Vail Innovation Center

VIC News, December 8, 2020

Letter from the Coordinator

December 8, 2020

Hello amazing VIC Students/Families,

We hope you are all finding a groove to finish strong. Remember to reach out to your teachers if you are needing help with your coursework and to have tests unlocked. Teachers will need to send you the link to schedule and take your finals, so be sure to reach out to them early and get them scheduled. Thank you to all of you for your hard work this semester!!

Also... I wanted to take this time to recognize a few students that were working hard over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The following students were able to go in and work hard to get caught up in one or more of their classes, so, thank you!

** Zaiah Pinkerton ** Camille Harrett ** Thor Alcocer ** Chloe Segura ** Silas Dodd **

Let's make this week another amazing week at VIC!

Be well,

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. We are more than half way through the courses for many of you. 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. Dominice; recognizes Angela Smith in Graphic Design class for doing great work to move forward completing 12 activities in one week. Wow!

Mrs. Garcia; the following students have been striving to complete their language arts coursework by steadily plugging aways on tutorials and coursework: Isabel Miller, Sam Tarver, Kadin Cashin, Hailee Glass, Sarai Grisby, Alayah Harrison, Taylinn Harrison and Jaime Hunter. Keep up the diligent work!

Mrs. Goolsby; recognizes Marques and Daniel Abalos - always being so polite to the teacher,

Kason Keys - you figured out figurative language very quickly!

Liam McNeely - good job joining the ZOOM meeting and participating on Monday.

Mrs. Lotti; congratulations to Henry Giesber, Allison Blanset, Ainslie Lowe, Collin Maubach, and Julian SantaCruz for successfully completing their Language Arts finals! Good luck to Matthew Allison and Ethan Belhumeur who will be taking their finals soon.

Mrs. Murray; would like to recognize Jaden Vickery for pulling it into high gear and meeting all of his deadlines last week. Jaden’s efforts are going to enable him to finish his courses by the end of semester! and Rylee Vickery for her continued efforts and meeting her deadlines. Rylee’s efforts are going to enable her to finish her courses by the end of the semester!

Mrs. Nunes; recognizes the following students from grade 6th-12th who are on pace to finish by their end date, or ahead of pace in their classes:

6th grade; Isaac Cattron, Henry Giesber

7th grade; Josiah Gomez, Taylinn Herzig

8th grade; Dylan Belhumeur, Dexter Mitchell

9th grade; Caleb Lang, Peter Meadows-Massinga

10th grade; Samuel Larriva, Kaylee Medlin

11th grade; Ryan Muskiet, Derrick Vargas

12th grade; Nathan Daschke, Dallen Rogers


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,

First off I would like to congratulate all of you that turned in your SEP paper, they are currently in the process of being graded and you should have scores in the near future. Please remember this is the time that you should be completing your mentoring hours or completing the assignments required for the non-mentoring track. Your hours/assignments are due the 10th of February along with your eportfolio. I know February seems a long way off but my advice is to complete the aforementioned as soon as possible so you can prepare for your presentation in March. In regards to your course work, please make sure you are staying on top of your goal to complete this semester on time as you will be amazed how fast graduation will be here.

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


Hustle into the Holidays Challenge starts 11/11/20 through 12/16/20

Empire SWAT is having wellness outreach events, as you know our event is a digital competition. It will be starting November 11th through December 16, 2020! It will be between

Empire high school students and staff and Vail Innovation Center students and staff to see who walks, runs, bikes etc. the greatest distance. Here is the student submission form and here is the teacher submission form for tracking. See the flyer below. Good luck!

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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

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