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seruiz@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

(626)-933-7401

Welcome

Dear Panther Families,

Welcome to a new school year at Palm Elementary!  As we return to school from a year of distance learning, we are very excited to have your child back on campus and ready to learn.  I hope you are spending quality time with your loved ones this summer and our students are getting some R&R before the new school year begins.   

Throughout this past month, our Leadership Team has spent a great deal of time planning an amazing school year for our students and families.  Kudos to their commitment in wanting the best for our staff, students and parents as we embark on a new year. You will all be amazed at the rigorous instructional strategies they have committed our staff to engage our students with throughout the year.  Our families and students will absolutely be thrilled about returning to school this year.   Some changes have taken place throughout the summer to our bell schedule, dismissal procedures and lunch prices. 

A New Bell Schedule for the 21-22 School Year

We will have a staggered start and a staggered release time this year.

TK-3rd: 8:15am - 2:12pm

4th-5th: 8:00am - 2:19pm

Minimum Day/Early Release Dismissal

Every Thursday, beginning August 5, 2021

TK-3rd: 8:15am-1:07pm

4th-5th: 8:00am - 1:06pm

Parking/Pick-up and drop-off

  • The lane closest to the curb in the front of the school is for school buses only.Please DO NOT PARK along the curb in front of the school.
  • The middle lane, next to the bus lane (along the red line) is for dropping off and picking up students; please DO NOT PARK or leave your car unattended in this lane.
  • The third lane, closest to the street, is for through traffic only.
  • DO NOT PARK or leave your car unattended in the middle lane.  If you need more time when dropping-off or need to wait for your student, please find a parking space to reduce congestion and support open traffic flow.
  • During pick up time, cars will be directed all the way up to the Kinder area as students will no longer wait in the front area.  Our SSA's will be calling for students as parents approach the pick up lane.  Students will be released from Gate #2, the Office Gate and the Cafeteria.  

Cafeteria/Meals

  • Breakfast – (FREE) includes entrée, fruit, milk
  • Lunch – (FREE) includes entrée, fruit/vegetables, milk.

Student Emergency Supplies Kits

  • You will receive directions on this the first week of school.

Guests on Campus

All guests must report immediately to the front office, sign-in, and Ms. Emma or Ms. Olivia will help you with your inquiries.  

Uniforms

  • Palm Elementary follows the district uniform policy. (HLPUSD District Handbook, pgs. 14-16)
  • Uniform waiver forms will be available July 28 and must be completed and submitted to the school by August 3,2021
  • School uniforms/dress code is to be followed Monday-Friday.  Thursday's are designated “College Shirt Day” and Friday's are “School Pride/ Spirit Wear” days.

Back to School Night

 Wednesday, August 19th  at 5:00pm

Stay Connected

Weekly telephone messages – be certain to keep your phone numbers current with us in order to receive these messages

Parent Square -  Parents will receive messages, emails, and phone calls from Mrs. Carbajal on Parent Square

Website - Check our website frequently for updated information and current events taking place at Palm.  The website address is:

https://pes-hlpusd-ca.schoolloop.com/

 

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 4th. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school at 626-933-7401.  

 

Go Panthers!!

back to school

Kindly,

Mrs. Carbajal

Principal

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