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
School Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:10am - 2:36pm | Wednesdays: 8:10am - 1:44pm
LAST CHANCE to pick up medications from the Health Office is Thursday, June 4th from 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Distance Learning Monday- Thursday. CLICK HERE FOR THE PDCMS SCHEDULE.
NEW TIMES for 'Grab & Go' Meals: Mondays* & Wednesdays** (only) from 8:00AM - 10:00AM at PDCMS. Pick up is located in the Lincoln School parking lot.
*Two days worth of meals will be distributed on Mondays.
**Three days worth of meals will be distributed on Wednesdays.
Keep up to date with the California Department of Education.
Stay in touch with PDCMS!
Should your child require mental health support during these trying times, you can contact DSUSD's educational partner, Care Solace, at this link, or by phone at 888-515-0595. More information can also be found at this link.
For extra support with the emotional toll caused by the COVID19 pandemic, the California Department of Education (CDE) has set up a crisis hotline with a variety of information designed to help students.
CONGRATULATIONS Riverside County Teacher of the Year, Jodi Fecera, and to the PDCMS 2019-2020 Teachers & Classified Staff of the Year:
Robotics Teacher, MR. MUNKSGARD, PE Teacher, MR. MURPHY and Administrative Assistant, MRS. STODDART!
The lottery for applications for the 2020-2021 School Year has been completed. Notices to parents have been emailed to the addresses on the applications.
Para revisar el estatus de la aplicación de su hijo(a) favor de contactar:
To apply for the 2020-2021 PDCMS Waiting List,
Follow your or your child's progress online. NEW THIS YEAR, Progress Reports & Reports Cards will be viewed on ParentVue. They will not be mailed.
APPLY for the PDCMS Waiting list
For information about the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA), please see:
Purchase PE uniforms, yearbooks, pay for Bridges after school program and more online!
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.
Need to reach your counselor?
Just click on his or her name:
Mrs. McCown (Last name A - Ga)
Mr. Ruiz (Last name Ge - O)
Ms. Vasquez (Last name P - Z)
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
Please Note: ALL students must apply to attend PDCMS. There is no school boundary.
NEW Uniform Supplier: Impression Designs Group, located at 75153 Merle Drive, Suite B, Palm Desert. Store opens July 15th. Hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday 2019-2020 PDCMS Uniform Dress Codes
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.
Deposit to your student's cafeteria account online:
Milk: $.50 Bottled Water: $1.00
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.
CONGRATS, MS. JODI FECERA!
Riverside County Teacher of the Year!!
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IMPORTANT! Students entering 7th Grade MUST have the T-Dap immunization booster & TWO Varicella vaccines before starting 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.