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. We continue to believe that together we are better, and this is at the forefront of our minds as we navigate this school year's many moving pieces.
Our primary objective for the 2020-2021 school year is to maximize in-person, on-campus instruction for our students, conducted in a manner that is as safe as reasonably and practically possible for both our kids and their teachers. Striking this balance will not be the easiest thing we attempt this year, and yet we believe it is possible as we remain committed to supporting the safety of our community and upholding the mission and values of Veritas Academy that have brought us together.
Week 33 Covid Update & Area Numbers
Good week, folks! Not a single new Covid case reported in our community this week; and only one the week before. In Austin/Travis County, both new cases and new hospitalizations continue to trend sideways, neither improving nor deteriorating significantly.
As we begin these final four weeks of the school year, I’m inclined to stay the course with our current Covid protocols in an effort to minimize the likelihood of any student quarantines during such a critical period of the school year. I anticipate that after the completion of the last indoor class that day, Veritas will go mask-optional for everyone everywhere on campus, including at graduation just a few days later on May 28th. And the fall? Well, with those who desire to be vaccinated by then having had the opportunity to do so, we are eager to welcome back normalcy… and community.
As of Thu, Apr 29