About Desert Shadows

The great challenge for any school is to find a way to meet the needs of students who walk through the doors each day with a very wide spectrum of skills. The challenge is even greater at the middle level, a time when students experience incredible emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth in a very limited amount of time. At Desert Shadows Middle School, we are committed to meeting that challenge to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all students.

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It's the season for open enrollment in Arizona.     

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PV Assist Website -  Digital Support for Parents and Students

PV Assist, an Information Technoloy support site, will help students and their families navigate logins/passwords, issues with Chromebooks, Google Classroom, and much more.

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Desert Shadows Middle School Spotlight

SEL Support for DSMS Students

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) support is available to all students in need of help.

Please use the request form below.

Request Form for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Support

PV Connect Schedule (Effective Feb. 22, 2021)

2:40 p.m. Dismissal Schedule
Period Times
Period 1 8:00 - 8:51 a.m.
Period 2 8:55 - 9:43 a.m.
Period 3 9:47 - 10:35 a.m.
Period 4 10:39 - 11:33 a.m.
Period 5 (Grade 8)  11:37 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. 
Period 5 (Grade 7 Lunch) 11:33 a.m - 12:03 p.m.
Period 6 (Grade 8 Lunch)  12:25 - 12:55 p.m.
Period 6 (Grade 7) 12:07 - 12:55 p.m.
Period 7 12:59 - 1:47 p.m.
Period 8 1:51 - 2:40 p.m. 
Early Release and Wednesday Bell Schedule
Period Times
Period 1 8:00 - 8:31 a.m.
Period 2 8:35 - 9:06 a.m.
Period 3 9:10 - 9:41 a.m.
Period 4 9:45- 10:16 a.m.
Period 5 / 6  10:20 - 10:51 a.m.
Period 7 10:55 - 11:26 a.m.
Period 8  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

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