CRLS DYK Newsletter: October 26, 2021
Published on Oct 26, 2021 14:15

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October 26, 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.)

  • 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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Poster Contest Coming to CRLS!

CRLS Poster Contest

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Friends of CRLS (FOCRLS) Grants

FOCRLS Faculty Innovation GrantsFriends of CRLS (FOCRLS) is seeking grant proposals from teachers, administrators, librarians, guidance counselors, social workers, advisers, and liaisons who have creative ideas for energizing the learning experience for your students.

We will be awarding several grants up to $1,000 each to support educational and social development opportunities such as visits from accomplished guests, field trips, special events, group creations, performances, and service learning experiences.

More information and the proposal application Google Form are here.

Proposals are due Wednesday, November 17 at 11:59PM.

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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

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

COVID Information Sessions with Superintendent Greer
Tuesday and Thursday, from 6-7PM
Public health officials and medical experts to answer CPS family questions about the student vaccination requirements and other COVID-related needs. Register now for the Zoom link.

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. 
More details >>

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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Order Flatbread to Support CSV

Order Flatbread to Support CSV!
November 16 | 4-10PM
Support CSV by ordering an American Flatbread pizza in Davis Sq. on November 16 from 4-10PM! 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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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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Best Buddies Club

Hello Everyone,

You may not be aware that the Falcon Friends club is now CRLS Best Buddies. Best Buddies International (BBI) is "the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The club plans to host several fundraisers throughout the year in order to raise our chapter dues and also to sponsor events here at CRLS. Our first fundraiser for the year will be representing CRLS in the Boston area Best Buddies Friendship Walk on October 30. We invite you to consider making a donation. Below is a link if you are interested in supporting the CRLS team by making a donation. (You can also find out more about Best Buddies through this link.)

Donate here >>

Thank you for your support and/or consideration.

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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 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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Nutty Baked PearsHealthy Snack of the Week

Nutty Baked Pears! Pear halves (seeds removed) filled with 2 TBSP honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon (bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, let cool and enjoy).

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CRLS Events & Reminders


Family-Teacher Conferences
October 27th and 28th


Tuesday, October 26th

School Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 26th

Athletes Winter Sport Meeting
Wednesday, October 27th


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 25 - 31, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

The Word (New Episode!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Fri. 9:30PM

CRLS Improv Show 10/28/21 (Live!)
Thu. 7PM

CRLS Football vs. Concord-Carlisle 10/22/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

Happy Halloween!
The Dungeon of Dreck: Night of the Living Dead
Sun. 10PM

School Committee Regular Meeting 10/19/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Tue. 6PM & Thu. 6PM

Jimmy Ravanis Memorial 10/13/21
Wed 6PM & Fri. 6PM

NASA TV Highlights: SpaceCast Weekly 10/22/21 (New!)
Mon. 4PM & Sat. 2PM

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
CPS Mobile App >>
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