From Christen Sohn

May 31, 2022

Good afternoon CSUS Parents and Caregivers,


There are really no words to express how moving it was to enjoy our scholars sharing their artistic talents live, in person, with our community for last week’s Spring into the Arts showcase. Last Thursday marked the first time our entire school has gathered in the auditorium since early 2020. It was the first time many of our caregivers were able to enter the 840 Cambridge Street building. There have been countless rules and safety restrictions limiting the ways our scholars can access the arts in the past two years - it was truly joyful to see their talent and passion on display, and to share it with all of you!

Many, many thanks to the folks who made it possible - Ms Chanler, Ms Silbert, Ms Carmichael, Ms Buchholz, Mr Baeza, Ms Nelson and Mr Watts, thank you for your commitment to our scholars and their pursuits of music, song, dance, poetry and visual art. Our scholars and their families were so grateful and so proud. We came out of the pandemic with the district's only Symphony Orchestra, bilingual poetry, serious dance moves, and a chorus that brought members of the audience to tears! 840 Cambridge Street served as gallery to walls upon walls (and windows, and tables) of art on display, including a table of clay and felt that looked good enough to eat. Once again our staff and scholars have demonstrated that CSUS Spells SUCCESS!

Today, May 31st is the last day for CSUS after school programming. CSUS staff appreciates scholar enthusiasm and excitement for our after school clubs and activities and look forward to hanging out again next school year!

COVID Updates
Our school community had 4 positive COVID cases identified through outside testing over last week from 5/25-5/31. Our weekly pool testing has been delayed due to the Monday holiday. Positives from today’s testing will be shared in next week’s Tuesday Take Home. Any families at the impacted grade level would receive a separate communication from CSUS. See here for the Superintendent’s most recent communication regarding masking.

If you are interested in receiving weekly at-home rapid tests for your scholar, opt-in through the CPS Family Portal or by contacting Ms. Howard. Rapid tests should be administered Friday mornings before school. Positive results should be reported to the Main Office.

Important Upcoming Dates
May 31:
 Last day for CSUS Clubs and late bus
June 8 or 9: 7th Grade Science Field Trip to Alewife Brook Reservation
June 10: 6th Grade trip to Charles River
June 15: 8th Grade trip to American Repertory Theater matinee performance of 1776
June 17: 8th Grade Boston field trip
June 20: No School - Juneteenth (observed)
June 21: 6/7th Grade End of Year Dance
June 21: 8th Grade End of Year Semi Formal Dinner Dance
June 23: Early Release for CSUS scholars only; scholars dismissed at 12PM
June 23: CSUS 8th Grade Graduation, 3PM at 840 Cambridge Street
June 24: 7th Grade End of Year Trip

Please continue to check our weekly communication as well as emails and Remind notifications from your scholars’ teachers about additional end-of-year events.

Thank you for entrusting us with your scholar’s learning. We understand that you have choices regarding your child’s education, and appreciate you choosing CSUS. Your partnership and trust are a huge part of what makes CSUS spell SUCCESS!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Christen

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