Four athletic seasons are offered at Payne,
and we compete as part of the East Valley Conference (EVC). Visit the EVC Website. For questions regarding Athletics, call Student Services at 480-224-2411.
Parents/Legal Guardians should call the
Attendance line at 480-224-2403 to officially excuse an absence. Homework can
be requested by emailing the teachers and checking their websites. Teachers Directory.
Please be aware that teachers have 24 hours to
respond to homework requests.
are required to have their ID card (or a clear picture on an iPod/smartphone)
to ride the bus. In cases where they forget their ID at home, temporary ID’s
are available at the Student Services desk before school
or during lunch. Students must have a signed note from their
parent/guardian to ride on a different bus, and that note must be stamped by
the Front Office staff.
To contact Transportation, please call 480-812-7275.
We enjoy celebrating students’ birthdays and
other special occasions. Parents are welcome to bring in store bought treats
for the classroom to enjoy. In the interest of keeping our daily instruction
time flowing smoothly, we ask that you adhere to the following:
- Prior arrangements are to be made with
the teacher. He/she will let you know what time of day works best.
- Any treat is welcome as long as it is
store bought. No homemade treats. We realize parents may wish to bring
home-baked treated to school. However, due to a number of issues, such as
food allergies etc., serving home baked foods is prohibited by our
- Please refrain from bringing in other
celebration items i.e. confetti, balloons, gifts, flowers. Students
are not permitted to have balloons in the classroom or on the bus.
Checkout Student Procedures
A picture ID is required when checking out a
student. Students will not be called out of class until we have verified the ID
of the person picking them up. If you need to check out your student during
lunch, please be aware that we cannot call students
in the cafeteria. You will have to sign in and try to locate them in the
We offer a range of electives including the
following: Art, AVID, Band, Ceramics, Choir, Computer Applications, Digital Media, FACS -Family and Consumer Sciences, Oral Expressions, Orchestra, PE, Project Lead the Way, and Spanish
Early dismissal time is 11:02 am.
information regarding health office procedures, please call our Health
Assistant at 480-224-2402.
Infinite Campus (student grades online)
parent/guardian may check grades using Infinite Campus. Please complete the
Infinite Campus Portal Parent/Guardian Access Request Form and your activation
code will be mailed to you. For Parent Portal questions or to reset login
information, please contact Student Services at 480-224-2411. You may access
grades online or by using a mobile app on your smartphone. Important: The code
you will need for your iPhone or Android app is GBBGMT.
may send cash or a check with their student to add money to a lunch
account. You may also add money by visiting My School Bucks online. Add money to your child's lunch account
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Payne’s many activities by making a TAX CREDIT DONATION. Your
contributions help students become involved in fun, meaningful and
life-enhancing activities. Make a Tax Credit donation.
You benefit as a tax payer, Payne’s students benefit through rich activities.
At PJHS, we want all of our students to be successful. To achieve this, we
place all student on an academic "team". Students on teams will
have the same core teachers (Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language
Arts). Teams help teachers focus on student achievements, provide common expectations, and increases
parent communication. Students go to different electives based upon
To schedule a tour of our school, contact Student Services at 480-224-2411
are currently $35 and can be purchased from PJHS or online from Jostens. Visit the Jostens website.