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HEAD OF SCHOOL MUSINGS
Calling for Parent Volunteers
 
We’re off to a terrific start and many exciting events lie ahead. To pull them off well we need parent support. Over the last 17 months we haven’t been able to have parent-parent community and parent-school connectivity the way we used to. COMMUNITY is a VCHS hallmark. Let’s rebuild it. There’s no better way than to have parents plug in with other parents to help make this school year a great one! There are three tangible ways you can do that – right now:
 
First, help us ensure we have all the volunteers we need for the All-School Retreat at Crooked Creek Ranch from September 27th (depart at 12:00) through September 29th (return at 12:00). Without sufficient volunteers the retreat will not happen. Don’t let your Saint sway you with by asking you not to go "with" them. We need 32 drivers and 18 kitchen work crew volunteers. You can ensure your student that you won't be with them most of the time. Kitchen work crew is a great parent bonding activity. Thank you to the parents who have already signed up for this. Email Shannon O’Brien right away at [email protected] to volunteer.
 
Second, we have several parents who have already volunteered to help plan this year’s fundraiser – LaughMingleDance. The event was originally scheduled for April 1, 2020, but the event had to be cancelled given the valley’s shutdown. We were so close – tickets sold, comedian committed, dance floor ready, etc. Much of the heavy-lifting has already been completed but we need to ‘dust off’ our plans and make the evening of October 1st one not to forget. Michael Jr. is ready to make us laugh with an almost 1-hour stand-up routine. We especially need 9th and 10th grade parents to join the planning committee but 11th and 12th grade parents are also welcome to volunteer. Email Steve O’Neil at [email protected] to serve on the planning committee. Tickets, silent auction items, sponsorship, and gift-in-kind opportunities will be communicated soon.  
 
Finally, our Parent Association (PA) is working hard to help with school spirit, build community, and support our teachers and students. Our Co-Chairs this year are Katie Rothenberg (Leo ’22, Maggie ’24) and Atlanta Meynier (Jeep ’24). Email them at [email protected]
to learn more about ways you might volunteer or support the PA’s efforts.
 
Let’s make it a great year – TOGETHER!


Steve O'Neil
Head of School
BRAVOS!
Jim Pyke brings incredible expertise to VCHS Computer Science Department

This comprehensive course covers all aspects of cyber security and ensures organizations and people are taking the necessary precautions to protect their interests. VCHS will benefit directly from improved identity protection and security of personal information.
 
With cyber crimes increasing it is important to educate students to identify threats and also give them an understanding as to how these threats can be minimized and mitigated.
 
The CISSP training covered:
  • Learning and applying the concepts of security and risk management
  • Gaining an understanding of security engineering to protect information by exploring and examining security models and frameworks
  • Learning how to identify, categorize and prioritize assets
  • Examination and security network architecture and its components
  • Learning how to identify and control access to protect assets
  • Designing and conducting security assessment strategies, logging and monitoring activities
  • Developing a recovery strategy and maintaining operational resilience
  • Learn how to secure the software development cycle
 
These will apply to AP Computer Science Principles and also are an intricate part of the CyberPatriot program.

Way to go Mr. Pyke!
SPORTS
Saints are off to a great fall season!
Saints Football Practice
Lady Saints in Action
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Due to the Covid restrictions at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and after searching tirelessly for other venues, we have decided to cancel UpLift on September 5, and move it to another day in 2022. Please stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram @upliftvail or at www.upliftvail.com for more news and information.  We are so excited about what God is doing in our communities and love you all! We can’t wait to celebrate Jesus with you soon!
The Learning Center
The Learning Center after school enrichment program will begin on Tuesday, August 31st and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday that VCHS is in session from 3:15 - 5:00 pm. We welcome students from all schools in grades K-12. Homework Support is available in all subjects and extra enrichment for math and language arts is always available. Email Sandra Burner at [email protected] or [email protected].
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Senior Parent Night | Tuesday | September 7th | 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Room 209

