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

Calendar 2015-2016
Click here for the digital calendar. 
Click here for the paper copy.
Click here for the bell schedule.

New Student Orientation
August 17, 9am-12pm

First Day of School
August 18, 8:30-3:50

All School Overnight Wilderness Trip
August 19-21

All School Meeting: Mr. Grimmer Welcome's the School
August 24


Individual Picture Day
All School Meeting: UB.B 

August 31

Last Day to Drop a Course
September 4


Labor Day ~ No School
September 7


Parent's Night
September 9 from 3-6pm

Service Day at VSSA
September 11


VSSA Accountability Meeting
September 18 10am-1pm


Fall Break ~ No School
October 16-20th

Parent's Day's
October 26

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 27 & 28


Winter Schedule Begins
November 2

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 23-27

Finals 
December 17 & 18

Holiday Break ~ No School
December 21-January 4

The Bell Schedule is here! Also, the Google Calendar and paper copy of the calendar are always located in the Important Dates section to the left.

The VSSA Handbook will be shared next week in the Yeti Times for everyone's review. It will need to be signed that you have read and acknowledged VSSA's policies and procedures and turned into your advisory teacher (you will get that the first day of school) bu August 24th.

A few people have asked for the school supply list and other items. I have attached the "Summer Assignments and so much more" document that has what you need. This has the summer assignments, calendar, school supply list, yearbook advertisement information, and immunization information.  

New Student Orientation August 17th 
All new students and parents to VSSA: please plan on being at the school on Monday, August 17th from 9am to 12pm. There will be a welcome by the head of school, teaching of technology at VSSA, possibility to meet with the counselor, there will be a question and answer time, math assessment for students, and time for students to fill their lockers (bring supplies) and get situated before the first day of school. 

First Day of School August 18th!
School starts on Tuesday, August 18th! The day will start at 8:30 with an All School Meeting that parents are welcome to attend and it is not mandatory. The school day will run like a Monday so student's see all of their teachers and end the day at 3:50pm as usual. Schedules will be given on the first day of school.


Wilderness Trip Fall 2015!
Dear VSSA Parents,

 
We are super excited for our annual “all-school” Wilderness trip to kick-off the 2015-2016 academic year. This three day camping trip, occurring Wednesday August 19th to Friday August 21st, will be hosted at the Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Ranch (SOAR), located on the Colorado River at the Sweetwater Road junction. Your student will have amazing opportunities to participate in both individual class and all-school activities and adventures both on and off the premises over the course of the three days. Click here to download the complete itinerary and packing list. 


Fall Sports Opportunities

Any students who are interested in fall sports can contact their local and neighborhood schools about what they have. 

Vail Mountain School specifically has sent this information to us. Anything else the school gets in the future will be shared here. 
Boys' Soccer
Head Coach: Pete Petrovski
Double-Session Practices: Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21
8:30 - 11:00 am and 3:30-5:30 pm 
Once school starts, practices will take place 4:30-6:00 Monday-Friday, apart from game days
 
Girls' Volleyball
Head Coach: Whitney Armistead 
Double-Session Practices: Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21
8:00-11:00 am and 2:00-4:30 pm
VMS Gymnasium
Once school starts, practices will take place Monday- Friday, with mandatory strength training from 3:30-4:15 Monday and Wednesday and regular practice from 4:15-6:30 each day. 
 
Boys' Tennis
Head Coach: Tom Ewert
Official practices begin Monday, August 17
Time: TBD
Off-season tennis lessons are currently underway at Homestead Court Club in Edwards.  Please contact Tom for more information.
Once school starts, practices will take place from 4:00 - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday at the Homestead Court Club.
 
Boys' Golf
Head Coach: Ross Sappenfield
Practices begin Monday, August 10
Time: 4:00-8:00 pm Monday - Thursday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm Friday
Vail Golf Club (Friday's practice will take place at the Short Course at Cordillera)
 
Lisa Isom ~ Athletic Director ~ Vail Mountain School
Tel: 970-477-7168 Fax: 970-476-3860 Email: lisomlisom@vms.edu
 
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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