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 

CU Boulder coming to VSSA
Monday September 19th
9:50 AM Art Room

Service Day
September 23
Pack lunch & work gloves for students.

College Fair 
Aspen High School
October 1st

All School Meeting
October 3rd
Social Media Training

All School Meeting
October 10th
Jason Glass
Superintendent of Eagle County Schools

Fall Break ~ No School
October 14-18 

Picture Makeups
October 24

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 25-26

Homecoming Dance 
October 28th

Winter Schedule Begins
October 31

All School Meeting
November 7th
Veterans Day Assembly

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 21-25

Midyear Exams (Mandatory)
December 19-20 

Winter Break ~ No School
December 21-January 2 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for Coming to the 10th Anniversary Celebration of VSSA! 

We had such a wonderful time and appreciate each of you that spent the afternoon celebrating with us. Special thanks to all our community volunteers and to the Student Council and senior class for pitching in to make it a great day!

Reminders for Service day which is September 23rd:

IF your child is not planning on attending school that day please let Ms. Whitney know so that she can plan groups accordingly. We don't want to leave one of our work sites short staffed.

Students please pack a lunch and bring work gloves. Students on the SSCV meal plan will be prepared a pack lunch by Chef. If you have a punch card and would like a bag lunch, please let Ms. Whitney know by September 18th or plan on bringing one.

YES! We still need Volunteers for Service Day!
We are in need of 12 parent volunteers to join our service day on Sept 23rd.  It would entail joining a group of 14 students and a staff member to help with a community project.  Groups will leave school at 9am and return by 3pm.  Please email if you are able to help out.


Mark Your Calendars for the biggest and best college fair on the western slope! 
October 2, 1--2pm @ Aspen High School.
 Meet with over 250 national and international college admissions officers and attend over 30 workshops on topics like essay writing, paying for college, majoring in business, admission testing, getting into highly selective schools and planning a gap year. Click here for more information.

This event is great for students in grades 8-12th.  We recommend parents attend this event with their children but if they cannot attend Charlene Whitney will be going and can bring any students who need a ride.  Please contact her so she can reserve a van if needed.

Upcoming Visits from College Representative's at VSSA:
Any Student or parent interested can attend.

September 19th:  University of Colorado Boulder: 9:50am
October 3rd:  University of Vermont: 9:45am
October 5th:  Colorado Mountain College: 2:30pm
October 6th:  Montana State 8:30am

Charlene Whitney
School Counselor 

We now have a health assistant on staff at VSSA!!
Feel free to address me as Jen. You may have noticed my mini assistant, Ace Schrader, hanging out on my hip flashing his cheeseball smile, We thank you for welcoming us; this campus is filled with incredible, vibrant human beings and I am beyond grateful to be a part of the family. 

To keep it simple with tidbits I was a Michigander age birth to 20, I've been an English teacher in CO the past 15 years, bore two kiddos (Axel and Adam), got a witty hubby Ben, love me some yoga & quick heart pumping hikes and am no stranger to service work as the VP of Children's  Global Alliance. Oh yes, and my passion for baking... who likes cupcakes?

My focus for the year is threefold:
1) to be a helpful, solid Health Assistant
2.) sub on demand
3.) initiate and monitor Rtl and 504 plans, keeping stakeholder communication and collaborations non-negotiables.
If your child is feeling sick, they need to be assessed in the health office before getting picked up from school. 
School district policy is that students need to be kept out of school 24 hours after they last experienced a fever or vomiting.

Click here to see the reasons to keep a child home from school.
Methods of contact-
Health office 970-328-2811


PTA Corner
Hey Parents! 
Andi Malboeuf here, your new courageous volunteer for PTA communication. I went to high school at Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. At Burke, PTA was an acronym for Pain, Torture and Agony. This was a fall early morning workout, before the morning workout, for those who didn't keep their summer fitness up to snuff. I am thankful that as an adult, PTA has a new meaning. We are just a group of engaged parents out to help our kids with hopefully very little pain, torture and agony.
Here is the latest:
*A big thanks to everyone for attending 10th Anniversary, it was a great event!

*Additional Yeti-wear is available for purchase in front office.  Stay tuned for launch of on-line purchasing option in near future. 

*Teacher Conference Dinners are Oct 25-26th. Potluck dinner items for teachers while they stay at school into the evening. Tammy Negomir is co-ordinating things for this year.  Please contact her if interested in helping.
*Minturn Halloween.
 For first year ever, VSSA will have a tent and participate in Minturn Halloween onSunday, Oct 30th.  THIS IS FUN AND WE NEED HELP! Wanna be Lloyd the Yeti? Donate candy & hot chocolate? Pass out VSSA stickers, etc. Please contact Ashleigh Gore at

We would like to give a huge thank you to the following volunteers: 

Craig Roberts - Grounds and Gardens
Shari Grant & Jamie Allard - VSSA Bulletin Boards and Display Cases
Kara Palamaras - VSSA Directory 
Ashleigh Gore - Minturn Halloween Co-ordination 

PTA is for the kids and we can't do these things without the help of people like you! It would be Pain, Torture and Agony. 

Thanks for reading and please don’t hesitate to email me anytime at (Note: my email address was incorrect in last weeks Yeti times so please update.) 

Click here for the link for SignUpGenius  to recognize faculty and staff birthdays! 

Ready to be more involved? Our VSSA-PTA website lists ways you can get involved and contribute to the school. Please click here  and sign up for something that interests you!  Even better? Recruit a friend to join you! 

We have collected $2500 in PTA dues to date. Our PTA budget, which includes supporting important events like: Minturn Halloween, 8th Grade Continuation, 12th Grade Graduation, Monthly Teacher Appreciation gifts, Holiday gifts for teachers, teacher enrichment, VSSA staff speaker series and SO much more, is $3500 for the 2016/17 school year. We are short $1000. If you are able to support the PTA, please consider a $25 per student donation TODAY! Log onto for an easy online payment option. If you have any questions, email our PTA Treasurer, Kara Palamaras at THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

VSSA Teacher of the Month
 We are excited to announce that we will be awarding a Teacher of the Month at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy for the months of September through May. Everyone please get your votes in for Teach Of the Month. Gibby has the nominating slips at the front desk.

Information Update for returning ECS students
Forms were sent home with students Friday, August 26 for parents to complete the online Information Update which confirms what we have in our data system for demographics, health information and more. Please complete this as soon as possible so we know we have your correct information. Thank you


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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