Getting Ready for 2019-2020

Updated: May 14, 2019

 

Here's how to get started for a great 2019-2020 school year! If you have any questions, please contact us.

IMPORTANT: When registering for next year, select your student's current 2018-2019 grade, not the grade they will be in next school year. All students will be promoted in our system over the summer. 

 

What You Can Do Now

 

1. Update your membership toolkit account        

Update your family information on your account anytime your information changes. NOTE: You will be required to review your information the first time you login during the summer before school starts. These accounts are how the PTA pulls information to be able to distribute purchases like shirts and supply packs to your student. This is also where you need to update your PTA directory and PTA publishing access. Giving permission for publishing allows your child to be in publications like the yearbook, our PTA Facebook page, and student directory.

 

FIRST TIME USERS: Click Create Account. After you’ve created a new account and verified your email, login and go to Forms and Family Information at the bottom of the page. (For current 2018-2019 5th Graders, when adding your student on Step 2, select 5th Grade.)

 

2. Join or renew your PTA membership 

Every year you must join the PTA. Purchase your 2019-2020 parent, student, or faculty membership. The #1 reason to join PTA is your child benefits. Many research studies show that when parents get involved, children do better in school. Murphy Middle School PTA will help you stay connected throughout the school year. Volunteering is not a requirement of membership, although we would love to have your help. Learn more

LIFE MEMBERS: If you are a PTA Life Member (this is an award you would have received) and have not used your Life Member discount for membership at another school for 2019-2020 Membership, please contact membership@mmspta.org prior to completing this transaction in order to receive the correct Discount Code for this year.

 

3. Purchase your 2019-2020 school supplies before May 22, 2019

Visit our School Supplies page before May 22nd to learn more about saving time and money on teacher-approved school supplies with no crowds and no guesswork. 

 

4. Connect with the PTA calendar, eNews, and social media

The calendar page is where you will find event dates, times and locations throughout the year. Don't forget to subscribe to eNews and follow us on social media

 

5. View Student 2018-2019 STAAR and EOC Exam Scores

Please see below for the information to access your child's STAAR and/or EOC Testing scores. EOC scores will be available May 30. STAAR scores will be available on June 12. Below are links to the instructions for accessing the following exam results.

Por favor vea abajo para la informacion para acceder las calificaciones de los examenes STAAR y/o EOC de su hijo/hija. Los resultados del EOC estaran disponibles el 30 de Mayo. Los resultados de STAAR estaran disponibles el 12 de junio. Abajo se encuentra la direccion electronica para acceder los resultados.

6. