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Palms works closely with local law enforcement if there is an incident in our neighborhood.

Safety is always the #1 priority at Palms.

Safety Drills

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The safety of our students is our top priority. Following LAUSD policies, Palms holds four or five types of safety drills throughout the school year, two or three each month:

  • Drop Drill, also called Drop, Cover, & Hold Drill: Students practice safety measures to prevent harm during an earthquake. Students protect their heads, take cover under desks and tables, and move away from windows and glass.
  • Fire Drill: Students learn to evacuate classrooms safely in the event of a fire.
  • Lockdown Drill: Students move to the safety of a classroom or closest building when there is imminent danger either on campus or in the neighborhood, such as from a loose animal, community incident, or police action.
  • Shelter-in-Place Drill: Similar to a Lock Down Dril. Used when there is an environmental threat, such as a chemical spill, fire, or insect swarm in the area.
  • ShakeOut Drill: Students evacuate to the P.E. field, simulating an earthquake event. This drill is held on or near the date of the annual Great California Shakeout. In the event of an actual earthquake or on-site emergency, parents will pick up students at the Reunion Gate on the P.E. side of Palms Blvd. Details are in the Emergency Procedures section of the Health and Safety page.

These types of emergencies are unlikely to occur, but Palms is determined to be prepared!

2021-2022 Safety Drill Schedule
Safety Drills
Date Drill Per.
Thu Aug 18 Fire Drill 6
Tue Aug 30 Lockdown Drill 2
Thu Sep 1 Drop Drill 5
Thu Sep 22 Shelter Drill 4
Thu Oct 20 ShakeOut Drill 3
Thu Nov 10 Fire Drill 2
Tue Nov 29 Drop Drill ?
Thu Dec 8 Fire Drill 2
Thu Dec 15 Drop Drill 5
Fri Jan 13 Fire Drill 3
Thu Jan 26 Lockdown Drill 1
Wed Feb 1 Drop Drill 5
Wed Feb 15 Fire Drill 3
Thu Mar 2 Shelter Drill 6
Thu Mar 16 Fire Drill 2
Wed Apr 12 Fire Drill 5
Fri Apr 21 Drop Drill 2
Mon May 1 Drop Drill 4
Fri May 19 Fire Drill 1
Thu Jun 1 Lockdown Drill 3