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Welcome New Palms Families

Camp Palms Signups

This information is for a typical school year.

Once information about Camp Palms has been mailed out, you can contact the Main Office if you did not receive the information.

Students should sign up for Camp Palms as soon possible, but space is no longer limited. We have room for all incoming 6th grade students who want to attend.

What the Parent Orientation Covers

This information is for a typical school year.

  • Overview
  • Teacher Introduction
  • Transition to Middle School
  • School Safety
  • Academic Placement
  • Counseling Department
  • Magnet Program Busing
  • Title I Funds and Meal Program
  • Team Prime Time
  • Parent Volunteers
Tip: The Student Store is Open

This information is for a typical school year.

While you're on campus for Camp Palms, you or your child can purchase P.E. clothes at the Student Store. Cash only.

You can find Student Store on the campus map.

Camp Palms

Camp Palms will not be on-campus this year.

Instead, you can take a Palms Virtual Tour.

Welcome Sixth Grade Students!

This information is for a typical school year.

Camp Palms is a middle school orientation for incoming 6th grade students, who will have the opportunity to become familiar with the campus, meet some of the teachers, rotate through classes, and make new friends.

Camp Palms is a 2-day program in August, before school starts in the Fall. See the schedule below.

Invitation letters are usually mailed by the end of May. Sixth grade students wishing to participate in Camp Palms should sign up in advance for this event.

In a normal school year, Camp Palms starts in the School Auditorium on Woodbine Street (see campus map). Over two days, students attend 8 sessions (4 each day), learning everything from study skills to math games to using a P.E. locker. Students learn their way around campus in a fun scavenger hunt.

Watch our News page for information about Camp Palms for 2020.

Sign up ahead of time to guarantee a space.

Show up anyway if you didn't sign up. We'll do our best to make room!


Incoming 6th Grade Families

This information is for a typical school year.

Parents of 6th grade students are welcome to attend, with or without their 6th grader, either of the one-hour orientation sessions held on the first day.

If students in Camp Palms attend the 9:00-10:00am orientation session with their parents then at 10:00am parents leave campus while 6th grade students remain until noon. Students, without parents, return the next day from 9:00am to noon.

Camp Palms Schedule
For 6th Grade Students and Parents
Date Incoming 6th Grade Students Incoming 6th Grade Families
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9 am-noon: Camp Palms
Day 1
9-10 am: Orientation
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9 am-noon: Camp Palms
Day 2
What if You Miss Camp Palms?

This information is for a typical school year.

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 and help with maps and directions for any student who seems a little uncertain. We want all of our students to feel comfortable and confident as soon as possible!

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

  • Ms. Andersen
  • Many other Palms teachers lead Camp Palms sessions.
Counselors and Sixth Grade Teachers

sixth grade staff

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Families

This information is for a typical school year.

New 7th and 8th grade students are already familiar with middle school but may not have seen the Palms campus (see campus map). We invite these parents and students to join one of our Palms tours.

7th and 8th grade parents who are new to Palms may attend either of the Camp Palms one-hour orientations, with or without their 7th or 8th grader, but 7th and 8th grade students do not attend the rest of Camp Palms.

Orientation Schedule

This information is for a typical school year.

Camp Palms Schedule for 7th and 8th Grade
Date Incoming 7th or 8th Grade Students Incoming 7th or 8th Grade Families
(parents, with or without students)
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 You may attend an Orientation session only if you are with your parent. 9-10 am: Orientation