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: Molly Fiore on Sign of Suicide Training
May 9

ASM: Senior Presentations
May 16

ASM:  Zeal Optics
May 23

Senior Celebration
May 19

May 20, 1pm 
(Students released at 11:50
to go home - no lunch)

May 24 & 25

8th Grade Continuation
May 25, 5pm

Last Day of School &
Make-Up Finals 

May 26
(Students released at 11:50
to go home - no lunch)

Click here for 2016-2017 Calendar!

All School Meeting Monday
On Monday 
morning, we will be implementing the Signs of Suicide Training for all students and staff. We will start at 9:20 and will immediately divide the students into 2 groups-upper and lower. The upper school will go in to the gym and the lower school will go into rooms 203/204. They will first watch a training video and then will divide into smaller groups for discussions based on grade level.  Attached is more info and the consent form for information. If you do not want your child to participate in this training please email Charlene Whitney before Monday morning.  

 End of the Year Details!
Senior Celebration
Senior Celebration is Thursday, May 19th at The Lodge in Vail. Students are welcome to join for the "roasting" at 7pm. 

Graduation is Friday, May 20th at 1pm at Donovan Pavilion in Vail. We will have a half day of school and release students at 11:51 and we will not be serving lunch. 11th graders are invited to attend graduation and are encouraged to come. All other students need to come via an invitation from a graduate's family.

Monday, May 23rd will be a review day for finals. Finals are May 24th and 25th and they will be taken during their normal class time. 

Roll out the red carpet for 8th grade Continuation May 25th, 5pm!
The theme is "A Night at the Oscars". The event is open to families and friends, so please attend and help us to send these young adults off into high school.  Semi-formal attire for students is requested. There is no set color scheme, so be who you are and rock it!

Last Day of School
The last Day of School is May 29th and is a required day to be here. School will run 8:30-11:51 and we will not be serving lunch. This is a very important day to be at school to wrap up the year with fun activities and turning in last minute assignment or completing school work.

Fifth Grade Track Meet
Fifth Grade Track Meet is this Wednesday, May 11th at BMHS. Rain date will be May 12th. We will meet at Battle Mountain High School on the track at 8:45am. The track meet will go until 1:30-2:00pm. We will return to VSSA directly after. Parent Volunteers are always welcome! Contact Beth Huck with any questions.

Please Consider Hosting an SSCV Athlete

A chance for your family to create a wonderful experience for a committed full-time student athlete

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail has a small number of full-time high school student athletes in various snow sports who will attend either Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy or Winter Tutorial for the upcoming academic year and who are in need of a host family.  Whether you are a returning SSCV family or you are new to the SSCV program for the upcoming season, please consider hosting one of these athletes in your home. It provides a wonderful opportunity for your family to form a long-lasting friendship with the athlete and helps the athlete pursue his or her dream.  Please feel free to pass along this request to others in the community who you believe would enjoy this special experience.

We are excited to share that Gail Brandt will be taking over as the Volunteer Host Family Coordinator. She has lived in the Vail Valley for 37 years. Her family has been involved with Ski & Snowboard Vail since the 1980’s, most recently with Gail having two athletes in the SSCV program. Gail’s oldest daughter skied in the Mogul program for 3 years. Her younger daughter is starting her 10th year in the Alpine program and her 4th year at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy as a sophomore.

To learn more about the host family opportunity please contact Gail Brandt in the next week via email or on her cell phone at 970 376-0924 for details.  Thank you for your consideration.

Offer Ends Today!

Gaye Steinke, mother of Corey Steinke (VSSA Class of '14), and General Manager at Allegria Spa, has offered parents the opportunity to treat any VSSA teachers to 50% off spa treatments in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week.  If you have a teacher that you feel has gone above and beyond please click this link to learn more.

First Day of School and the August Wilderness Trip!

VSSA will kick-off the 2016-2017 school year in August with our second annual all-school camping trip at SOAR (Spirit of Adventure Ranch) near Sweetwater, Colorado. The trip will occur the on the first two days of school: Thursday, August 18th and 
Friday August 19th. Mandatory attendance is expected on this trip.

Once again, each class will participate in adventures both on and off the premises and camp
ing in tipis around the property. Stay tuned for the individual class activities in the an upcoming June newsletter. 

An abundance of strong adult leadership is a key component in ensuring the success of our trip. We welcome your volunteer time in helping with class activities and duties around camp.  Please email Katie MacFarlane to volunteer, or with any questions you may have. Thank you!

ECS Food Services & Summer Lunch 2016
Summer Lunch 2016 (previously known as the Summer Foods Service Program) will be launching June 6 in three of our schools: Avon Elementary, Berry Creek Middle School, and Eagle Valley High.

This program provides free nutritious lunch to any child in Eagle County, Monday through Thursday each week. The program is run by InteGreat! and the food is prepared and provided by ECS Food Services and hundreds of volunteers. More information will be coming out about the service hours and fun programming that is planned during the lunch times at each campus.

The program relies on volunteers to staff the lunchrooms and support the families. It's really one of the most fun things you might do this summer! The kids are great and the families appreciate us being there. Volunteers also get a free lunch!
Please sign up for one shift or multiple ones from Monday to Thursday at any site (Avon Elementary, Berry Creek Middle, Eagle Valley High School); shifts range from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (lunch time). Opportunities range from cafeteria support to activity help to safe passage leads. Once a volunteer completes an application, they are contacted regarding a shift/role that works for them.
Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer unless they are accompanied by an adult. Families are welcome to volunteer together. The application is online, and can be accessed with this link: Summer Lunch Volunteer Application 2016.
For more information, please contact
Thanks for helping to support this important community program!

Looking to take an online class this summer? 
Mr. Martin and Ms. Krone will be running a summer program in the Think Tank for those that sign up for online classes and are looking for extra support/structure. The program will run 3 days/week with an open door schedule (10am-4pm) to accommodate different athletic programs’ training schedules. Dates, cost, Ms. Whitney’s recommendations, and more here

What are you doing this summer?!
It's time to determine what your schedule will allow and how you can use this break to build your resume and engage your passions. Are you interested in a summer job? Taking a college class?  focusing on ACT/SAT prep? Spending time on a college campus at a pre-collegiate program? Participating in community service or an internship? Take a look at the attached document that will provide a glimpse of some of these options.  Contact your counselor, Charlene Whitney to discuss more.



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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