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If you have questions about Virtual Camp Palms, click or tap the envelope icon below to contact Ms. Gonnella.

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 for Students

Virtual Camp Palms will be an online experience focused on Palms students, although parents can watch as well.

It was originally scheduled for August 10 through 12, but had to be postponed due to unavoidable delays.

Virtual Camp Palms for students will instead take place sometime during the week of August 10, but not starting on Monday as originally planned. We'll announce the starting day and time as soon as we know them.

The content will be pre-recorded, so you can watch anytime during the Camp Palms days.

Students and their families can take a virtual tour of the campus and listen to teachers discuss information that you'll want to have before school starts. The presentations will also include tips on distance learning and on navigating Schoology.

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!

Virtual Camp Palms LinkS

For students: Virtual Camp Palms is in final production and will be ready August 18 or later. Stay tuned for final information.

See below for Zoom information for the evening meeting for parents on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00pm

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Virtual Camp Palms Evening Meeting for Parents

An evening Zoom meeting will be held for parents and adult community members:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00pm to about 8:30pm

We will address questions and provide follow-up information. This meeting is not for students.

Submit your questions by email to Assistant Principal Kathy Gonnella by 2pm on August 12. Priority will be given to these questions.

Zoom meeting details

Link for web browsers

Meeting ID: 995 0514 0322
Passcode: 210213

You can use audio in your web browser or call in from a landline or mobile phone:
Phone number: 1-213-338-8477
One tap mobile: 12133388477,,99505140322#

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.