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Palm Desert Charter Middle School

Principal: Sallie Fraser | Assistant Principals: Chris Geyer, Debbie Dolan

74200 Rutledge Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone: 760-862-4320 Fax: 760-862-4327

Palm Desert Charter Middle School Mission Statement:

The community of Palm Desert Charter Middle School collaborates to provide a safe nurturing environment

in which students pursue academic excellence, environmental stewardship and social accountability as global citizens.

School Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:10am - 2:36pm

Wednesdays: 8:10am - 1:44pm

Attendance Hotline!

760-862-4320 x1

Did you know there is a direct correlation between good attendance and student achievement? Students should attend school, on time, every day but when your child is sick, please call the PDCMS Attendance Hotline ASAP: 760-862-4320 x1. The Hotline is available 24 hour a day.

Promoting Safe Schools Together

Promoting Safer Schools Together.

CLICK HERE to report any incident that you may have seen or heard that concerns you or a friend.

Mark Your Calendar!

Thanksgiving Holiday Break:

Nov 19 - Nov 23

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

2018-2019 Calendar

2018-2019 Bell Schedules

Daily Events Calendar


School Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:10am - 2:36pm Wednesdays: 8:10am - 1:44pm

School Office Hours Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm (Closed on non-school days)

Phone: 760-862-4320 Fax: 760-862-4327

Attendance Hotline: 760-862-4320 x1

New Student Registration: Mon - Fri 9am -11am and 1pm-3pm

We are currently accepting WAITING LIST applications for the 2018-2019 School Year. All applications must be hand-delivered to the PDCMS office. CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018-2019 PDCMS APPLICATION

Please Note: ALL students must apply to attend PDCMS. There is no school boundary.

Be a Panther Volunteer! CLICK HERE for the online application. Please note, the volunteer application process can take up to 4 weeks so please apply ASAP.

Need more uniforms? Purchase them online at NORMANS Use code #74200

Norman's will also be selling uniforms at PDCMS from 2:30pm-6:00pm on Dec 7th and Jan 30th.


Complete your Meal Application here.

Deposit to your student's cafeteria account online:

Breakfast: $1.75

Lunch $3.00

Milk: $.50 Juice: $.50

Beginning August 1st, you may apply for the meal program online. Click Here for the Application

Click here for Bus Information

You must live more than 3 miles from PDCMS and reside in the PDCMS boundary to ride the bus. To determine the distance, use the "walking man" icon on Google Maps.

Click here to purchase a yearbook.

Click here for a list of DSUSD Tutors

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Emergency Preparedness CheckList

What would you do if a natural disaster strikes

during school hours?

Click here for the PDCMS Emergency Plan procedures and links to be prepared

What's New?

Stay informed by sending your email address to: to receive weekly school news & updates!

IMPORTANT! Students entering 7th Grade MUST have the T-Dap immunization booster before starting school.

Click here for complete details in English & Spanish