Desert Sky Middle School's mission is to provide:

  • a safe and positive learning environment
  • high standards for academic and behavioral excellence
  • trusting and respectful relationships
  • varied learning opportunities

9850 E Rankin Loop - Tucson, AZ 85747

School Hours: 8:00-2:55

Office Hours: 7:30-3:30

Phone: (520) 879-2700

Fax: (520) 879-2701

Safe Schools Hotline: (520) 879-1111

Girls on Track Registration

Attention all girls!  Would you like to get to know who you are and what you stand for? Understand yourself and others?  Gain skills to better handle peer pressure? All while training to run a 5K? If you missed the meeting in Mrs. Nickerson’s room, it’s till not too late to sign up.  See the attached flyer or visit the link below to register.

Girls on Track Registration

Girls on Track

Vail Pride Day Information

We are so excited about Vail Pride Day this year! There have been many people working very hard in preparation for the big day! We look forward to celebrating student achievement and connecting with our amazing community on February 21, 2015.

If you would like to nominate someone for Teacher of the Year, Support Staff of the Year, Volunteer Ambassador of the Year, or Rookie of the year, please click on the following link(s) to fill out the nomination form(s).  All nominations are due December 12, 2014.

Teacher of the Year 

Support Staff of the Year

Rookie of the Year 

Volunteer of the Year





Free and Reduced Meal Applications

As a reminder, if your child qualified for free or reduced meals last year you need to fill out a new application, that eligibility will expire in August.  You can fill out an application on line at mymealtime.com or get a paper application from the school.  If you have any questions you can contact Chelsea Slunaker at 520-879-2090.


Did you know that you can access your child’s grades right from your home computer?  With Vail’s PowerSchool program, parents and family members have immediate, around-the-clock access to their child’s grades and attendance!

For families that do not have a username and password already set up, we will be happy to do that for you.  Please complete the attached form and return it to the Desert Sky Office.

PowerSchool Web Letter