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Good morning NUSD Families--

As you may know, the CDC approved the Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15 years of age yesterday.  

Mariposa Community Health Center, in collaboration with the Santa Cruz County Health Department, will be offering the Pfizer vaccine tomorrow, Friday, May 14th at the Nogales Recreation Center.

Vaccinations will also be available at the following dates and times:

Monday, May 17th: 8 am-2 pm
Tuesday, May 18th: 8 am- 2 pm
Wednesday, May 19th: 8 am-2 pm
Friday, May 21st: 8 am-12 pm

If you would like to schedule a COVID vaccine for your child age twelve through fifteen, please follow the link below to register for an appointment. 


More information regarding this vaccine can be found on the Santa Cruz County Health Department website or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at (520) 375-7626 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

Thank you--
Superintendent. Fernando Parra

Buenos días familias de NUSD--

Como sabrá, ayer la CDC aprobó la vacuna Pfizer para niños de 12 a 15 años. 

El Centro de Salud Comunitario Mariposa, en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Santa Cruz, ofrecerá la vacuna Pfizer mañana, viernes 14 de mayo en el Centro Recreativo de Nogales.

Las vacunas también estarán disponibles en las siguientes fechas y horarios:

Lunes 17 de mayo: de 8:00 a 14:00
Martes 18 de mayo: 8 a.m. a 2 p.m.
Miércoles 19 de mayo: de 8:00 a 14:00
Viernes 21 de mayo: de 8 a.m. a 12 p.m.

Si desea programar una vacuna COVID para su hijo de doce a quince años, siga el enlace a continuación para registrarse para una cita.


Puede encontrar más información sobre esta vacuna en el sitio web del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Santa Cruz o llamando a la línea directa de COVID-19 al (520) 375-7626 de lunes a viernes de 8:00 am a 5:00 pm.

Superintendente. Fernando Parra

Good afternoon
As parents of NUSD students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year, you are invited to complete a survey. Please assist us in planning for school by completing this survey. Your feedback is important and will enable us to plan appropriately for your child's instruction.

Buenas tardes:
como padres de estudiantes de NUSD inscritos para el año escolar 2020-2021, están invitados a completar una encuesta.Ayúdenos a planificar el año escolar completando esta encuesta. Sus comentarios son importantes y nos permitirán planificar adecuadamente la instrucción de su hijo/a.  

3/15/2020  1:40 PM

Nogales Unified School District #1 will be providing FREE MEALS during the school closure for children 18 years of age and under. Meals will be served at different locations throughout Nogales during this time. 
Attached you will find the flyers for the school closure meal schedule. 


Thank you!



Welcome to the Desert Shadows Middle School website, proud home of the Diamondbacks. We are one of 10 schools in the Nogales Unified School District located in Nogales, Arizona. You’ll find us about an hour south of Tucson.

Our school serves students in the 6th through 8th grades. Our teachers are dedicated to the students in their care and set high standards for continued growth. We are proud to offer many activities for students here on campus and can boast small class sizes. We feel that everyone succeeds in an environment where each student receives individual attention.
Dear Desert Shadows families,

Welcome to Desert Shadows Middle School.  On behalf of the staff, I am glad to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year! We are looking forward to a productive year.  

Our goal this year is to become an “A” school. We, as the administration and staff, are committed to working together as educators and parents to ensure our students fully achieve their potential 
Please review your child’s planner for important information about the school’s policies. In addition, newsletters and calendars, will be mailed monthly to keep you informed as to what is happening at Desert Shadows. As a parent or guardian you have access to your child’s academic performance through PowerSchool.

Throughout the school year you will have several opportunities to meet with your student’s teachers. On Thursday, August 22 our Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. All parents and students are invited. We look forward to this meet and greet opportunity. 

As the new principal at Desert Shadows I welcome all. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (520) 377-2646. I thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.


Christopher Miranda,

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