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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

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

Versión en español del horario de recogida y entrega de estudiantes / familias de fin de año

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.

CLICK HERE to find ways to enhance Social Distancing.

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.

Find help for social/emotional issues on the DSUSD Wellness page.

Enrichment & Educational Resources from DSUSD

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.

To check the status of your child's application please email either: , or

Para revisar el estatus de la aplicación de su hijo(a) favor de contactar:

To apply for the 2020-2021 PDCMS Waiting List,

School Grades

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.

CLICK HERE for StudentVUE!


CLICK HERE for ParentVUE instructions

APPLY for the PDCMS Waiting list

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


Middle School Curriculum


Purchase PE uniforms, yearbooks, pay for Bridges after school program and more online!

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.

Feeling depressed, sad or hopeless? Or just need someone to talk to? Please reach out by COMPLETING THIS FORM. You are not alone!


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.


Complete your Meal Application here.

Deposit to your student's cafeteria account online:

Breakfast: $2.00

Lunch $3.25

Milk: $.50 Bottled Water: $1.00

Click Here for Menu Items

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

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.


Riverside County Teacher of the Year!!

Ms. Fecera is congratulated by Superintendent Scott Bailey
Ms. Fecera is congratulated by DSUSD Superintendent, Scott Bailey,
Ms. Fecera and Principal Fraser celebrate
Ms. Fecera and Principal Sallie Fraser celebrate the exciting news.

We think you'll want to know...................

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

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.