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

2016-2017 Academic Year
Click here for the VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for 2016-2017 Calendar! Please download the document, if you open it in google docs, the dates will show up incorrectly. 
Click here for the 2016-2017 Bell Schedule 

College Fair 
Aspen High School
October 1st

All School Meeting
October 3rd
Social Media Training

All School Meeting
October 10th
Jason Glass
Superintendent of Eagle County Schools

Fall Break ~ No School
October 14-18 

Picture Makeups
October 24

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 25-26

Homecoming Dance 
October 28th

Winter Schedule Begins
October 31

All School Meeting
November 7th
Veterans Day Assembly

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 21-25

Midyear Exams (Mandatory)
December 19-20 

Winter Break ~ No School
December 21-January 2 

Service Day Rocks!!
Thank you students and staff for all your hard work and dedication to our community on Service Day!! We had a great day! Love seeing that VSSA heart and muscle in action.

It's Here!! Come and get it!!
Yay! We are so excited to have the VSSA community directory ready to give out to our families. HUGE THANKS to our parent volunteers who made this happen. Mr. Grimmer will be passing out the directory to families in car line at pick up on Service Day.

Office Notes
Hi there! Don't forget to have your student pick up a pre-excused absence form from the office and have it signed by all their teachers and Mr. Grimmer if they are going to miss school for any other reason than SSCV training or for a medical reason. Click here for the form to print at home.

Changes to VSSA Social Media 

In an effort to streamline our social media, we are no longer going to have a VSSA PTA Facebook page.  That page will now be consolidated with our main VSSA Facebook page.  Keep your eyes peeled for daily photos posted Monday - Click on the icons above to "like" us!

Calling all students who would like to work VSSA's audiovisual technology.  Anyone who is interested in this opportunity will need to have an interest in technology and be able to improvise on the fly. Please email the current AV tech at

Preparing for the College Fair 
here for updated information on preparing for the college fair.
October 2, 1--2pm @ Aspen High School. 
In addition to the parking available in the Aspen skier lots, ECSD is providing free busses from Battle Mountain High School (BMHS) and Eagle Valley High School (EVHS) on a first-come, first-served basis.  Parents/guardians are welcome to join their students on the free busses. 
Bus schedules:
BMHS bus departs at 7:30am and returns around 4:00pm
EVHS bus departs at 8:00am and returns around 3:30pm
To reserve a spot on the bus, notify no later thanSeptember 26 that you intend to ride the bus.

Upcoming Visits from College Representative's at VSSA:
Any Student or parent interested can attend.

October 3rd:  University of Vermont: 9:45am
October 5th:  Colorado Mountain College: 2:30pm
October 6th:  Montana State 8:30am

Charlene Whitney
School Counselor 

We now have a health assistant on staff at VSSA!!
Feel free to address me as Jen. You may have noticed my mini assistant, Ace Schrader, hanging out on my hip flashing his cheeseball smile, We thank you for welcoming us; this campus is filled with incredible, vibrant human beings and I am beyond grateful to be a part of the family. 

To keep it simple with tidbits I was a Michigander age birth to 20, I've been an English teacher in CO the past 15 years, bore two kiddos (Axel and Adam), got a witty hubby Ben, love me some yoga & quick heart pumping hikes and am no stranger to service work as the VP of Children's  Global Alliance. Oh yes, and my passion for baking... who likes cupcakes?

My focus for the year is threefold:
1) to be a helpful, solid Health Assistant
2.) sub on demand
3.) initiate and monitor Rtl and 504 plans, keeping stakeholder communication and collaborations non-negotiables.
If your child is feeling sick, they need to be assessed in the health office before getting picked up from school. 
School district policy is that students need to be kept out of school 24 hours after they last experienced a fever or vomiting.

Click here to see the reasons to keep a child home from school.
Methods of contact-
Health office 970-328-2811

We have collected $2500 in PTA dues to date. Our PTA budget, which includes supporting important events like: Minturn Halloween, 8th Grade Continuation, 12th Grade Graduation, Monthly Teacher Appreciation gifts, Holiday gifts for teachers, teacher enrichment, VSSA staff speaker series and SO much more, is $3500 for the 2016/17 school year. We are short $1000. If you are able to support the PTA, please consider a $25 per student donation TODAY! Log onto for an easy online payment option. If you have any questions, email our PTA Treasurer, Kara Palamaras at THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!



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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