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Emergency Preparedness

Be There to Prepare!

On Back to School Night, 7th grade health and science students host an Emergency Preparedness Fair. It's a fun and informative evening with:

  • Emergency preparedness giveaways
  • Raffles
  • Student-made posters, table displays, and Powerpoint presentations

Parents get a chance to stop by, view the exhibits, and talk to our students.

Emergency Preparedness Fair 2023

Thursday, September 14, 2023

4:30 to 7:00pm

Hallway outside the Library

During Back to School Night

The Great California Shakeout

Every year LAUSD participates in the Great California ShakeOut. Palms wants everyone to be ready for a major earthquake. We'll pretend there has been a natural disaster, so we evacuate students to the P.E. field. We'll also practice search and rescue simulations.

If your child must be picked up after a real emergency, someone authorized on your child's Emergency Information Card must request your child from the Request Gate on the south side of Palms Blvd. near Kelton Avenue, show identification, and then wait for your child to be brought to you at the Reunion Gate, further east along the south side of Palms Blvd. See the map on the Health and Safety page.

Palms holds its Shake Out Drill on the same day as the state, or close to it.

Shake Out Drill at Palms
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Great California ShakeOut (Third Thursday in October)
Thursday, October 19, 2023

Family Preparations

Palms students and their families can:

You should be prepared too!

Daylight Saving Time Tips

  • Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Set your clocks back one hour.
  • Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Set your clocks forward one hour.
  • When you change the clock also check your emergency supplies and change the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights.

Emergency Preparedness Fair sponsors:

Masters of Disaster