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

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






Parents, the Math-A-Thon is tomorrow! Please help your child gather any final pledges before the Math-A-Thon tomorrow, then send the manila envelope with the pledge information with your kiddo to school tomorrow. Remember that no money is due yet, just the pledge of sponsorship. Last year we raised enough for an iPad lab–what we can do this year? See you tomorrow!

Federal Impact Aid Surveys

Today, your child will be bringing home their Federal Impact Aid Survey to be completed.  It is important that The Vail School District receive an annual signed survey by ALL parents or guardians for each student in order to receive credit, even if you are not active military or a civilian working on Federal Property on October 15, 2014.

Impact Aid was designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt Federal Property. Last year our District received Federal Impact Aid because of your cooperation in returning these forms to us in a timely manner.

In order for our District to meet the filing deadline we need to have the completed form(s) returned no later than October 21, 2014, even if your employment does not fall under these categories.

Thank you for your continued support of Desert Sky Middle School and the Vail School District.

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.