Veritas School is OPEN for the 2020-2021 school year with both in-person and virtual learning.  

  • Elementary students (AEP-6th) will have all-day, in-person learning Monday-Friday.
  • 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
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.
*Updated* Elementary Schedule

The in-person elementary schedule for Monday through Friday will be:

Kindergarten: 8:30-11:45 
AEP Program: 12:30-2:45 
1st-6th Grade: 8:30-2:45 

In-person learning will be voluntary. We will continue to offer virtual lessons for those students who are unable to be on campus, using Google Classroom, Zoom, and, in some cases, short video lessons. 

See full Elementary Schedule for more details.

Secondary Schedule

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.

*Updated* Secondary 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 secondary students we’ll be offering Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and physical education. (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.  

 

*Updated* Drop Off/Pick Up & Health Check

Elementary students will have their health check done at the classroom.  Parents should pull up to the curb by the pavilion and drop students off.  Parents should remain in the car and students should be ready to exit (backpacks ready, jackets on, etc.) when they pull up to the curb.  If you need more time or need to assist your student onto campus, please park and walk in.

Secondary students will have their health check at the classroom.  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 late 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:

Tools

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.

Troubleshooting

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.

Academic Dates

See Academic Dates for details regarding report cards, testing, etc..

See our 2020-21 School Calendar for an overview of the year.

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.

Virtual Veritas Slideshow from Spring 2020

 
Contact information changes? If you have a new email address or aren’t receiving class or all-school emails, please let us know right away. Send an email to Annette Gardiner so we can get your contact information updated