June 13, 2019
Have an Amazing Summer!

Today is the last day of school!

A fun field day is planned by the class of 2020.

Pick up at noon (no lunch provided).

Summer work details below.
We will miss you, but know that you will do amazing things!
You were a small class, but mighty.
Professional graduation pictures can be found here.
2018-2019 Calendar
Bell Schedule
VSSA Google Calendar / with Lunch

VSSA Pre-Excused Absence Form

Email Gibby regarding an absence

Eagle County Schools

Past Yeti Times
About VSSA
NEW! 2019-2020 Calendar
NEW! 2019-2020 School Supply List
Dates at a Glance

April 29 - June 12
Spring Schedule
Monday 9:15a-3:50p
Tuesday - Friday
First bell 8:25a - end 3:50p

TODAY! Thursday, June 13
Last Day of School
Dismissal @ 12pm
Memorial for Paul Cuthbertson
2pm @ Ford Amphitheater

Saturday, June 15
Bindu Memorial Run
Maloit Park

Summer Work is Available
On Schoology, New Course:
Access Code 5RNZC-7QNMX

2019-2020 School Supply List
Click Here for Supply List

Monday, August 5
Wade & Gibby in Office

Wednesday, August 21
First Day of School
New Students in am
All Returning Students in pm

Thurs - Fri, August 22-23
Wilderness Trip
Congratulations 8th Graders - Movin' on Up!
A Fine Day for the 6th Grade Geology Hike!
Field Day TODAY, Last Day of School!
Thursday June 13th, 8:30am - Noon
The class of 2020 is planning Field Day and it is going to be awesome!

All students are expected to attend.

Wear active, comfortable clothes/shoes & sunscreen.

No lunch provided - pick up at noon.
The memorial service for Paul Cuthbertson is at 2pm at Ford Amphiteater.
Summer Work on Schoology
Summer work is currently available on Schoology. The rationale/justification for each class will also be available there.

Most students have already verified access to summer work at school:
1) Log in to schoology account
2) Add a course
3) Enter access code: 5RNZC-7QNMX
4) All instruction is available in "Summer Work" folder, under subject area & class.
Students attending Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy have a unique opportunity to pursue both academic and athletic excellence. A natural consequence of this combination of opportunities is that VSSA students miss a large number of days in the classroom for snow sports training and competitions. Providing access to coursework online through Schoology helps to reduce the impact that high absentee rates have on student learning. In order to maximize the value of face time with students and their teachers, VSSA requires that students complete assignments through the summer to prepare them for their upcoming school year. These assignments are designed to cover an aspect of upcoming curriculum that can be completed more easily at a distance from the classroom. Doing so allows teachers to prepare high-impact lessons centered around more challenging content and skills when students are in the classroom.
See You This Saturday, June 15!
Thank you (in advance) to everyone for your help in making the 1st Annual Bindu Memorial Fun Run a success. We have almost reached our goal of 100 runners, and appreciate the contributions of our volunteers and sponsors.

Please come together after the race at Kirby Cosmos BBQ in Minturn to celebrate and raise a glass to Bindu! Kirbys will be offering a lunch special for participants and volunteers
Register Here
Also, we need over 20 volunteers. We could really use your help!
Students Sign Up to Volunteer Here
Parents, email Cleo Braun if interested in helping:

Please Consider Hosting a SSCV Full-Time Athlete
Attending VSSA
SSCV has a small number of full-time high school aged student-athletes in various snow sports who will attend VSSA for the upcoming academic year, and who are in need of a host family. Whether you are a returning SSCV family or new, please consider hosting one of these athletes in your home.
It provides a wonderful opportunity for your family to form a long-lasting friendship with the athlete and helps them pursue his or her dream. Please feel free to pass along this request to others in the community who you believe would enjoy this special experience. Contact Sharon Schmidt at sschmidt@skiclubvail.org (or 970-790-5161 weekdays, 978-621-8738 evenings/weekends) for more information.
Become a Welcome Ambassador Family to a New Full-time SSCV or VSSA Family for 2019-2020

Do you remember your first months new to SSCV/VSSA/the Vail Valley, and the many questions you might have liked to have asked a fellow parent? SSCV invites you to become a Welcome Ambassador to a family that is new to the SSCV full-time program or new to VSSA for 2019-2020.
This is a great opportunity to welcome a new family and assist them with the transition, along with answering any day-to-day questions that may arise throughout the season. Contact Sharon Schmidt at sschmidt@skiclubvail.org (or 970-790-5161 weekdays, 978-621-8738 evenings/weekends) if you are interested. Thank you!

The VSSA bike skills park, designed and constructed by our current 7th graders, is open and ready for riding.

Please stay on trails and follow the park rules, and enjoy!

PLEASE Turn in Your Elevator Key!

Before you leave for summer break...

May we please have your elevator key back?

Thanks so much!

What are VSSA Classmates Up To These Days?

