CRLS DYK Newsletter: May 25, 2021
Published on May 25, 2021 14:16

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May 25, 2021

Updates from Principal Smith

Good Morning CRLS Community,

MCAS testing in English Language Arts and Math for 10th grade and 11th grade students who have selected to participate is occurring May 24th, 25th, 27th and 28th. 

Wednesday, May 26th will be a regular schedule day for ALL students. 

MCAS testing in Science for 9th grade students will occur on June 3rd and 4th. Please access the links below for specific grade level schedules.

2021 CRLS MCAS Schedule:

Principal Smith

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School Council Meeting TONIGHT!

Tuesday, May 25 | 6-7PM

Reflections and thoughts on the impact of Advisory, CM, Study Support and later start time on your scholar's achievement this school year. A Zoom link will be sent out before the meeting.
Register here >> 

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Summer Opportunity for rising 9th – 12th graders: Futurely

Futurely is a summer opportunity for rising 9th-12th graders. The program is free, 10 weeks long, completed asynchronously (via Google classroom), and time commitment should not exceed 2-3 hours per week.

They will be launching several summer cohorts starting 5/24, 6/7, and 6/21.

More details >>

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Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Now!

Student Vaccine Clinic: May 26 at CRLS & Additional opportunities
The Cambridge Public Health Department and CPS are excited to announce a dedicated COVID-19 vaccine clinic for eligible CPS students, May 26 from 11AM-6PM at the CRLS Field House. More details >>

Getting your COVID-19 Vaccine: Easier than Ever!
If you or your teen (age 12+) haven't gotten your COVID-19 shot yet, now is the perfect time! More local sites are opening up, and more doctors' offices are receiving vaccines for their patients. All mass vaccination sites and CVS pharmacies now accept walk-ins.

  • People age 18 and older can get any vaccine, but teens age 12 to 17 can only get the Pfizer vaccine. Mass vaccination sites in Boston offer the Pfizer vaccine, as well as some Cambridge pharmacies, and the CHA Somerville, Medford, and Everett vaccination sites.
  • Students under 18 need parental consent to receive the vaccine.  

Where you can get vaccinated:

  • Somerville (CHA Vaccine Center, 176 Somerville Ave.), Medford (Tufts University), and Everett (Encore Boston Harbor). These clinics are run by Cambridge Health Alliance, as part of the Metro North COVID-19 Vaccination Partnership. Register for an appointment >>
  • Cambridge pharmacies: Cambridge CVSWalgreensStar Market/Oso Pharmacy, and Inman Pharmacy. CVS stores accept walk-ins, appointments are required at other pharmacies. For the most current information on which pharmacies have Pfizer vaccine available, go to Currently, there is high demand for Pfizer at these locations and you may be directed to a pharmacy outside of Cambridge. 
  • Mass Vaccination Sites in Boston: Hynes Convention Center and Reggie Lewis Center (Roxbury Community College).   
  • Go to to see all Massachusetts vaccine locations.
  • Call 2-1-1, the Massachusetts Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line, for help by phone.
  • NO insurance, ID, or social security number needed.  You may be asked for ID at some sites, but it is not required or mandatory.
  • Getting a vaccine will NOT affect a public charge determination or immigration status.

Get Your Child Vaccinated at CHA
On behalf of CHA, we are writing to extend the opportunity to get your friends and family members, including your children ages 12-17, vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. We have put together the following clinics on the following dates and times at these locations:

Tufts University
Wednesday, May 26 | 11AM - 4PM
Thursday, May 27 | 11AM - 4PM


  • All of our clinics offer walk-in appointments, but we encourage pre-registration.
  • CHA patients who wish to receive the vaccine at the Somerville site: Please register your family member through MyCHArt. For children 12-17, please print the consent form here.
  • Non-CHA patients, and CHA patients who wish to receive the vaccine at Encore or Tufts: CHA-Massachusetts Vaxfinder Registration system. For children 12-17, consent can be documented on the website.
  • Please note that children 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Walking Tour

CRLS History Club designed and took a historical walking tour of Cambridge this past Saturday- we visited 11 sites throughout the city, and learned a great deal about the history and historical figures of Cambridge!

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Graduation/Senior Information

Hello Seniors! For information concerning graduation and Senior activities, please visit the following link. More details >>

Under The Stars at Starlight
Friday, June 4 | 5-9PM | Starlight Center in Central Square
Seniors join us for a FREE evening celebration at the Starlight Square. Enjoy outdoor games Karaoke, Henna, Caricature artist, giveaways, photo booth and more. Students must sign up with Senior Class Advisor by Friday, May 21th. Pre-registration is mandatory. This is a Class of 2021 CRLS SENIOR CLASS ONLY event, no outside guests will be permitted. Students must wear masks. We encourage students to dine either before or after the event.

