Question: Who can use School Loop and the website?
The primary users of our website are Palms employees, students, and parents.
- Palms staff and teachers have been given individual School Loop accounts for their individual Palms Middle School websites. These are the people who can put information on their web pages, edit information, and upload files and photos.
- Friends of Palms volunteers manage much of the day-to-day upkeep of the main website. These are the people who publicize events and fundraisers, keep parents up-to-date with school news, and post other information under the direction of the school administrators. Neil Cuadra has been the webmaster since Fall 2010. The masthead was designed by parent Greg Bartlett. Each year, the Friends of Palms President and PTSA President are especially active in contributing to website content.
- Palms parents and students can view the website but do not get their own School Loop accounts. They can look at all web pages, read what's presented on the site, and download files, but they can't log in or change anything.
- Prospective Palms families are likely to visit the Palms website to learn about the school. That's one reason that we try to provide a lot of information on the main website and let people know what's great about Palms.
- Other people. Anybody on the Internet can visit our website too, which is why we should be careful not to post personal information without permission. In particular, you need parental permission to post names, photos, or personal information about students.
- Statistics. Over the 2013-2014 school year, the Palms website served 183,073 page views to an average of 4,673 monthly visitors.
Regulations for the use of School Loop
- Each person with a School Loop account must agree to School Loop's User Agreement. You don't need to click the "Accept Agreement" button on that page; it won't work. Your use of School Loop indicates your agreement.
- Even though the Palms website is not on an LAUSD computer, all users of the site are subject to the LAUSD Acceptable Use Policy because the site represents an LAUSD school.