How can I help my student prepare for the upcoming 2020-2021 Academic Year?
- Self-screen and screen members of our family daily, especially immediately prior to coming to campus.
- Not come to campus if our student(s) or someone in our household is symptomatic or has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Inform the School if our student(s) or someone in our household is symptomatic or has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Notify the School of any potential exposures, symptoms, or positive COVID-19 test results in a timely manner as outlined in the School’s protocols.
- Encourage our student(s) and their families to practice social distancing whenever feasible.
- Have our student(s) and their families wear a face covering particularly when physical distancing is not possible or difficult.
- Encourage our student(s) and their families to commit to frequent hand-washing and sanitizing.
- Cooperate with local, state, and federal agencies in contact tracing efforts.
Will students be physically distanced in the classroom?
Are students required to wear face coverings?
- Per TEA guidelines and Governor Abbott’s Executive order as well as CDC and APA recommendations regarding face coverings, students will be required to wear them at entry, dismissal as well as transitions throughout the day. We understand that for some, wearing face coverings throughout the day can present a challenge. For that reason, our faculty and staff will provide many outlets during the day to remove face coverings while at a proper six feet distance.
- As we begin the year, fourth grade and above will be required to wear face coverings while indoors. We will provide abundant opportunities for students to remove their face coverings at a proper distance outdoors throughout the day.
- All faculty and staff will be required to wear face coverings at all times.
Can my child wear a mask with exhalation vents?
Will drop-off and pick-up times be different this year?
- Early Education (PreK3-Kindergarten) - 3:00-3:15 p.m.
- Lower School (1st-4th Grades) - 3:15-3:30 p.m.
- 7th and 8th Grades - 3:35-3:45 p.m.
- 5th and 6th Grades - 3:45-3:55 p.m.
Will Veritas offer a Distance Learning Option?
For students choosing the Distance Learning Option, what does their daily schedule look like?
Will the use of the Distance Learning Option impact tuition?
We recognize the economic uncertainty created by COVID-19 may raise concerns from some families. As such, we developed the COVID-19 Family Assistance Fund, as a source of financial support above and beyond our typical tuition assistance program. If you would like to discuss either of these options, please contact Marilyn Hughes at email@example.com
What will happen if Veritas experiences interruptions to On-Campus Learning?
Does Veritas have a "hybrid" model that allows students to come on campus some days during the week and online other days?
What will recess look like for Veritas students?
Does my student need to wear chapel uniforms this year on chapel days (Wednesday)?
Will students participate in Field Trips and Travel?
What will Performing and Fine Arts look like this year?
Will the school offer food services?
Will students eat lunch in the cafeteria and how will they be distanced?
How often will students be required to hand wash and sanitize?
What changes have been made to provide thorough disinfecting and cleaning on campus?
- Upgraded MERV 13 filters for all HVAC systems
- Installation of various hand sanitizing stations at major entry and exit points
- Purchase of additional cleaning and disinfecting equipment and materials, including an electrostatic sprayer for interior disinfecting and disinfecting fogger for exterior spaces.
Will visitors be allowed on campus?
What if I do not see an answer to a question in this FAQ?