Safety First

In the event of an incident, official information will be released here, generally in the order listed:

School Messenger call, text and/or e-mail
(PLEASE answer calls from 474-2070 to get the latest information.)

District Website
KMOG Radio 1420 AM

Another good way to get notifications of any kind of emergency, road closure, weather event, power outage, etc. is to sign up for Ready Gila. 

Please do not call the schools or District Office. Staff cannot answer phones during an incident.

Helpful Informative site provided by the Arizona Department of Education

Text Now Available
During Emergencies
Does Your Student’s School Have Your Smartphone Number?

Payson Unified School District can contact you via text through our School Messenger system during an emergency. Texts will be limited to safety and security incidents and will be used seldom, if ever. School phones cannot be answered during an emergency.

At the same time, add your school’s direct phone number to your phone’s contact list for normal, day-to-day calls.

Julia Randall Elementary School
Payson Elementary School
Rim Country Middle School
Payson High School
Payson Center for Success

Don't Spread Germs
Payson Unified School District Nurses and Health Specialists encourage everyone to wash their hands frequently.

Don't spread germs. Wash your hands
Specifically, Wash your hands right away.

  • Wet
  • Lather
  • Scrub (20 seconds)
  • Rinse
  • Dry
After washing keep your hands out of your eyes, nose and mouth where most germs are produced.
Hand washing can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory illnesses and 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses.

Gila County has partnered with mass notifications provider Everbridge to provide immediate alerts of hazards and emergencies in your specific area. Be informed of all late-breaking events with any combination of voice, email, or text message.

Click here to sign-up with Everbridge today!