Vail Innovation Center

VIC News, December 15, 2020

Letter from the Coordinator

The Vail Governing Board approved to move all schools in our district to

Remote Learning as a mitigation strategy to the pandemic. This temporary transition to remote learning will be from January 4th through January 25th.

During this time, we will have scheduled office hours. Please click here to make an appointment if you need to come into the school for any reason.

We’ve done it! It’s so hard to believe it is already the end of the first semester. Thank you all for working so hard to learn a new platform, expectations, and complete your classes and get your final exams scheduled. It has been a whirlwind of a semester, and I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Over the break, I hope that you all take some time to unplug and relax. We look forward to starting up the second semester on January 4, 2021.

A few things for those working over the break:

  • Please keep in mind that this is the Winter Break for the teachers and VIC staff. They will be working, but will not be as available as they are right now. Teachers will be checking their emails once a day except on the following dates: December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1, 2021. On those days they are not expected to answer emails.

  • Here are some tips for how you can continue to make progress over the break, even if your teacher isn’t answering you as fast as you’d like:

    • If you do not get the score you would like on a mastery test, go back to the tutorial and complete it again for the mastery test to be unlocked (up to 3 times)

    • If you get to a post-test that needs to be unlocked, email your teacher using your VailStudents email, not the Edmentum platform. This will tell them where you are at and that you need help. You may continue to move forward in your class, even without submitting this test. **Please remember, teachers have 24 hours to respond to emails, so plan accordingly. If it goes beyond the 24 hours, please forward your initial email to Mrs. Tankersley at

Thank you all for all of your hard work! Take the break to unplug, relax, and spend time with family. I know I plan to watch lots of holiday movies, have fun baking with my kiddos, and eat lots of cookies.

Happy Holidays and talk to you all in the new year!

Rachel Tankersley

Coordinator of Digital Learning

Vail Innovation Center K-12


Holiday Spirit Week, 12/14/20 through 12/18/20

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Upcoming End Dates and Pacing Chart Icons - CyberWolves Finishing CyberStrong!

Hello 6-12 Students,

Remember to keep a close eye on your upcoming end dates.

Are you on pace to finish by your end dates?

Dark green = ahead of pace (1 or more activities ahead)

Light green = on pace (within 1 activity of the expected pace)

Orange = slightly off pace (1 or 2 activities behind)

Pink = Way off pace (3 or more activities behind)

It's time to plan on getting to the finish line for many of your classes. Let's finish CyberSTRONG!

Thank you,

The Vail Innovation Center Team

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Vail Innovation Center Tutoring Opportunities

Please see the picture attachments below with additional information needed for each tutoring opportunity listed below; days/times and instructor information. Thank you.

Link for MS Science

Link for MS Math

Link for MS ELA & SS

Link for HS Science

Use the link below to join the "Chemistry Tutoring" Group in Schoology:


Link for HS Math Algebra 1 & Geometry

Link for HS ELA & SS

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The 2020-2021 School Calendar

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K-5 Student Recognitions

K-5 Students of the Month for December

Grades 6-12 Kudos Corner

We would like to send a KUDOS out for the following students. Keep your eye out for next weeks KUDOS Corner to see who is recognized next.

Mrs. Logsdon; I'd like a shout out to my ELA students: Kristopher Stevens, Parker Jones and Leora Olsen, who ramped it up this last week, completing their coursework quickly and efficiently, and are now ready for their final!

Mrs. Whitt; sends Congrats to Dylan Dwyer for getting an A on his Geometry final exam! :)

Mrs. Heidingsfelder; I would like to send a shout out to Charles Wolfe for his hard work in Language Arts. You finished off the semester strong! Keep up the EXCELLENT work in all of your classes!

Mrs. Lotti; Congratulations to Mrs. Lotti’s 6th graders who have all finished their course and have either successfully completed their final exams or will be taking them this week! You rock! Congratulations to Olivia Freeman, Gavin Dunn, Rebhea Shiha, Matthew Allison, and Nevaeh Bustillos for succesfully completing the final exams! Good luck to Seth Rico, Abraham Jimenez, Lynette Kioko, Jaelyn Utsey, Adelina Bohnsack, and Damion Welz-Rabe who will all be taking the final exams! You got this!

Mrs. Wittwer; Way to go, Chloe Segura. You have truly showed what perseverance looks like amidst challenging times! Keep up the great work!

