School Starts July 30


School starts on July 30. New students will need their birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residence to register. A utility bill or rental agreement will suffice for proof of residence.

Anyone with questions can call the district office at 928-474-2070.

Parents can drop students off at the temporary drop-off zone, in front of the sixth grade building.

New teachers:

Denise Camp, Resource Special Education at Payson High School

Celina Mickle, Resource Special Education at Julia Randall Elementary School

Ryan St. John, Community-based Instruction, Special Education

Bree Shipley, Pre-school at Julia Randall Elementary

Rachel Robinson, Autism at Julia Randall Elementary

Jake Swartwood, Resource Special Education at Rim Country Middle School

Lisa Evans, District Psychologist

Gary Witherspoon, Principal at Rim Country Middle School

Dezia Zuber, Resource Special Education at Payson High School

Christie Varner, Music at Julia Randall Elementary

Joe Parone, Career Technical Education, Business Program at Payson High School

Dean Pederson, Career Technical Education, Education Professions at Payson High School

The school calendar for the early part of the year is as follows:

Aug. 27 Half-day in-service

Sept. 24 Half-day in-service

Oct. 13 to 17 Fall Break

Oct. 22 Half-day in-service

Nov. 11 Veteran's Day Recess

Nov. 19 and 26 Half-day in-service

Nov. 27-28 Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 22-Jan. 2 Winter Break

Christian school

Payson Community Christian School is still accepting applications for students from three-years-old to high school seniors for their non-profit, non-denominational, faith-based school.

Tuition assistance and student scholarships are still available.

The school will hold a Welcome Back open house, along with prospective students and their families, on Wednesday, July 30.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. that Wednesday, students from early education to high school can register for classes. The first day of class is July 31.

The school uses a full college preparatory curriculum and provides all grades the opportunity to be educated with a biblical worldview.

For more information, call (928) 474-8050, or e-mail

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