CRLS DYK Newsletter: December 1, 2020
Published on Dec 1, 2020 12:27

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December 1, 2020

Class of 2021 

More information for Seniors can be found here.

uAspire December Virtual Financial Aid Events | View flyer >>
CSS Profile Walkthrough
Wednesday, December 2nd | 6-7PM | Join Zoom Meeting >>
Meeting ID: 934 2044 5841 & Passcode: 305952
Full walkthrough of CSS Profile with Q&A. 

Student Support Day
Wednesday, December 9th | 4:30-7:30PM | Book Appointment Here >>
Thursday, December 17th | 4:30-7:30PM | Book Appointment Here >>

40-minute appointments to work one-on-one on financial aid applications

After the FAFSA Walkthrough
Monday, December 14th | 7-8PM | Join Zoom Meeting >>
Meeting ID: 992 3302 3593 - Passcode: 587386
Wednesday, December 16th | 7-8PM | Join Zoom Meeting >>
Meeting ID: 971 8366 2999 - Passcode: 768770

Full walkthrough of Student Aid Report & Verification 

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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CPL Tween Teen Virtual Hangouts

Wednesday, December 2 & December 16 | 4PM
Monday, December 4 | 4:30 PM

A drop-in hour for tweens, teens, and their caregivers. Come say hello to your librarians, get book recommendations, research assistance, find out about the library's virtual offerings and bring your suggestions! Breakout rooms available for one-on-one assistance.
View flyer >>
Register here >>

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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

Carrot Stick with Hummus & Pumpkin Seeds
Here's Cambridge in Motion's Healthy Snack of the Week:

Carrot Stick with Hummus & Pumpkin Seeds: Try walnuts, sunflower seeds or almonds as well!

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CRLS Events & Reminders


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.

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

Cambridge Families of Color Coalition (CFCC)
The CFCC is a collective of families and students of color working to uplift, empower, celebrate, and nurture our students and each other. For more information, please visit CFCC’s website or email.

Free Meals for All Students
Monday - Friday, 12-1PM. Details >>

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 >> 

Harvard High School Tutoring Program
Harvard college students are available to support high school students who live in Cambridge or live or attend school in Allston-Brighton for FREE with online tutoring sessions. Contact Bersabell Yeshitla for any questions or concerns.
More details >>
Register here >>

Holiday Pops: Festive Stories for the Whole Family
(A Special FREE Livestream)
December 20 | 4PM | View Flyer >>
The CSO wishes to bring a quality, joyful performance to families in the Greater Boston area for the holiday season… without risking anyone’s health or safety. We decided to produce a live stream event with pre-recorded video that will feature a mini version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. More details >>

Info Sessions on Affordable Rental Lottery for Frost Terrace Apts
Interested applicants can attend one of two information sessions to learn more about the apartment building, resident eligibility requirements and how to apply. More information >>
December 3 | 7PM | Register here >>
December 6 | 1PM | Register here >>

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 >>

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>>

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

McLean Hospital Mental Health Webinars 
Free mental health resources available for the public. 
View upcoming webinar >>

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

Haitian Folkloric Dance with Jean Appolon Expressions

December 4, 11, 18 | 4-4:30PM
The Cambridge Public Library invites children of all ages and their caregivers to join Artistic Director Jean Appolon of Jean Appolon Expressions in this energetic movement class! Jean will lead a short full body warmup and then teach movements that match a specific Haitian Rhythm, like Yanvalou, Ibo, or Kongo.
Register here >>

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.

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 30 - December 6, 2020
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98
Youth View Cambridge: Season Premiere (New!)
Mon. 9PM & Thu. 9PM

The Word: Five Steps on the Red Line
Thu. 10:30PM & Sat. 6:30PM

From the Vault: Student Archives
All-City Music Program - Winter Concert 1/16/2020
Fri. 6PM & Sat. 9PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: November 2020 Edition (New!)
Wed. 10:30PM & Sun. 4:30PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 12/1/20 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Climate Sub-Committee Meeting 12/2/20 (Live)
Wed. 5PM

School Committee Special Meeting 12/2/20 (Live)
Wed. 7PM
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