CRLS DYK Newsletter: March 15, 2022
Published on Mar 15, 2022 19:31

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March 15, 2022

ELA MCAS and Family Conference Schedule (March 21-25)

"Dear CRLS Families, Caregivers and Students,

Along with the CRLS graduation requirements, students must pass the English Language Arts, Math and Science MCAS tests in order to earn their high school diploma. Spring MCAS testing is approaching and the ELA MCAS will be administered to 10th grade and select students on Tuesday 3/22 & Wednesday 3/23.

The schedule for the week of 3/21 is below and continues on the next page. It includes the class schedule for ELA MCAS test dates as well as the schedule for Family Conference dates on 3/24 and 3/25..."


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Family Conferences

In a continued effort to strengthen relationships with families and to support student achievement, CRLS will offer Virtual Family-Teacher Conferences on March 23, 24, and 25th. Registration will open on March 7, 2022.

Sign up here >>

Schedule:

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 6 - 8PM
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 8:30 - 11:30AM (delayed opening for students- students arrive for block 3 or lunch A)
  • Friday, March 25, 2022 | 12Noon - 3PM (early dismissal for students after block 2)

With the online registration service, parents/guardians can:

  • Select if they prefer a phone call or a video conference.
  • Register for conferences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the registration period.
  • In two simple steps, schedule a conference by choosing an available conference time slot.
  • View, print, and email their conference schedule.
  • Return at any time to reschedule a conference.
  • After registering for a conference, the teachers will send the meeting link to you.

For more information, contact Greta Hardina at 617.349.6660.

Visit the Aspen Parent/Student Portal >>

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Join CRLS Arts Committee!

Families / Caregivers,

Are you interested in helping support the CRLS arts community? The Arts Committee is looking for new members. Come help us find creative ways to support the visual and performing arts at CRLS and meet a great community of families.

Fill out this Google Form or contact Christina if you have questions.
Fill out form >>

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Spring Play Information Meeting

Tuesday, March 22 | 3:15PM | Black Box Theater; Room 0601
The CRLS Drama Department invites all who are interested in auditioning for the spring plays to attend a SPRING PLAY INFORMATION MEETING.

This is an evening of short plays directed by faculty and members of the spring Directing class. The performance will be in our Black Box Theater!

Come and learn about the last Drama Department performance of the year!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Cramp or Mrs. Murray (Room 0601, the Black Box theater)

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Apply Now for the Global Studies Certificate Program

Global Studies Certificate Program LogoThe application for the CRLS Global Studies Certificate Program (GSC) for the 2022-23 school year is open for students as of today. 9th and 10th grade CRLS students are eligible to apply.

Applications are due by May 6, 2022.

More details >>


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Apply to Early College at Lesley University!

Earn FREE college credits while experiencing college life!
The Early College Program is a pilot partnership between CRLS and Lesley University that allows students to earn college credit while exploring career opportunities through structured pathways.

There are no prerequisites to apply, and the program's focus is on equitable access for students traditionally underserved by higher education including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students; students who are first in their family to attend college (first-generation) students on Free and Reduced lunch, and students with disabilities. The program is open to students who will be in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade next year.

Interested? Search “Lesley Early College” in the CRLS Course Catalog during course registration and apply online. Deadline: March 28

Questions? Contact Michael O’SheaEarly College Program Manager

More details >>
Apply online >> 

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Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors

Calvin Hicks Award for the Study of Music -- 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders are Eligible!Calvin Hicks Award for the Study of Music -- 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders are Eligible!
If you're just TUNING in.... Friends of CRLS will present this $500 scholarship to a student in any grade (9, 10, 11, 12) at any music level, beginner to virtuoso, to study any instrument, voice, or music theory. The awardee may use the funds to take music lessons, a class, a workshop, or a summer program at any accredited music school, whether or not in pursuit of a college degree, OR to take music lessons independently with a licensed instructor. Application documents are due April 1st to [email protected].
Apply now >>

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Is your student applying to Bunker Hill Community College or UMass Boston?

The College Success Initiative (CSI) connects CRLS graduates with Success Coaches to help them succeed inside and outside the classroom.

More details >>

CSI Success Coaches will be at CRLS March 1 – April 15, 2022
Encourage your student to contact their guidance counselor to meet with a Success Coach! Questions? Contact Tawanya Garrett, Director of CSI

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34th Annual Cambridge CityRun/Walk

Sunday, April 3 | 9AM start
It's BACK! Sign up for the 34th Annual Cambridge CityRun/Walk. Benefiting Friends of Cambridge Athletics & the Andrea Harvey Memorial Fund. 

Register here >>

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COVID-19 Vaccine BOOSTER Clinic @ the Teen Health Center 

Visit here for more information about where to get a booster.

