CRLS DYK Newsletter: October 12, 2021
Published on Oct 12, 2021 16:51

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October 12, 2021

PSAT Rescheduled

The PSAT on Wednesday, October 13th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 26th.

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The Teen Health Center at CRLS is now OPEN!

The Cambridge Teen Health Center, in partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), is a school-based health clinic located in the CRLS health office.  More details >>

Business Hours During School Year
Monday - Friday | 8AM - 3:30PM

Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Call us at 617.665.1548

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COVID19 Information

Student Vaccination
By November 22, 2021, all age eligible students must be vaccinated. Failure to obtain a vaccination will not result in exclusion from school. 
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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 >>

Get your 1st, 2nd or booster Jab!
Upcoming Covid Vaccine Clinics near you! 
More details >>

Where can I get a Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shot in Cambridge?
More details >>

COVID19 PCR Testing
The City of Cambridge offers free COVID-19 PCR testing 4 days per week for those who live or work in Cambridge. At all City of Cambridge sites, testing is available to children and adults of all ages. View schedule >>

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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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Community Fair this Saturday!

October 16 | 10AM-12PM, Peabody School & Rindge Ave Upper School
Join Cambridge Public Schools, the office of Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and Superintendent Greer for a community fair! Free supplies, snacks and clothing available! More details >>

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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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Message from Food Service

"Dear Families,

The Cambridge Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow..."

Read full letter >>

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Best Buddies Club

Are you still looking for a club to join? Best Buddies is one of the great clubs at CRLS. Best Buddie is a club created to make the students with developmental and intellectual disabilities have a place to feel welcome, included and most importantly a place to have fun. We are also planning on creating matches, where we pair you with a buddy.

Join Best Buddies and you can make a difference at the school, the world and the disability community.

Want to make a difference? Reach out to any of the following contacts for more information!
Dachenie, Co-president
Sachiko, Co-president
Lynette B., Advisor

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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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Cambridge Math Circle Fall 2021

Do you love math? Do you enjoy working with younger kids? Are you excited about providing math enrichment to students who are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math? If so, check out The Cambridge Math Circle, where high school, college and graduate students work with Cambridge elementary and middle school students to do fun, challenging math. Community Service hours available. More details >>

Register here >>

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Register for GOLD Program

Gold is a leadership program for middle and high school-aged youth. Gold centers the experiences of misogyny-affected folks but is open to young people of all genders! This year we will explore intersectional feminism, anti-oppression, and youth leadership. Youth will build the skills to engage in social action in their communities by facilitating groups and activities on subjects they are passionate about. This is a paid opportunity! And This year's program will also provide dinner for in-person sessions. Looking to learn more? Email Puja (she/him) or text 781.885.4023.

Register here >>

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Community Conversations Sister to Sister: A Woman's Health Initiative

Come join us in conversations in a safe, relaxed setting where you can comfortably ask questions that matter to you. This space is reserved for Black Women.

More details >>

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CPL Teen Advisory Board 1st Meeting

Monday, October 18 | 4-5PM, Rossi Room @ Main Library
The Cambridge Public Library Teen Advisory Board will have its first meeting of the year on Monday, October 18 in the Rossi Room at the Main Library. Come earn community service and help plan library programs for teens! Feel free to just show up, or call 617.349.4027 or stop by the Teen Room for more information.

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Family Policy Council Needs You!

Dedicated to developing policy and program recommendations aimed at ensuring all children, youth and their families have access to what they need to be successful, engaged residents who are prepared for life in our community and in the world. Currently, we are focusing on Language Justice (The right everyone has to communicate, to understand and to be understood in the language(s) and method in which they feel most comfortable.)

We are currently looking for 2 community-at-large members to serve on the Family Policy Council. The deadline to apply is October 27th.

View posting >>

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CRLS Events & Reminders


Tuesday, October 26th


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

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
October 11 - 17, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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The Word: Small Businesses (New Episode!)
Wed. 9:30PM & Sun. 9:30PM

CRLS Volleyball vs. Latin Academy 9/30/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Wed. 2PM & Sat. 8PM

CRLS Football vs. Wayland High School 10/1/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Thu. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

Media Arts Studio Presents: Media Production “How-to” Videos
Wed. 8PM & Sat. 4PM

Buildings & Grounds Sub-Committee Meeting (Live)
Tue. 5:30PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 10/5/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Wed 6PM & Fri. 6PM

NASA TV Highlights: SpaceCast Weekly 10/8/21 (New!)
Thu. 5PM & Sat. 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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