CRLS DYK Newsletter: October 19, 2021
Published on Oct 19, 2021 17:37

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

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October 12, 2021

Week of October 25th Schedule

Schedule for week 10-25

View schedule (PDF) >>

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Virtual Family-Teacher Conferences

CRLS is offering virtual Family-Teacher Conferences on the following dates: (Not to be confused with Advisor Conferences - You will be meeting with your child's teachers virtually.)

  • Mon., Oct. 25 | 8:30-11:30AM (delayed opening for students- students arrive for block 3 or lunch A)
  • Wed., Oct. 27 | 6-8PM
  • Thurs., Oct. 28 | 12-3PM (early dismissal for students after block 2)

Parent Conference Scheduler System Instructions 
1. Visit the CRLS conference web page and click on Sign Up
2. Login to the conference scheduling system. If you have an existing portal account just sign in, If not then, please register and make an account. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password? and follow the prompts.
3. After logging in, please select the teachers and time slot that works best for you. (Conferences are 10 minutes in duration.)
4. Select the method you would like for teachers to contact you - Phone or Video (Zoom) meeting. After completing the process, an email will be sent to the email address on file in Aspen with the information.

View instructions (GoogleDoc) >>


  • Please make sure you don't book overlapping conferences. We added a 5 minute break between conferences in case of delay or technical problem.
  • The teachers will reach out to you during your scheduled time slot. Please make sure you log into your email and check for the link or answer your phone at the time slots you selected.
  • If you cannot make your appointment please cancel in advance so the slot is available for other families by revisiting the scheduling system and clicking on Cancel Appointment.

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STEM Career Expo

Robotics/Coding Career Panel
Tuesday, October 19 | 12:30-1:30PM
More details >>

Biotech/Pharma Career Panel
October 21 | 10:30-11:30AM

More details >>

Hear from local professionals about their work in the Cambridge area! Learn about possible career paths related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Organized by RSTA/CRLS and the Cambridge Office of Workforce Development. For more information, contact Sara Reese.

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Open Mic for CRLS students and staff

October 21 | 3-5PM, In the CRLS Library
This is an ALL AGES open mic for the CRLS community! It starts this 3rd Thursday, and will be ongoing every 3rd Thursday here after. Bring a song, a poem, an instrument to play, a comedy bit, an announcement, or just your ONE UNIQUE VOICE, and get LOUD on the stage!

View flyer >>

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Senior Yearbook Portraits

October 25th | In the Field House
Pick up a pass during lunch or before school by October 20th at the School Store!

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CRLS School Council Meeting - 10/26

October 26 | 6-7:30 PM
Please Join us for the CRLS School Council Meeting! The topic of this meeting are updates on CRLS and will be hosted by Principal Smith.

Register here >>
A Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before the meeting to the email used for registration.

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Student Athletes Winter Sport Meeting

October 27 | 3:20PM, Al Coccoluto Gymnasium (Main Gym)
All students interested in trying out for a winter sport team! All students must attend this important meeting to get information from the athletic office and coach!

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CRLS Swim & Dive Team Opportunities

Gratitude Mile Swim Challenge
Mon./Wed./Fri., October 18 - November 19 | 3:15-5PM

CRLS Swim & Dive Interest Meeting
October 20 | 3:15-4:15PM

CRLS Athletics Sports Information Session
October 27 | 3:15-5:15PM

CRLS Swim & Dive Team Try-Outs
Mon.-Fri., November 29 - December 3 | 3:30-5PM

For more details and registration, please read the following document.
More details >>

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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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Seal of Biliteracy

Any CRLS Senior interested in pursuing the Seal of Biliteracy must take the ELA MCAS and a language assessment in order to qualify. Please take the ELA MCAS, if you have not already done so, and fill out this Google Form as soon as possible to schedule a language test. CRLS students in their first, second and third years may also take the Advanced Placement exam to qualify. Please email James Kelleher with any questions.

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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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Cambridge Families of Asian Descent - School Experience Discussion

October 24 | 7:30-8:30PM
Join this affinity group for families in Cambridge Public Schools to talk about your child’s experiences in school and meet other families of Asian descent in Cambridge. Register here receive the zoom link. Questions? Email CFAD.

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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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Building Community with CPS Families

Building Community with CPS Muslim Families
October 23 | 1–2:30PM, Danehy Park
We invite CPS Muslim parents and caregivers along with their children to join us for an afternoon of community building.
Register now >>
View flyer >>

Building Community with CPS Spanish-Speaking Families
October 27 | 4:30–6PM, Donnelly Field, East Cambridge
We invite CPS Spanish speaking parents and caregivers along with their children to join us for an afternoon of community building.
Register now >>
View flyer >>

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CRLS Events & Reminders

STEM Career Expo
-- Robotics/Coding Career Panel
October 19
-- Biotech/Pharma Career Panel
October 21

Open Mic for CRLS students & staff
October 21

Family-Teacher Conferences
October 25, 27, and 28th


Tuesday, October 26th

School Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 26th

Athletes Winter Sport Meeting
Wednesday, October 27 


The Teen Health Center at CRLS
School Year Business Hours
M- F | 8AM - 3:30PM
Questions? Call 617.665.1548

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 18 - 24, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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CRLS Football vs. Concord-Carlisle 10/22/21 (Live)
Fri. 7PM

CRLS Football vs. Bedford 10/15/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

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

Strata Portraits of Humanity: Climate Change in the Rocky Mountains (New!)
Thu. 3PM & Sat. 3PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 10/19/21 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Buildings & Grounds Sub-Committee Meeting 10/12/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Wed 6PM & Fri. 6PM

White House Chronicle: News & Analysis (New Episode!)
Sat. 4PM & Sun. 8PM

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 >>


CHANCE Fall 2021
M | 4-5:30PM, Harvard College
W | 4-5:30PM, Zoom
Get FREE SAT tutoring and college prep help from Harvard students. Sign up here >> 

Vampire Orienteering
10/28 | 7-8:30 PM, Danehy Park
Join Navigation Games at Danehy Park for a night of Halloween fun! Register by 10/20 for the early bird pricing ($25 per team). Contact us if you have financial hardship and need a discount.
Get your tickets here >>

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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 617.349.6630
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