Finals Week Schedule
Monday, December 15: Normal Day
Tuesday, December 16
Follow a Monday schedule without Advisory so students see all of their teachers one more time before finals.
2nd period 12:49-1:34 (45 minutes)
3rd period 1:37-2:23 (46 minutes)
4th period 2:26-3:12 (46 minutes)
5th period 3:15-4:01 (46 minutes)
6th period 4:04-4:50 (46 minutes)
Wednesday, December 17 (all 77 minute classes)
Friday, December 19
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: Monday 1st Period Class. Advisory for Lower School to have a study hall.
Upper School (grades 9-12) will have Avalanche Education during this time. This is the 5th year we have done this for the Upper School and we are honored to have Scott Toepfer, the main Colorado Avalanche Information Center(CAIC) forecaster come speak to the students about Avalanche Level 1 topics. He will also take the students outside for a demonstration of Avalanche Safety Tools. Education and training in this area is crucial to make sure our community learns safe practices and the students can begin a lifelong journey of learning and respect in the mountains.
*5th grade has a little bit of a different schedule:
12:50-2:07 Foreign Language
2:12-3:29 English Final (Bring your Science Fiction book)
3:34-4:50 Social Studies Final (Bring your Interactive Notebook)
Thursday, December 18 (all 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
**5th grade has a little bit of a different schedule:
No school, however anyone who missed a final Wednesday or Thursday can schedule a make up final with their teacher this day.
The 6th Annual VSSA Engineering Fair will be held in the cafeteria this Monday, December 15th. The schedule will be as follows:
3:50 - 4:15 Students set up projects
4:15 - 6:15 Judging of projects
6:15 - 6:20 Clean-up and Dismissal
Students will see 2 judges during the 2 hour period. There will be close to 75 projects so judging will take 2 full hours. Special requests for early/quick judging cannot be fulfilled due to the volume of projects. The expectation is that all students will remain in the cafeteria during the 2 hour judging process. Please plan accordingly.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!
1st Jordan McMurtry
2nd Ava Ludwig
3rd (tie) Emma Kate Burns & Tessa Chelain
Dear ECS Community,
Under direction from the Board of Education of Eagle County Schools, the Calendar Committee would like to ask for your opinion regarding possible changes to our school calendar.
The Calendar Committee meets each year and discusses the school calendar. The Committee would like your feedback as we move forward to develop school calendars for the next few years.
The attached links, in English and Spanish, will take you to the survey. It should only take 3 – 5 minutes of your time.
Please distribute this message throughout the community. It is our hope that we get broad and representative input from several people.
Should you have any questions, please direct them to Wade Hill. Thanks for your input and support of our schools!
Jason E. Glass, Ed.D.
Superintendent & Chief Learner
Vail Resorts has many different positions available for students 18 and older to work on a part time basis and we have recently made changes in our practices with hiring under 18 to help local students get a jump start on their careers. Attached is the flier about opportunities for students.
All jobs can be found on the website www.jobs.vailresorts.com and the current positions we are hiring students that are under 18 for are:
· Utility/Mountain Dining Staff (Mtn Dining only)
· Dishwasher/Steward (Mtn Dining only)
· Cleaning Attendants (Mtn Dining only)
· Teachers Assistant
· Parking Attendant, valet excluded
· Ski Valet for Vail Resorts Retail
· Retail Sales Associate
Students 18 and up, can contact us and will not be limited as to what roles that can apply for.
I would also like to make myself and team available to you if you have any events or fundraisers that you need support with especially if they involve career development for students. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or suggestions.
Eagle County Hospitality Recruiter
Anti Bullying Community
We would like to remind all community members about the Anti Bullying Pledge that was part of the handbook everyone signed before the school year started. We pledged that we would join together to prevent bullying and would report any incidents of bullying that take place. If you have a report to make you can call or send a confidential email to me, Charlene Whitney. There is also a box outside of my office where students or families can now anonymously report any concerns or suggestions they have. All VSSA students should enjoy our school equally, feel safe and a part of this school community and it is everyone's responsibility to help make sure this happens. Please speak up and be an active member in preventing bullying as we work to build a more compassionate school community.
~ Charlene Whitney, Counselor
The Holidays is a great time to cultivate compassion!
While VSSA will not be asking you to donate money or gifts this holiday season, we wanted to remind you that there are ways to help families in need in our community.
- The Salvation Army has many opportunities such as volunteering to ring the bell, adopting a family in need by buying gifts or helping to make a food basket for a family. To get more information visit the Salvation Army website or contact Tsu Wolin-Brown at (970)748-0704.
- Many churches in our community also have weekly community dinners and they often need volunteers to help prepare and serve food. For contact info click here.
- Invite a friend or neighbor over to join you for the holidays.
- Pass out food to the homeless community in Denver.
- Deliver baked goods to a neighbor or to the employees at the police station, fire department or hospital on Christmas day.
- Donate to a non-profit organization or cause that you believe in.
- Perform random acts of kindness.
We would love to hear from our VSSA students and families regarding their participation in compassionate acts over the holidays. Please send pictures or a short summary of your good deeds so we can celebrate it with the rest of our community!!
Need a holiday gift idea?
VSSA yeti wear (see attached pricing) is available. stop by the office and see what we have! Water bottles & mugs for only $5 each as well!
Have great action shots?!
The yearbook is always looking for action shots and fun pictures. The more shorts received means the more times that students get showcased in the annual yearbook. Email Diane Gionfriddo or call/text her with any shots or questions! 719-651-4042