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Emergency Preparedness Fair

In non-pandemic years, the Emergency Preparedness Fair is held in conjunction with Back to School Night, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

"Be There to Prepare!"

See the Emergency Preparedness page for details!

Back to School Night

Back to School Night, typically held during the third week of school in the fall, lets parents meet their child's teachers.

Fall 2020 - Virtual Back to School Night

Thursday, September 17, 2020


Download flyer

If you haven't yet set up your Parent Portal account, join from 4:00 to 5:00pm for setup help. See the flyer.

Note: Students should not come to Back to School Night.


In non-pandemic years, parents begin in their child's homeroom (see campus map), where they pick up his/her program. Parents then follow their child's program by going to each classroom, where the teacher explains the goals and expectations for that class.

Parents have 10 minutes in each classroom and 6 minutes to get from one class to the next -- the same time between classes that Palms students have.

In addition to visiting classrooms, you can:

  • Get pizza, snacks, and drinks at the Ballet Folklórico fundraiser.
  • View the Emergency Preparedness displays prepared by our students, in the main building downstairs hallway.
  • Use the computers in the Library to submit your Meal Application at Every Palms family should do this in September. It takes only a few minutes.
  • Stop by the the Book Fair from 3:00-7:00 pm in the Library. Buy books for your family or for teachers who have made specific requests.
  • Sign up students and parents for a free library card from the Los Angeles Public Library. Staff from the Palms-Rancho Park Branch will be in the quad to help you.
  • Stop by Mr. Nicholson's classroom (room 197 in the main building) just before 5:00 pm or just after 7:00 pm if you have questions about the Eighth Grade East Coast Trip.

In non-pandemic years, your program will look as follows, with the rooms, subjects, and teacher names filled in:

Period Time Room Subject Teacher
Doors open 5:00pm      
Homeroom 5:14-5:24      
Period 1 5:30-5:40      
Period 2 5:46-5:56      
Period 3 6:02-6:12      
Period 4 6:18-6:28      
Period 5 6:34-6:44      
Period 6 6:50-7:00      
Be On Time - Every Minute Counts!

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In non-pandemic years, o\Parking is provided in the physical education area (located on Palms Blvd.).

Please do not park in the faculty parking lots. 

Teacher Conferences?

Back to School Night is not a time for teacher conferences. There simply isn't time for teachers to speak to each parent about how their child is doing in class.

However, followup teacher conferences are encouraged. In non-pandemic years, sign-up sheets are provided on Back to School Night for parents who want to schedule a teacher conference.