Panther Posts

updated January 14, 2022

Payne Junior High School

a 7th and 8th grade Junior High School located in Queen Creek within the Chandler Unified School District!

Principal: Lisa Palella

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Michael Schultz

Dean of Students: April Kutchinski

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Letter from our Principal

Happy New Year, Panther Families!

We’ve had a positive start to second semester, despite the challenges we’re experiencing. Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate the changing COVID protocols and transportation issues in the district. We appreciate you keeping your child home if they are sick and communicating with us so we can keep our students safe. If your child is absent from school, please make sure they are checking Google Classroom each day to stay on top of assignments.

We have a lot going on this quarter! Our 8th graders went on field trips to the high schools to learn about the CTE programs available to them, and they will soon be completing high school registration. The counselors are going into the 7th grade classrooms this month to explain the registration process for 8th grade. Teachers will be reaching out to schedule conferences for February 3, which is an early release day.

On March 4, we invite you all to join us for our very first Spring Fling Carnival! More information will be sent out as we get closer to the event, but we hope to see you all there for a fun family night at Payne.

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to a fun-filled third quarter!

Mrs. Palella

CEF Raffle tickets are now available!

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Spring Carnival Spectacular

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STUDENT SUCCESS TIP - How can I avoid getting behind when I'm absent?

In elementary school, when students are absent, they often return to school to find a folder on their desk with the work they missed while they were gone. In Junior High, however, it is the student’s responsibility to find what they missed and make arrangements with teachers to make up tests or quizzes. Google classroom has made it so much easier to avoid getting behind during absences. While students are off campus, it is important to check Google classroom every day to see what was being taught in class that day, get notes, and assignments. Once students return to school, it is imperative that they communicate with each teacher to find out if they missed a test and schedule a time to take it before or after school or during their AP time.

If you find yourself behind on assignments, please reach out to your counselor. We can help organize work and create a schedule for completing it. We want you to be successful!

(480) 224 - 2403

Call the attendance line to excuse a tardy or absence 24/7/365 or click on the phone above for general information

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Register for Sports at Payne

Click here for all you need to register for sports! You MUST be cleared by the Athletics Department for tryouts/practices prior to the season in which you would like to participate!! CUSD uses "Register My Athlete" for the clearance process.

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Links and Resources:

2021-22 Daily Class Bell Schedule

Transportation- Bus routes are posted to your portal accounts.

PE Uniforms- Can be purchased from your PE Teacher. The shirts are $10!

Boosters- Check out our webpage to find opportunities to help!


Parent Portal/Infinite Campus

Parent Portal- How to access the Parent Portal or create a new account, please visit the website. You can use the "Infinite Campus Parent Portal" app as well to view your student's information, read District messages, etc. Contact the office if you have any questions or need a password reset!

To log in to Infinite Campus Student Portal:

User Name: s ID# (s123456)

Password: student generated

New Students password: s123456!

Google Account Information

Instructions for logging in to Google Classroom:

New Students will use as their user name and

sID#! for the initial password.

If your student needs to reset their password, please ask them to come to the front office!

2021-22 Yearbooks

Sign up for a "My School Bucks" lunch account

School Supplies

A few photos from around campus....