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.

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PDCMS is seeking our parents' and the community's input of our LCAP*
*The State of California requires school districts and charter schools to develop a
Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  The LCAP is a plan that
aligns the school's educational goals with financial resources.  

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Palm Desert Panther 5-K

 Palm Desert Panther 5-K
January 22, 2017

**NO SCHOOL** on Friday, Jan 27th

Norman's Uniforms will be back at PDCMS on Thursday, Feb 2nd, from 2:30-6:00pm to sell more uniforms tops & bottoms! 

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See the Calendar page for ALL events & activities.

Palm Desert Charter Middle School
named "Honor Roll School" 
for the 2015 California Honor Roll; presented by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE).

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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 

Teachers and Classified Employee of the Year!  


School Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:10am - 2:44pm                                                     Wednesdays: 8:10am - 1:49pm

Click here for the PDCMS Bell Schedules

CLICK HERE for the 

2016-2017 PDCMS School Year Calendar.

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

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  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.

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

Click here for the 2016-2017 PDCMS Application
(There are currently no openings for 2016-2017. New applications will be wait-listed.)

Beginning January 3, 2017, you may apply to attend the 2017-2018 School Year.  All waiting list applications must be hand-delivered to the PDCMS office.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE JANUARY 3RD. 

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

Wondering which school is nearest to your residence?
Click here to find out  Please note: effective 2016-2017 School Year, PDCMS has a "Preference Area" only.  All residents must apply to attend PDCMS.  Attendance is subject to availability.

IMPORTANT! Students entering 7th Grade MUST have the T-Dap immunization booster before starting school. 
Click here for complete details in English & Spanish

Image result for happy birthday imagesWish a student or teacher a Happy Birthday on our new marquee!   It can also be heard in the morning announcements.


Please note, the volunteer application process can take up to 4 weeks so please apply ASAP.
Deposit to your student's cafeteria account online:
Breakfast: $1.75 
Lunch $2.75
Milk: $.50 Juice: $.50 
Beginning August 1st, you may apply for the meal program online.  Click Here for the Application 

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.