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 new 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. Joining a new school comes with a great deal of happiness and trepidation, and it's 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

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-3:35 pm (Middle School).
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.
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.
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
 
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).
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. 
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.
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.
Yes, a registered nurse will be on duty most days of the week. The nurse is located in the main office.
Chapel is a weekly event for students on Wednesday mornings, and is divided by grade level and attended by our students at different times (see below).
 
Middle School (5th - 8th grades): 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Early Education and Lower School (PreK3 - 4th grades): 8:45 - 9:15 a.m.
 
Once a month there is an All School Chapel for the entire student body from 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
 
Parents are welcome to attend most chapel services.
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.
Chili Cook Off
Family Day
History/Science Fair
Fine Arts Night
You will be able to retrieve any lost items in our lost and found in the Used Uniform Room between the Auditorium and D-Wing. The bin is labeled ‘Lost & Found’.
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.
You can email either your child’s teacher(s) or the office to find out about missed assignments.

 

Ask Us!

Kim Berger, Director of Admissions and Development
 
Zachary Villafuerte, Campus Administrator
 
Lina Delgado, Middle School Principal and Director of Fine Arts
 
Alecia Gallegos, Early Education and Lower School Principal
 
Marilyn Hughes, Director of Finance
 
Brad Sewell, Head of School
 
School Nurse