New Families


Welcome to Veritas!

We are thrilled that your family will be joining our vibrant and caring community! We’ve created this page to serve as a resource in the months leading up to the start of the 2018-2019 school year. You’ll be able to find the school calendar, information about lunch, uniforms, and other helpful information as you prepare to join the Veritas community in August. Joining a new school comes with a great deal of happiness and trepidation, and its common for students and parents to feel a bit nervous. There’s always the feeling of “What happens next?”. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you as you become a part of our community.

Important Information

Frequently Asked Questions

What are school hours?
Morning care is available from 7:00-7:40 am, and our After School Care (ASC) Program is available from 3:45-6:00 pm. The instructional hours for the school day is 8:00 am-3:15 pm (Early Education and Lower School) and 8:00 am-3:30 pm (Middle School).
 
What role can I play in my child's school day?
The involvement of parents in the daily life is welcomed. Each teacher and grade level will have different ways in which parents can participate in the classroom. Assisting with field trips, helping with class parties and special events, listening to students read, and helping with special projects and activities are a few ways that parents become involved in the classroom. Parent volunteers will find additional ways to be involved through our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF). Please contact ptf@veritasca.org for more information.
 
Are there before and after school care options available for my child?
Before care is held in the gym from 7:00-7:40 am for those needing early drop off. Our After School Care (ASC) Program is from 3:45-6:00 pm. ASC is available on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
 
How much homework will my child have?
An approximate guideline for homework is listed below. Of course, these are approximate times. Students have different academic gifts and various styles of working. Some students accomplish work with greater speed and less effort, while others may work at a slower pace. Please see the "Homework & Tutoring" section of each academic department's handbook.

PK3 - PK4: None
Kindergarten: Occasionally
1st-2nd grades: 20-40 minutes (infrequently)
3rd-4th grades: 30-45 minutes (as needed)
5th-6th grades: 45-60 minutes
7th-8th grades: 1-1½ hours
 
Should I contact the office if my child will miss school for sickness or some other reason?
If your child is sick or unable to attend for any reason, please notify the office (by phone or email) or your child’s teacher (by email).
 
What lunch options are available?
Students may purchase food from our contracted lunch provider, Lety's Kitchen, or bring their own packed lunch.  Students in Middle School are allowed to bring food that can be reheated, however, students in the Early Education Department and Lower School cannot. 
 
What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader (AR) is an online software we use to help instill the love and habit of reading. Students may read any book that interests them that is at their grade level or above and they will take a quiz on its contents to receive AR Points. AR Quizzes must be taken at school. Each grade is assigned a minimal number of AR Points that should be attained each year.
 
What is Renweb?
Renweb is our communication hub for family information, progress reports, and homework assignments. Please keep your contact information up-to-date in Renweb. You can set up your account by clicking here.
 
Is there a nurse on duty?
Yes, a registered nurse will be on duty most days of the week. The nurse is located in the main office.
 
When is chapel?
Chapel is divided by grade level and attended by our students at different times.
 
Middle School (5th - 8th grades): 8:15-8:45 am
Lower School (1st - 4th grades): 8:45-9:15 am
Early Education (Explore-Kindergarten): 9:15-9:30 am
 
Who should I contact for feedback, questions, or concerns?
Your child’s teacher is always the best and first person you should contact. If you need to speak to an administrator, please refer to the Faculty and Staff Directory.
 
What community events does Veritas hold?
Chili Cook Off
Family Day
History/Science Fair
Fine Arts Night/Business Meeting
 
My child came home from school without their ___________. Where can I find it?
You will be able to retrieve any lost items in our lost and found bin in the gymnasium. The bin is labeled ‘Lost & Found’.
 
Where can I find more detailed answers?
Depending on your questions, the most exhaustive resource for information is our Parent/Student Handbook. The handbook plus our website contains much information about the school and its activities. If you cannot find an answer to your question(s), please contact your child’s teacher.
 
My child missed school because of sickness. How do I get assignments that were missed?
You can email either your child’s teacher(s) or the office to find out about missed assignments.

Ask Us!

Zachary Villafuerte, Director of Admissions & Communication
 
Lina Delgado, Middle School Principal
 
Amy Leonard, Lower School Principal
 
Kim Hering, Director of Early Education
 
Marilyn Hughes, Director of Finance
 
 
School Nurse