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Veritas Prep Charter School

Veritas Prep ESSER Funding Implementation Plan

Read more about Veritas Prep's plan for recovery and equity-focused learning opportunities utilizing Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds.

COVID Reporting Form

Veritas Families (Springfield only): Need to report a positive COVID case or close contact? Please use this form!

Familias de Veritas (solo Springfield): ¿Necesita informar un caso positivo de COVID o contacto cercano? ¡Utilice este formulario en línea!

Springfield

Springfield is home to our flagship school, Veritas Prep Charter School (VPCS), which was launched in 2012. Since its founding, VPCS has continued to provide a rigorous education that fosters scholars' social-emotional and academic success. VPCS students graduate ready for high school, on a path to college or career, and poised to achieve amazing things!

Why choose Veritas Prep?
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Enrollment FAQs at VPCS

The Veritas Prep enrollment application has been reopened: only 10 seats left in grade 5 and grade 9! Applications are being accepted through Friday, July 29, at 4:00 p.m!

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The enrollment application for the 22-23 school year has been reopened for 5th and 9th grade! Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, and the lottery will take place on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. For more detailed information about the enrollment and lottery process, see here.

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VPCS Resources

Kimberly Ravizza- School Nurse

Meet Director of Nursing and Health Services Kim Ravizza!

Kimberly Ravizza is the Director of Nursing and Health Services 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics During April Break

DESE: Massachusetts Schools Are More Than Ready!

Check out the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Massachusetts Schools Are More Than Ready page for information on how DESE is working with schools in Massachusetts to keep students safe and learning in person this year.

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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VPCS Cares

VPCS Cares about our Students, Staff, and all of our families. We've provided the following resources to help manage these challenging times. See here for our updated COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for our 20-21 Reopening.

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

Housing Help During COVID-19

The state Department of Housing and Community Development has centralized information about resources for families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. Visit www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp for more information!
El Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario del estado ha centralizado información sobre recursos para familias que luchan por hacer los pagos de alquiler o hipoteca debido a COVID-19. Visite www.mass.gov/covidhousinghelp para obtener más información.

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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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine

Massachusetts has started vaccinating against COVID-19.

  • We are currently in Phase 2, group 1 of the vaccination timeline – which started on February 1. Group 1 includes anyone age 75+. See who else is included in Phase 2 in the Vaccine Rollout Timeline section below.
  • If your group is not specifically listed in either Phase 1 or Phase 2, you will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 3, which is expecting to launch in April.
  • New Effective 2/11/21, an individual who accompanies a person age 75 or older to one of the four mass vaccination sites to receive the vaccine will be eligible to  receive the vaccine too, if they have an appointment booked on the same day.  The four site include: Fenway Park in Boston; Gillette Stadium in Foxboro; Eastfield Mall in Springfield; and the DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers.

Here are helpful steps on how to get your vaccine. Please note it will take time to get everyone vaccinated. Before you are vaccinated, between doses, and even after you are fully vaccinated, we must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19; Wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Veritas Staff

Staff members may contact Nurse Kim for more information. See below for more about the vaccine rollout timeline.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Timeline (English)

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Timeline (Spanish)

Need-to-know details about the COVID-19 Vaccine (English)

Need-to-know details about the COVID-19 Vaccine (Spanish)

About the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine (English)

About the COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine (Spanish)

About the COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine (English)

About the COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine (Spanish)

 

COVID-19 Daily Screening Tool for Staff & Students

Veritas has created a tool to be used by staff and students each morning to identify signs and symptoms that may be related to  COVID-19.  These symptom guidelines incorporate recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In considering symptoms, exposure, and travel, this tool provides guidance as to when in-person learners and staff should stay home and when they should go to school. It also provides a guideline for remote learners in terms of when they should contact their school nurse with symptoms or COVID-19 positive results.

 

COVID Reporting Form

Veritas Families (Springfield only): Need to report a positive COVID case or close contact? Please use this form!

Familias de Veritas (solo Springfield): ¿Necesita informar un caso positivo de COVID o contacto cercano? ¡Utilice este formulario en línea!

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics During April Break

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