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July 2018

Welcome Jesse Sorenson!

Submitted by cheri.campbell on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:08

Dear Students and Parents,                                                              
       Hello! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Jesse Sorenson, I am the new principal at Payson Junior High. I grew up in Santaquin and currently live in Payson.  I’m very excited to be back at Payson Junior High. I love this school. I’ve been a student, a teacher, and an assistant principal here. I’m proudly a PJHS parent too. The past 3 years I’ve been working at Payson High School as an assistant principal and loved working with the students of our community there. I look forward to working with our students, you as parents and our great staff.    

Registration opens August 1st. You will notice that on July 25th you can go online and fill out forms at, but you will not be able to pay fees until August 1st. Please remember the required fees must be paid before you can pick up your class schedule.  Families who qualify for fee waivers need to meet with an administrator. We will be available for these meetings on August 6th and 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please bring your proof of income.
You will also find a review of some important policies regarding dress and grooming, electronic devices, outside drinks, and backpacks. Please read them carefully and be aware of these policies while shopping for school clothes and planning for the school year.  Other district and school policies will be given to your student during the first week of school. All students are to dress in a white or gray shirt and dark colored shorts for all P.E. classes. Or you can pay for P.E. uniforms on The T-shirts and shorts are $7 each.  

Seventh Grade Information: We will have a 7th-grade student and parent orientation on August 20th at 9:00 a.m.  We will begin with a short program in the cafeteria, then students and parents will be able to go through their class schedules to meet each of their teachers, find their lockers and practice their locker combinations. At 11:00 a.m. the Student Council will be on the south lawn handing out treats.  

Your student must have all the required shots in order to attend school on the first day. Contact your doctor to make sure you are up to date. The required shots are Tdap, Meningococcal, and two Varicella shots or proof that your student had Chicken Pox.

Eighth and Ninth Grade Information: We will be having a school-wide Open House on August 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for all students to come to the school, meet their teachers, practice their locker combinations, etc.  

School officially begins on August 21st at 8:00 a.m.  School pictures are on August 23rd, which is the first Thursday after school starts.  The packets will go home with the students on the first day of school.

We look forward to working with you during the coming school year. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Jesse Sorenson
Cheri Campbell
Tammy Halcrow

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