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Dutcher Middle School
1441 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, California 95380
(209) 667-8817



Mountain Lion Update 10/1/2014

Turlock Unified School District is encouraging parents to transport their students to and from school over the next several days, as well as have them walk in groups to and from the Julien, Dutcher Middle, and Turlock High campuses, as a precautionary measure.  Recent information from the Turlock Police Department confirms another sighting of the mountain lion as of early Tuesday morning.  TUSD will continue to communicate with the authorities and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  School sites will continue to closely monitor student and staff safety, and updated information will be provided to parents as it becomes available.


Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock está alentando a los padres para transportar a sus estudiantes a la escuela en los próximos dias, así como lo hacen caminar en gupos hacia y desde el Julien, Dutcher Medio, y Turlock High campus, como medida de precaución.  Ultima información sobre el Departamento de Policía de Turlock confirma otro avistamiento del león de montaña como de la madrugada mañana martes.  TUSD seguirá comunicándose con las autoridades y el Departmento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre.  Las escuelas seguirán vigilando de cerca los estudiantes y el personal de seguridad, y la información actualizada se proporcionará a los padres a medida que esté disponible.


On behalf of Dutcher Middle School, thank you for visiting our website. As you will quickly discover, DMS is one of the district's finest schools. We are fortunate to have a community that values education and supports our efforts and our students’ efforts to achieve greatness. The purpose of this website is to provide the students, staff, parents, and community of Turlock with information about our school. This website will be updated on a regular basis. If there are any questions that are not answered on this site, please contact our school office at (209) 667-8817. 

Upcoming Events

Fri., Oct. 17th

End of 1st Quarter


Tues., Oct. 21st

Girls’ Basketball @ Blaker Kinser – 3:30 p.m. (Ceres)


Wed., Oct. 22nd

Girls’ Basketball vs. Mae Hensley – 3:30 p.m. (DMS)


Thurs., Oct. 23rd

Minimum Day – 12:45 p.m. Dismissal

Parent/Teacher Conferences: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Fri., Oct. 24th

Minimum Day – 12:45 p.m. Dismissal

Parent/Teacher Conferences: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (By appt. only) 

Día de Los Muertes Dance: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Gym)



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Yearbook Information


$50.00 July 1, 2014 – Sept. 18, 2014

$55.00 from Sept. 19, 2014- January 23, 2015

$60.00 from January 24, 2015 – April 30, 2015*

$65.00 from May 1, 2014 – May 29, 2015*

*Yearbooks are on sale until we sell out.


TUSD Family Link

TUSD Family Link  is a new, online resource that will allow parents and/or students to access attendance, demographic data, grades, transcript information, and graduation status.  TUSD Family Link is secure - it is only accessible by knowing a student's ID number, telephone number, and verification code (included in a letter mailed home February 10, 2011).  Click Create New Account to get started. 

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Today: 10/23/14
1:30 AM Minimum Day Parent Teacher Conferences
2:50 PM Math Intervention (L10) Except for the 3rd Thursday of the Month.
3:00 PM Edgenuity (C19)
3:00 PM Reading Intervention (P37)
5:00 PM Parent Teacher Conferences

Activity Calendar


The mission of Dutcher Middle School, a vibrant, distinguished and diverse school of choice, is to ensure that all students will transition with the academic and social skills necessary to be successful in high school by partnering with families and the community to provide highly engaging, comprehensive and research-validated instruction within a safe and compassionate environment which will prepare them for the complexity of our global society.

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School Accountability Report Card

To review the School Accountability Report Card for this school, please click on the picture below, for the Spanish version, please click here :

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