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hybrid learning

It is not yet known when students will return to the Palms campus. When it happens, students and their parents may be able to choose between two instructional models: Online-Only Learning and Hybrid Learning.

  • Online-Only Learning is the model used for the Fall 2020 semester. Students stay at home, learning remotely, while participating in a mix of remote live instruction with a teacher and independent work time.
  • Hybrid Learning is a new model, where a limited number of students come to campus for a portion of each week. Different grade levels will have different schedules. Health screenings will be given each day. While on campus, students will remain with the same set of students in a single classroom. They will receive both in-person and remote instruction.


For their on-campus days, students in Hybrid Learning will be provided with transportation, if parents have requested it.


A student's Online-Only Learning teachers and Hybrid Learning teachers may differ.


The Grab & Go meal distribution program will continue. Students in Hybrid Learning will be provided with meals when they are on campus.

Switching between models:

Students in Hybrid Learning will be able to switch to Online-Only Learning at any time.

Students in Online-Only Learning will be able to switch to Hybrid Learning, but only on designated calendar dates, since they must be assigned to a cohort.

Posted 12/4/20

Return to Campus Family Guide

LAUSD parents are asked to submit one Return to Campus - Program Selection Form for each LAUSD student in their family by the deadline of Sunday, December 6, 2020.

It is a short online questionnaire, asking about your return to campus preference (hybrid model or online model), transportation needs, home resources, and a few other topics.

➡ Return to Campus Program Selection Form

You can read about the LAUSD plan for returning to campus in the LAUSD Return To Campus Family Guide:

Download Family Guide: ⬇ English • ⬇ Spanish

Posted 12/3/20

2020-2021 Student Body Officers

These Leadership students were elected in the Fall 2020 Student Body Election:

  • President: Arielle Jackson
  • Vice President: Aubrey Jenkins
  • Secretary: Zain Almahdi
  • Secretary: Mia Rubalcava
  • Treasurer: Daniel Shashoua
  • Commissioner of Activities: Ava Gutierrez

Congratulations to Arielle, Aubrey, Zain, Mia, Daniel, and Ava!

You can read about their positions on the Student Body Election page.

Posted 12/2/20

Middle Years Newsletter

The December issue of the Middle Years Newsletter has tips on kindness, having a good attitude toward school, planning for essay writing, screen addiction, kitchen chemistry, and more.

Download the December issue

For back issues, see the Middle Years Newsletter page.

Posted 12/1/20

Return to Campus Town Hall

Palms families are invited to attend a Zoom-based town hall meeting about the plan to return LAUSD students to campus, on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Return to Campus Town Hall

➡ Zoom link

Meeting ID: 851 1891 5785

Download flyer

➡ View slide presentation

Posted 12/1/20

El Pollo Loco

Palms families and their friends are invited to participate in Dining for Dollars at El Pollo Loco (Sepulveda Blvd. at National), on Thursday, December 3, 2020, from 3:00pm-9:00pm.

When you buy dinner from El Pollo Loco, 20% goes to Friends of Palms.

Be sure to show the flyer when you order or when you pick up your order.

⬇ Flyer

Posted 12/1/20

school photos

If your child had their photo taken on Picture Day, you can now order prints. Go to and enter the Student ID# in the search field.

Download Ordering flyer

If your child did not have their photo taken, make sure that they come to the second Make-Up Picture Day on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The appointment times are by last name. For the schedule, see the flyer or our Student ID Cards page.

Download Make-Up Picture Day flyer

Posted 12/1/20

Hope for Unity logo

Palms 8th grader Krisette Arcinas received Top Honors for her painting in the Hope for Unity Art Contest sponsored by art supply store Baller Art Ware.

Her art was displayed in October and November at the Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum.

Congratulations, Krisette!

Posted 11/30/20

Los Angeles Public Library

Check out the Library Events page for upcoming activities of the Los Angeles Public Library, including

Upcoming meetings at the Palms-Rancho Park branch library include Teen Council (December 2 and 16) and Tween Book Club (December 14). For details see the Library Events page.

Posted 11/30/20

Housing Proposal

Campus area to be affected by the LAUSD proposal

An Online Information Public Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 6:00pm on the topic of LAUSD's proposal to convert half of Palms Middle School's new grass field to housing for school district employees.

Online Information Public Meeting

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:00pm

➡ Zoom link

Meeting ID: 810 9258 4009

⬇ Download meeting flyer

Download summary of housing plan

The Board of Education will vote on the proposal on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Posted 11/30/20