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Veritas Prep Holyoke

Holyoke

Holyoke is home to our newest campus, Veritas Prep Holyoke (VPH), which was launched in 2018 and will serve grades 5, 6, and 7 in 2020-21. VPH is part of the Holyoke Public School district and co-located with the Peck School. VPH implements rigorous instruction in a supportive environment and will graduate its first class in 2022.

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Enrollment at Veritas Prep Holyoke

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How do I enroll my child at Veritas Prep Holyoke?

Holyoke Public Schools automatically assign students to Veritas Prep Holyoke (VPH) based on where they live (their “zone”). Most students assigned to VPH are from Morgan and Kelly Elementary Schools; however, families who live outside of the VPH zone can apply to VPH through the Middle School Options program.

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You can find out more about the enrollment process at Holyoke Public Schools by clicking the learn more button.

VPH Resources

Remote Learning: Grade-Level Web Pages!

Check out our VPH grade-level web pages for everything you need to know about remote learning! You'll find information, instructions, and videos on:

  • How to log in to Google classroom
  • Daily remote learning schedules
  • Technology tools
  • And more!

Grade 5 Web Page

Grade 6 Web Page

Grade 7 Web Page

Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism Resources for Students & Family

A Letter from the Executive Director

Back To School

Welcome Back To School

Calendar

School Calendar

Report Cards

Report Card Dates PDF

Uniform Policy

Uniform Store Flyer

Operational Plan

VPH SY19-20 School Operational Plan

Executive Summary

VPH SIP Executive Summary

Kimberly Ravizza- School Nurse
Kimberly Ravizza- School Nurse

Meet Nurse Ravizza!

Kimberly Ravizza is the School Nurse Leader at Veritas Preparatory Charter School. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from the Pace University. Prior to joining the school health setting full time at Veritas Prep in 2016, she practiced for eighteen years at Baystate Medical Center. Nurse Kim is proud to be a part of your child’s education. She beliefs that success in school is directly related to good health and emotional well-being of each student. She proudly supports the Veritas mission by encouraging each of our scholars form scholarly habits that will prepare them to compete, achieve, and succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

Sodexo Meal Distribution Sites 20-21

DESE: Return to School Safely, Together

Check out the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Return to School Safely, Together page for information on how DESE is working with schools in Massachusetts to ensure a safe return to learning and to access school reopening resources for families and frequently asked questions.

Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements 20-21

Veritas Families: Please review the Mass School Immunization Requirements 2020-2021 and be sure to submit your student’s health forms! If you have questions, please contact Nurse Kim at kravizza@vpcs.org or 413-351-8322.

Greetings from Nurse Kim in the Veritas Prep Virtual Health Office!

Welcome to the 20-21 school year! Please know I am here to provide support to our Veritas scholars and families this year no matter what learning looks like. I miss you all very much and hope to serve as a resource for those seeking health-related information, have questions, or those who would like to talk.

Contact Nurse Kim:

Email: kravizza@vpcs.org

Google Voice (call or text):  413-351-8322

Virtual Nurse’s Office Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information and up to date resources please refer to the following links:

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health

 

An Important Message from our School Nurse!

Please read this important letter from our School Nurse, Kim Ravizza, about required paperwork for school year 20-21!

Don’t Delay, Call Your Pediatrician Today!

Stop the Spread of Germs!

Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

CDC has created recommendations to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease.

Children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with COVID-19. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear.

Los CDC redactaron recomendaciones para ayudar a los adultos en sus conversaciones con los niños acerca del COVID-19 y las formas de evitar infectarse y propagar la enfermedad.

Es posible que los niños sientan preocupación por la posibilidad de que ellos mismos, sus familias y amigos se enfermen de COVID-19. Los padres, miembros de la familia, personal escolar y otros adultos de confianza pueden cumplir un rol muy importante a la hora de ayudar a los niños a comprender lo que escuchan de una manera honesta, precisa y que minimice sus temores y ansiedad.

 

 

10 Tips for At-Home Quarantine or Self-Monitoring

 

You Have the Power to prevent COVID-19

 

Coping with the Stress and Fear from COVID-19

 

We Can All Help Stop the Spread of Germs

 

How To Safely Cover Your Face Outside of Home

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VPH Cares

VPH Cares about our Students, Staff, and all of our families. We've provided the following resources to help manage these challenging times.

VPH se preocupa por nuestros estudiantes, personal y todas nuestras familias. Hemos proporcionado los siguientes recursos para ayudar a gestionar estos tiempos difíciles.