Senior Restaurant Week
Celebrate your Senior by dining out at one of the local participating restaurants. More details >>

Thursday, June 10 | 3-8PM | Danehy Park
CRLS is so excited to celebrate our graduating seniors in-person this year!
An in-person graduation ceremony will be on June 10th from 3 PM to 8 PM at Danehy Park. Following the in-person ceremony there will be a virtual graduation broadcast on CEATV 98/99 and streamed on the CRLS website. 
More details >>  

Senior Materials Collection & Final Plan Forms
Seniors will need to return all borrowed materials including textbooks, library books, athletic uniforms & equipment prior to commencement. Additionally, in order to receive their cap and gown they will need to complete their “Senior Final Plans Survey” and submit it to their guidance counselor.

Seniors do not need to return their Chromebooks.  ICTS will disconnect them from the CPS network after graduation. Students who do not want to keep their Chromebook can return it when they pick up their cap and gown so that it can support other students and/or be properly recycled. 

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Get Tested for COVID-19 Now!

City of Cambridge Testing Locations
Beginning in June, the City of Cambridge and Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD) will also offer COVID-19 vaccinations at its COVID-19 testing sites. The sites will be operating on a modified schedule on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. View schedule >>

CRLS COVID-19 Testing
Monday and Thursday from 7:30AM-1PM

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 Early Dismissal Form

If you would like the option to be dismissed early from advisory and study block by your teacher, please complete the Early Dismissal Form

If you have a free period in your schedule and would like to be able to leave campus during the period during which you have no scheduled class, please have your caregiver complete the attached form. 

Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to your Dean of Students or printed paper forms can be dropped off in the "Early Dismissal Form Collection Box" located in the main entrance of CRLS. 

If you already filled out the Early Dismissal Google Form sent out earlier, please also fill out and have your caregiver sign this paper form. Thanks for taking this additional step. 

If you have questions about the form or the dismissal process, please contact your LC Dean of Students.

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"Sustainability and Transportation in the Modern Day" Lecture by Eric Plosky

Tuesday, May 25th | 4-5PM | Zoom 
As our planet nears the 8-billion mark, transportation planning and initiatives will be critical in ensuring sustainable, safe, and liveable environments. Will it be more planes, trains, flying cars, or completely different forms of transportation that are unknown to most of us that will revolutionize the future of transportation? If you want the answer, you know where to go!

View flyer >>
More details >>

The International & Sustainable Development Club will be hosting a lecture series where guests from different fields come talk with you and answer questions about critical topics related to our planet's future! *This series is open to any and all!

Questions? Please email us here.

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Celebrate Scratch Week with CPS!

Virtual Celebration
Wednesday, May 26th | 6-7PM
Join a virtual celebration to see shared projects and learn more about Scratch in Cambridge Public Schools!

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Cambridge Public Library Events
Social Justice Workshops for Tweens and Teens
Join us for a series of workshops for tweens and teens about social justice.
May 26 | 4PM | Social Justice at the CPL
The series continues with a panel: Voices of Youth Activists on May 27, 6PM.

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Job Corps: Virtual Open House

June 3 | 1-2:30PM 
Join us for a virtual open house on June 3rd! More details >>

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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

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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Green Smoothie! Blend: 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt, 1/2 banana (frozen if possible), 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1/2 cup spinach, and 1-3 ice cubes. Healthy Snack of the Week

Green Smoothie! Blend: 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt, 1/2 banana (frozen if possible), 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1/2 cup spinach, and 1-3 ice cubes.

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CRLS Events & Reminders

CRLS School Council Meeting
May 25 | 6PM

CRLS Orchestra Concert 
May 25 | 6-7:30PM 

Student Drama Works performance at Starlight Theater (advance reservations required) 
May 27

Annual Media Arts Fair
May 27 | 5-6PM

Memorial Day (No School)
May 31

Under The Stars at Starlight:
Senior Celebration
June 4 | 5-9PM

CPS Community Fair
June 5 | 10AM-12PM, Pisani Center

HSEP Graduation

June 9

CRLS Graduation
June 10 | Danehy Park

Juneteenth (No School)
June 18

Last Day of School (Early release)
June 23

Connect with other CPS Families
FamilyBook is a secure, online family directory for each CPS school. If you haven’t already, sign up for the FamilyBook now!

Summer Opportunities in Naviance
How to Locate the Enrichment Section
From the Naviance home page, please click:
-- Top tab colleges
-- Click colleges home
-- Under research colleges, click enrichment

Teen Health Center is OPEN!
Please call 617.665.1548 to schedule an appointment.

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
May 24 - May 30, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

Media Arts Studio Presents: 2021 Media Arts Fair (Live)
Thu. 5PM
View on Channel 98 or register to watch via Zoom.

CRLS 2021 Spring Band Showcase (New!)
Wed. 6:30PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Volleyball (Live)
Fri. 6PM

Danceworks: Spring 2021 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 7PM & Sun. 7PM

School Committee Special Meeting 5/25/21 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Climate Subcommittee Meeting 5/26/21 (Live)
Wed. 5PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 5/18/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Mon. 6PM

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