2021-2022 Covid Updates from our Head of School
The mission and vision of Veritas Academy has remained unchanged since the founding of the school and is rooted in partnership. As we navigated the 2020-2021 school year together, our primary objective was to maximize in-person, on-campus instruction for our students, conducted in a manner that was as safe as reasonably and practically possible for both our kids and their teachers. Striking that balance was not the easiest thing we attempted, and yet we saw it was possible as we remained committed to supporting the safety of our community and upholding the mission and values of Veritas Academy that brought us together.
Our mission and commitment continue to anchor us as we now launch into the 2021-2022 school year. In what may still be a unique year, please continue to read our weekly Covid updates and join us in praying for each other and our school community, that we would be gracious and full of care and consideration for one another, that the Lord’s hand would cover and protect our children and families, and that we would individually and collectively be wise in our decisions as we fully rely on Him.
Covid Update – 2021.09.03
Weekly COVID Update
Within the past week, we have had reported to us 8 Covid-positive cases: 3 GS students, 1 SL student, 2 SR students, and 2 GS faculty/staff members. While there was a noticeable connection to sports teams over the past few weeks, there is not an obvious trend between this week’s cases other than one set of siblings in the GS.
In the Austin metro area, the most recent delta variant-fueled Covid surge appears to have quickly peaked, at least as measured by new hospital admissions, and is almost perfectly emulating the sharply descending pattern of the last two surges.
To be sure, the daily average of new hospitalizations is still high (stage 5 level high), but it does appear that the start of a prolonged descent may be upon us. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Austin metro area suffered its first Covid casualty of someone under age 20 last weekend when a young person in Travis County passed away from Covid complications. There were underlying medical conditions with this individual, though s/he was also vaccinated.