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Contact Kathy Gonnella  Kathy Gonnella Assistant Principal

Virtual Camp Palms

Welcome New Palms Families

Welcome New Students!

Camp Palms is a middle school orientation for incoming students.

In a typical year, incoming 6th grade students come to the Palms Middle School campus on two consecutive mornings, where they have the opportunity to become familiar with the campus, meet some of the teachers, rotate through classes, and make new friends.

There is typically also an orientation for new Palms parents.

For 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, we're going virtual!

Virtual Camp Palms Schedule

Virtual Camp Palms will be an online experience, from Monday, August 10 to 5:00pm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

Students and their families can take a virtual tour of the campus and listen to teachers discuss information you'll want to know before school starts.

This will be followed by a parent/guardian Zoom meeting on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm to address questions and provide follow-up information.

We'll post more details as soon as they are available, including the meeting link.

What if You Miss Camp Palms?

Don't worry if your child cannot attend Camp Palms. New students are made to feel welcome on the first day of school and beyond. People will be standing by to answer questions for any student who seems a little uncertain. We want all of our students to feel comfortable and confident as soon as possible!


You're invited!

Parent Check-In

Palms uses a parent check-in process in mid-August, prior to the first day of school. The parent check-in enables families to complete and submit required paperwork such as emergency contact information before school starts, find out the student's class schedule, pick up textbooks, sign up for LAUSD PASSport, and purchase PE clothes and other items at the student store. It's a great way to get a jump on the school year rather than having to do all of these things the first week of school.

Families of new and returning students are sent a letter in mid-June listing the dates and times for each grade's parent check-in session. Please plan to attend the parent check-in for your grade level, and get an organized start to the school year.

See: Parent Check-In

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Families

New 7th and 8th grade students are already familiar with middle school but may have questions about Palms Middle School. You are welcome to attend Camp Palms as well.