of approving sport guidelines and modifications. This should all be in place by November 20th.

Anyone interested in Winter Sports should register as soon as possible and submit all paperwork. This will allow for more accurate planning on the part of the athletic department and coaches of each program. Online Registration is set to close on November 24th. Sign up here>>

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Falcon Pride Week

It’s that time of year again! The time for Falcon Pride Day! Falcon Pride is going to look a little bit different than it normally does. We have centered the week around both school spirit and engaging with our community. Please join us in any and all events you can attend! More details >>

Tuesday, Nov. 24th   Wednesday, Nov. 25th 

Spirit Week:
Tie Dye Tuesday

Spirit Week: Falcon Pride

Class-wide Kahoots
Time: 3pm - 3:30pm
Register here >>

No after school events -- enjoy your break!

Choose a club to join when we get back!

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Class of 2021 

More information for Seniors can be found here.

uAspire Text Message Opt-In 
As of now there are fewer than a quarter of seniors enrolled in the uAspire text message advising program. CRLS aims to have 100% of students attending college in the fall enroll in the uAspire financial aid advising program.

uAspire has provided an easier way for students to enroll in the advising program by having students utilize a new "opt-in" number feature.
Texting into this number will allow students to become directly enrolled in their advising program within 24-48 hrs. The number is 617-362-6814.

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Coronavirus Testing

Where to Get Tested
Testing appointments through the City's free mobile-testing program are now available at the following locations:

  • Sundays, Thursdays | 11AM - 7PM | CambridgeSide in East Cambridge (Drive-through testing in garage. Enter on First St.)
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays | 12NOON - 8PM (beginning November 9th) | 50 Church St.
  • Wednesdays | 10AM - 6PM | 2254 Massachusetts Ave, St. John the Evangelist Church
  • Saturdays | 11AM - 7PM | Pisani Center located at 131 Washington Street.

You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 617.665.3795.

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The Cambridge TEEN HEALTH CENTER is on Instagram!

Follow us @cambridge_teenhealth on Instagram. Check out flyer here >>

What you can expect on our account:

  • info about our clinic & services
  • ways to connect
  • self care
  • sexual & reproductive health info
  • job & club opportunities

Have questions?
Please call Sarah Swettberg, the nurse practitioner at the Teen Health Center, at 617-665-1548

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Seal of Biliteracy 2020 - 2021

The Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy is a major initiative of the CRLS World Language and ELL Departments. The Seal is recorded on final student transcripts and is meant to set a new standard, a nationally recognized common denominator on what it means to be fluent in another language.

The ACTFL Assessment of Performance Towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) test replaces the AP exams as the primary qualifying WL assessment this year. The World Language department will offer the AAPPL remotely at no cost to any current CRLS senior interested in pursuing the Seal. If you are a current CRLS senior who is interested in pursuing the Seal of Biliteracy, please fill out this form by November 30, 2020.

Current CRLS juniors are eligible to take the AAPPL in pursuit of the Seal. If interested, please fill out the application now. Please note that we will not schedule juniors to take the AAPPL until later this winter. 

For questions, email James Kelleher (or Vera Duarte for ELL). 
More information >>
Frequently Asked Questions >> 

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CRLS Parent-to-Parent Meetings

Please join us to connect and support each other as we face the many challenges of parenting teens during these unsettling times. Meeting times are listed below and run from 6 - 7:30PM. Register to join a meeting >>

Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3

Facilitated by Greta Hardina, CRLS Family Liaison, Debbie Bonilla, CPS Title I Family Liaison/Homeless Family Services Coordinator, and Merline Sylvain-Williams, Baby University Family Support Worker/Parent Educator.

For more information or to register for the meeting please email Greta Hardina the CRLS Family Liaison.

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Need Tech Help?

ICTS Technical Services Team will be operating the Mobile Helpdesk at CRLS M-F: 8AM - 4PM, Saturdays: 8AM - 2PM

The Mobile Helpdesk will be located at CRLS, Felton St RSTA side of the school in the garage door closest to Broadway, which is the RSTA Graphics Classroom. The garage door will be open during operational hours.

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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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Healthy Snack of the Week

Peanut Butter & Granola Apples
Here's Cambridge in Motion's Healthy Snack of the Week:

Peanut Butter & Granola Apples: Slice apples, drizzle peanut butter over and top with granola!

