Alice Vail Middle School
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5350 E. 16th St.   |   Tucson, AZ 85711   |    Office: (520) 584-5400   |    Fax: (520) 584-5401
School - M, T, T, F: 8:45 am-3:48 pm, W: 8:45 am-2:48pm   |    Bell Schedule  |    Office M, T, T, F: 8:00 am-4:15 pm, W: 8:00 am-3:15 pm
Welcome to Alice Vail Middle School
Our project-based learning engages students.
We offer accelerated courses at every grade level in language arts and math.
We use technology-infused lessons to engage students.

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Orientation: You are invited to attend our first annual 6thGrade Orientation on July 31, 2019 (Wednesday), 8:45am – 10:45am at the school. 


First Day: The first day of school this year is August 1, 2019 (Thursday), and we are so excited for the year to begin. The first bell rings at 8:40am, and 1st period begins at 8:45am. 


Schedule: Please use ParentVue or StudentVue to access your schedule before the 1st day of school or come to Vail MS Front Office between 9am-3pm on July 30-July 31 to collect it.  


Transportation: Please contact Transportation or check their website ( before the 1st day of school for bus routes, bus stops, and times of pick-up and drop-off. We at the school do not have this information.


Supplies: Students need to bring at least a notebook, folder, and pen or pencil for the 1st day of school. Teachers will distribute supply requests during the first few days of school. 


Lunch: Students should do what they did the previous year for their lunch: bring money, use their account, or bring lunch from home. Information regarding free/reduced lunch is on the TUSD Website and students who received this benefit will have it again through the month of August. Families must re-apply for the benefits to continue after Labor Day. 



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Alice Vail Middle School

Alice Vail uses project-based, technology-infused lessons to engage students in the curriculum. We offer a strong selection of performing arts classes, including band and orchestra.

About a third of Vail’s students attend self-contained Gifted and Talented Education classes. The school has accelerated courses at every grade level in language arts and math.



    You are invited to attend our first annual 6th Grade Orientation on July 31, 2019 (Wednesday), 8:45am – 10:45am at the school. 

    • Students will receive their schedule, if they do not have a copy of it, and follow a bell schedule that allows for 10 minutes in each class, including lunch. Though no food will be served and no assignments given, students will meet their teachers, become familiar with the locations of their classes, bathrooms, water fountains, expectations at lunch and between classes, while also meeting old and new friends. 
    • Students should be dropped off at the Parent Pick-Up area on Beverly Street and enter the campus using the gate. Students will be dismissed to this area also. THERE ARE NO SCHOOL BUSES FOR THIS EVENT. 
    • Parents are invited to meet in the Library with the Principal, School Community Liaison, Dean of Students, Counselor, and other teachers for small group discussions about parenting middle school students, student expectations, and ways to effectively work with the school to support student success, as well tours of the campus for those who want one. Space is a bit limited, so please try to limit attendance to parents only, and light refreshments will be served.  
    • For our students in exceptional education self-contained classes, this is a perfect time to visit the classroom, meet the teacher, and begin the school year on a positive note. 



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