Who is eligible?

  • Current CRLS students ONLY who are 12 years old or older, and who received their 2nd Pfizer COVID vaccine 5 or more months ago OR their 2nd Moderna COVID vaccine 6 or more months ago

When?

  • Teen Health will be offering BOOSTER vaccines every Tuesday from 8:30AM - 3PM

Call 617.665.1548 or walk-in to the clinic to schedule an appointment in person. NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS, you must schedule in advance.

  • Anyone 12-15 years old must come to the appointment with a parent/guardian.
  • Anyone 16 -17 years old may come alone but must have two signed consent forms (one from the state and one from CHA)*.
  • Anyone 18 years old and above may come alone.

*You can either pick up the consent forms from Teen Health OR you can print them out here:

How do I schedule an appointment?

  • Call 617.665.1548 or walk-in to the clinic to schedule an appointment in person.
  • NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS, you must schedule in advance.
  • Limited appointment availability (only 12 appointments each Tuesday)

The Covid-19 booster is FREE.
If you have any questions, please call 617.665.1548

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CPS Free Internet Essentials Program

Free Internet CPSCambridge Public Schools continues to partner with Comcast to connect eligible families to the Internet Essentials Program, which offers affordable internet service, low-cost computers, and digital literacy training.

As a part of our continued efforts to close the digital divide, CPS, through the Emergency Connectivity Grant (ECF), has purchased hundreds of pre-paid vouchers for free internet service through June 30, 2022.

For more information regarding eligibility, please visit the following link.
Sign up here >>

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Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV)

Tutoring and mentoring support for CRLS students

Drop-in Math & Science Center - Before school (8-8:30AM)
Room 2403
Come by any day for support with all levels of math and/or science--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.

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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Spring Driver's Education Class Registration Information

Tuesday, March 22 | 3:05-5PM | Auto Garage (456 Broadway)
The CRLS Drivers Education Program is a state approved program that serves the Cambridge community and is led by Mr. Bill Timmins. A Winter Driver's Education Class will not be offered this year. 

More details >>
Please fill out registration form >>

If you have any further questions, please contact Bill Timmins at 339.223.0163.

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Executive Functioning Workshop with Sarah Ward

Thursday, March 17 | 7-9PM | Zoom
If your younger child has trouble following a sequence of instructions, or if your older child has trouble starting, completing and turning in assignments on time, they are struggling with executive functioning skills. In this talk by executive functioning skills guru Sarah Ward, caregivers will learn:

Read presentation summary >>
Register here >>
View flyer >>

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FREE Virtual Immigration Legal Screening Clinics

The Virtual Immigration Legal Screening Clinics are held on the third Wednesday each month. This clinic is a free virtual immigration clinic provided by skilled immigration attorneys.

More details >>

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Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC) is Cambridge’s anti-poverty agency. Our mission is to empower people and mobilize resources to fight poverty’s causes and impacts through education and organizing.

View services >>

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rollin and summer resources

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Week 2

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Healthy Snack of the Week

Popcorn with parmesan cheese & dried fruitPopcorn with Parmesan Cheese & Dried Fruit! Sprinkle the parmesan on top of the popcorn. Try dried fruits like raisins, apricots, prunes, or 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

IMPORTANT DATES

Family Conferences
March 23-25

REMINDERS & MORE

Student COVID-19 Vaccinations
All students ages 12+ are required to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in CPS-sponsored before and afterschool activities. 
More details >>

Message from Safety
The CRLS Lost and Found is located in the Safety office (main lobby). Please go to Safety to retrieve your lost belongings promptly. Every few months, Items that are not retrieved, will be donated to local charities- including Falcon's Market.
Teen Health Center Hours
Mon. - Fri. | 8AM-3:30PM
Questions? Call 617.665.1548


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


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 >> 

CEATVCEATV Weekly Highlights
March 14 - 20, 2022
Schedule & Streaming >>

SmartTV 98

The Word: Title IX Aurelia Advocates (New!)
Mon. 9:30PM & Sat. 5:30PM

Game of the Week: CRLS Wrestling vs Boston Latin Academy 2/7/22
Thu. 8PM & Sun. 2PM

Spot On: Women's History Month - Produced by Timbet (New!)
Tue. 4:30PM & Fri. 8:30PM

Rindge Ave. Upper School: United Nations Border Conflict (New!)
Mon. 5PM & Wed. 5PM
CPS TV 99

School Committee Regular Meeting 3/15/22 (Live)
Tue. 6PM

Special Education & Students Supports Sub-Committee Meeting 3/7/22 (Re-Broadcast)
Wed. 6PM & Sun. 6PM

SpaceCast Weekly 3/11/22 (New!)
Tue. 2PM & 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 >>

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Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
crls.cpsd.us 617.349.6630
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