Student Handbook



According the Nebo School District Board policy, students are to follow these dress standards when attending school or participating in any school activity.

  • In general, clothing must cover from one armpit to the other down to mid-thigh on the front, sides, and back, with no viewable underwear, and must connect from front to back over the shoulders with at least a wide strap.

  • Hair will be neat, clean, well groomed, and not a distraction to the educational process. Boys may have a neatly trimmed beard or mustache.
  • Clothing will be neat, clean, and in good repair. 
  • Clothing and personal items such as jewelry, backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc., shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignias that:
    • are lewd, obscene, vulgar, or profane;
    • are violent or advocate hate;
    • signify gang affiliation;
    • promote or represent tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or illegal substances;
    • promote or represent criminal or illegal activities;
    • infringe upon the rights of others; or
    • are sexually suggestive
  • Sunglasses may not be worn by students in school buildings during the school day except as part of an approved school activity or for medical reasons.
  • Appropriate footwear shall be worn at all times.
  • Clothing/jewelry will not display suggestive words/pictures or advertise any substance of which you cannot legally possess or use.
  • Tattoos, bandanas, chains, belts, or any clothing that may be associated with gangs, pose a safety issue, or may be offensive or threatening to others, are not allowed.
  • Gang-related clothing, personal items, hairstyles, and paraphernalia are not allowed in schools or at school related activities and events. This includes, but is not limited to, tattoos, bandanas, chains, clothing, or jewelry associated with gangs, gang symbols, names, initials, and insignias. School administration in consultation with law enforcement agencies will determine what constitutes "gang-related" clothing, personal items, hairstyles, and paraphernalia.  Students dressing in same colors or outfits may be asked to change.
  • No  hoods on sweatshirts covering the head.
  • Jewelry, accessories, tattoos, hair, facial hair, and other elements of a student’s appearance that draw undue attention, distract, disrupt, or otherwise interfere with the learning atmosphere at school or at school activities and events, or that create a health, safety, or welfare issue are prohibited.

**If your dress or grooming interferes with normal education processes you will be asked to change.

Students and their parents are responsible for student adherence to these dress and appearance standards. Students not in compliance may be asked to change, remove, or cover the clothing or accessory that violates this policy. Any student violating this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to suspension, exclusion or loss of extracurricular activities, probation, alternate educational placement, and/or referral to law enforcement authorities. 


Electronic devices, such as cell phones, cameras, MP3 players, IPods, etc., are allowed at Payson Junior High School. However, because of the potential for disruption, inappropriate material, threats, cheating, and invasion of privacy, all electronic devices are subject to the following rules:

 Possession of Electronic Devices:

Students may carry electronic devices to and from school and to school sponsored activities.

  • Use of Electronic Devices:

Students may use their electronic devices before and after school and also at lunch time as long as they do not create a distraction or a disruption. Use of these devices at any other time during the school day is prohibited. All such items should be turned completely off and kept out of sight. Cell phone usage is not allowed unless an emergency situation, as defined by the school staff, exists. The use of cameras or camera phones is strictly forbidden in private areas, such as, locker rooms, dressing areas, or restrooms at any time.

  • Exceptions to the above policy:

If a parent wishes their student to have access to an electronic device at an unauthorized time, they must submit a written request for permission to the school principal for consideration.

  • Disciplinary Action:

It is the Student’s responsibility to ensure that their electronic devices are turned off and out of sight during school hours. Students who violate the above restrictions are subject to disciplinary action, including confiscation of the electronic device and/or suspension from school.  As a general rule, the following actions will be taken:

1st Violation—Electronic Device will be confiscated, then returned to the student after an administrative conference at the end of the school day.

2nd Violation—Electronic device will be confiscated and then returned only to the student’s parent following a parent conference.

3rd Violation—Electronic device will be confiscated and then returned only to the student’s parent following a day of in school suspension and parent conference.

4th and all subsequent Violation—Confiscation of the device, then returned to parent after a suspension and parent conference (Suspension from school may be for up to 10 school days).

  • Theft of Electronic Devices

Payson Junior High School will not be responsible for electronic devices that may become lost or stolen while at school or at school sponsored activities.

**Parents/guardians are advised that the best way to get in touch with their child during the school day is to call the school office, 801-465-6015.

Food & Drinks

  • Vending machines are available to students before/after school and during lunch
  • Outside drinks are not permitted to be brought into the school and are subject to confiscation.
  • Energy drinks containing high levels of caffeine are not permitted anytime while at school.
  • No food or drink in the academic halls at any time (B, C, or D halls) or in the classroom.


The policies listed above are a few that are specific to Payson Junior High School. For a more complete list of Nebo School District Policies, please see the district's web page at