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
ASM: ECO School Teams
September 29

October Count
October 1

ASM: Eagle County Commissioner Debate
October 6

Spirit Week 
October 6-10

Lower School Dance 

October 10 4:00:-5:30 (not 6:00pm)

Upper School Dance
October 10 8:00-11:00pm

ASM: Charlie Gladish ~ Rwanda

October 13

Staff Work Day ~ No School
October 20

Parent's Day
October 27 

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 27 & 28

Last Day of Fall Schedule
October 31

First Day of Winter Schedule
November 3

PTA Meeting 
November 12

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 24-28

ASM: Chris Anthony's Climb to Glory Discussion

December 1 

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.
I want to thank all of our volunteers and introduce to you our class parents for 2014-2015!  You should of already heard from your class parent or will very soon.  If you have any questions, please contact your class parent directly. 
Leader: Jackie DeScisciolo (
5th - Kari Bangston: Kara Palamaras (
6th - Beth Huck: Sari Lucas (  
7th - Katie Smith: Erin Giaccio (
8th - Cindy Suplizio: Jackie DeScisciolo (
9th - Scott Hopkins: Kim Strauch (
10th - Bindu Pomeroy: Christine Braun (
11th - Kelli Parish: Lauren Milligan (
12th - Mike Kimmel: Shannon Fedrizzi/Amy Pates (
Our next PTA meeting will be Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:00 pm at the Sauter residence. Meeting will officially start at 6:30 pm.  More details to come.  
We still are in need of parent volunteers for activities, projects, & events throughout the year, so please let me know if you are interested in helping the PTA make this the best year ever at VSSA!
PTA email 
PTA Facebook 
I hope you and your family enjoy the spectacular fall colors and weather!
Jackie DeScisciolo, PTA President
October 1st BE IN SCHOOL!
October 1st is the "Whites of Eyes" day for the state officially counting and funding for students that are in school, in their seats on October 1st. Please do not schedule any appointments or similar excuses to be out of the building on this day. 

October 6-10
Details on Spirit Week to come, but October 10th are dances for the Lower and Upper School. The Lower School Dance is right after school Friday, October 10 from 4:00-5:30 (not 6:00pm). The Upper School Dance will follow 8:00-11:00pm. The dance committee is looking for volunteers, please email Gretchen Hennum or call her (970-390-6341) to assist in this fun event! 

GT News: Parent Nominations

Dear Families,
Each fall Eagle County Schools opens a window to include parent nomination as an avenue to screen students for gifted ability. Parents can pick up a nomination packet at their child’s school. The nomination packet includes additional information about the identification process, a checklist, permission to test form, characteristics of gifted learners and a Kingore Observation Inventory (KOI) for parents. The 2014 fall nomination window will be open from Monday September 29 through Friday October 17, and nomination packets will be available in the front office just prior to the window. Please note that nomination packets will not be accepted before or after these dates. Please return completed nomination packets to your child’s classroom teacher, the gifted specialist or the front office at your child’s school.
The KOI is an opportunity for parents to highlight their child’s advanced behaviors. Typically, gifted children are two or more years above grade level, are good problem solvers, may prefer the company of adults, and need little or no practice to learn a new skill. Young gifted children may have taught themselves to read at an early age or mastered math skills intuitively.
In addition to the information gathered from the Parent KOI, the district will gather information from the classroom teacher(s), the student’s classroom performance and standardized testing of verbal, non-verbal and quantitative ability. The goal is to gather a sufficient body of evidence (BOE) to determine the appropriate educational placement for your child. This process may take up to 6-8 weeks. In December, a group of gifted specialists will review all information and recommend gifted placement or continuation of services in the regular classroom. Parents will be notified in writing of the team’s decision.
If you have questions about this process, or about gifted identification and programming, please email Eric Rippeth, Secondary GT Liaison.

VSSA Parents,
As discussed at Parent Night, the Eagle River Youth Coalition's Fall Active Parenting class begins in two weeks at BMHS and they still have space available.  Please see the attached flyer or web link for more info. Thank you very much!

We hope you will be able to make the 10th annual Colorado Western Slope College Fair on Sunday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Aspen High School!  
New for this year- All students are required to register before entering the Fair and they are offering early electronic registration.  Students please register by clicking here or by navigating to the Students & Families page clicking on STUDENTS – REGISTER HERE!  It takes only a minute or two.  Please register before you come and print and take a screen shot of your email confirmation and to bring it with you!  They will still be offering registration at the Fair for those who are unable to register ahead of time.
Another workshop has been added on digital media held before the Fair at 10:00 am: DIGITAL MEDIA ART & DESIGN: EMERGING MEDIA IN EMERGING MARKETS
Rob Martin, Director of The Isaacson School of New Media, Colorado Mountain College
The intersection of art and technology is a moving target with careers that rapidly change. Choosing a school that teaches how to adapt as technology evolves is important. Learn what you need to consider in a college.
Please visit the College Fair's website for a complete list of attending Colleges and Universities, a schedule of Workshops and more!
Again, if you need a ride on Sunday let Charlene know by October 1st so vans can be reserved. 

We hope you can join us!  RSVP to Heather Bowling click here to sign up for your potluck items by October 8th. 
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RSVP for a semi-formal night that directly benefits vulnerable children through Hope For Life Ministry in Kigali, Rwanda.

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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