Home stretch!!! June calendars reflect all the Cycling Comps and Spring camps... lotsa camps...

Look for the calendar posted at VSSA or click below!

June Calendar
Welcome Lauren Ruhl!
VSSA's New School-Based Specialist
Lauren is excited to join Charlene's counseling team and start in August with VSSA as a new school-based therapist.

If you are interested in having your student athlete participate in services with Lauren privately - please reach out to Lauren and she will be in touch with you once school begins! When school starts in August a referral form will be shared with all staff, students, and parents for students to access support during the school schedule.
Lauren Ruhl, MA, LPCC
School Based Clinician
Hope Line: (970) 306-4673
Important SAT & ACT Exam Info

We recommend all students:
- Take the SAT or ACT by the end of 10th grade
- Develop a test plan after 10th grade results
- Retest the beginning of 11th grade
- Typically test one more time the beginning of 12th grade (in hopes of getting more scholarship money)

Next SAT:  Saturday, August 24th; registration deadline, July 26th. Register here
Rather take ACT?:  Saturday, July 13th, registration deadline June 14th. Register here

Plan Ahead for Next Year

SAT Tests

Some colleges require at least two subject tests. For dates when subjects tests are offered, click here
SAT Test Date Registration Deadline
Aug 24, 2019 July 26, 2019
Oct 5, 2019 Sept 6, 2019
Nov 2, 2019 Oct 3, 2019
Dec 7, 2019 Nov 8, 2019
Mar 14, 2020 Feb 14, 2020
May 2, 2020 Apr 3, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020

ACT Tests
Some colleges require a writing score. For information on which colleges require it and dates with writing, click here
ACT Test Date Registration Deadline
Sept 14, 2019 Aug 16, 2019
Oct 26, 2019 Sept 20, 2019
Dec 14, 2019 Nov 8, 2019
Feb 8, 2020 Jan 10, 2020
Apr 4, 2020 Feb 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020

For more information on the VSSA Counseling department and for important College Counseling info including NCAA info visit this link
Charlene Whitney
VSSA School Counselor
(970) 328-2833

Congratulations and Thank You From Your VSSA PTA!

Congratulations to all VSSA students on the completion of another successful school year and competition season!

A big thank you to all of our parents and the VSSA community at large, for all your help in making this year one of our best yet!

PTA Dues

When registering for next year, please be sure to join our PTA to ensure we are able to continue to help enrich the lives of our students, faculty, and staff.

We ask for a minimum donation of $25/student if possible. Thanks!
Pay PTA Dues Online

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers to fill many executive positions for the 2019-2020 academic year, including PTA President!

After four years of serving in this role, I will be stepping aside to focus on other interests and activities. I've thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in becoming acquainted with VSSA, its families, and the intricacies of the relationship that exists between SSCV and VSSA. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Wade Hill or Gibby Sullivan.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer!  Stacey Birtwhistle
XTERRA Games Volunteer Opportunities
June 20-21
Open to Faculty, Teams, Students, Families... Anyone!

- Race for free in XTERRA Beaver Creek Trail Run (5/10/20K) on Sunday, July 21 in exchange for help on Saturday, July 20 during the triathlon event. - or -
- Help either or both days, and XTERRA can help by providing a donation to any organization/team/club of your choosing.

Contact Emily McIlvaine
877-983-7721 x 3
Congressman Joe Neguse
Second Congressional District of Colorado (CD2)
Youth Advisory Council Application

The District Office of Congressman Joe Neguse is seeking high school students to serve on CD2's Youth Advisory Council; Participants. Participants will attend meetings, research and be informed on topics to participate actively in group discussions and provide feedback to the Congressman, plan & organize outreach opportunities, and work on projects and communicate with the office in between meetings.

Application, resume, and essay are due June 28, 2019. 

Click here for more information and the application.
Summer Computer Science Camps
Western Colorado University
Gunnison, CO
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12: Day camp ($50 for the week)
Sunday, July 14 - Friday, July 19: Overnight camp ($125 for the week)
Even though the school year is nearly over, learning does not have to stop. Please consider participating in Camp College + Career: a collaborative of YouthPower365 and Eagle County Schools.

Participants will be engaged in college and career readiness activities and hands on learning to excel in their college journey! Students can choose between a career or college skills track. The career track will focus on soft skill building, leadership, and workplace norms. The college track is meant to make students a competitive applicant for college upon their senior year. All materials will be catered towards the students grade and interests. The camp will encompass job shadows and a college tour! Lunch and transportation is provided.

Students who participate will receive school credit!

When: August 5th-9th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM daily

Where: Red Canyon High School - Edwards

Open to: Incoming Sophomores - Seniors

Cost: FREE

Register Here
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program while supporting the athletic and personal goals of our students. In partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and the Eagle County School District, VSSA facilitates the attainment of our students’ dreams by offering challenging academics, flexible scheduling, and individualized attention.
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