Palms Middle School

The Great California ShakeOut

Safety Drills

See our Safety Drills page for descriptions of our safety drills and this year's schedule.

Emergency Preparedness

Be There to Prepare!

On Back to School Night, 7th grade Health/Life Science student leaders at Palms host an Emergency Preparedness Fair. It's a fun and informative evening with:

  • Emergency preparedness giveaways
  • Raffles
  • Student-made posters, table displays, and Powerpoint presentations

Parents get a chance to stop by, view the exhibits, and talk to our students.


Emergency Preparedness Fair:

Thursday September 13, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00pm



The Great California ShakeOut

Every year LAUSD participates in the Great California ShakeOut. Palms wants everyone to be ready for a major earthquake. We'll pretend there has been a natural disaster, so we evacuate students to the P.E. field. We'll also practice search and rescue simulations.

If your child must be picked up after a real emergency, someone authorized on your child's Emergency Information Card must request your child from the Request Gate on the south side of Palms Blvd. near Kelton Avenue, show identification, and then wait for your child to be brought to you at the Reunion Gate, further east along the south side of Palms Blvd. See the map on the Health and Safety page.


Great California ShakeOut: Thursday October 19, 2017


Palms holds its Shake Out Drill on the same day as the state, or close to it.

Shake Out Drill at Palms: Thursday October 19, 2017


Palms students and their families can:

You should be prepared too!

Daylight Savings Time Tips

  • Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Set your clocks back one hour.
  • Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Set your clocks forward one hour.
  • When you change the clock also check your emergency supplies and change the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights.
National Emergency Preparedness Month poster First Aid kit poster earthquake poster flood poster first aid poster

Masters of DisasterEmergency Preparedness Fair sponsors:

See also:


Mrs. Santana, health and science teacher