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Board of Directors 11.22.21 location adjustment

**Effective 11/12/21**

The location of the Board of Directors' meeting on Monday November 22, 2021 will be:

3:00-5:30 PM

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Ave.

Chicago, IL 60644

Vaccine resources for ALL Catalyst scholars and families!!

Hello Catalyst families!

We hope that you are safe, healthy and are doing well!

All Catalyst scholars are eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage scholars to become vaccinated as soon as possible, as scholars that are fully vaccinated will NOT need to test weekly for COVID-19, will NOT need to quarantine if they are exposed to a positive/potential COVID-19 case and do not develop symptoms, and will NOT need to face a restriction from school after traveling.

Catalyst Maria will host an on-site vaccination event for all scholars and families on December 11, 2021 and Catalyst Circle Rock will host a on-site vaccination event for all scholars and families on December 18, 2021.  Please connect with your Catalyst campus with any questions.

Below are additional resources for scholars and their families to become vaccinated:

Vaccination sites – CDPH shared two useful resources to help connect families to vaccines. You can find vaccine sites in the city of Chicago here. City sites will be open to 5- to 11-year-olds starting Saturday, November 13, 2021.

CPS is offering vaccinations in several locations that Catalyst students may receive their vaccine at- more information is linked here.

CDC Vaccine Finder: vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you

Several stores are currently offering COVID-19 vaccines, and each has its own registration link:

  • Walgreens appointments can be made through this link.  
  • Jewel-Osco appointments can be made through this link.
  • Walmart appointments can be made through this link.
  • Mariano’s appointments can be made through this link
  • CVS appointments can be made through this link.

Catalyst Board of Directors Academic Committee Meeting Agenda 11.16.21

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Academic Committee will hold a meeting on November 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm. This meeting will be held by video conference- please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-295-7001 for login information. The agenda for this meeting is for the committee members to provide oversight of academics and monitori the progress of the schools. They will discuss how to support the principals’ efforts to continue to provide the best school environment for all students and families. The committee will provide the principals an opportunity to name challenges and ask for resources and thought partnership to help solve their school's needs.

Catalyst Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting Agenda 11.12.21

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Executive Committee will hold a meeting on November 12, 2021 at 10:00 am. This meeting will be held by video conference- please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-295-7001 for login information. The agenda for this meeting is continuing the discussion for the process of Board chair succession.

Catalyst Schools 2022-2023 Lottery Dates

The Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria lotteries for the 2022-2023 school year will be on the dates and times below:

Catalyst Circle Rock Kindergarten-8th Grade

5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644

Multi-Purpose Room – March 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

 

Catalyst Maria Kindergarten-8th Grade; 10th-12th grades

6727 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL, 60629

Auditorium Stage – March 16, 2022 at 9:00 am

The Catalyst lotteries are open to the public and will be monitored by an independent auditor. The deadline for inclusion in the Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria 2019-2020 lotteries is March 14, 2022.

Catalyst is a public charter school open to all Chicago students.  We serve all students no matter what their race, ethnicity, ancestry, country of origin, language spoken, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, academic ability or need for special educations services.  We believe all children can learn and we take an individualized approach to each student’s development.

Applications can be completed online through the link below or at either Catalyst campus. 

https://catalyst.schoolmint.net/signin

Support Catalyst    

Please join our efforts as a champion for changing lives at The Catalyst Schools. If you would like to speak with a Catalyst staff member about your donation, please call us at 773-295-7001.