Veritas School is OPEN for the 2020-2021 school year with limited in-person instruction in small, stable cohorts as well as virtual sessions.
- Elementary students (K-6th) will have two hour in-person instruction, Monday-Thursday. Students will be in cohorts of 10 or fewer students, attending in-person instruction in the morning or afternoon.
- Secondary students (7th-12th) will have two hours of in-person instruction in the morning, Monday-Friday with an afternoon virtual session. Students will be in cohorts of 10 or fewer students
See our Veritas 2020-2021 School Year Overview Document for a comprehensive guide to our 2020-2021 school year.
NEW! Student Before & After School Clubs
Veritas is looking forward to offering some before and after school programs on a limited basis. State guidelines allow for up to eight hours per week, per student, for these kinds of activities. Beginning the week of September 14, we will be offering some optional programs for students, for families who wish to take advantage of them.
See Club Schedule for details.
These programs are meant to provide enriching activities and to help ease the effects of isolation during distance learning. We understand that not all families will want to take part, and some may find the scheduling and transportation difficult. These are optional, non-graded opportunities. Since we are required to follow specific cohort limits for teachers, we aren’t able, at this time, to offer activities for all students every day. Some activities will be on a two-week rotation. Given state restrictions, we won’t be able to offer a room or supervision for siblings.
For elementary students we’ll be offering art and physical education, and for secondary, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and physical education will be available. (For secondary, all 9-12 can participate in physical education. We’re asking students to wear our PE uniforms, including House shirts and approved shorts, etc.)
Please be assured that we will be following health protocols and guidelines, including keeping cohorts as small and as stable as possible, maintaining significant distancing for both inside and outside activities, and sanitizing any equipment used. You will see small groups of students singing in the Pavilion, but they will be distanced far apart and facing the same direction.
The elementary schedule will be as follows:
Monday through Thursday
Morning Cohorts: 8:30-10:30 am
Afternoon Cohorts: 12:45-2:45 pm
Morning students will have independent work in the afternoons, and afternoon students will have independent work in the mornings. Most teachers will do Zoom meetings with their classes on Fridays. 4th-6th cohorts will have two Zoom meetings a week with Mr. Harris for Latin. Art, Music, and PE will have assignments as well. In-person learning will be voluntary. We will continue to offer virtual lessons for those students who are unable to be on campus, and all students will have some classwork, practice, and preparation through Google Classroom, Zoom, and, in some cases, short video lessons.
See full Elementary Schedule for more details.
All secondary students will be on campus daily for in-person instruction M-F, from 8:30-10:30. Students will be in cohorts of 10 students or fewer. There will be an afternoon virtual session, as well. There will be time for individual help and coaching in the afternoons. In-person learning will be voluntary. We will continue to offer virtual lessons for those students who are unable to be on campus, and all students will have some classwork, practice, and preparation through Google Classroom, Zoom, and, in some cases, short video lessons.
See Secondary Schedule for details.
Drop Off/Pick Up & Health Check
Elementary students will have their health check done at the car upon arrival (either in the morning or afternoon, depending on their cohort schedule). Parents should pull up to the curb by the pavilion and wait for a staff member to perform the required health check. Parents and students should stay in the car. Once cleared, students will proceed immediately to their classroom. Distancing measures and face coverings will be required. Parents should not leave until their students have been cleared.
Secondary students will have their health check at their classroom door. Students should proceed immediately to their classroom and line up outside, observing distancing rules and wearing a face covering. Once students are cleared, they may enter the classroom.
Any students arriving after 8:30 (for morning cohorts) or 12:45 (for afternoon cohorts) will need to be escorted by parents to the office for a health check. Once cleared, parents will be free to leave and students will be given a pass to class.
Parents should aim to arrive at school by 8:15 to allow time to get through the health check process in time to be in class when instruction begins.
See Carline Info for details and map.
Watch a video about how carline works:
We will be using Google Classroom and Zoom to supplement our in-person instruction. 6th-12th grade students have been issued a school email address, which will be used to communicate with their teachers and participate in Google Classroom.
See Tools for more details.
See our Troubleshooting Guide for help with Google Classroom and Zoom.
Face Coverings & Screenings
Face coverings should be used for all students, K-12, and for all faculty. If students need to remove their masks temporarily for either a sensory break or for exercises requiring phonation, they should do so while seated at their desks behind the plastic cubicles. They should replace their masks when up and moving around the classroom.
See Approved Face Coverings for details.
All staff, students, parents and visitors/volunteers must be screened upon arrival.
See On-Campus Gatherings for details.
Staff Contact Sheet
Need to contact a staff member? See our 20-21 Staff Visual Directory for information on who does what at Veritas and contact information for each staff member.