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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:

  • For the full list of  meal sites under the consolidated site plan beginning April 13, 2020 please visit cps.edu/mealsites or call 773-553-KIDS.
  • 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

Principal Jamison-Dunn details school's COVID-19 response

We hope that you are staying safe and are doing well. Catalyst Circle Rock Principal Ms. Jamison-Dunn describes how she and her team are addressing COVID-19 in their school community- check out the inspiring video linked here.  

Catalyst families, please reach out to Ms. Jamison-Dunn and our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if there is any assistance we can provide. We are here to support you and we hope you are safe and healthy!

Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria E-Learning Plans April 2020

We hope that you are staying safe and are doing well. Below are the remote learning plans for Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria:

Catalyst Circle Rock Remote Learning Plan

Catalyst Circle Rock Remote Learning Plan (2)

Please find documents on Catalyst Maria's e-learning expectations below:

E-Learning Grading and Attendance 

(En Espanol)

Catalyst Maria COVID 19 Virtual Parent and Scholar Meeting Presentation

(En Espanol)

Please contact Catalyst Circle Rock Principal Ms. Jamison-Dunn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Catalyst Maria Principal Ms. Sandoval at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or concerns. Stay safe!

 

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