Principal’s Page

From the Principal…

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that we have already started the 3rd quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. As we move into the second half of the school year, students are more focused and ready to learn than ever. Each instructional day provides students with the opportunity to learn something new, master a skill previously taught, or extend their learning through enrichment. At Desert Sky we believe that we are building a community of learners, which means that every minute of every day students are engaged in the learning process.

We know that the level of parental involvement is an essential element to our school’s success. I would like to share some easy ways to stay involved:

*You can access your child’s grades anytime at https://ps.vail.k12.az.us/public/home.html as long you have a username or password. Our Site Tech Coordinator, Mr. Jones (879-2707), can provide assistance with PowerSchool as needed. This is a great way to stay informed of your child’s progress, view assignments, and citizenship.

*Be sure to check your child’s agenda each day to view homework assignments, DMS daily scores, and student behavior.

*Check out our teachers’ Schoology page for the latest news and assignments found on the left side of your PowerSchool homepage.

*Call or email your child’s teacher. Our teachers strive to return voicemail and email by the following day (Monday-Friday).

*Attend parent teacher conferences, which will occur on February 7th & 8th.

*Volunteer! Mrs. Wactor, Desert Sky’s Volunteer Coordinator, is always searching for volunteers to work in classrooms, tutor students, help out in the workroom, or support staff at our various community events. She can be reached at 879-2011.

We look forward to working with you and your child during the second-half of the school year. Sincerely,
Katie Dabney, Principal