CRLS DYK Newsletter: November 2, 2021
Published on Nov 2, 2021 16:36

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November 2, 2021

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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Do you need a student ID?

Monday - Friday | 8-8:30AM
Do you need a student ID? Go to the Security Office in the main lobby.

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FOCA Monthly Meetings

FOCA is back to their monthly meetings! Meetings are the second Tuesdays of the month.

November 9th | 6PM, Athletic department conference room
War Memorial building entrance on 1640 Cambridge Street.

FOCA is a parent volunteer organization to aid the athletic teams at CRLS.
We are always looking for new members & volunteers, come and see what we’re about!

For more information, please email us.

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Student Vaccination Portal Launches next Monday!

Stay tuned! Student Vaccination Portal will launch on Monday, November 8. This portal will offer a convenient method to submit the proper documentation for children 12 and older.

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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. Meetings are virtual for covid safety and accessibility.

First meeting Nov. 4 from 6-7:30 PM. Register to join a meeting >>

Future meetings: 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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Sign Up for CRLS Open Mic!

November 18 | 3:15-4:15PM
This is an ALL AGES open mic for the CRLS community! It starts this3rd 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 >>
Sign up here >>

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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 Swim & Dive Team Opportunities

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

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

Register NOW for Pfizer and Flu Vaccine Clinics
November 10 & December 1 | 3:30-7:30PM, King Open School
Students, families and the community-at-large are invited to get a FREE Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot on Wednesday, November 10 and Wednesday, December 1 from 3:30-7:30PM at the King Open School located at 850 Cambridge Street. Register here >>
**Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged.**

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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iFp Studios Internship 2021-22 OPEN!

iFp Studios is a teen-powered design and innovation studio. iFp Teens learn to use creative technologies such as augmented reality, web and app design, 2D/3D animation, motion graphics and more to build experiences that advance social justice and spark positive change. More details >>

Application deadline November 5th. Apply here >>
*Open to Cambridge residents ONLY. Priority to students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.

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CPL November Teen Advisory
Board Meeting

November 8 | 4-5PM, Rossi Room at Main Library
The Cambridge Public Library Teen Advisory Board will meet on Monday, November 8 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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McLean Hospital October Updates

Everything You Need To Know About Addiction
Addiction is a chronic disease that changes both brain structure and function, currently affecting the lives of nearly 10% of adults in the United States. While there is no one cause of addiction, there is hope—it can be treated effectively. Read more >>

Announcing New Internship Program Leaders
For many years, the pre-doctoral program of McLean Hospital’s Psychology Internship has advanced McLean’s mission of training the next generation of clinical psychologists.The new team was recently appointed after longtime director of the psychology internship, Philip G. Levendusky, PhD, ABPP, announced his plans to retire next year. Read more >>

Helping Veterans and Healing Through Storytelling
A licensed physician with board certifications in adult, forensic, and child and adolescent psychiatry, Rodney served as a psychiatrist at a veteran’s hospital. A disability leave from his profession, plus drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist and an individual with mental illness, caused him to embark on a new career in the arts. Read more >>

Mental Health Experts Share Their Top Relationship Advice
People in healthy relationships experience significant mental health perks. And while companionship can have its benefits, it’s also important to maintain realistic outlooks and expectations for any relationship you’re in. How do we cultivate a healthy relationship and recognize if ours is toxic?

Learn From World-Renowned Mental Health Experts–For Free!
McLean Hospital recognizes the need for reliable and helpful mental health resources. Join individuals from over 100 countries who have learned from leading experts in psychiatry and psychology. All webinars are free in hopes of promoting healthy individuals and communities.
View upcoming webinars >>

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Kale smoothieHealthy Snack of the Week

Kale Smoothie! Blend 1 cup kale (center ribs removed), 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 banana, 2 TBSP peanut butter and 2 tsp honey. Tip: You can also use spinach if you don't have kale.

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Questions? Comments? Concerns?

For more information on DYK, please contact Greta Hardina, CRLS family Liaison.

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CRLS Events & Reminders


FOCA Meeting
November 9

Open Mic
November 18

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
November 1 - 7, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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The Word: Volunteering Opportunities (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Tue. 5:30PM

Cambridge Cringe & Laughter: CRLS Improv Show 10/28/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Sat. 6PM & Sun. 12PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Football vs. Concord-Carlisle 10/22/21 (Re-Broadcast)
Thu. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

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

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

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

NASA TV Highlights: SpaceCast Weekly 10/29/21 (New!)
Wed. 4PM & Thu. 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 >>
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