Dear Vail Parents,

You will soon receive (or may have already received) an email with the subject “Federal Impact Aid Survey” from “”.

Just to reassure you, this email is legitimate and it comes from us. Please take a moment to complete the survey.

The annual Impact Aid Campaign brings much-needed funds into Vail, funds we use to improve the learning experience for your children. All it takes is your participation.

By the way…Vail was the first school district in the country to bring the Impact Aid survey process online a few years back. Naturally, long-term Vail residents will likely think “Of course, being first at something is standard operating procedure at the finest school district in Arizona”

Thanks for helping us make it that way!

If you need help, you can contact Business Manager LeAudrey Giordano at 520.879.2044 or Student Data Senior Specialist Esther Lubben at 520.879.3936.

Matt Federoff
Chief Information Officer
Vail School District


It is time for Federal Impact Aid surveys to be completed.

  • The Vail School District must receive an annual signed survey from ALL parents or guardians for each student in order to receive credit.
  • It is important that ALL parents or guardians complete and sign this form; even if you are not active military or a civilian working on Federal Property on October 28, 2020.

Federal Impact Aid supports local school districts with concentrations of children who have parents/guardians in the uniformed services or parents/guardians employed on eligible Federal Properties.  It was designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt Federal Property served by the district.

In order for our District to meet the filing deadline, we need to have the completed form(s) returned no later than November 4, 2020. For more detailed information, visit our web site at under “Upcoming Events”.

You now have 2 ways to complete this survey. Please use only one method.

1. You can log into your PowerSchool parent account, click on the link that says “Federal Impact Aid Survey” and complete the survey electronically for each of your children


2. You can complete the paper survey form that comes home with your child.

Every year we are able to collect Federal Impact Aid funds because of your cooperation in returning these forms to us in a timely manner.   We greatly appreciate your cooperation.


Vail School District


How do I get started?
To get to the PowerSchool Parent Portal click HERE. Once logged in to your PowerSchool parent account:

  1. Select the student you wish to submit the survey for along the top
  2. Select the Federal Impact Aid survey icon on the lower left side of the screen
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions
  4. Click “Begin Survey”

I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you need to reset your password please click on the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the Sign In page. If you don’t think you have a PowerSchool Parent account please contact your child’s school directly.

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with a red “Required” are required.

I’ve completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished answering the 2 questions, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, you will need to complete each survey that is specific to each child.  We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. This will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

Help! I’m on the form and I’m having technical difficulties.
For technical support, click “Help” at the top right of the page











I am excited to announce that the Vail Transportation Department has been selected as a drop off location for the 2020 Toys for Tots Campaign. Given the events of the past year, the community needs our help this year more than ever. In Vail, we proudly answer that call. The Transportation Department has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to bring this program to our school district and make a difference for children this holiday season.

Beginning tomorrow, October 29th, there will be donation boxes inside the Transportation office for anyone to stop by and leave a new and unwrapped toy. Donations will be accepted from anyone in our community up through December 20th. School personnel may give their toy donation to any of our drivers as they are dropping off or picking up students at school sites. Drivers will bring the donation back to Transportation and place it in the box for you.

Please see the attached flyer and feel free to download and copy it for your workplace, or to share with anyone who may be interested in participating in this program.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 520-879-2454, or Patty McKnight at 520-879-2451.

Thank you,

Jerry Brown

Director of Transportation

Vail Unified School District #20

Toys for Tots Flyer

Veterans Day No School: November 11, 2020

Honoring Those Who Serve

Thanksgiving Break No School: November 25-27, 2020

Winter Break No School : December 21, 2020- January 1, 2021