IMPORTANT! 2 hour late start today, Friday December 2!

[MCSD] Parents, MCSD will impose a two-hour late start for all schools and facilities today. Buses will run their normal routes but two hours later. For more information about activities, lunch, and more, go here to our website: https://bit.ly/3UkYVSA

 

MCSD to Delay School Two Hours

girls sits in window watching snow fallBased on current weather conditions, Murray City School District will impose a two-hour late start for all schools and facilities today.  This will give Murray City time to plow the roads and allow our students and educators time to get to school safely.

This means all schools will begin two hours later than normal but end as normally scheduled. Buses will run their normal routes, but two hours later than the regular schedule. Lunch will be served.  We encourage all who are traveling to school, to allow for extra travel time and to drive safely.

Half-day Kindergarten will be cancelled for the day.

As always, if you feel your unique travel conditions are not safe, you may opt to excuse your students for the day.

You can learn more about our Murray City School District Snow Day and other closure-related protocols on our website at: www.murrayschools.org/weather-air-quality-emergencies

Please watch for further updates and changes to school schedules, including activities, through ParentSquare notifications, the Murray City School District website homepage, and Facebook and other social media platforms operated by the District.

Also, please help other parents receive accurate and timely information by directing them to these official Murray City School District sources mentioned.

Thank you, and have a safe day.

The Scoop on Dog P*** and Trash

Dog P*** and Trash

Murray schools are wonderful focal points in our communities, usually surrounded by many open spaces for kids to play and families to socialize.

Unfortunately, we are seeing two growing problems with pets and trash on school grounds.

Not cleaning up after a pet on school grounds violates Utah Code 53G-7-210. This school trespass law protects against the misuse of school grounds that “interferes with school function or purpose.” More on this is below.

The second is trash that is left behind by individuals and groups for formal or informal gatherings on school grounds. This violates Utah Code 76-10-2702, prohibiting littering on public and private lands.

Here’s the deal, we love dogs and are happy to allow citizens to use school grounds for all kinds of fun – games, picnics, gatherings, and more. The problem is far too many are ignoring posted signs and warnings of important laws. [Incidently: If you would like to book the use of one of our facilities for a formal gathering, please contact Kristen Davis at (801) 264-7400.]

But enforcement is also a problem – we simply don’t have the funds or personnel to supervise grounds 24/7. The solution is twofold:

  1. A reminder to everyone that if you use our facilities, please clean up after yourself; and, to take it a step further, help keep other trash you come upon picked up;
  2. And secondly, please abide (and help others to abide) by pet cleanup laws on school grounds; if you see a violation, consider reminding the person, or you can contact law enforcement at Murray City.

Why Such a Big Deal?
We all know why littering is bad, but what some dog owners forget is that children play on these open grounds. And each day, we have far too many instances where a student accidentally steps, sits, or rolls in pet feces.

When our recess duties notice it, we try to help children remove it before they enter the building. Sometimes it’s so bad we have to replace shoes and clothing items with what we have on hand or by calling parents. Other times, it goes unnoticed until a child comes in from recess and spreads it on flooring (including carpet), interrupting instruction and embarrassing students.

At a minimum, this is a distraction from a productive learning environment. But it also poses health risks to children. This includes unknowingly becoming exposed to and spreading illness-causing bacteria to themselves, other children, or family members.

YOU Can Help Us
Again, we ask for your help, support, and awareness of this important issue. If you see something going on, please speak up either to the individual(s) in violation, school officials, or Murray City PD. And lend us a hand with any trash you see that can be easily removed.

More information
Click here to learn more about public use of school grounds and trespassing English | Spanish

School Spirit Days

School Spirit Days 2022-2023

Student Registration

Online registration 2022-2023 in Aspire for new and returning/current students.

ALL students must re-register every year!

www.murrayschools.org/registration-page

  • Make sure to have your new students registered online in Aspire before dropping off the following required registration documents to the office:

Need help registering?

  1. Instructions on how to enroll your NEW student  for 2022-2023 when you do not have an Aspire login
  2. Instructions on how to enroll your NEW student for 2022-2023 when you do have an Aspire login already 
  3. Instructions on how to enroll a student for 2022-2023 who attended Viewmont in 2021-2022, or for a student who is transferring from another school in the Murray School District to Viewmont Elementary., or who was registered as a student in the MSD at any time previously.

School Meals 2022-2023

Breakfast and Lunch words

Federal Free School Lunch Waivers Ending

UPDATE June 2, 2022:
https://www.murrayschools.org/federal-free-school-lunch-waivers-ending/

Federal waivers granting access to free school lunch for students enrolled at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic will end at the end of this school year (July 29, 2022).

Families will be able to apply for free or reduced-price school lunch when online registration opens on July 27, 2022. Families may be eligible if they meet the federal income eligibility guidelines or participate in one of the following programs:

Students who do not meet these guidelines will once again be required to pay for school lunch for the 2022-2023 school year.

Income Table Free or Reduced Lunches 2022-2023

Visit Murray City School District’s website for more information.

 

MCSD Updates Bell Schedule for 2022-23

The MCSD Board of Education has approved an update to the district-wide Bell Schedule for elementary schools beginning the 2022-23 school year. This change gives elementary school teachers preparation time each day they have not had previously but necessitates a new start time of 8:40 am each day. 

Effective teaching includes the implementation of curricular standards and learning plans that address individual student needs. This additional time gives teachers the ability to process and integrate effective strategies and interventions, review student data from multiple sources, and provide real-time learning feedback.

We appreciate your understanding as this daily preparation and planning time for our elementary teachers conclusively allows them to serve students better. No other changes to the schedule are necessary, and secondary schools will remain on the same schedule.

Click here to see the new schedule and calendar for the 2022-23 school year. 

New Bell Schedule 2022-2023