CRLS DYK Newsletter: September 14, 2021
Published on Sep 14, 2021 18:10

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September 14, 2021

NO SCHOOL Thursday, September 16

There will be no school on Thursday in observance of Yom Kippur.

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Updates from Principal Smith

Message from School Health Team at CRLS

Today and tomorrow we will have the following Covid Safety Check Pool Testing schedule for STUDENTS ONLY. Staff testing will begin next week.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021: 9th and 10th grade students with previously signed consents

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 11th and 12th grade students with previously signed consents

Testing will take place during all three lunch periods from 11:50AM - 1:40PM outside the main entrance of the Rindge Building.

Thank you,
The School Health Team

Message from CRLS Family Liaison

Hello CRLS families and welcome back!

Just a quick note on communications. Instead of bombarding your inbox with multiple emails I will be communicating mostly through DYK (Did you Know) this year. Please continue to check for weekly updates in DYK. Any information that is shared with me I will continue to share with you.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

Thank you!
Greta Hardina CRLS Family Liaison

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CRLS Fall Semester Curriculum Night 

September 23 | 6-7:30 PM
Curriculum Night is a time to learn about what your child will be studying for the semester. Teachers will be pre-recording and sending caregivers their presentation of their course description, syllabus and grade policy for you to watch at your convenience on or before September 23.

Live Information Sessions
The evening will feature 30-minute live informational webinars from 6-7:30PM on the following sessions:

Topic  Time   Location 
AP Exam Information  6 - 6:30PM  Zoom
9th Grade Caregivers: Meet the 9th Grade  Guidance Counselors   6:30 - 7PM  Zoom
10th Grade Caregivers: Meet Your Students New Guidance Counselors   7 - 7:30PM  Zoom

Note: To prevent Zoom bombing, links will be emailed to CRLS families before the event.

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Drivers Education

Tuesday, September 21 | 3 - 5 PM, Auto Garage (456 Broadway)

When & Where: All classes will be held virtually. Classes meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 28th. Students must attend 30 hours of classroom instruction

Cost: $650, which covers the 15 classroom sessions, the parent class, as well as the required 12 lessons of behind the wheel instruction. This price does not cover any fees charged by the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the permit, road test, or license.

If you have any further questions, please email Bill Timmins or call at 339.223.0163. 

Please note: A state mandated 2 hour class must be attended by a caregiver for any student under 18 years of age.

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CRLS Parent-to-Parent Meetings

The CRLS Parent-to- Parent meeting is an informal group of caregivers who come together once a month to support each other through the challenges of parenting teens. Meeting will stay virtual for covid safety and accessibility.

First meeting Oct. 7 from 6-7:30PM. Register to join a meeting >>

Future meetings. Nov. 5, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7 and May 5. All from 6-7:30 PM

For more information or to register for the meeting please email meeting facilitator Greta Hardina the CRLS Family Liaison.

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Complete Back-to-School Forms!

Back to school formsIf you haven’t already, please log in to the CPS Family Portal to complete your annual back-to-school forms, including the NEW COVID-Testing Consent Form. Please sign this form to allow your student to participate in CPS’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing plan.

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CRLS Class Schedule Thursday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 17

Opening Week Schedule

Starting September 17..
View CRLS Class & Bell Schedule >> 

Starting September 17 

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Back-to-School 2021 Information

Visit the following link for details on the following information. More details >>

  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application
  • Food and Nutrition Services Info
  • CRLS Opening Week Schedule & Bell Schedule
  • Work Permits
  • MBTA Student Passes
  • Curriculum Night Information

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Big Band Jazz Ensemble Auditions & Falcon Band

Audition for the CRLS Big Band Jazz Ensemble!
Big Band is a year long large jazz ensemble that rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 9PM. Auditions are held throughout September and the ensemble starts up in October. Instruments include saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar, piano, bass and drums. We perform styles of funk, latin, swing, bebop and rock. Please contact Mr. Powers with any questions. All audition materials are located on the Big Band Google Classroom.
Google Classroom Code: pybze6c

