Changing Payment Systems TODAY!

RevTrak

MCSD is rolling out a new payment system called RevTrak TODAY. This will replace Pay Schools for all ancillary payments. This includes:

  • Food Service
  • Non-Resident Application Fees
  • Community Ed
  • Elementary Music
  • Chromebook Insurance
  • ECEC Tuition

This new system solves many reporting data entry complications for MCSD while also offering a simpler interface, easier multi-child/fee payment capability, and smaller processing fees for parents. Truly a win-win!
As mentioned, the RevTrak interface is simpler to navigate. Here’s the address where it is located – you can also find it linked at the top of the District website and other places (such as individual school websites): https://murrayschools.revtrak.net/

Here’s How to Pay: 

  • Create an account at https://murrayschools.revtrak.net/
  • Once logged in to your account, you can begin purchasing different items:
    1. For student meals, you will be prompted to enter your student’s name and five-digit student ID number (you can locate this in Aspire).
    2. For other payments, you will be directed as to what you need to provide.
  • Once you have added all the items you need to pay for in the shopping cart, you can click the Checkout button, enter your payment information, and complete the process.

Please Note: 

  • Accepted payment methods are: echeck, debit, and credit – this information is saved into your account for easier recall;
  • If you are paying for student meals, your student’s information will also be saved in the account for easier recall;
  • There is a processing fee of 3.62%, but that is smaller than the 4.95% paid through the previous system (Pay School); and
  • Parents can opt to pay in alternative (manual) ways the same as they currently do.

If you have questions about a payment RevTrak displays a list of contacts for each item in the store under the Resources tab. There is also an FAQ sheet to help. You can also go here to see a downloadable tutorial.

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