Parents/guardians and other guests of the district are welcome and encouraged to visit TUSD schools. Visitors must respect the learning environment however and maintain proper behavior and decorum. (EC 51512)
Disruption of the orderly process of the school is prohibited. In accordance with Penal Code 626.7, the principal or his/her designee is authorized to deny access, ban or bar future access, and remove or request the removal of any visitor whose behavior is disruptive to the educational/ working environment of the school.
Visitors to any of our campuses who have been denied access or who have been asked to leave may schedule an appointment to appeal to the Director of Student Services at (209) 667-0887 daily between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm.
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.
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Thurs., Feb. 23rd
7th & 8th Gr. Softball @ Mae Hensley – 3:30 p.m. (Ceres)
Fri., Feb. 24th
All Lottery Application Must be Turned Into DMS Office – 4:15 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 28th
7th & 8th Gr. Softball vs. Blaker-Kinser – 3:30 p.m. (DMS)
Thurs., Mar. 2nd
7th & 8th Gr. Softball vs. Cesar Chavez – 3:30 p.m. (DMS)
DMS Lottery – 5:30 p.m. (Cafeteria)
Monthly 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.
2015-2016 School Accountability Report Card - SARC
To review the School Accountability Report Card for this school: (A hard copy will be provided upon request)
TUSD Family Link
TUSD Family Link is a 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. Check with the office if you have not received this information.
Box Tops for Education
Turlock Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. TUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock prohíbe la discriminación, el hostigamiento, la intimidación y el acoso en los programas educativos, actividades o el empleo sobre la base de la ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color, discapacidad, identidad de género, expresión de género, la nacionalidad, la raza o el origen étnico, la religión, el sexo , orientación sexual, los padres, el embarazo, la familia o el estado civil, o asociación con una persona o un grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. TUSD requiere que el personal escolar tome medidas inmediatas para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo y cuando él o ella es testigo de un acto de discriminación, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso.