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.
Important Dates
Parent's Day 
October 27 9:20-1:15 (if you stay for lunch)

Parent Teacher Conferences

October 27 1:30-6:00pm
October 28 1:30-4:00pm

PTA Meeting

October 29 6:00pm at the Sauter residence 
(Changed from the 22nd)

Last Day of Fall Schedule
October 31

Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 2, 2:00am (Set your clocks back an hour)

First Day of Winter Schedule
November 3

Lower School - class in the morning
Upper School - class in the afternoon

November 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20

Retake Picture Day
November 17

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 24-28

SAC (School Accountability Meeting)
December 3 9am-11am

December 17 & 18

Staff Work Day ~ No School/Makeup Finals
December 19 

Holiday Break
December 22-January 5

Calendar 2014-2015
Click here for the digital calendar. *Includes Training Table Lunches*

Click here to download the paper copy.

Click here for a copy of the Bell Schedule.

October 27  

Parents are invited to come to the All School Meeting and then head into classes to see what it is like to be a VSSA student. Teachers have designed special lesson plans to integrate the parents. Come to all classes or just some that fits your schedule! Classes will be shortened this day, followed by lunch at the Training Table (12:45-1:30) and Parent Teacher Conferences 1:30-6:00pm. Lunch is $10 and please email Betsy Cuthbertson with SSCV if a parent or student plans on being a "drop in" for lunch so Chef Lauren can plan enough food.

Conferences October 27 & 28
Conferences are a great time to check in with all of your student's teachers. Sign up through the SignUpGenius here! 

October 27: Parents day from 9:20-12:30 and lunch from 12:30 to 1:15. Conferences are from 1:30-6:00pm. Students will need to be picked up at 1:15 or brought to conferences. 

October 28: Shortened day with  classes 8:30-12:30, lunch 12:30-1:15 and conferences 1:30-4:00pm. Students will need to be picked up at 1:15 or brought to conferences. Last year many students left at lunch time and did not go to the Training Table for their normal meal. If you plan on leaving, please 
please email Betsy Cuthbertson or let Chef Lauren know before Tuesday. 

Dry Land is still at 4pm unless you hear otherwise from your Program Director. We did try to adjust dry land, but due to some previous scheduled meetings and as their are other students from other schools coming at 4pm, this was not possible and we apologize for the inconvenience. 

Happy Halloween! 

Students are encouraged to dress up on Halloween at school! Coaches and faculty are encouraged to participate! Prizes will be judged by Student Council!
1st prize: sweatshirt
2nd prize: $20 bookworm
3rd: water bottle 

Winter Schedule 
Winter schedule begins Monday, November 3 with full day school on Monday. Students will training with SSCV in the mornings and head to school from Golden Peak through March. Contact your coach or program director for athletic questions.

Daily Bus Times from SSCV
11:40 For Alpine Athletes
11:50 For Snowboard, Freeski and Freestyle Athletes
"November Switch" 
For the first three weeks in Winter Schedule, Tuesday to Thursday (November 4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20) VSSA Upper School (9-12th) athletes will be on their normal morning training schedule. Fridays are normal Winter Schedule days with training in the morning and school in the afternoon. Younger athletes that do not train are welcome to come to 10:00am Study Hall in the Think Tank. 
VSSA Lower School (5-8) athletes will be attending school from 8:30-11:50 with lunch at 11:50 and training in the afternoon on Golden Peak (this is in the interest of more productive training and increasing safety by utilizing Golden Peak when there is less traffic). Fridays are normal Winter Schedule days with training in the morning and school in the afternoon. Younger athletes that do not train are welcome to come to 10:00 Study Hall in the Think Tank. 
The bus schedule is modified for these 9 days as follows:
11:50 Bus from SSCV to VSSA for all Upper School athletes.
12:20 Bus from VSSA to SSCV for all Lower School athletes.

Study Hall: Lower School students required to be off snow due to Academic Concerns will have study hall from 12:30-2:30 pm and will not be released to train these days and need to be picked up at 2:30pm. Upper School students will 
required to be off snow due to Academic Concerns will have study hall from 10:00-12:00pm and will not be released to train these days.

The Bell Schedule is always located in the "Important Dates" section on the left of the Yeti Times for your reference. 

Please be aware that VSSA's February break is February 2nd to 16th due to 2015 World Championships and was chosen after a survey was taken from parents.  The rest of Eagle Country School's break is February 16th to 20th. We know this is not ideal for everyone, but please be aware when planning your student's time off. Thank you!
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Contact Us:

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645

Main Office Line 970-328-2830
Fax 970-328-2835

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