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 VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for the paper copy.
Click here for the bell schedule.

ASM: Andy Leroy ~ DU Ski Coach
December 7

December 17 & 18

Holiday Break ~ No School
December 21-January 4

First Day of Semester II & Winter Schedule B
January 5

Last Day to drop a Semester II Course
January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ No School
January 18

ASM: VSSA Junior Katie Hancock ~ U Report
January 25

Mid-Winter Break
February 22-26

Parent Teacher Conferences by VSSA Request
March 2

No School ~ Teacher Work Day
March 21

Last Day of Winter Schedule
April 8

First Day of Spring Schedule
April 11

Spring Break
April 25-29

Senior Celebration
May 19

May 20

May 24 & 25

Last Day of School &
Make-Up Finals 

May 26

Class Holiday Parties Friday, December 11th. Parent help needed! 
On Friday, December 11th, VSSA students will have the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their classmates.  Classroom parties will be held at the school beginning at 3:50pm in the following locations: 
5/6th - Think Tank 
7/8th - Cafeteria 
9/10th - Gym 
11/12th - Foreign Language Room 
Help make these celebrations a success by clicking on the signup link to volunteer to provide drinks, snacks and sweets for this fun occasion!  All items should be dropped off no later than 3:30pm on the 11th in their respective locations. Questions or concerns? Please contact Stacey Birtwhistle or at 720.236.8907.  Happy Holidays and thank you in advance for your help! 

Finals Schedule
Finals Week:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are normal. 
 December 1
77 minute classes 
1st Final 12:50-2:07: Monday 2nd Period Class 
2nd Final 2:12-3:29: Monday 3rd Period Class
3rd Final 3:34-4:50: 
Tuesday/Thursday 4th period: This is so upper school electives can have their finals. Lower School teachers can decide what they are doing. If there is not a final, please use this as a study hall for Friday's finals. 

day December 1
77 minute classes
1st Final 12:50-2:07: Monday 4th Period Class
2nd Final 2:12-3:29: Monday 5th Period Class
3rd Final 3:34-4:50: Monday 6th Period Class

Final Exam MakeUps
MakeUps will be held December 31st from8am to 12pm in the Think Tank with Ms. Krone and Ms. Suplizio. Please email them if you are planning to have MakeUps.

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Girls' Leadership Council Winter Clothing Drive!  We filled over 10 large bags of warm items ranging from scarves to ski pants.  Items were distributed to the needy of Eagle County and Glenwood Springs by the Catholic Charities Social Services of the Western Slope.  

Put Compassion into Action this Holiday season!!
VSSA has adopted two families in need from Edwards for the holiday and will be collecting gifts to be delivered before we leave for the 2 week Christmas break on December 18th. Slightly used clothes, gift certificates and gifts can be dropped off at the main office by Wednesday, December 16th.  Students will wrap the gifts before they are delivered.  Here is info on the families and please tag their names so we knew where gifts are intended to go to.

Family of 5
This family is struggling financially due to hospital bills and lack of work. 
Requests include: snow pants, winter boots, warm clothes, house games like Who am I? and Uno, books and games with numbers and letters for 4th grade and kindergarten age and headphones to listen to music.
Esteban (5yr old male): 3T pants, 3T shirt, 7.5 shoes.
Edny (9yr old male): 8T pants, Medium shirt, 2.5 shoes
Ernesto (16yr old male): 31-30 pants, Lg Shirt, 10 shoes.
Parents: Mom: Beatriz and Dad: Esteban:  No requests. Gift certificate for City Market or Walmart may be nice ideas.
Family of 6
Only one parent is able to work.  The family states anything would be helpful and appreciated.
Jocelyn (6yr old female):  7 pants, 7 shirt, 1 shoe
Osualso (12yr old male): 10 pants, 10 shirt, 3.5 shoe
Jesus (13yr old male): 16 pants, 16 shirt, 8.5 shoe
Cinthya (16yr old female): 3 pants, small shirt, 6 shoe.
Parents: Mom: Ma Del and Dad: Pedro.
Let's pay kindness forward and help these families enjoy the holidays!

The Salvation Army Vail is organizing their annual Red Kettle Campaign throughout the Valley.  They are looking for bell ringers from the community at all three City Markets, Walmart, Safeway and Edwards Village Market from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve!  They have over 900 two hour slots to fill during this short period with the hope of raising $50,000 for the on-going support of Salvation Army Vail.

This is a very rewarding exercise in giving back to our community which continues to need support for the needy in the Vail Valley.  Salvation Army is one of the most respected non-profits in the area and many of our Valley’s residents look forward to the tradition of bell ringing.  It is easy to sign up for two hour Bell Ringing segments on their website:  If you have any questions contact Jeanne Mosier 970-343-0103

Thank you and Happy Holidays!!

Eagle County Animal Shelter is seeking donated items to help provide a comfortable and enriching environment for the animals during their stay. Winter is an especially busy time at the shelter and they need supplies. They will collect the boxes before the holiday break. 
Kayla Ford
Vet Tech/Adoption Counselor
Eagle County Animal Shelter & Services
1400 Fairgrounds RD | Eagle, CO 81631  (P) 970-328-3647 

Reminder about Dress Code!
Recently we have seen more students out of Dress Code on Mondays. Here is a reminder of what Monday Dress is:

Males:  Ties with collared button down dress shirts. No polo/t-shirt. Shirt-tails must be tucked in and a belt worn. Dress slacks such as chinos, corduroys, or polyester/wool blend trousers (no denim).

Females:  Dresses, skirts, business-suit-style pants
(no denim). Dress shirts or sweaters. No t-shirts. 

Thank you!


In preparation for the April and June ACT exams, VSSA has arranged, through Sage Tutoring, to offer an ACT 4-Week Prep Course in combination with 1-1 tutoring. Sage Tutoring is also an official academic partner of Ski Club Vail and offers ACT test preparation with a 95% success rate of raising scores. The class will be on Mondays beginning 1/11 from 4-6pm. Please contact Carla Cammarata for more information.


Carla Cammarata
Sage Tutoring, LLC


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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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