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CRLS Events & Reminders


Early Release Day

November 25

Thanksgiving Break - No School!
Nov. 26 - Nov. 27


Free Meals for All Students

Monday - Friday, 12-1PM. Details >>

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.

MBTA Passes
Still need an MBTA Card? You can order it via email and it will be mailed to you.

Flu Shots Available!

CHA patients (12 - 22 years old) OR Cambridge Public School students (12 - 22 years old)

Teen Health Center located in CRLS

The flu shot is now REQUIRED for all children who attend MA schools. The flu can be very serious. The flu shot is the best way to help protect you and your loved ones against the flu.

Call the Teen Health Center to schedule an appointment 617.665.1548

All insurances are accepted. All will be provided care regardless of their ability to pay.

In Our District & Community

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Looking for resources in Cambridge? 
Find It Cambridge >> 

Neurodiversity Internships at MIT
The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT is seeking to recruit neurodiverse individuals for internships, age 18+.
Learn more >>

FREE Adult Education Programs
Adult education programs now accepting students for free ESOL, GED/HiSET, Citizenship or Job training programs with NO wait lists.
Learn more >>
More low to no cost classes here >> 
For more information, contact MA Adult Literacy Hotline call center at 1.800.447.8844.

Free Flu Shots in Cambridge
Cambridge residents can get a free flu shot at one of the flu clinics run by the Cambridge Public Health Department. Flu shot appointments are required this year. No walk-ins will be allowed. Schedule an appointment online.

*To make an appointment by phone, call the City’s Flu Clinic Call Center at 617.349.9788. Learn more >>
Frequently Asked Questions >>

McLean Hospital Mental Health Webinars 
From Impostor Syndrome to Schizophrenia Interventions, check out McLean's Upcoming Webinars!

Cambridge Families of Color Coalition
The Cambridge Families of Color Coalition (CFCC) seeks to uplift, empower, celebrate, nurture, and advocate for Cambridge Public Schools families and students of color.
For more information, email CFCC.

Caregiver Groups
The BRYT (Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition) network, a program of the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, has been providing FREE parent support groups since the school closures in March 2020 to any parent or caregiver!
View Parents Supporting Parents Commercial>>

Guide to Healthier Snacking 
Find handy tips on the right hand margin of the School Health page on the CPHD website!

MIT Museum Programs

Here is a listing of your programs. Check them out >>

Cambridge Public Library Updates
Contactless Holds Pickup Service hours at the O'Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge have been extended.
New schedule effective on Wednesday, October 7:

Wednesdays, 1PM - 7:30PM
Thursdays, 11AM - 5:30PM
Fridays, 11AM - 5:30PM

CPL Virtual English Classes
Introductory Level ESOL Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 11AM & 1PM

Intermediate ESOL classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3PM

Registration is required for each class. Check CPL’s online events calendar for more details.

CPL Community Yoga Series
Sundays mornings | 10AM
This November, join us for a virtual community yoga series in partnership with Cultural Fabric. Yoga can help us discover greater ease, balance, and resilience within. Come experience it for yourself! Registration is required. Register here >>

Food Resources
For more information about Food Pantries, Financial Assistance for Food, Free Delivery Services and more, please check the list from FinditCambridge.

We have a Food Resources flyer that lists all the pantries, congregate programs, school meals, etc. (find all translated languages on the CiM main page) operations in Cambridge and a Farmers Market flyer.

Frequently Asked Questions about Electric, Gas, and Water Utilities during COVID-19 
Many residents are struggling to pay their bills, including their monthly utility bills. Electricity, gas, and water are essential services—that’s why it is important that every customer know their rights and where they can go for help if they need it.
More information>>

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
November 23 - November 29, 2020
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98
Safe Thanksgiving Tips from CPS & Cambridge Public Health Department
Mon. 7PM & Wed. 7PM

The Vault: From the Student Archives
Youth View Cambridge: 2018 Thanksgiving Episode
Mon. 9PM & Sun. 9PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New Episode!)
Fri. 11AM & Sat. 2PM

The Dungeon of Dreck: Thanksgiving Special
Wed. 11PM

School Committee Roundtable Meeting 11/18/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Mon. 6PM

Special Education & Students Supports Subcommittee Meeting 11/18/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 6PM

School Committee Buildings & Grounds Subcommittee Meeting 11/19/20 (Re-Broadcast)
Sun. 10AM
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