CRLS DYK Newsletter: September 21, 2021
Published on Sep 21, 2021 16:48

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September 21, 2021

COVID Safety Checks (Testing) Schedule

This weekly schedule will go into effect starting Monday, Sept 20th.

CRLS 2021-22 Semester 1 Covid Safety Check Schedule
Testing Location: CRLS Media Cafeteria
Testing Hours: 8-11AM

 Mondays 9th grade students
 Tuesdays  10th Grade Students
 Wednesdays  11th Grade Students
 Thursdays 12th Grade Students

Students participating in testing must have signed consent forms on file.
Please complete your COVID19 testing form here!

CPS COVID19 Information
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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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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MBTA Charlie Card Update


M7 Cards:
Food Service letters for free card eligibility will be mailed and emailed to CRLS students. Students/families should forward the letter to us via email requesting their card.

S Cards:
Students should send an email to 
[email protected] requesting a card.

If You Lose Your Charlie Card

  • If you lose your S or M7 Card, please notify the CRLS main office by email immediately, to see if you can get a replacement. With a limited number of Charlie Cards, replacement is not guaranteed but we will try!
  • The MBTA will not refund the value remaining on a “Pay as You Go” S-Card.
  • If you choose the Monthly 7-day option, the MBTA may be able to issue a temporary paper pass for the rest of the month.

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Want Help Getting a Job?!

The Youth Employment Center can help with... finding jobs, 
job applications, resume and interview prep! View flyer >>

Find us in room 2101. Open every day during all lunches and Tuesday & Wednesday after school! (Other times by appointment.)

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Drivers Education

Tuesday, September 21 | 3-5PM, 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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AP Exam Registration Deadline

For students taking a full-year and/or first semester AP course, registration for taking the AP exam is due November 4th. Students enrolled in second semester AP courses can register for those exams beginning at the start of the new semester.

Registration is a 3 Step Process:

1. Go to and "join class" using the registration code provided by your AP teacher.

2. When you join the class, your exam indicator defaults to Undecided. You MUST change this to YES if you want to take the exam.

3. Submit payment. Please use My School Bucks to complete your AP Registration (Here is a quick video on how to complete payment)

Each exam is $96. If you qualify for free/reduced lunch, the fee is $15 per exam.

Registration and Payment must be submitted before November 4th at 3:30PM.

Please visit the CRLS AP Testing Website for more information and Frequently Asked Questions.

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CRLS Modern Dance Company

Interested in the CRLS Modern Dance Company? Come join us for a free class this week! You will get a chance to meet student leaders and dance in preparation for our audition on Tuesday, September 28. These opportunities are open to all CRLS students. We welcome all experience levels!

Welcome Workshop: Free Dance Classes
September 21 & 23 | 3:15-4:15PM, Arts Basement, Room A0621
All levels of experience are welcome! View flyer >>

Modern Dance Company Auditions
September 28 | Arts Basement, Room A0621
Join the family! View flyer >>

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Live Theater Returns to CRLS!

Wednesday, September 22nd | 3:15PM, the Fitzgerald Theater
The CRLS Off Broadway Drama Society invites you to…
An Information meeting,
Wednesday, September 22nd at 3:15PM
in the Fitzgerald Theater

Come and learn about how you can get involved with our in-person theater productions, improv club, tech crew and other opportunities!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Cramp or Mrs. Murray in 0601 the black box theater.

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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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Biogen-MIT Biotech in Action: Virtual Fall Program (for 10th-12th Graders)

This 9-week virtual program will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in STEM, while getting a real inside view of what it is like to work for a biotech company. Students will use virtual labs, online learning and conferencing software, and real-time conversations with employees of both Biogen and MIT to learn all about biotechnology and invention with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Priority will be given to students from low-income households and groups historically underrepresented in science.

Questions? Contact us via email
Application Deadline: September 26th. Apply here >>

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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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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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Cambridge Public Library

Upcoming Events
Get in GearBike Tune Ups and Library Cards

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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Italian Herbed Tomatoes! Chopped tomatoes mixed with mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of dried oregano or basil. Tip: Try fresh basil or other herbs and spices your kids like. Let kids sprinkle on the herbs for added fun!Healthy Snack of the Week

Italian Herbed Tomatoes! Chopped tomatoes mixed with mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of dried oregano or basil. Tip: Try fresh basil or other herbs and spices your kids like. Let kids sprinkle on the herbs for added fun!

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CRLS Events & Reminders


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.

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
September 20 - 26, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

CRLS Chamber Music Concert 6/1/21
Wed. 7PM & Sat. 7PM

CRLS Cringe & Laughter Improv Show 6/3/21
Thu. 5PM & Sun. 5PM

The Vault - Student Archives: Inside CPS (May 2007)
Tue. 4PM & Fri. 4PM

Reeling: The Movie Review Show (New Episode!)
Mon. 6PM & Wed. 6PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 9/21/21 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

School Committee Roundtable Meeting 9/14/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Wed. 6PM

White House Chronicle: Conservation of the World's Oceans (New!)
Sat. 2PM & Sun. 5PM

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
CPS Mobile App >>
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