CRLS DYK Newsletter: June 8, 2021
Published on Jun 8, 2021 11:18

Here's the latest news from CRLS...             View newsletter in browser >>

dyk header
June 8, 2021

Updates from Principal Smith

Good Morning CRLS Community,

Please join us in congratulating our amazing Class of 2021 Super Seniors!

Each year, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School graduates more than 500 ambitious, beautiful, interesting, funny, dedicated, special, and spirited young people into the real world.

Every new graduate has a story to share. Here are a few, some of which were chosen on the merits of their academic standing and some of which were chosen by the school for the way in which they embody the school motto of Opportunity, Diversity, and Respect.

View the Class of 2021 "Super Seniors" >>

Principal Smith

line of dots

Finals Prep Through Cambridge School Volunteers

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is running virtual tutoring sessions over the next two weeks to help students prepare for finals. We will run drop-in sessions from 6/7-6/10, focusing on a different subject each day. From 6/14-6/17, we will hold 30 minute one-to-one tutoring sessions for students in Math, Physics, and Chemistry; students will have to sign up ahead of time for these one-to-one sessions. Below are the schedule and relevant links.

Date Time Subject
Mon. 6/7
Finals Prep: English | AP Calculus & AP Physics
Tue. 6/8
3-6PM Finals Prep: History & Humanities | AP Calculus & AP Physics
Wed. 6/9
3-6PM Finals Prep: Science
Thu. 6/10
3-6PM Finals Prep: Math 
Tutoring Center: Visit here >>

Date Time Subject
Mon. 6/14 3-6PM
(Appointment only)
Finals Prep: Math/Physics/Chem
Tue. 6/15 3-6PM (Appointment only)
Finals Prep: Math/Physics/Chem
Wed. 6/16 3-6PM (Appointment only)
Finals Prep: Math/Physics/Chem
Thu. 6/17 3-6PM (Appointment only)
Finals Prep: Math/Physics/Chem
One-to-One Tutoring - Student Registration Link: Visit here >>


line of dots

Fall Athletics Events

Fall Sports Information Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, June 9th | 7PM

You should attend if you are a student entering 9th -12th grade in 2021-22 School Year or if you are a Parent/Caregiver for a student interested in CRLS Fall Sports. 

  • Fall Seasons begin as early as August 20th and will run to late November
  • Sports offered in the Fall - Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Learn to Row, Learn to Fence, Learn to Sail, Learn to Orienteer, Unified Basketball
  • Paperwork needed to participate - updated physical (within 13 months); online concussion education video with certificate of completion.
  • For Zoom link & questions, please email CPS Athletics

CRLS Athletics Open House for incoming 9th graders 
Monday, June 14th | 6PM | Russell Stadium 
This will be a chance to meet coaches and current student athletes for each sport! You'll also be able to ask questions about playing sports at CRLS. Incoming 9th graders and Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend this event.

line of dots

Musical Theater Performance Showcase

June 8th | 7PM
This showcase will feature students enrolled in the Music Theatre Performance class. During the semester students worked on solos, duets, trios, and group songs from the musical theatre canon.

More details >>

line of dots

CRLS Summer Reading 2021

CRLS Library Book ShareAs you look ahead to summer, please watch our CRLS Summer Reading 2021 video that introduces the summer reading website, outlines this year’s summer reading expectations, includes a fantastic list of recommended titles, and explains how you can get books to read over the summer.  We hope to see all of you at our Book Share event on June 21st! 

For questions or help finding books, please contact Ms. Boninti and Ms. Houston.

line of dots 

Cambridge Families of Color Coalition Celebrates Juneteenth

June 19 | Starlight Square

On June 19th Cambridge Families of Color Coalition will be celebrating Juneteenth, through the arts, at Starlight Square in Central Sq.

We will have live performances, puppetry, musical theatre, and more! We will center JOY on this day, lifting up the legacy of Black art making.

The Cambridge Families of Color Coalition (CFCC) is calling in the entire city to celebrate Juneteenth together in joyous community. 

line of dots 

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 >>

line of dots

Graduation/Senior Information

For information concerning graduation and Senior activities, please visit the following link. 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. 

To help us plan for the in-person graduation ceremony, please complete this rsvp form. Note - only graduates and the guests they register through this form will be permitted to attend the in-person ceremony. 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. 

Yearbooks will be provided at no cost to seniors. Distribution details will be provided later this spring.

Important Dates
HSEP Graduation | June 9 | 6PM | HSEP/Longfellow Building Courtyard
Virtual Graduation Ceremony | June 10 | 7PM
In-Person Graduation Ceremony | June 10 | 4 - 8PM - students and their guests will be assigned a specific arrival time

line of dots

Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine Now!

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.

line of dots

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

line of dots

Cambridge Public Library

Tweens & Teens Comics WorkshopVirtual Comics Workshop for Tweens and Teens!
Wednesday, June 9 & 16 | 4PM
Join Matt Ryan of Free Lunch Studios during the Tween/Teen Virtual Hangout hour for a comics workshop that will help you learn to be a better visual storyteller. Registration required. Registering for the June 9 session will automatically register you for the June 16 session, too.

Register here >>

line of dots

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.

line of dots

Whole-Grain Waffle Sticks! A toasted waffle topped with nut butter and strawberry slices (cut waffle into sticks).Healthy Snack of the Week

Whole-Grain Waffle Sticks! A toasted waffle topped with nut butter and strawberry slices (cut waffle into sticks).

line of dots

CRLS Events & Reminders


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!

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

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. Employment Permits are available through the RSTA Office (1312). We are processing Employment Permits electronically via email. For all inquiries, please email us.
Apply here >>

In Our District & Community

find it cambridge logo

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
June 7 - 13, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

CRLS Music Theater Performance Showcase 6/8/21 (Live)
Tue. 7PM

CRLS Athletics Webinar 6/9/21 (Live)
Wed. 7PM

What’s Up Cambridge: CRLS Chamber Music Concert 6/1/21
Fri. 8PM & Sat. 10AM

Media Arts Studio Presents: 2021 Annual Media Fair
Sat. 6PM & Sun. 10AM

Building & Grounds Subcommittee Meeting 6/7/21 (Live)
Mon. 5PM

High School Extension Program Graduation 6/9/21 (Live)
Wed. 6PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 6/1/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 10AM & Sun. 6PM

cps logo
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138  •  617.349.6630
CPS Mobile App >>
facebook icontwitter iconinstagram iconlinkedin icon

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.