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.
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You can support our school by using your Target Red Card. Target's "Take Charge of Education" program will donate 1% of your purchases to the school of your choice. Enroll now!
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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Information on General Obligation Bonds N & O
For information on General Obligation Bonds N & O - please click on this link - Bonds N & O.
Red Ribbon Week: Oct. 24th - Oct. 28th
Mon., Oct. 24th
Magical Monday (Disney Day)
Tues., Oct. 25th
Tired Tuesday (Pajama Day)
Wed., Oct. 26th
Wear Pink Wednesday
7th/8th Girls’ Basketball @ Blaker-Kinser – 3:30 p.m. (Ceres)
Thurs., Oct. 27th
Touchdown Thursday (Sports Day)
7th/8th Girls’ Basketball vs. Mae Hensley – 3:30 p.m. (DMS)
Choir Fall Sing Concert – 6:30 p.m. (THS Gym)
Fri., Oct. 28th
Dutcher Spirit Day
Día de Los Muertos Dance: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Gym)
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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.
2014-2015 School Accountability Report Card - SARC
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.
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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.