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

NJHS Canned Food Drive

The Desert Sky National Junior Honor Society will be sponsoring the 10th annual Canned Food Drive beginning Monday, November 3rd through Friday, November 21st. The food collected during this time benefits the St. Rita Outreach Program and helps families in the Vail community.  Our goal this year is to collect 5,000 of the following items:



Canned vegetables

Canned yams

Boxed mashed potatoes

Cranberry sauce

Biscuit mix/Corn muffin mix

Boxed pie or dessert

In addition, each advisory will be collecting $25 toward the purchase of a turkey. Our goal is to raise enough money to buy 30 turkeys! If you have any questions, please contact Katie Vera verak@vail.k12.az.us or 879-2764.

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