CORRECTION: CRLS DYK Newsletter: March 2, 2021
Published on Mar 2, 2021 19:16

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March 2, 2021

CRLS School Council Meeting (rescheduled from Feb 25)

Wednesday, March 3 | 6PM | Online

  • Update on in person and remote learning at CRLS.
  • CRLS Social Workers will be sharing resources and information on helping teens with self care in regards to social isolation and last week's tragic events. (Leah Beider, LICSW, General Education Social Worker for C & R, and Reyita Ramos, LCSW, General Education Social Worker for L & S)

Register here >>

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Please join us for the next CRLS Parent to Parent Meeting

Thursday, March 4 | 6PM | Online
Topic: Loss - Have you lost a loved one during COVID or from COVID and want to share your story? Join our supportive group of parents who are here to share and listen. Hope to see you there. Register here >>

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Did you miss Curriculum Night? Don't worry!

Check out the information below.

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Class of 2021

More information for Seniors can be found here. 

Hello Seniors!
It is time to order Cap and Gowns for your graduation! To ensure we order the right size for you, please complete this Cap and Gown Form.
If you have any questions about how to complete it, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected]. Only students can complete the form and should log on with their school email address.

We are working hard to develop plans to celebrate our seniors and all they have accomplished! The current public health crisis has made planning complicated and, sadly, we will not be able to come together for a large traditional graduation ceremony this Spring. But this will not stop us from finding a safe way to celebrate our seniors! We are currently developing plans for outdoor graduation ceremonies that meet public health safety guidelines. Stay tuned for more details!

uAspire Events

FAFSA Events
March 16 | 6-7PM | Register here >>
April 27 | 7-8PM | Register here >>
Get an overview of the FAFSA, the application required by all colleges nationwide in order to receive federal financial aid.

After FAFSA Walkthrough
March 23, May 4 | 6-7PM | Register here >>
Explains the steps to take after submitting the FAFSA like reviewing your Student Aid Report (SAR) and verification.

Aid Offer Walkthrough
March 10, March 30, April 14 | 6-7PM | Register here >>
May 6 | 7-8PM | Register here >>
Make sense of financial aid offers from colleges and learn how to use uAspire's College Cost Calculator to compare the total costs of attending different colleges.
View upcoming uAspire events >>

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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FREE Webinars by McLean Hospital

Ask Me Anything About Emotional Regulation and BPD
March 23 | 12PM | Register here >>

Good Nights, Better Days—Sleep’s Relationship to Mental Health
March 16 | 11AM | Register here >>

Love Your Life Through the Science of Happiness
March 18 | 11AM | Register here >>

Build Better Habits, Starting Today
March 11 | 12PM | Register here >>

Looking for other upcoming offerings or just want to check out past sessions? See all webinars >>

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MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute Spring 2021 for Grades 9 & 10

Interested in learning about robotics, cyber security, assistive technology and programming? MIT LL Beaver Works will be running 7 different virtual courses for 8 weeks. A student will only be able to attend one of the programs. Students must be able to attend all sessions (all sessions are on Saturdays starting March 6th from 11AM-2PM EST). More details >>
The program is completely free! No prior experience is necessary.
Sign up here >>

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Cambridge Youth Council
Political Opinions Survey

The Cambridge Youth Council is organizing an event where Cambridge area students are able to debate/converse with other students on political topics in a Jubilee-style debate where they can justify their views anonymously. The event will be posted on Youtube, hiding the names, faces, and identities of students participating. Here is an example of the event we will be hosting, but over Zoom!

The CYC is collecting data on which topics student's would like to see be discussed/debated, and whether they would be interested in participating. The data from survey will not be shared elsewhere and will remain only accessible to a very select few individuals. Take survey >>

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National Nutrition Month:
Lower Cost Healthy Eating!

Did you know that canned fruits, vegetables, and beans are just as healthy as fresh ones? Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables are good for you, too? Canned and frozen foods are just as good for our bodies, taste great and last longer so you don’t have to worry about them going bad and wasting money! Buy canned vegetables that are low-sodium or have no added salt and canned fruits in light syrup or water for the healthiest options. Buy frozen fruits with no added sugars. Buy frozen vegetables that aren’t in sauces, which are likely to be high in salt and saturated fats. From your friends at Cambridge in Motion, a program of the Cambridge Public Health Department, in collaboration with CPS Food & Nutrition Services.

– Visit Central Square’s NEW low cost, non-profit grocery store The Daily Table where customers save an average of 30% on groceries. Everything in the store is SNAP eligible. Customers paying with SNAP get an additional 50% off fresh produce through the Double Up Food Bucks Program, up to $10/day.
– Food Resources for Cambridge Residents (pantries, community meals, food box delivery options, school meals, meals on wheels, etc.) in EnglishSpanishPortugueseHaitian CreoleAmharic, and Mandarin

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AP Exam Registration & Payment

If you are enrolled in a second semester AP class, the deadline to register for AP exams is March 4th.

In order to register:

  • Students need to log into
  • Enter the “join code” provided by the AP teacher
  • Change the exam indicator to YES. (when students join the online classroom, it asks if you plan to take the exam and defaults to undecided – this has to be changed to Yes)

An exam will be ordered for every student who has indicated YES on This must be done by March 4th.

How to pay?
We have been in the process of setting up an online payment system which has taken much longer than expected. We are extending the deadline.
Payment deadline: April 16th.

We are not currently accepting payments at this time and an update will be sent as soon as we have more information. Thank you for your patience.

For additional information (including Frequently Asked Questions) about AP exams, please visit the CRLS AP Testing Website. All updates will be posted there as well.

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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.

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

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Mobile Tech Help DeskNeed Tech Help?

ICTS Technical Services Team will be operating the Mobile Helpdesk at CRLS Mon - Fri | 12NOON - 4PM
Saturdays: Closed

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

Sliced hard boiled egg on whole grain toastHere's Cambridge in Motion's Healthy Snack of the Week:
Sliced hard boiled egg on Whole Grain Toast. Try spicing this up with a sprinkle of paprika, dill or basil!

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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 >> 

Families and Children: Team up and Learn Together
Six, 1-hr workshops for adults & kids (ages 3 and up). Register Now >>
More details >>

Harvard Student Agency Tutoring

Need help with school? Schedule a free consultation with HSA Tutoring. Tutoring services available in various subjects and coaching services for college preparation. More details >>


Tuesdays | 4-5:30PM | Register >>
College application mentoring by Harvard students. SAT tutoring, essay writing help, scholarships, and more! Questions? Email CHANCE.
More details >>

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emotional support, coping and help accessing resources. It is free and confidential for all residents of MA, no questions asked. More details >>

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 >>

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

Harvard Sq. "Fridge in the Square"
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

Available to high school students who live in Cambridge or live or attend school in Allston-Brighton. 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.
-- Library at Home: LearningExpress
February 24 | 3-4PM
Join us for a Zoom demonstration of our newest online resource, LearningExpress Library.
Register here >>
-- Tweens/Teens Comics Workshops
February 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 >>

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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138  •  617.349.6630
CPS Mobile App >>
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