Welcome New Families

Welcome to Veritas!   

We are thrilled that your family will be joining our vibrant and caring community! We’ve created this webpage to serve as a resource in the months leading up to the start of the 2016-2017 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


New Parent Orientation RSVP

New Parent Orientation Presentation (PDF)

School Calendar (PDF) 

Online School Calendar

School Forms & Documents

Uniforms (Academic Outfitters) 

Academic Outfitters Online

2016/17 PreSchool Handbook

2016/17 Lower School Handbook

2016/17 Middle School Handbook

2016/17 Parent Handbook Form

Renweb Setup 

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service

After School Care

Carline Maps & Procedures 

Grade 5 Summer Reading List & AR

Grade 6 Summer Reading List & AR

Lower School Reading List

PK4-Kinder Voluntary Reading List

Faculty Contacts


Frequently Asked Questions

Morning care is available from 7:00-8:00am, and our After School Program is available from 3:45-6:00pm.  The instructional hours for the school day is 8:00am-3:15. 
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.  Please contact PTF@veritasca.org for more information.

Before care is held in the gym from 7:00-7:30am for those needing early drop off.  Our After School Program is from 3:45-6:00pm.  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.
 

PK3 - PK4:  None

Kinder:    Occasionally 

1st-2nd:  20-40 minutes (infrequently)

3rd-4th:   30-45 minutes (as needed)

5th-6th:   45-60 minutes

7th-8th:   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 Sami’s Cafeteria or bring their own packed lunch. 

Accelerated Reader 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 divided by grade level and attended by our students at different times. 


PK3-Kinder:  9:30-10:00am

1st - 4th Grades:  9:00-9:45am

5th - 8th Grades:  8:15-9:00am

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 Staff Directory on our webpage.

Chili Cook Off
Family Day
History/Science Fair
Fine Arts Night / Business Meeting

You will be able to retrieve any lost items in our lost and found bin in the gym.  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!

Zachary Villafuerte, Director of Admissions & Communication 

zachary.villafuerte@veritasca.org


Bruce Horn, Head of Middle School 

bruce.horn@veritasca.org


Amy Leonard, Head of Lower School

amy.leonard@veritasca.org


Kim Hering, Director of PreSchool

kim.hering@veritasca.org


Marilyn Hughes, Financial Manager

marilyn.hughes@veritasca.org


Joy Jones, Director of Athletics

joy.jones@veritasca.org


School Nurse 

nurse@veritasca.org