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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

NEW for the 2019-2020 School Year: ONLINE REGISTRATION!

No need to fill out mountains of forms anymore but if you do not currently have a ParentVUE account, please contact the office or your child's counselor BEFORE THE END OF THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR to receive directions and an activation code to create an account. An active ParentVUE account is necessary to participate in annual online registration.

School Grades

Follow your or your child's progress online.

CLICK HERE for StudentVUE!


CLICK HERE for ParentVUE instructions


CLICK HERE to apply for School Year 2019-2020. Deadline for lottery was April 5, 2019. The lottery will take place on May 14th. Applications received after the deadline are waitlisted. Applicants will be notified once the names are determined.

For information about the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA), please see:


Middle School Curriculum

The CHYA curriculum will be taught at PDCMS starting in 7th grade during the 2019-2020 School Year.

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.

Anonymously report any incident that you may have seen or heard that concerns you or a friend.

You may also report bullying and/or harassment incidents to DSUSD not anonymously

Mark Your Calendar!

Coming on Friday, May 24th...

Panther Fest Logo

Buy wristbands at lunch: $5 for admission or $20 for admission, t-shirt and 7 tickets for food and activities.

Remember, May 24th is a Minimum Day. School ends at 12:17pm.


Students entering 7th Grade in August MUST have the T-Dap immunization booster and TWO Varicella vaccines before starting school. New 7th graders cannot start school without proof of these immunizations on file in the PDCMS office.

2018-2019 Calendar

2018-2019 Bell Schedules

Daily Events Calendar

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2018-2019 Teachers and Staff of the Year!

PDCMS Staff of the Year for 2018-2019
L-R: Color Guard Instructor Jose Pena, Teacher Claudia Lopez, Teacher Kelly Hahn and School Site Monitor Maria Navarro
Ms. Fecera receives Educator of the Year Award
DSUSD Teacher of the Year, Jodi Fecera, receives an award at the Riverside County 'Celebrating Educators Luncheon' May 2019


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

The Online Wait List Application for School Year 2019-2020 is now available. CLICK HERE to apply. Deadline is April 5, 2019.

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


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 & TWO Varicella vaccines before starting school.

Click here for complete details in English & Spanish