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Catalyst Maria Graduation Information

We hope that you are staying safe and are doing well.  Please see below for Catalyst Maria's 2020 graduation details.  Thank you and stay safe.

Catalyst Schools CLOSED through April 30, 2020

In partnership with Chicago Public Schools and the state of Illinois, the Catalyst Circle Rock K-8 and Catalyst Maria K-12 buildings will be CLOSED to scholars and school staff beginning March 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020.

If you need help locating medical care, please reach out to the CPS Office of Student Health and Wellness at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or by calling the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437).

If you are concerned that you or your child have had direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the CDPH at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 312-746-4835

Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will receive deep cleanings between Monday March 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020.

General resources:

  • https://www.isbe.net/keeplearning: The Illinois State Board of Education's Keep Learning website offers an extremely comprehensive list of resources, including free internet access resources, special education resources, English learner resources, and a very comprehensive list of learning activities categorized by subject and grade.
  • Center for Dieseas Control's guidance on keeping children healthy while school is out.

Internet access:

  • Please check https://www.isbe.net/keeplearning for free internet opportunities. Companies providing free or low-cost access include AT&T, Spectrum, Comcast, and Mediacom

Food access:

  • Healthy meals will be available to all Catalyst students at the CPS location nearest their home. All families will be able to pick up meals at their nearest CPS school beginning Tuesday, March 17, between 9 a.m and 1 p.m. daily. Lunchroom staff will prep, bag, and provide meals outside of the school building. To find the location nearest your home, please visit https://schoolinfo.cps.edu/schoollocator/index.html
  • Chicago Food Depository has a link for families in need

Our school teams are here to support- if there is anything we can assist with, please contact  our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Catalyst Circle Rock Principal Ms. Jamison-Dunn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Catalyst Maria Principal Ms. Sandoval (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will work to assist.  Thank you and stay safe!

For the most reliable information about COVID-19, please visit:

 Chicago Department of Public Health

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 Chicago Public Schools

Catalyst Maria Technology Pick-Up April 8, 2020

We hope that all Catalyst families are staying safe and are doing well. On April 8, 2020 at 3:00, Catalyst Maria will provide technology for scholars to use for e-learning during the mandated school closure for COVID-19 . If you have questions, please send a Dojo message or email to Catalyst Maria Principal Sandoval  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Stay safe!

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