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

Announcements 7/31/2015

Are you interested in a 5 day snorkeling, kayaking and hiking trip?  Then bring your parents to our Catalina Island (CIMI) club and trip informational meeting next Tuesday, August 4th at 6pm in room 300!  We will discuss details of the trip and club including easy and cheap ways to pay for your trip!  See you at CIMI!

Attention students: We’ve been noticing many of you crossing busy streets and not being in crosswalks. This is extremely dangerous. Please be safe and make sure you are crossing in designated crosswalks. This is very important!

Also, Desert Sky is a no gum campus. Please do not chew gum anywhere on campus.

Attention 6th graders and WEB leaders wanting to go to Disneyland during fall break.  See Mrs. Nickerson for a registration form.

Band sign ups end today.  Band is open to all students, all grade levels, and you don’t need any experience playing an instrument.  You can play flute, clarinet, saxophone, bass, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion section, bass clarinet, and a whole lot more!  If you like crazy fun, and you like music, this is the class for you!

Today’s lunch menu is Cheese Enchiladas with red sauce and Chicken Caesar salad with whole wheat breadstick.

Picture Day is Scheduled for August 11th

Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th.  Watch for information to come home with your child.  This year, there are more options when ordering pictures:

Simplify Picture Day by ordering online at mylifetouch.com. No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online. Use credit card or PayPal on our secure site.


Make Picture Day easier and go online: (mylifetouch.com)

Fill out your flyer
Pay by credit card or PayPal on our secure site
Write confirmation code on flyer
Send completed flyer with your child on Picture Day.

Picture Day: Tuesday, August 11
Picture Day ID: OW435127Q0


Desert Sky invites you to attend Open House on Thursday, August 6, 2015               from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in our gymnasium. During this time we will introduce our teaching staff to you, and we will hold an open forum where parent representatives will be elected to serve on Desert Sky’s Site Council. Nominations will be taken on the floor and those parents in attendance will have the opportunity to vote for parent representation on the Site Council.

Immediately following the Site Council election (approximately 7:00 pm), parents and families are welcome to visit the classrooms of our students’ teachers. This informal meeting will allow you an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and see the classrooms where your child is learning everyday.


If your child rides the bus, it is very important that you check to see if his or her route or bus stop has changed. You can find the new route information at www.infofinderi.com.

If you need assistance, please feel free to contact us at any of the numbers provided below.

Mary St. John                         879-2056

Leslie Incontrera                    879-2479

John Mros                               879-2432

Transportation Dispatch       879-2497

1st Quarter Sports Sign-ups!

Please see the attached letter from our Athletic Director.

Sign-ups for 1st Quarter Sports (Cross Country, Flag Football, and Girls Volleyball) will be held after school in the gym Monday, July 20th through Wednesday, July 23rd.

Please contact Mr. Rodriguez @ 879- 2767 if you have any questions.


Athletics Welcome Letter

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