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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.



Costa Rica

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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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upcoming events

Fri., May 25th

8th Grade Promotion Dance: 6 pm – 8:30 pm (Gym)

Pictures Will be Taken in Room 8 Beginning at 4:30 pm


Mon., May 28th

Memorial Day Holiday (No School)


Tues., May 29th

8th Grade Class Trip to Six Flags

Students Need to Arrive by 8:00 A.M.

Buses Will Depart at 8:30 A.M.

Return Time 7 pm (Approximately)


Wed., May 30th

Promotion Practice – 9 A.M. (DMS Gym)

All 8th Graders Will be Dismissed @ 11 A.M.

Promotion Ceremony – 4 P.M. (Pitman High Gym)

Students Must Check-In by 3:15 P.M. @ PHS


Thurs., May 31st

Yearbook Distribution

Minimum Day Schedule

All Students (6th – 8th) Released at 12:49 P.M.


Fri., June 1st

Last Day of School

8th Graders w/ Permission Slips

Will be Released Early

Minimum Day Schedule

12:49 P.M. Dismissal Time

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Costa Rica Coast to Coast 2019 will be here before we know it! Come and find out how you can spend your 2019 Spring Break on this amazing adventure traveling through Costa Rica to places like San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio.  Enjoy discovering the sights and sounds as you zip line through the rain forest and raft through the rivers. Learn about the Costa Rican culture as you take Costa Rican cooking lessons, dance with professional dancers, and visit with students at a Costa Rican school. Parents and students will learn more about how to register at our  “Costa Rica 2019 Informational Meeting”, tomorrow night, Tuesday, May 22nd @ 6:00 p.m. in the Dutcher school library.  Call Dutcher Middle School Student Services Office @ (209) 634-4659 if you have any questions.


Costa Rica Flyer


For more information see John or Mrs.Rogers in the Students Services Office or call (209) 634-4659.


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2017-2018 Yearbook

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Monthly Activity Calendar

Mission Statement

The mission of Dutcher Middle School is to provide opportunities for all students to develop their intellectual, creative, and physical potential to contribute positively to society. 

Vision Statement

Empowering students with knowledge and logic to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

School Accountability Report Card - SARC

School Accountability Report Cards for the 2016-2017 school year are available in both English and Spanish.  These report cards provide background information about our school and our students, including our mission, goals, and accomplishments. A hard copy is available upon request.  Click HERE to visit the TUSD website to view Dutcher's 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.