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

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are scheduled on September 11th & 12th.   Students will be released at 12:00pm on these days.  The Conference schedule is as follows:

Thursday, 9/11            12:30 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.         

Friday, 9/12                        12:30 – 4:00 p.m.

More information will be coming from sixth grade teachers in regards to Parent/Teacher Conferences. 

7th and 8th grade Core teachers, as well as Art, Band, Music/Choir, P.E., Technology, ELP, and Special Education teachers will be available on a walk-in basis.

We look forward to meeting with you during conference times.  Parent-Teacher conferences are extremely important as they provide the opportunity for you, your child, and your child’s teachers to meet and review your student’s progress.

Our goal is to meet with one hundred percent of parents.  If you are unable to attend conferences during these times, please contact your child’s teacher via e-mail or phone to arrange for another opportunity to talk.

Father/Daughter Dance

Hey ladies!  You are invited to a Father/Daughter dance.  Desert Sky WEB leaders will be hosting this dance  for all grade levels on Saturday, September 13th.  Please direct any questions to Mrs. Nickerson (879-2732) or Mrs. Petersen (879-2705).

FatherDaughter Dance


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.