The kids are moaning and groaning. Parents are quietly shouting, “Hallelujah!” School in the Rim Country resumes on July 29.
So, it is time to get students registered and supplies purchased.
The Payson Unified School District has released the following registration schedule for its schools.
Payson High School
July 13-17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — New students to the district
July 20, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Seniors
July 21, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Juniors
July 22, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Sophomores
July 23, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Freshmen
July 20-22, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Evening check-in for all grades
Payson Center for Success High School — call (928) 472-2011 for an appointment.
Rim Country Middle School
July 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
July 21, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
July 22, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call to make sure staff is available to register students.
Julia Randall Elementary School, (928) 474-2353
Payson Elementary School, (928) 474-5882
Frontier Elementary School, (928) 472-2052
For more information, call Susan Campbell at the district office, (928) 474-2070.
Students attending elementary school in Payson are asked to bring a variety of supplies at the start of the new school year, if possible.
Residents of the Rim Country may donate some of the requested supplies to help provide for the students who cannot buy the requested items. Contact the individual elementary schools at the numbers above to make arrangements for the donations.
Julia Randall Elementary
First- and Second-grades — hand sanitizer, pencil box, facial tissue, backpack
Third-grade — backpack, small pillow, facial tissue, Lysol or Clorox wipes, pencil box or pencil pouch
Fourth-grade — backpack, hand sanitizer, highlighter (any color), facial tissue, pencils, pencil box, water bottle with small opening
Fifth-grade — backpack, highlighter, pencils or mechanical pencils, facial tissue, pencil sharpener (must hold shavings)
Kindergarten — four glue sticks, Crayola watercolors, package of Play-Doh, package of baby wipes, washable markers, a box of adhesive bandages, hand sanitizer, package of gallon-size zip-top type plastic bags, package of paper plates, two boxes of facial tissue
First-grade — 16-count box of crayons, one school box, pair of rounded scissors, as many glue sticks as possible, watercolor paint, a box of adhesive bandages, package of gallon-size zip-top type plastic bags, package of disinfectant wipes, package of No. 2 pencils, composition book
Second-grade — two boxes facial tissue, three glue sticks (or more), bottle of Elmer’s Glue, two dozen No. 2 pencils, package washable markers, a dry erase marker, two packages disinfectant wipes, 24-count box of crayons, package of pencil erasers, package of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper, three folders
Third-grade — a dozen No. 2 pencils, 16-count box of crayons, four glue sticks, box of facial tissue, bottle of hand sanitizer, a container of sanitizing wipes, two large pink erasers, a spiral notebook, a box of colored pencils, a dry erase marker
Fourth- and Fifth-grade (multi-age) — a box of crayons, a dozen No. 2 pencils, a pack of loose-leaf notebook paper, 3-ring (1-inch) notebook (binder), three spiral notebooks (one yellow, one blue, one red), package of colored pencils, a pocket portfolio, a ream of copy paper, a container of antibacterial wipes, a box of facial tissue, three glue sticks, a bottle of Elmer’s Glue, a box of zip-top bags
Fourth-grade — two dozen No. 2 pencils, 12-count box colored pencils, 16-count box crayons, three boxes facial tissue, two dry erase markers (one blue, one black), a yellow spiral notebook, a blue spiral notebook, a yellow pocket folder (Ms. Lien’s class only), four report covers (one red, one yellow, one green and one blue), a composition book (Ms. Lien’s class only), a 3-ring, 1-inch binder with clear plastic face and spine (Ms. Lien’s class only), a glue stick, a pack of loose-leaf notebook paper, a highlighter, four pocket folders in assorted colors (Mrs. Alvarez’s class only)
Fifth-grade — a dozen No. 2 pencils, two pens (not black or blue), two highlighters, a dry erase marker, a pencil box (Mrs. Locke’s class only), two packages of loose-leaf paper, a package of colored pencils, a pair of adult-size scissors, a bottle of Elmer’s Glue, three glue sticks, two boxes of facial tissue, a box of zip-top plastic bags (gallon or sandwich size), a 3-ring (1-inch) binder, two black compositions books (not spiral-bound), a one-subject spiral-bound notebook.
All students enrolled at Payson Elementary must have a backpack. Items on the supply list varies by class.
To learn what items your child’s teacher requires, ask the teacher or pick up the supply list at the school. In addition to a backpack for each class, the list includes: pencil box, pencil pouch, pencils, pencil sharpener, glue sticks, scissors, crayons, Post-Its (medium or small), 3-ring binder with dividers; pocket folders, box of facial tissue, large zip-top plastic bags, zip-top plastic bags of any size, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, plastic water bottle with lid, bag of treats (pretzels or soft candy), large box of Teddy Grahams, large box of Goldfish, large bag of wrapped candy, large bag of M&Ms or Starburst, paper plates, Dixie cups, sheets of stickers, disposable camera, an old sock.
Donations of the following items may be made at the PES office: backpack, pencils, glue sticks, zip-top plastic bags of any size, hand sanitizer and baby wipes.
Drop boxes for school supply donations for the youngsters in the Payson Community Kids program and others will be at the Payson Fire Department Main Street Station; the Payson Water Department; the Payson Public Library; and the Time Out Thrift Store.