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.
ASM: Tom Kelly ~ VP USSA Communications
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
Last Day to drop a Semester II Course
Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ No School
ASM: VSSA Junior Katie Hancock ~ U Report
Parent Teacher Conferences by VSSA Request
No School ~ Teacher Work Day
Last Day of Winter Schedule
First Day of Spring Schedule
May 24 & 25
Last Day of School &
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. Requestsinclude: 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 fortwo hour Bell Ringing segments on their website: www.salvationarmyvail.org. If you have any questions contact Jeanne Mosier 970-343-0103 email@example.com
Thank you and Happy Holidays!!
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.
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645