CRLS DYK Newsletter: April 6, 2021
Published on Apr 6, 2021 14:58

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April 6, 2021

SAT Information for Juniors with last names beginning G-Z

As a reminder, students with last name G-N, CRLS has moved the SAT test date from 4/13 to 4/27. CRLS will not offer the 4/13 SAT.

CRLS will administer the SAT during the school day to all juniors with last names beginning G-Z on Tuesday, April 27th. In order for CRLS to better prepare for the test day we need students to confirm if they will attend the test or not by completing a short google form. Click here for the google form to confirm your attendance for the Tuesday, April 27th SAT. Juniors wishing to take the test on this day must confirm their attendance by completing the Google form by 2:30PM this Friday, April 9th. Students who have already confirmed their attendance do not need to confirm again.

The form must be completed by students as the CPS email is being tracked on the form.

For questions, contact Lynn Williams, Coordinator of Guidance

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You're Invited! Virtual Catalyst Awards

Thursday, April 8 | 5:30-7PM
Register here to join us for an inspiring evening of participant stories, Science Clubs 'in action', networking with our community, and thoughtful conversation with Catalyst Awardees—who are paving the way for a more diverse, inclusive world of STEM. Celebrate over 26 years of increasing STEM access, confidence, and literacy for girls from underrepresented communities with free, hands-on education and mentoring. Support the girls, families, and mentors of Science Club by becoming a sponsor. Learn more and register today!

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The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Update

The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony moved to April 14. For social distance spacing, there will be two groups one at 4:30PM and one at 5:30 PM.

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Cambridge Public Library Events

Tween/Teen Virtual Hangout: Yoga Sessions with Jaylee Momplaisir
Wednesday, April 21 & 28 | 4PM
Re-calibrate your mind and body with this all-level gentle yoga practice consisting of a slow vinyasa flow, long-held supported poses and calming breath work. This experience is designed to activate the body’s innate relaxation response which invites healing and restores balance.
Class will be 45 minutes and blocks or books, blankets and pillows are recommended. Register here >>

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Understanding COVID-19

April 20-21 | 10AM-3PM | Zoom
Register for "Understanding COVID-19," a free course developed by MIT graduate students and professors. The course is designed to teach high schoolers about the broader context around COVID and paths to bio-related careers that have played a role in pandemic response. See here and here for YouTube videos describing the event. More details >>
Register here >>

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Cambridge Families of Asian Descent

Thursday, April 15 | 7-8PM
This parent-organized group welcomes parents and caregivers in Cambridge of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and multi-racial Asian heritage to join us for our next meeting. We will have a short ice breaker and then focus on forming work groups centered on different courses of action for CFAD, including Policy Advocacy, Curriculum Visibility, Social Connections and Outreach/Communications. Feel free to join us to connect, even if you do not stay for the working groups. Please complete the Working Group Interest Form in advance to give us an idea of your areas of interest.
*Register for the Zoom link to attend.
Questions? Email Tina Lieu, Nina Farouk, and Jenny Chung here.

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BioTech in Action: Global

Saturday, April 24 | 12-1PM
Subject: Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives
Register here >>

This presentation will explore climate change and how it is connected with human health. We will discuss what climate change is, its impact on human health, and what we can do in our communities to protect ourselves from the impact on our health. Students will be provided an opportunity to ask questions about their own climate change concerns and speak with employees who are passionate about making the world a better place.

This event is part of a series of spring and summer events put on by the Biogen Community Lab and the Lemelson-MIT Program, who are collaborating to empower a new generation of young scientists and inventors through state-of-the-art virtual programming. Designed to foster a passion for science and invention, the programs are committed to ensuring diverse groups of students participate. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Biogen and MIT employees and obtain an inside view of a biotech company and university. Seminars for educators to learn how to teach students 4 lessons in biotech are also included.

Learn more about the programs >>
*The programs are available at no cost to students and educators around the globe.

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Audible Remote & Paid Workshop Program - Summer 2021

Audible and Cambridge School Volunteers are currently seeking rising juniors and seniors interested in exploring careers in technology for a four week computer science-focused program. Participants will learn directly from Audible engineers working on industry-leading technology and be immersed in a professional computer science environment. Some topics that interns will explore include: the role of Software Development Engineers, the product development life cycle, and software testing. The program runs August 2-27, 2021 (Monday - Thursday, 9:30AM - 4PM), and interns are paid $15/hour.

Application Deadline:
April 28, 2021 at 5PM. Application details >>


  • Current 10th and 11th grade students
  • Have completed a computer science class

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Class of 2021

More information for Seniors can be found here. 

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
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
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
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 >>

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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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cambridge healthy smiles logoWater Bottle Classroom Initiative for 9th Graders! 

The Cambridge Healthy Smiles program is launching its annual Water Bottle Classroom Initiative this month. Students in Grade 9 received a personal water bottle to use at school to promote oral health. The Charles Bullock Fund, which supports the oral health needs of school aged children in Cambridge, provides these reusable water bottles.

More info >>

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April is School Library Month!

School Library MonthSchool Library Month is a time to celebrate the essential role that school librarians and strong school library programs, including our wonderful Cambridge Public Schools Library Team, play in transforming learning. Visit the American Association of School Librarians' website to learn more and view author and illustrator videos about the importance of school libraries and reading. #EveryoneBelongs@YourSchoolLibrary #AASLslm

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CSV Tutoring & Mentoring Programs

Looking for support with your classes? Wondering about college or your future career?

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is actively matching students with volunteers who can assist them with academics or college/career mentoring. CSV offers one-to-one programs 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 explore and plan for your post-secondary life. This can include career and college research, college admission essay help, scholarship application support, etc.

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

Mini baked potatoHere's Cambridge in Motion's Healthy Snack of the Week:
Mini Baked Potato: Topped with Greek Yogurt, black beans and chives.
Tip: Just go for half a larger potato if needed!

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CRLS Events & Reminders

Teen Health Center is OPEN!
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 >>

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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Find Spring and Summer 2021 opportunities for Cambridge families. You can also call/text 617.686.2998 or email Andrew
for help.

Continue to check back as new programs are updated or visit
Find It Cambridge for lots of other great resources!

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
See a curated list of programs, events, and resources within our district & community! See list >>

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
April 5 - April 11, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

CRLS Football vs. Weston High School 4/10/21 (Live)
Sat. 12PM

Youth View Cambridge: Ep. 1404 (New!)
Mon. 9PM & Thu. 9PM

Spot On: 15 Questions with Dr. Lam (New!)
Thu. 9:30PM & Sun. 7:30PM

CRLS Football vs. Boston Latin 4/4/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Fri. 8PM & Sat. 11AM


School Committee Regular Meeting 4/6/21 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Committee Budget Workshop 3/30/21 (Re-Broadcast)

Wed. 6PM

Building & Grounds Sub-Committee Meeting 4/1/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 10AM

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