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

2016-2017 Academic Year
Click here for the VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for 2016-2017 Calendar! Please download the document, if you open it in google docs, the dates will show up incorrectly. 
Click here for the 2016-2017 Bell Schedule 

Winter Schedule Begins
October 31

Halloween
October 31
Dress up in Costume or Monday Dress

2017-18 Calendar Conversation
November 1st

November Flip LS Alpine
November 1-17

All School Meeting
November 7th
Veterans Day Assembly

The Admission Game-VCHS
November 7th

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 21-25

Midyear Exams (Mandatory)
December 19-20 

Winter Break ~ No School
December 21-January 2 
 

Any interested parents are invited to join the 2017-18 Calendar conversation on Tuesday, November 1st from 4-5pm at VSSA - in the SSCV Conference Room.  Draft versions will be provided for review and feedback prior to seeking approval from the ECS Board of Education.  If you are not able to attend but would like a draft to review please email Mr. Grimmer.



Morning Academic Concerns Study Hall Process

Parent and Athlete Reminder

VSSA's second trimester begins on Monday, October 31.  VSSA will transition from the mandatory lunch/recess study hall for students in the red zone of the Academic Concerns list to the 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 fFROM 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.



ACADEMIC FUND LAUNCH
Supporting Your Child’s Success

We’re excited to launch the Academic Fund, a fundraising initiative which enables SSCV to help cover the costs of a broad range of SSCV Academic Staff initiatives to support your children’s academic, and in turn, athletic success.  Our goal is to raise $25,000 by November 1, 2016 through 100% participation of VSSA families at a level that is personally meaningful to them.  Click here to donate.
Academic Fund-Academic Council $1000+ Donors
 Enjoy a unique, fun evening! 

Join the Academic Council by pledging $1000 or more to the Academic Fund by November 1, 2016, with payment in full due by April 30, 2017.  Academic Council members are invited to a fun evening at Louise Young’s and Brian Hoyt’s home in Vail on Thursday, December 8, 2016 where they will enjoy culinary delights brought to you by members of the VSSA Culinary Class under the direction of teacher and “Professional Chef Extraordinaire” Forrest Knapp working alongside “Executive Chefs” Geoff Grimmer (VSSA Head of School) and Kirk Dwyer (SSCV Executive Director)!
Click here for details on the Academic Fund and the support the SSCV Academic Coaches and Academic Director are providing to your children.
Sincerely,
Geoff Grimmer                        Sharon Schmidt
VSSA Head of School                    SSCV Academic Director



Halloween
VSSA students will have the option of wearing a Halloween Costume OR the usual 'Monday Dress' on Monday October 31.  We are hoping for 100% costume participation but if you can't find something please come in our usual Dress Code for Monday.  Costumes must be designed in good taste and should not be overly revealing or become any other distraction from the learning environment. 


NOVEMBER FLIP FOR ALPINE

Lower school alpine athletes will will follow the regular winter schedule as outlined in the bell schedule until Gold Peak opens. The projected date for Gold Peak to open is November 9th, however that date is subject to change. Please follow communications from your coach and we will update you in the Yeti Times or through email as we get closer to Gold Peak opening. The bell schedule is availble under Importent Dates in the Yeti Times. Click here for the LS Alpine flip schedule, subject to change.




Office notes
5th Grade Passport Program through Colorado Ski Country USA provides 3 days of skiing or snowboarding at 20 ski resorts. To pick up your brochure stop by the office or click here for the link to register online.
Email Gibby at lindey.sullivan@eagleschools.net with any daily attendance updates. Click here for the pre-excused absence form.



PTA Corner

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:

http://www.yesforecs.org

http://www.facebook.com/YESforECS/

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!

Thank you,
VSSA PTA



Teacher Appreciation Program updated!

We are changing up our teacher of the month program this year and we will be awarding a teacher of the term for Fall, Winter, and Spring. We are asking students, parents and staff to nominate teachers they feel are deserving of this award. The Fall Term nominations will end on October 31st. You can either fill out a nomination form and put it in the box in the front office or you can email Debbie Lathram directly at deb@lathram.com


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 thoversten@skiclubvail.org.

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 
thoversten@skiclubvail.org

Kitchen Help Needed
Click here to email Chef Lauren at llangechef@comcast.net for details.


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Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645


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