CRLS DYK Newsletter: January 26, 2021
Published on Jan 26, 2021 16:39

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January 26, 2021

Please Join Us for the CRLS School Council Meeting Tonight @ 6PM

Tuesday, January 26 | 6PM | Online via Zoom
Topic: Expansion of In Person Learning for 2nd Semester
Register here >>
*The Zoom link will be emailed before the meeting.

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Free School Meals Reminder & Kitchens Closed Wednesday

School Kitchens Closed on WednesdayFree school meals
We're seeing a dip in meal participation (especially at Fresh Pond Apartment and Cambridgepark Drive), and want to make sure folks know these meals continue to be FREE throughout this school year!

  • No school for scholars this Wednesday (1/27) and next Wednesday (2/3) means school kitchens will also be CLOSED. Please pick up additional meals on Tuesday (tomorrow) as kitchens will be CLOSED on Wednesday!
  • Do families have questions about P-EBT? DTA has an Assistance Line at 877.386.2363 (Press 6). More information here or in other languages.

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Class of 2021

More information for Seniors can be found here.

2021 Scholarship Booklet
The Scholarship Booklet is available for 2021. Check out this booklet for more information on available scholarships! View Booklet >>

Scholarship Workshops

Thursdays, January 21 - February 25 | 3-4PM | View Flyer >>
Learn about the CRLS scholarship portal,which scholarships to apply to,and even get help writing essays for your applications! Join via Zoom>>

uAspire Text Message Opt-In
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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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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FOCRLS Awards & Scholarships

Faculty Members' Nominations for Holmes Awards Now Being Accepted
Holmes Awards Teachers, counselors, advisers, administrators, and other CRLS staff members -- Friends of CRLS seeks nominations for the Charlene Holmes Memorial Awards. More information & nomination instructions here >>

Charlene Holmes, a member of the CRLS Class of 2014, was killed by gunshot in June 2012. We honor her kindness to fellow students, vitality, and ambition with this meaningful award.

Four members of the Class of 2021 -- one from each Learning Community -- will each receive a check of $500. The awardees will be seniors who exemplify Charlene's spirit of generosity and caring toward their fellow students along with the pursuit of their own dreams of higher education and professional careers.

Music Scholarship Applications from Students in All Grades, 9-12, Now Being Accepted
Calvin Hicks Memorial Award for the Study of MusicFriends of CRLS is now accepting applications for the Calvin Hicks Memorial Award for the Study of Music. CRLS students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are eligible for this $500 scholarship toward music lessons or classes at any accredited music school. The award may be used for the study of any instrument, voice, or music theory. Applicants may be at any stage of their musical development, from having no prior musical training to being accomplished artists.

Eligibility requirements:
a love of music, a commitment to learning, a GPA of 83 or higher, and financial need. Apply here >>
*Requires a financial information sheet from a parent/guardian and a recommendation form completed and submitted by a current music teacher or a current CRLS teacher.

If you have questions on either awards, please email Friends of CRLS.

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CPS Community Cookbook

Deadline: Tuesday, February 23 at 5PM
The Cambridge Public Schools World Language Department is creating a Community Cookbook. All JK-12 students and staff are welcome to submit their favorite recipe. Submit recipes here >>

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

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 receive the virtual meeting links each month, please email us or join our Google Group. Visit our group on Facebook.

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Need Tech Help?

ICTS Technical Services Team will be operating the Mobile Helpdesk at CRLS M-F: 8AM - 4PM, Saturdays: 10AM - 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

Greek Yogurt with Chopped apples, walnuts and honeyHere's Cambridge in Motion's Healthy Snack of the Week:
Greek Yogurt with chopped apples, walnuts, & honey!

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CRLS Events & Reminders

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.

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 >> 

Family-Friendly Resources for Help with Mental Health
HandholdMA is a user-friendly website for Massachusetts families who are worried about their children’s mental health. More information >>
-- Printable Posters (Available in Multiple Languages)
-- Webinar (Introducing Handhold)

Lasagna Love
Need a hand feeding your family? Your neighbors want to help! Request a FREE lasagna delivery!
More details >>

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)
Information about P-EBT benefits from the DTA can be found here.

FREE After-School Orienteering Mini-Games
Fun, outdoor enrichment activities based on CPS orienteering physical education unit!
View Flyer >>
Upcoming events >>
More details here >>

Harvard Sq. "Fridge in the Square"
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.

FREE Harvard HS Tutoring Program

Free online tutoring sessions available to high school students who live in Cambridge or live or attend school in Allston-Brighton. For questions, contact Bersabell Yeshitla. More details >>
Register here >>

CEOC Resources
-- CEOC Food Pantry is now open at 11 Inman Street!
- P-EBT Benefits: Learn more >>
-- Health insurance: Learn more >>
-- For more information, please call 617.868.2900 or visit here.

FREE Adult Education Programs
Free ABE, ESOL, and high school equivalency classes for adults.
Learn more >>
Visit MA Adult Literacy Website >>

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 >>

BRYT 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
-- English Classes: Registration is required for each class. Please see the Library’s online events calendar for more details.
-- Tween/Teen Virtual Hangout
January 27 | 4-5PM | Register >>
-- Tweens/Teens Comics Workshops
February 2, 10, 17, 24 | 4-5PM
Register >>

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.

FAQ on Utilities during COVID-19
Many residents are struggling to pay their bills, including their monthly utility bills. More information>>

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

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
January 25 - 31, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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RAUC TV: Season 2 (New!)
Mon. 8:30PM & Thu. 8:30PM

CRLS Boys Basketball vs. Weston (Live)
Tue. 5:30PM

CRLS Boys Hockey vs. Concord (Live)
Wed. 4PM

CRLS Girls Basketball vs. Weston (Live)
Fri. 5:30PM


Building & Grounds Subcommittee Meeting 1/25/21 (Live)
Mon. 5PM

School Committee Budget Workshop 1/26/21 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 1/19/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 6PM

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