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positive impact on their student achievement. Connected students + involved parents + highly effective teachers/staff = a successful school!

As always, thank you for your partnership as we provide our students with a positive and rewarding experience at Desert Sky Middle School. It’s a good day to be a Desert Sky Cougar!!!

Dear Parents,

Wow, it’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over! The end of the year means different things for each of us. For some, it means preparing for the Holidays with a house full of family and visitors. For others, it means thinking of that New Year resolution. For Desert Sky, this time of year means it’s our final opportunity to ask for donations to assist those in need in our community (like our Angel Tree project) and our school.

Please Give a Tax Credit to Desert Sky Middle School

I would like to ask you to consider making a tax credit contribution to Desert Sky Middle School.

The state of Arizona allows tax payers to designate up to $400.00 if married and filing jointly or $200.00 if single to public schools and receive a dollar for dollar tax credit on your taxes.

Tax credit dollars help pay for many of our extracurricular activities at Desert Sky such as Tutoring, Remediation, Athletics, Band, Choir, various clubs, and much more.

It is a win-win situation for taxpayers and the school. Not only does the school greatly benefit from receiving your contribution, but you also benefit by knowing exactly where your tax dollars are going.

You can make an online tax credit contribution for the 2017 tax year up until April 15, 2018 at Just select Desert Sky as the school and choose the activity you would like to contribute to. You can also drop off your tax credit in the Desert Sky front office or mail it to us at 9850 E. Rankin Loop Tucson, AZ 85747.

Thank you for your continued support!

On a different note, 8th Grade Parents please see the attached flyer regarding our high school choice process in Vail. There are several important upcoming dates regarding the process.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and beautiful Holiday Season!


Katie Dabney


Desert Sky Middle School