CRLS DYK Newsletter: November 9, 2021
Published on Nov 9, 2021 16:49

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November 9, 2021

Open Now: Submit your student’s vaccination info!

CPS is requiring all students ages 12+ to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in CPS-sponsored before and afterschool activities, including athletics, clubs, visual and performing arts programs, and school-sponsored social events.

Beginning Monday, November 8, at 5pm, families can submit information via the Family Portal. Students ages 18+ may submit their information through a special student link via the Family Portal.

Families may request exemptions for medical or religious reasons or for students with special needs. Please be patient as we work together to collect and review student vaccination information. Vaccination deadlines are different for different activities.

More details >>

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Message from Security

Attention Bikers: Please do not lock or attach a bike to any stairwell, ramp or doorway. Bikes impeding wheelchair access or pedestrian traffic may be impounded.

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YEC Resume Workshop Invitation

November 9 | 3PM, Main Cafeteria
The Youth Employment Center (YEC) is hosting a Resume Workshop for CRLS students to get help putting together a resume to showcase their skills to employers. The workshop will take place in the Main Cafeteria. Bring your Chromebook if possible. More details >>

Non-CRLS students can schedule a time with YEC staff to work on their resume, apply to jobs, or practice interviewing. They can email YEC. YEC staff are generally available Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM.

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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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English Language Parent Advisory Council Meeting

November 10 | 5-6PM, CRLS Main Cafeteria, 459 Broadway
All families of English learners and former English learners are welcome! This year, ELPAC will...

  •  Build our ELPAC leadership team
  • Expand our leadership skills through online Training Modules and collaboration
  • Plan for 2021-2022

View flyer >>
(Available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Arabic, and Amharic)

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CRLS Students: Travel the World and Become a Global Citizen! (Scholarships Available)

CIEE, a non profit organization dedicated to supporting student travel opportunities, particularly for underrepresented students, has once again partnered with CRLS to offer travel scholarships to our students.

Please check out their site for all of the amazing places that CIEE runs travel opportunities for our students. Scholarships, up to 100% to cover the cost of tuition depending on need and merit are available for CRLS students.

So, Where in the world have you always wanted to travel to? What kind of a difference have you always wanted to make?

More details >>

NOTE: CIEE has a serious commitment to appropriate Health and Safety and COVID precautions. More details >> 

Questions? Email Mr. McGuinness.

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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!
Cambridge School Volunteers is a nonprofit organization (located in the CRLS building) supporting tutoring, mentoring, and classroom volunteer programs in the school district. We have a fundraiser coming up, and we need 2-3 enthusiastic & creative students to help us decorate a banner. Can you stay after school for a couple hours at CRLS and earn community service credit?  You'll be cutting, pasting, and maybe painting a canvas banner and then enjoying Flatbread pizza (outside or a gift card if you prefer).

If you are interested in helping us with this one-time opportunity and earning community service hours along the way, then this low-commitment opportunity is for you! You must provide a signed media release form. Please visit Room 1105 anytime between 8AM - 1PM to learn more. If you have any questions, please email us or call 617.349.6794. 

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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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Understanding the IEP: What It Involves and the Parent/Caregiver Role

November 18 | 6-8PM
A free workshop presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN). This presentation will provide information about the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
More details >>

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CFCC Community Gathering 

November 19 | 6:30-8PM
We encourage caregivers of color to attend our CFCC monthly community gatherings! These gatherings are an opportunity for caregivers of color to share and learn about resources, connect with each other and build community in a supportive, comfortable and informal space. 
More details >>

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CRLS School Council Meeting - 11/30

November 30 | 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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McLeans Hospital 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 >>
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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Sweet & Salty TrailmixHealthy Snack of the Week

Sweet & Salty Trailmix! Mix together raisins, peanuts, banana chips and pumpkin seed. Try: Try walnuts, almonds, fried mango

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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


YEC Resume Workshop
November 9

FOCA Meeting
November 9

English Language Parent Advisory Council Meeting
November 10

No School, Veterans Day
November 11

Open Mic
November 18

Teen Health Center Hours
Mon. - Fri. | 8AM-3:30PM
Questions? Call 617.665.1548

Youth Employment Center 
can help you with finding jobs, job apps, 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 >> 

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

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
November 8 - 14, 2021
Schedule & Streaming >>

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The Word: Student-Produced Newscast
Tue. 11:30AM & Thu. 9:30PM

CRLS Swim Program PSAs (New!)
Thu. 6PM & Sat. 6PM

Baby Blue Arts Presents Music by Picone & Bentanzos (New!)
Wed. 6:30PM & Sun. 6:30PM

Strata Portraits of Humanity: Ice Patch Archaeology
Sat. 3PM & Sun. 7PM

School Committee Special Meeting 11/9/21 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

JK/K Lottery Information Session 11/3/21
Mon. 6PM & Sat. 3PM

Jimmy Ravanis Memorial 10/13/21
Wed 5PM & 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.

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