CRLS DYK Newsletter: January 12, 2021
Published on Jan 12, 2021 17:01

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January 12, 2021

2nd Semester Enrollment due Jan. 15 

We are taking next steps to provide families with additional options for safe in-person learning opportunities as part of our Second Semester Plan.

In order for schools to plan, we need to hear from every family on whether you prefer in-person or remote learning for each of your student(s). All families may choose to continue remote learning for their child.
Complete form here >>

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Support Falcons Basketball as the Boys and Girls have their season openers vs. Acton Boxboro tonight!

Boys Basketball, game starts at 5:30PM on Cambridge Channel 98.
Watch online >>

Girls Basketball, game starts at 5:30 PM.
Watch online >>

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CRLS VPA Winter Festival

CRLS VPA Winter Festival performances each night this week can be accessed at View performances here >>

The Winter Festival developed by CRLS VPA staff and students highlights the artistry, talent, skill, hard work and creativity of students and staff in the CRLS VPA program. View Full Schedule >>

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Happy 2021 from the Teen Health Center!

A reminder that the Teen Health Center is OPEN!
If your student needs their REQUIRED flu vaccine and/or any other vaccines, please call 617.665.1548 to schedule an appointment.

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Final Exam Schedule

Monday, January 25
Final Exams (block 1 & 3) (Mon & Thur) Silver Day Classes

Tuesday, January 26
Final Exams (block 2 & 4) (Tue & Fri) Black Day Classes

Thursday, January 28
Final Exams (Block 2 & 4) Mon,Tue, Thur, Fri

Friday, January 29
Final Exams (Block 1&3) Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri

Monday, February 1
2nd semester begins

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PLEASE JOIN Read Against Racism: A Book Club for Parents/Caregivers

You (and any parents/caregivers you know) are invited to join our book club: Read Against Racism.

Read Against Racism is intended as a safe space where local parents can embrace difficult conversations and share perspectives on race and equity in Camberville and surrounding areas. Our goal is to build understanding, support a community that values all people, and cultivate shared vision for an equitable future.

We know caregivers are busy and many times don't read the entire book. Don't let that hold you back from joining in our discussions-finishing the books isn't required! We meet the first Saturday of every month at 7pm-9pm.

If you'd like to recieve the virtual meeting links each month, please email us or join our Google Group. Visit our group on Facebook.

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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:

  • Monday: 50 Church St. 12PM-8PM
  • Tuesday: 50 Church St. 12PM-8PM
  • Wednesday: 2254 Massachusetts Ave, St. John the Evangelist Church, 10AM-6PM
  • Thursday: CambridgeSide in East Cambridge, 11AM-7PM (Drive-through testing in garage. Enter on First St.)
  • Friday: 50 Church St. 12PM-8PM
  • Saturday: Pisani Center located at 131 Washington Street. 11AM-7PM
  • Sunday: CambridgeSide in East Cambridge, 11AM-7PM (Drive-through testing in garage. Enter on First St.)

You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 617.349.9788.

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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

Esy Baked Apple Chips

Here's Cambridge in Motion's Healthy Snack of the Week:

Easy Baked Apple Chips!: Core apples and thinly slice them. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 225 degrees F for about 50 minutes. Serve with cheese and/or whole grain crackers!

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CRLS Events & Reminders


COVID-19 CPS Data Dashboard
View Dashboard >>

“What Should I Do” Document
Guidance on what to do if you have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. View here >>

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

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

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

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.

In Our District & Community

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Looking for resources in Cambridge? 
Find It Cambridge >> 

FREE After-School Orienteering Mini-Games
1/18 | 2:30-4:30PM | Tobin Montessori
1/19 | 2:30-4:30PM | Sennott Park
1/20 | 2:30-4:30PM | Dana Park
Fun, outdoor enrichment activities based on CPS orienteering physical education unit!
View Flyer >>
Upcoming events >>
More details here >>

Harvard Sq. "Fridge in the Square"

The fridge is operated by neighbors, for neighbors serving Harvard Square as part of a national network of community fridges. With the principle 'take what you need, leave what you can', we aim to redistribute resources within our community to those in need on a hyper-local scale. Sign up to volunteer >>
For more info, please email or DM on Instagram @cambridgefridge.

Harvard HS 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 >>

FREE Adult Education Programs
If you work with adults who would benefit from free ABE, ESOL, and high school equivalency classes, here are some programs. Learn more >>
Visit MA Adult Literacy Website >> 

CEOC Resources: Food Pantry, P-EBT Benefit Help, Health insurance Application Support
-- CEOC Food Pantry is now open at 11 Inman Street! 
- Still haven’t received P-EBT benefits? Learn more >>
-- Health insurance:
It is Open Enrollment for health insurance now through January 23, 2021. Learn more >>
-- For more information on any of the above, please call 617.868.2900 or visit

Free Flu Shots in Cambridge
You can make an appointment for a flu shot with either your healthcare provider or local pharmacy.
 Learn more >>

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

Caregiver Groups
The BRYT (Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition) network has been providing FREE parent support groups since the school closures in March 2020 to any parent or caregiver!
Flyer >>
Parents Supporting Parents Commercial >>

Cambridge Public Library Updates
-- English Classes: Registration is required for each class. Please see the Library’s online events calendar for more details.

-- Tween/Teen Virtual Hangout
A drop-in hour for tweens, teens and their caregivers. Breakout rooms available for one-on-one assistance. 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. More information>>

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

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
January 11 - January 17, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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Youth View Cambridge: Interview with Artist Lizzle4 (New!)
Mon. 9PM & Thu. 9PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Boys Hockey 1/9/21
Sat. 11AM & Sun. 11AM

The Word: Healthy Affordable Foods
Thu. 10:30PM & Sun. 8:30PM

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


Curriculum & Achievement Sub-Committee Meeting 1/12/21 (Live)
Tue. 5:30PM

School Committee Special Meeting 1/12/21 (Live)
Tue. 7PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 1/5/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Wed. 6PM
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