Attention Former Graduates (and their parents)

Notice:   INACTIVE Special Education Records

The Vail School District Special Education Office is in the process of destroying SPECIAL EDUCATION records for students that graduated from high school five years ago. We are required to notify parents or students, if they are 18 years or older, to give them an opportunity to review the records before they are destroyed. If you believe that you or your child might have Special Education records and would like to review them, please contact Cindy Cahill at 879-2051 or email at . Records are due to be destroyed on March 1, 2017.

Emergency Services Career Fair for Students

The Pima County Office of Emergency Management would like to invite high school students to attend an Emergency Services Career Fair. It will be held at Kino Sports Park on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 AM.  (This is during Fall Break for Vail School District.)

Admission is free. Parking is ample.

There will be displays of emergency vehicles and equipment as well as emergency personnel on hand representing many different emergency service related career fields, including, fire, law enforcement and rescue.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Judy Lynn at or (520)724-9309. See attached flyer. This event is open to all high school students whether they are from public, charter or private schools.

Hope to see you there!



Join us for Parent Teacher Conferences September 15th!

Hi Parents,

It’s that time of year again. Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner, on Thursday, September 15th.

Thursday will be a half day, with students leaving school at 12:30 pm.

Parent Teacher Conference Schedule:

1:30 pm              Parent Teacher Conferences begin

4:30- 5:00 pm    Teachers break for dinner

5:00 pm              Parent Teacher Conferences resume

7:00 pm              Parent Teacher Conferences end


We hope to see you there!


PHS Fundraiser – COSTCO Night!

Costco Fundraiser Night

Save the date (and save your bulk shopping) for the Costco School Event Fundraiser benefiting Pantano High School on Saturday, August 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

How to help Pantano:

Save your Costco shopping for this exclusive event, and don’t forget bring a flyer (print one from the image above, or pick one up at PHS). For every $100 you spend, PHS gets a ream of paper (but only if you have the flyer!)

If you’re feeling extra generous, you can donate one of these Wish List items when you shop. Just purchase an item and throw it in our student-decorated Pantano High School Box when you exit.

PHS Wish List 

Expo markers (As many as we can get!)




Poster Board

Printer Paper

Crayola Markers (10 or 12 packs)

Twin-Pocket Folders with Fasteners

1-inch Three Ring Binders

College Rule Filler Paper

Zebra Pens

Construction Paper


Composition Books

Elmer’s Glue

Scotch Tape

*You must be a member to shop at Costco during this event.

Student Evacuation (Weather)

Attention Parents,

Due to today’s severe storms, students from Pantano High School and Andrada High School will be taken to Cienega High School where they can be picked up by parents starting around 12:30pm. Cienega’s address is 12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Vail, AZ 85641.

Students who drove today were released from school and allowed to drive home at 12:15pm to help them avoid the storm.

Thank you for your understanding. Drive safe out there.



Pantano High School


Reminder: Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch


Your child may qualify for free or reduced price meals 

July is a busy time of the year for parents. Parents are reviewing budgets for school related purchases such as clothing, school supplies, getting children ready for the upcoming school schedule and getting prepared to support many daily activities such as homework and after school activities. Your food service department is here to help relieve another one of the common causes of stress: having to budget for your child’s meals. This way you can focus on the other areas that require your attention.

How can we help? By finding out if your child qualifies for free or reduced priced meals for this upcoming school year. This is why filling out a National School Lunch Program application as soon as possible is very important! Otherwise you may find yourself paying for full price meals when your child could have been receiving a free or reduced price meal!

Don’t forget, if your child does qualify for a free or reduced price meal, this applies not only to lunch, but to breakfast as well. So take advantage of both meal programs! Want to find out if your child qualifies for a free or reduced price meal? Fill out an application today!

How to apply for free or reduced lunch:

Visit or your school office for a free and reduced meal application and information on how you can take full advantage of this helpful program.