Mental Health Tips for Families and Children

Mental Health Tips for Families and Children
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many adults, and especially parents and caregivers, are struggling to manage their own stress and maintain a positive outlook for their family. They may be unsure what to say to children who are at varying levels of development. In many cases, children are now doing school work at home while their parents or caregivers are also working from home. It is critical for all adults to stay calm and model coping for children.

Watch the video below for Mental Health Tips for Children and Families to help in coping with the coronavirus (COVID-19), from Dr. Scott Poland, veteran school psychologist and current professor at the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University.

Consejos de salud mental para familias y niños
Durante la pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19), muchos adultos, y especialmente los padres y cuidadores, luchan por controlar su propio estrés y mantener una actitud positiva para su familia. Pueden no estar seguros de qué decirles a los niños que se encuentran en diferentes niveles de desarrollo. En muchos casos, los niños ahora hacen el trabajo escolar en casa mientras que sus padres o cuidadores también trabajan desde casa. Es fundamental que todos los adultos mantengan la calma y modelen el afrontamiento de los niños.

Mire el video a continuación para obtener Consejos de salud mental para niños y familias para ayudarlo a sobrellevar el coronavirus (COVID-19), del Dr. Scott Poland, psicólogo veterano de la escuela y profesor actual en la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Nova Southeastern.

 

Mental Health Tips for Families and Children

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 Information Site

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 Information Site

Sitio de información de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades Covid-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Details about the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Massachusetts
Información sobre el brote de la enfermedad por coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Detalles sobre la respuesta de salud pública a la pandemia de COVID-19 en Massachusetts

COVID-19 Course 101: What You Need to Know

Course 101: What You Need to Know
This 9-minute course informs you how coronavirus spreads, how to recognize its symptoms; prevent and treat the virus; and, determine what to do if you become sick with coronavirus.
Curso 101: Lo que necesitas saber
Este curso de 9 minutos le informa cómo se propaga el coronavirus, cómo reconocer sus síntomas; prevenir y tratar el virus; y determine qué hacer si se enferma con coronavirus.
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COVID-19 Course 102: Preparing Your Household

Course 102: Preparing Your Household
Get practical guidance in this 7-minute course from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you get your household ready before, during and after an outbreak occurs in your community.
Curso 102: Preparando su hogar
Obtenga orientación práctica en este curso de 7 minutos de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) para ayudarlo a preparar su hogar antes, durante y después de que ocurra un brote en su comunidad.
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COVID-19 Course 103: Managing Stress & Anxiety

Course 103: Managing Stress & Anxiety
This 9-minute course will help you define stress and anxiety; identify common signs and symptom; and, identify how to reduce stress for yourself and others during this difficult time.
Curso 103: Manejo del estrés y la ansiedad
Este curso de 9 minutos lo ayudará a definir el estrés y la ansiedad; identificar signos y síntomas comunes; e identifique cómo reducir el estrés para usted y para otros durante este momento difícil.
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COVID-19 Course 104: Transitioning to a Remote Workforce

Course 104: Transitioning to a Remote Workforce
In this 7-minute course, you’ll learn best practices for leadership when transitioning to a remote workforce; best practices for working remotely; and, identify pitfalls to avoid during the transition.
Curso 104: Transición a una fuerza laboral remota
En este curso de 7 minutos, aprenderá las mejores prácticas para el liderazgo al hacer la transición a una fuerza laboral remota; mejores prácticas para trabajar de forma remota; e identifique las dificultades a evitar durante la transición.
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COVID-19 Course 105: Cleaning & Disinfecting Common Spaces

Course 105: Cleaning & Disinfecting Common Spaces
In this 8-minute course, get practical guidance from the CDC for cleaning and disinfecting rooms or areas where those with confirmed COVID-19 have visited.
Curso 105: Limpieza y desinfección de espacios comunes
En este curso de 8 minutos, obtenga orientación práctica de los CDC para limpiar y desinfectar habitaciones o áreas donde han visitado personas con COVID-19 confirmado.
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COVID-19 Course 106: CDC Guidelines for using Cloth Face Masks

Course 106: CDC Guidelines for using Cloth Face Masks
This nearly 8-minute course will help you learn the steps for creating a sewn cloth face covering; learn the steps for creating a non-sewn cloth face covering; and, identify best practices for wearing a cloth face covering.
Curso 106: Directrices de los CDC para usar máscaras faciales de tela
Este curso de casi 8 minutos lo ayudará a aprender los pasos para crear una cubierta de tela cosida; aprenda los pasos para crear una cubierta de tela no cosida; e identifique las mejores prácticas para usar una cubierta de tela para la cara.
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