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: VSSA Junior Katie Hancock ~ U Report
February 15

Mid-Winter Break
February 22-26

Parent Teacher Conferences by VSSA Request
March 2

No School ~ Teacher Work Day
March 21

Last Day of Winter Schedule
April 8

First Day of Spring Schedule
April 11

Spring Break
April 25-29

Senior Celebration
May 19

May 20

May 24 & 25

8th Grade Continuation
May 25

Last Day of School &
Make-Up Finals 

May 26


7th & 8th Grade Field Trip
This Tuesday, February 2, from 12:30-1:30, the 7th and 8th grade class is attending a performance at the Vilar about cyber bullying (all received an email with details about pick up from Gold Peak and VSSA and that students need to bring a packed lunch). On Monday, February 1, at 6:30pm there is a free show and all 5th-9th graders are encouraged to attend this with their parents.  This show is meant to complement the daytime STARS shows. 

Mondays show will tell the same story as the STARS show but from the perspective of the adults.  The point is to help us identify the signs of bullying.  The free performance is 90 minutes and will be followed by a talk-back/Q&A led by Eagle Valley Middle School Principal Katie Jarnot.  No tickets are needed.  Just show up!  Flyer Attached.

Thank you to those who have offered to help with some of our upcoming initiatives! We really appreciate everyone's willingness to pull together and make great things happen at VSSA! See below for everything happening!
Teacher of the Month
We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the amazing teachers at VSSA! From now, through the end of the school year, we are asking students to nominate a teacher that they think has gone above and beyond for them, or one of their peers. There will be nomination forms and a box in the lobby at VSSA. If you would like to nominate a teacher, please fill out the form in its entirety and place it in the box for consideration.  The nominations need to be received by the 20th of each month. Teacher of the Month will be awarded for February, March, April and May, 2016.  

The PTA would like to give a special thanks to Samantha Lathram for pulling together our new "Teacher of the Month" initiative!  Sam worked hard creating the nomination forms, signage and box that is now located in the front lobby of VSSA and ready for use! Thanks, Sam! 

Volunteer Positions Available
Teacher Birthday's - If you haven't already done so, please sign up to help celebrate our Teacher's Birthday's!  This is a small and easy way to recognize your child's teacher and help them celebrate their special day! 
Spring Social - Opportunity for parents, coaches, teachers, etc. to gather and celebrate the 2015/2016 school/athletic year. Adults only. Suggested event dates of April 8th or 15th. To be held off-site at a local establishment. In need of a parent to take the lead and facilitate planning of event
Teacher Appreciation Week - A week long celebration to recognize the efforts of all of our VSSA teachers and staff. Will take place the week of May 2-6, 2015. Past T.A co-ordinator, Sherry Woodland, available to provide information and best practices from years past. In need of a parent to work with Stacey Birtwhistle to co-ordinate and roll out this years event. 
VSSA 10th Anniversary - Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in helping us celebrate this exciting milestone, and to those who attended our first committee meeting this week!  A special thank you to Jamie Allard who has volunteered to "Chair" this group!  Jamie will be in touch in the coming weeks with our next meeting date. If you would still like to hop on board and get involved in the planning please e-mail Jamie directly.

2015/2016 VSSA Yearbook - Calling all Parents and Students!!!
We are in URGENT need of help with this year's yearbook! Diane Gionfriddo, is working hard to pull things together and is looking for the following from students, parents and staff:
  • All types of photos - school, "action shots/athletics", social, family pets (for a special "Paws & Claws" page). Instagram and Facebook are the best places for candids! Please share as many as you can with Diane!  E-mail them to
  • Surveys - individuals to come up with survey ideas, creation and administration
  • Page Ideas - do you have an interesting or creative page idea for this years book? Please share with Diane and work with her to create it! 
  • Advertising - in need of a parent to work with Diane to secure ads for the back of the yearbook. 
If you can help in anyway, please contact Diane ASAP at or!  Thank you in advance for your participation! 

February if Heart Month!
Wear red every Monday to show your support of the American Heart Association and that February is Heart Month!

We are looking for students who would be interested and available to volunteer at the Special Olympics in Ski Cooper on 
February 5th.  We will leave school at 
7:45am and return by 4pm at the latest.  Lunch will be provided.  Students are encouraged to bring ski gear in case they need our help checking the nordic and alpine course.  Students should dress warm as we will be working outside.  If you are interested please contact Charlene Whitney.  We are looking for 10 students total to volunteer.  For more info on the Special Olympics click here


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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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