Palms Middle School

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Students may arrive on campus anytime after 6:00am. They must remain on campus, in the Main Building or on the central quad, until the start of school.

Bell Schedule

Download: Printable Bell Schedule (Spring 2016 and later)

See the School Calendar for days that do not follow the standard daily schedule.

See also:

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Bell Schedules
Bell Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Minimum Day Minimum Day
Regular Prof. Dev. Regular Regular Regular Six Periods Four Periods *
Homeroom 8:00
8:16
8:00
8:16
8:00
8:16
8:00
8:16
8:00
8:16
8:00
8:16
8:00
8:16
Period 1 8:22
9:16
8:22
9:01
8:22
9:16
8:22
9:16
8:22
9:16
8:22
8:53
8:22
9:11
Period 2 9:22
10:16
9:07
9:46
9:22
10:16
9:22
10:16
9:22
10:16
8:59
9:30
9:17
10:16
Break 10:16
10:30
9:46
10:00
10:16
10:30
10:16
10:30
10:16
10:30
  10:16
10:30
Period 3 10:36
11:30
10:06
10:45
10:36
11:30
10:36
11:30
10:36
11:30
9:36
10:07
10:36
11:25
Minimum Day Break           10:07
10:29
 
Period 4 11:36
12:30
10:51
11:30
11:36
12:30
11:36
12:30
11:36
12:30
10:35
11:06
11:31
12:20
Lunch 12:30
1:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
1:00
12:30
1:00
12:30
1:00
   
Period 5 1:06
2:00
12:06
12:45
1:06
2:00
1:06
2:00
1:06
2:00
11:12
11:43
 
Period 6 2:06
3:00
12:51
1:30
2:06
3:00
2:06
3:00
2:06
3:00
11:49
12:20
 
Dismissal 3:00 1:30 3:00 3:00 3:00 12:20 12:20

Minimum Days and Special Bell Schedules

The Minimum Day schedule is used during California State Testing week, Culmination Week, and occasionally on other days during the school year. Students finish school at 12:20pm instead of 3:00pm. The Library is closed after school on Tuesdays (Professional Development Days) and on Minimum Days.

A Special Bell Schedule is used on minimum days and for days when periods are out of order. Examples include the days of the Algebra/Geometry end of year course exam and the California Writing Assessment test.

* On Minimum Days with four periods, they may be any four of the six periods, not necessarily Period 1, Period 2, Period 3, and Period 4.

Extended Homeroom

A special bell schedule may be used when a longer homeroom is needed, for example for iPad distribution or iPad setup, for the annual school survey, or to take 8th grade cap-and-gown measurements.

46-minute Homeroom Schedule
Period Time Minutes
Homeroom and Breakfast in the Classroom 8:00 - 8:46 46
Period 1 8:52 - 9:41 49
Period 2 9:47 - 10:36 49
Break 10:36 - 10:50 14
Period 3 10:56 - 11:45 49
Period 4 11:51 - 12:40 49
Lunch 12:40 - 1:10 30
Period 5 1:16 - 2:05 49
Period 6 2:11 - 3:00 49

 

52-minute Homeroom Schedule
Period Time Minutes
Homeroom and Breakfast in the Classroom 8:00 - 8:52 52
Period 1 8:58 - 9:46 48
Period 2 9:52 - 10:40 48
Break 10:40 - 10:54 14
Period 3 11:00 - 11:48 48
Period 4 11:54 - 12:42 48
Lunch 12:42 - 1:12 30
Period 5 1:18 - 2:06 48
Period 6 2:12 - 3:00 48

 

76-minute Homeroom Schedule
Period Time Minutes
Homeroom and Breakfast in the Classroom 8:00 - 9:16 76
Period 1 9:22 - 10:06 44
Period 2 10:12 - 10:56 44
Break 10:56 - 11:11 15
Period 3 11:17 - 12:01 44
Period 4 12:07 - 12:51 44
Lunch 12:51 - 1:21 30
Period 5 1:27 - 2:11 44
Period 6 2:17 - 3:00 43

 

150-minute Homeroom Schedule
Period Time Minutes
Homeroom and Breakfast in the Classroom 8:00 - 10:30 150
Break 10:30 - 10:44 14
Period 1 10:50 - 11:22 32
Period 2 11:28 - 12:00 32
Period 3 12:06 - 12:38 32
Lunch 12:38 - 1:08 30
Period 4 1:14 - 1:46 32
Period 5 1:52 - 2:23 31
Period 6 2:29 - 3:00 31

Second Homeroom

A special bell schedule may be used when a second homeroom is needed at the end of the day, for example for Candygram distribution or iPad collection.

Second Homeroom Schedule
Period Time Minutes
Homeroom and Breakfast in the Classroom 8:00 - 8:16 16
Period 1 8:22 - 9:14 52
Period 2 9:20 - 10:12 52
Break 10:12 - 10:26 14
Period 3 10:32 - 11:24 52
Period 4 11:30 - 12:22 52
Lunch 12:22 - 12:52 30
Period 5 12:58 - 1:50 52
Period 6 1:56 - 2:48 52
2nd Homeroom 2:54 - 3:00 6