Welcome New Families!
In June, July, and August you’ll be receiving a series of summer emails from VMS Communications - messages chock full of information needed to plan for the school year ahead (supply lists, recommended summer reading, health forms, Family Handbook, upcoming events, etc.).
Welcome Family Team
In July, get excited to meet your Welcome Family Team! Look for an email from the Welcome Family Team of your child’s grade level. This group of current VMS families will help welcome you and your child to the grade and the school, and help you get acquainted with all that makes VMS amazing. We hope this will be the start of many lovely friendships, not to mention a go-to source for answers and advice about everything VMS and the Vail Valley.
New Family Ice Cream Social, July 21
Save the Date! Thursday, July 21, 2022 - get ready for the VMS New Family Ice Cream Social! This is an opportunity to meet other new families and school representatives, visit the campus again, enjoy fun games with other children of your kids’ age, and enjoy an amazing ice cream sundae bar.
In August, it’s a great time to sign up for the Carpool to School app - a closed community of VMS families who can help each other with transportation to and from VMS (and extracurricular activities, too!). You can set up an account here or see details in the August communications email.
Homebase Parents August Event
In August, your child’s class Homebase Parents will reach out to plan a back to school get-together for the entire class/grade. Additionally, expect them to relay information weekly about what’s happening in class and at school. Don’t hesitate to ask them any questions!
Welcome BBQ, August 19
Save the Date! Friday, August 19, 2022 - VMS will host all new students and their families to a Welcome BBQ at the VMS campus! Meet faculty, division directors, and our Head of School, make new friends, enjoy delicious Sage Dining fare, and tune into the vibe of the campus at the start of the new school year. Details to come.
Back To School Night, September 8
Save the Date! Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Join us on campus for Back to School Night. This parents-only evening event is an opportunity to hear from the Head of School and visit your child’s classrooms to learn more about the curriculum and courses they are taking, directly from their teachers.
VMS Hullabaloo, September 21
Save the Date! Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - VMS is planning its second annual Hullabaloo. This free carnival for the entire VMS community will be held at Ford Park in Vail at 2 PM.
In September, the VMS Family Directory will be published and mailed to all VMS households. Our directory makes it easy for you to get in touch with the parents of classmates, whether for social endeavors or carpooling (and thank you for not using it for solicitations).