You are invited to come hear Peter VanBuskirk who will be presenting at Vail Christian High School on Monday, November 7th at 5:30. This is an interactive conversation about the college admission process and a look behind the scenes for answers to some of the most pressing college admission questions. Click here for more details.
Come hear about the Pros and Cons of taking a PG year. Student and Parent Presentation: Wed. November 9th 3:54-4:50. SSCV Executive Director Kirk Dwyer will be our speaker. The presentation will take place in the Art Room. All parents and students welcome.
Interested in participating in a Service Project over Spring Break? We are looking for interested students or families to help us plan the perfect trip. The organization we would work with is Hope Sports and the project would take place in Rosarito Mexico (just outside San Diego).
The project would involve building a home for a family in need and it would take just two days! Not only does the build change a families life but it creates a sense of purpose and camaraderie that leads to successful working relationships. You will build an entire home for a family that makes $5/day and lives in extreme conditions. (No building experience necessary).
Most groups come for four days but we can add a day on the beach for surfing if we want. This would be a great thing for entire families to participate in. See attached for an example of what our trip could look like. If you are interested please click here for more details and contact Charlene.firstname.lastname@example.org
Morning Academic Concerns Study Hall Process
Parent and Athlete Reminder
VSSA's second trimester began on Monday, October 31. There is mandatory Tuesday through Friday morning Academic Concerns Study Hall from 10 am - 12:07 pm in the Think Tank. The schedule of VSSA teachers and SSCV Academic Coaches manning these morning study halls is noted below.
REMINDER TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS-UNTIL A STUDENT IS REMOVED FROM THE RED ZONE BY THEIR TEACHER FROM THE OFFICIAL VSSA ACADEMIC CONCERNS LIST THEY MUST REPORT TO THE MORNING ACADEMIC CONCERNS STUDY HALL AS THIS IS THE ONLY LIST ATTENDANCE IS TAKEN FROM. HANDING IN MISSING ASSIGNMENTS (TEACHERS NEED TIME TO GRADE THEM) OR SEEING A GRADE CHANGE ON POWERSCHOOL IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO REMOVE THE STUDENT FROM THE RED ZONE OR RELIEVE THEM OF THEIR OBLIGATION TO ATTEND THE MORNING ACADEMIC CONCERNS STUDY HALL.
Please make sure your child works hard to stay off the academic concerns list altogether. However, if they do end up on the Academic Concerns list, please have them focus on getting off of it well before they reach the week three red zone to avoid the above issues altogether. Please refer to the VSSA Handbook at this LINK for more details.
Tuesday-Ms. Parish, Ms. Suplizio, Ms. Leach
Wednesday-Mr. Groen, Ms. Smith, Ms. Harlan, Mr. Krone
Thursday-Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Martin, Ms. Huck, Mr. Pomeroy
Friday-Mr. Kimmel, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Rippeth, Mr. Stevenson
All VSSA students are welcome to attend these morning study halls for extra help.
Office notes - Attendance
Excused absences include athletic competitions and training, college visits, illness and family emergencies. SSCV coaches are responsible for communicating with VSSA on all excused absences for competitions and training. Parents do not need to contact the school in regards to these absences.
Attendance reminder: When a student-athlete is absent due to something other than an SSCV Excused Absence, parents must notify the school by e-mailing the Office Manager, Gibby at email@example.com VSSA may request a doctor’s note for doctor's appointments or physical therapy appointments or if numerous days are missed due to illness.
Click here for the pre-excused absence form for absences outside of Excused Absences (see above description).
It's election time! Did you know that VSSA would see 1.7 million in building improvements by voting YES on 3B along with smaller class sizes if YES on 3A?
We encourage ALL of our parents to educate themselves on this issue! For more information check it out on the website and Facebook page:
REMINDER - PTA MEETING!
Our next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:15-7:30pm at the home of Stacey Birtwhistle. Please come join us in discussing upcoming events and initiatives at VSSA, celebrate the election season being complete (and hopefully the passing of 3A/3B!), learn more about the proposed changes to next years school calendar and connect with other like minded parents looking to get involved and make a difference for our kids! Food and drink will be served.
Whether you have been involved in the past, or are looking to jump in for the first time, we would love to see you!
Birtwhistle Residence - 45 River Dance Way. Edwards, CO. 81632. When you arrive, please buzz the gatehouse and let them know that you are headed to our home and they will let you in! If you encounter any issues, please contact Stacey at 720.236.8907.
NEW YETI WEAR HAS ARRIVED!!!
For those of you who have been waiting patiently for Yeti sweatshirts and hats, we have good news! We have received our replenishment order and now have all sweatshirt sizes in stock. Upon request, you can now also get this item in XXL! For those interested in hats, we now have the baseball hat in an additional color. Pop by the main office and check it out!
As a reminder the prices for Yeti gear are as follows:
Fast Straps: $5
All of these items make great holiday gifts! If interested in purchasing, please see Gibby in the front office.
Please consider volunteering to send in a small treat to celebrate a VSSA teacher/staff member on their birthday. Click here to sign up and celebrate!
Bookkeeper & Travel Coordinator
SSCV is searching for a motivated and organized business professional to join our organization as the Bookkeeper & Travel Coordinator. The job description is included here for reference.
Qualified candidates can apply by email to Tiffany Hoversten at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitchen Help Needed
Click here to email Chef Lauren at email@example.com for details.
Calling all students who would like to work VSSA's audiovisual technology. Anyone who is interested in this opportunity will need to have an interest in technology and be able to improvise on the fly. Please email the current AV tech at firstname.lastname@example.org
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