Find out all you need to know about your senior's steps for post graduation plans from VCHS College Counselor, Adina Petersmeyer
STUDENT LIFE
PLEASE NOTE: 2021 - 2022 FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Student's schedules this year included a change in the daily schedule for Fridays in 2021 - 2022. Please make note of the new schedule: Classes start at 8:30 and conclude at 12:34 every Friday. 
Faculty meetings will take place on A Fridays from 7:30AM - 8:20AM and specific classes will utilize the later start time on B Fridays to hold extension classes including science labs and AP prep.
All School Retreat
New dates for All School Retreat: September 27th- 29th at Crooked Creek Ranch in Fraser, Colorado.

We need parent volunteer drivers and work crew to make this happen! Email [email protected] to sign up.

UPDATED RETREAT FORMS NEED TO BE COMPLETED AGAIN. More information to come next week.
VCHS Student Success Center
Sandra Burner will be heading up our Student Success Center again this year. Click here for all the information about VCHS Student Success Center. Contact Sandra Burner for more information at [email protected].
PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS
STUDENT HEALTH
If your student is ill or arriving late please email: [email protected]
BACK TO SCHOOL
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Important Message:
VCHS publishes a school directory for our parent community. If you do not want to be published in the directory you may contact Shannon O'Brien at [email protected] to "Opt Out". Deadline for "Opt Out" of the school directory is August 27th. Click here  to view directory format.

Click here for the 2021-2022 School Supply List.
RENWEB FORMS

The four required forms for all students attending VCHS should be completed by now. If you have not done so yet, please follow the guidelines below to ensure your student(s) have the correct paperwork on file ASAP:
Instructions:
  • Please login to your parents web account in Renweb.
  • District Code: VAIL-CO
  • Enter username and password
  • Click on Web Forms (left column)
  • Click on the Folder: 2021-2022 SCHOOL PERMISSIONS
  • Required Form #1: (All Students) 2021-2022 Field Trip Vail Valley
  • Required Form #2: (All Students) G Suite Consent
  • Required Form #3: (All Students) Over The Counter Medication Form
  • Required Form #4: (All Student Drivers) Vehicle Registration
  • Optional Form #5: (Junior & Senior Students only) Lunch Permission Form required if your junior or senior student plans to leave campus for lunch.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO HIT SAVE!

If you need assistance logging into your Renweb Parent account please contact Shannon O'Brien by email at [email protected] 
All students participating in sports for the '21-'22 school year are required to have a physical form on file with the Athletic Director on or before the first day of practice. Students will not be allowed to participate without a physical form signed by a medical doctor.
SERVICE MATTERS
Paint Your Parking Spot

Thank you to everyone who supported VCHS Parent Association by participating in the Paint Your Parking Spot fundraiser.
CALENDAR

Friday | 8.27
  • B Period Friday

Saturday | 8.28
  • SAT Test Date

Monday | 8.30
  • Golf @ Book Cliff

Tuesday | 8.31
  • Volleyball @ Platte Canyon

Thursday | 9.2
  • Volleyball @ Soroco

Friday | 9.3
  • A Period Friday
  • Football Home vs Caliche
A LOOK AHEAD

Monday | 9.6
  • Labor Day | No School

Tuesday | 9.7
  • Golf @ VMS
  • Senior Parent Night with College Counselor, Adina Petersmeyer
  • Back to School Night - 5:45pm

Thursday | 9.9
  • Picture Day
  • Football @ Lyons

Friday | 9.10
  • A Period Friday
  • Tennis @ Grand Junction | Western Slope Tournament
  • Volleyball Home vs Olathe

Saturday | 9.11
  • Tennis @ Grand Junction | Western Slope Tournament
  • Volleyball @ Dawson
  • ACT Date

Week of 9.13
  • Homecoming Week - More information to come