It's not too late to join the CRLS Falcon Band!
This non-auditioned large performance ensemble is for those students who play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. It meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the band room, 0607. Don't have an instrument? Not a problem, we have many to lend out. More information and details contact Mr. Powers. Google Classroom Code: f3qgzq2

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Fall '21: Music Auditions! Percussion Ensemble & World Jazz 

Videos of Percussion Ensemble & World Jazz
Percussion Ensemble >> 
Drum Circle >>
World Jazz Ensemble >>

For more information, please contact Guillermo Nojechowicz.
Music Auditions fall 2021
Photos: Bethany Versoy - Members of the Drumline-Percussion Ensemble and World Jazz Ensemble

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BWSI - Free Virtual Fall Program OPEN

Saturdays: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6,13, 20, Dec. 4, 11 | 11AM - 2PM EST
The BWSI Fall Program (virtual) for 11th Grade female students will be starting in October. All students need are laptops and wifi to be a part of the program. If you do not have a laptop, please reach out to us for a loaner. More details >>

We are offering the following programs:
Girls Who Program Autonomous Cars
Girls Who Design, Build and Fly Model Aircraft
Girls Who Want to Learn Many Interesting Things
Girls Who Program Cognitive Assistants
Girls Who Program Autonomous Cars – BWSI-Pacifi?c
Kwaj Mini-RACECAR Middle School (Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands)

Deadline: September 30, 2021. Register here >>

Beaver Works Summer Institute FAQ >>
BeaverWorks Summer Institute Application Process >>

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COVID-19 Information

CPS works closely with the Cambridge Public Health Department and our school leaders to monitor the public health situation, gather input from the scientific, medical, and educator experts, and update our policies and procedures as necessary. Cambridge should have pride in CPS’s pandemic response. From the beginning of the pandemic, CPS has prioritized safe, in-person learning and made significant investments in a comprehensive plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. More details >>

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News and Announcements from the Housing Division

The Housing Division has several upcoming affordable housing-related events, resources, and opportunities. They include:

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Fathers & Father Figures of Color Cookout

September 18 | 11AM-2PM, Hoyt Field, Cambridge
Music, basketball, arts and crafts, book corner, giveaways, and food! Until supplies last. Masks are required. Sponsored by The Men’s Health League 

View flyer >>

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Cambridge Public Library Updates

The current Main Library Teen Room hours are 1-5PM seven days a week. The rest of the Main Library is open until 9PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The City of Cambridge requires all visitors and employees – vaccinated or not – to wear a mask while in City buildings, including Library locations. While this mandate is in effect, there is no eating permitted inside the Library.

The Hive Tour & Equipment Training
Wednesday, September 22 | 3:30-5:30PM
Wednesday, September 29 | 3:30-5:30PM

Teens are invited to visit The Hive, the Library's new makerspace, to get a tour and training on some of the fun equipment during two teen-only open house sessions on 9/22 and 9/29.

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Vampire Orienteering at Danehy Park

Thursday, October 28 | 7 - 8:30PM, 166 New St, Cambridge, MA 02140
CRLS students are invited to the annual Vampire Orienteering event at Danehy Park on Thursday evening October 28th. Teams use a map to find checkpoints after dark. Watch out for vampires! 

Register here >>

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Black Bean SaladHealthy Snack of the Week

Black Bean Salad! Black beans with chopped tomatoes and a squeeze of lime juice, serve with corn chips. Tip: 3 food groups all wrapped up in one snack! Add a little avocado for healthy fats to help kids stay full!

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CRLS Events & Reminders


No School: Yom Kippur
September 16

CRLS Curriculum Night
September 23 | 6-7:30PM


Family Survey
If you haven’t already, please join us for an upcoming session with Superintendent Greer and share your thoughts through the family survey.

Annual Forms
Please log in to the CPS Family Portal to complete your annual back-to-school forms.

In Our District & Community

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Visit Find It Cambridge for lots of other great resources!

You can also call/text 617.686.2998 or email Andrew for help.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
See a curated list of programs, events, and resources within our district & community! See list >>
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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 617.349.6630
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