Mrs. Nunes; recognizes the following students from grade 6th-12th who are putting in extra work and pushing it to the finish line, on pace to finish by their end date, ahead of pace in their classes or have completed all of their finals:

6th grade; Vivienna Cochran, Angel Cruz, Austin Sanders, Marissa Twaits

7th grade; Matthew Diaz, Dominik Holmes, Ella Karhoff, Caiden Mott, Linnea Parker, Devon Scharmann

8th grade; Ryan Blanset, Delaney Franzen, Isabel Miller, Isabella Nordling, Liliana Jai Nostrand, Cristal Sapp-Tinner, Kelsey Slade, Savanah Vinson

9th grade; Autumn O'Brien, Emily Countryman, Rylee Runyon

10th grade; Jacob Bersback, Sebastian Caro, Calvin Cattron, Clark Jones, David Nimmo, Michael Maietto, Brooke Oliver, Jodie Osmun, Benjamin Rodziewicz, Kayla Wittwer, Ashlynne Zap

11th grade; Antonio Cochran, Charles Cochran, Tori Fry, Emma Furshong, Kelsey Jackson, Grace Kale, Zoey Mindziak, Elena Moreno, Ella Nelson, Lily Pereira, Cailyn Rush, Natalee Urrea, Kailey Wendt, Sydney Wood

12th grade; Rylie Aldrich, Charizma Brown, Azaria Burnell, Alexander Ciampa, Christopher Collins, Taylor Courson, Taryn Darvas, Keith Eakins, Taylor Fry, Braulio Gonzalez, Benjamin Haynie, Hope Hodges, Joshua Hughes, Seth Liles, Emili Lizotte, Sarrene Malzac, Taylor Mason, Brendon McLain, Julian Munoz, Isiaih Nash, Theresa Octaviano, Ryleigh Pawlak, Alexis Rasch, Ash Raymond, Grant Tobiasson, Kelsey VonMayr, Jacob Wilson, Jesse Wold


Students in 6-12: Here is a Edmentum Tutorial with tips and tricks. Please watch.

6-12 End of Semester Test Procedures

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Senior Exit Project (SEP) Information Update

Hello Seniors,

Please remember that your eportfolio is due on February 10, 2021 by 5:00PM and all information regarding this activity can be found in the handbook. Also remember that you need to use to build your eportfolio and when you have completed the assignment you need to send a copy of the link to your work to either myself or Ms. Wrona.

We are attaching the link to the SEP Handbook which is posted on our VIC Website under the 6-12 Resources.

As always should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or Ms. Wrona.

Mr. Arlo Ogden

Vail Innovation Center

Senior Exit Project Coordinator

Senior Advisor


FASFA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Seniors! It is time to start thinking about paying for college! The FAFSA is the best place to start. Let’s start with a little bit about what the FAFSA actually is. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid; translation: it determines a student's eligibility for need-based federal financial aid for college, which may include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. If eligible, it can really help you pay for school!

Use this link to complete the FAFSA Application:

Carrie Wrona


Vail Innovation Center


Social and Emotional Learning December Theme: Giving (and Receiving)

Here are some simple activities to help us focus on Giving (and receiving) to think about others and build empathy. These are great reminders for us in the month of December.
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Important Flyers and Information

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**FREE GRAB & GO MEALS - UPDATE 12/1/20 **

Dear Vail Parents,

We are grateful to continue providing FREE breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and under, regardless if a pre-order was placed or not. We are also continuing to offer free meals for weekends. Below you will find the schedule, beginning November 30th, for your students Grab & Go Weekend and Holiday Break meals.

Hybrid Students


2 day meal packs: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18


3 day meal packs: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Schedule A (Middle/High School)

5 day meal packs: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16

Schedule B (Middle/High School)

5 day meal packs: 12/3, 12/10, 12/17

Brick to Click/VIC Curbside Pickup

7 day meal packs: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14

Pickup Times: 6:00-7:00am and 4:30-6:00pm

Cottonwood Elementary, Senita Valley Elementary,

Old Vail Middle School & Corona Foothills Middle School

Holiday Break December 21st-January 1st

Grab & Go for ALL Students

7 day meal packs: 12/21, 12/28

Pickup Times: 6:00-7:00am and 4:30-6:00pm

Cottonwood Elementary, Senita Valley Elementary,

Old Vail Middle School & Corona Foothills Middle School

Each meal pack consists of 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.

If you have any additional questions or would like further information, please contact Vail Food Service by email at or by phone (520) 879-3913 or (520) 879-2015.

Thank you,

Vail Food Service

Michelle Gibson (520) 879-2015

Mary Filip (520) 879-3913

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

K-12 VIC Staff Contacts - Communication is Key


Please be sure you are reaching out to your teacher at any time to get support or ask questions. We are attaching our staff list showing teacher names and email addresses so you can easily contact your teacher. We are all here to help you succeed. Please plan enough time to hear back from your teacher within 24 hours.

Here is the link to our spreadsheet with all of the VIC teachers and their email.

"Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity."

— Nat Turner

Edmentum Tech Support

If you are having any technical troubles with your online class, please contact Edmentum:

Technical Support


Mon- Fri 4:30 am – 6:30 pm

Sat & Sun 6:00 am – 3:30 pm

Email: ​

Online: ​