Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

The Vail Mountain School campus is closed until Monday, April 27.  However, the learning continues! We are fully committed to providing our students with a strong, consistent, and meaningful academic curriculum through distance learning. This week, we will be finalizing our distance learning plans and solidifying our daily communication protocol with students.  This will include:
  • VMS Virtual Planner sent to parents every Monday
  • Consistent and clear communication from Division Directors and teachers 
  • Updated resources for parents regarding COVID-19 local and state information, parenting resources, student activities, and more 
  • This website page, updated daily  
  • Social media posts highlighting our #VMSVirtual community

Week of March 23

It's been a great week of virtual learning at VMS!  Once again, our students, teachers, and parents have impressed us with your innovation and adaptability in this unique situation.  Here are some examples of the learning that happened at VMS this week.

Virtual Spanish Presentation
Virtual PE Class
Emma's First Take on VMS Virtual Learning
Show Us Your Workspace!
 

Virtual Spirit Day - Tuesday, March 31

Wear your VMS apparel on Tuesday, March 31 for a virtual spirit day!  Share a picture on social media using the hashtag #VMSVirtual or email Kathleen Hogan.  Don't forget to include parents, siblings, grandparents, and pets!  
 

What Are You Doing? #VMSVirtual

How are you handling this unique situation? We want to hear from you!  Share pictures of your workspace, videos of fun activities, examples of online learning, or anything else using the hashtag #VMSVirtual or email Kathleen Hogan.

What's For Dinner? Sage Dining Has Ideas

Click HERE for recipe and dinner planning ideas frmo Sage Dining.
 

Admissions is Open

Our Admissions Office is working and ready to help you.  Contact Jen Bill for lower school admissions and Jeremy Thelen for middle and upper school admissions. 
 

Athletics Update

CHSAA has extended the spring sports suspension to April 18. Click HERE for more information.
 

Updated Resources and Information

Eagle County Message to Parents 03.19.20
Vail Health’s Dr. Engle's Facebook Message to Parents About Coping
 

Lunch Options

Sack lunches for all students are available for pick-up at the Eagle Valley High School and Battle Mountain High School bus loops starting Monday, March 16 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM .Lunches will be available Monday through Friday. In order to reduce public circulation, please send just one person per vehicle. The driver should remain in their car, and staff will ask how many lunches are needed. Please do not send someone who is sick to pick up lunches. If you have a neighbor who can't drive or make the time, offer to pick up for them, too. You can safely leave lunches on their doorstep when someone is home. 


Testing

HERE is the form for self-reporting suspected cases of COVID-19, since the current limited testing has been reserved for those with symptoms in high risk (over the age of 60, underlying conditions) groups and our healthcare providers and first responders.

FAQs

Do you still plan to resume normal school operations on April 27?
It is currently our plan to re-open on Monday, April 27.  However, we continually assess the situation and will continuously re-evaluate while utilizing local, state, and federal resources.

Will the school year be extended?
We have no plans to extend the school year at this time but, again, we are continually assessing and adapting to this rapidly evolving situation.

What about Commencement?
At this time, we expect Commencement to be held on Saturday, May 30.
 

Community Communications

March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020 (Resources for Families)
March 23, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 17, 2020 
March 16, 2020
March 13, 2020
March 12, 2020
March 11, 2020
March 5, 2020
February 27, 2020