CRLS DYK Newsletter: September 28, 2021
Published on Sep 29, 2021 13:12

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September 28, 2021

COVID Safety Checks (Testing) Schedule

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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Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)

CSV is excited to return with in-person tutoring support for the CRLS community.

Drop-in Math Center - Before school (8-8:30AM)
Room 2403
Come by any day for support with all levels of math--no pre-registration required.

Subject-based Tutoring Services - Before school (8-8:30AM) or after school (3:15-4:15PM)
Room 2403 (before school) or Room 2407 (after school)
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 Program - Wednesdays (3:15-4:15PM)
Career & College Resource Center (CCRC), Room 1501
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.
First session: October 20

Request a CSV tutor or mentor >>
Become a CSV Volunteer >>

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Megan Andres, CSV's Director of High School Programs, or James Duche, Tutoring Center Manager at 617.349.6794

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uAspire Financial Aid Virtual Events Fall 2021 

Join these free virtual events to get essential information about the financial aid process and answers to your questions. View events >>
Sign up here >> 

Meet with a uAspire advisor on Zoom to get free help completing your financial aid applications. Schedule a Meeting >>

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Worried about SATs? College Apps?
Sign up for CHANCE

Mondays | 4-5:30PM, Harvard College
Wednesdays | 4-5:30PM, Zoom

Get FREE SAT tutoring and college prep help from Harvard students. 
View flyer >>
Sign up here >> 

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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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A Gathering: CPS Caregivers and Educators TOMORROW

September 29th | 10-11:30AM & 6-7:30PM, Zoom
CPS has teamed up with Massachusetts Statewide Family Engagement Center and Cambridge Families of Color Coalition to bring families and educators together to discuss strategies to support families, two-way communication, and support families and educators to access resources. Educators and Families will have a sense of a new beginning to family-school partnerships at Cambridge Public Schools.

We hope you will join us via Zoom on Wednesday, 9/29. We will hold a session from 10-11:30AM and will repeat the same session from 6-7:30PM.

Register here >>

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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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Falcons Market OPENFalcon's Market OPEN!

Falcon's Market is open for students and families. Please go to Room 1104 (just outside the main cafeteria). 

More details >> 

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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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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-Pacific
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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Philip Brooks House Association's Annual Bike AuctionPBHA Annual
Bike Sale

Saturday, October 2nd
Phillips Brooks House Lawn
10-11:30AM: View bikes
11:30AM: Bike auction begins.

Pay by cash, check, or card 

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HEARTplay FALL 2021

HEARTplaySM is a heart-centered bereavement program which offers support services for children, teens and young adults of all abilities who are coping with the life-limiting illness or death of an important person in their lives. All programs are offered at no cost to all families. We strive to offer programs and services that are trauma-informed and responsive to the needs of families in our communities.

View events & groups >>
View events & groups (Spanish) >>

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Tomato & Cucumber Mixup! Chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, white beans, a little lime juice and a pinch of salt. Tip: Any white bean will do - try chickpeas, cannelini beans, navy beans, etc.Healthy Snack of the Week

Tomato & Cucumber Mixup! Chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, white beans, a little lime juice and a pinch of salt. Tip: Any white bean will do - try chickpeas, cannelini beans, navy beans, etc.

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CRLS Events & Reminders


A Gathering: CPS Caregivers & Educators 
September 29th | 10-11:30AM & 6-7:30PM, Zoom


Youth Employment Center
YEC can help you with finding jobs, job applications, resume & interview prep! Open every day during all lunches and Tuesday & Wednesday after school in room 2101 (Other times by appointment.) More details >>

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

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
September 27 - October 3, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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Media Arts Studio Presents: Annual Media Fair (Spring 2021)
Wed. 9PM & Sat. 9PM

CRLS Piano Recital 05/18/21
Sat. 2PM & Sun. 2PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: September 2021 Edition (New!)
Wed. 6:30PM & Fri. 6:30PM

Stateside Footy: Maine Cats vs Boston Demons (New!)
Thu. 11PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 9/21/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Tue. 6PM

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

NASA TV Highlights: The Quiet Crew (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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