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School Visitors

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)

  • All visitors shall report to the office and “sign-in” to notify staff they are in the building or on school grounds.
  • The principal or designee shall provide a visible means of identification for all individuals who are not students or staff members while on school premises.
  • Visitors shall return to the office and “sign-out” before leaving the campus.

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.



Target Reward Card

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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Marvin A. Dutcher Middle School was honored as a

Star School

by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence

Upcoming Events

Mon., Feb. 8th

Pops Concert (Band/Choir/Orchestra) – 6:30 p.m. (DMS Gym)


Tues., Feb. 9th – Sat., Feb. 13th

Boys’ Basketball @ Prescott Tournament (Modesto)


Thurs., Feb. 11th thru Mon., Feb. 15th

President’s Day Holiday (No School)


Wed., Feb. 24th

Softball @ Blaker-Kinser – 3:30 p.m. (Ceres)


Thurs., Feb. 25th

Softball vs. Mae Hensley – 3:30 p.m. (DMS)




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Yearbook Information


$50.00 from July 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015

$55.00 from Sept. 1, 2015 January 29, 2016

$60.00 from January 30, 2016 – April 29, 2016*

$65.00 from April 30, 2016 – May 27, 2016*

*Yearbooks are on sale until we sell out.


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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


To review the School Accountability Report Card for this school:


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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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