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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.


Riverside County Teacher of the Year!!

Ms. Fecera receives Teacher of the Year Award
Ms. Fecera (right) receives her award from Riverside County Superintendent, Dr. Judy White.
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.
School Grades

Follow your or your child's progress online.

CLICK HERE for StudentVUE!


CLICK HERE for ParentVUE instructions


CLICK HERE to apply for the Waiting List for the 2019-2020 School Year.

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!

The PDCMS Office is CLOSED and will reopen on August 7th. Have a nice summer!

School starts August 22nd.

Check the Daily Events Calendar for registration and other dates for 2019-2020.


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.

The PDCMS office will close on June 25th.

CLICK HERE for the 2019-2020 School Year 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

CLICK HERE to apply for the Wait List for School Year 2019-2020.

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

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

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?

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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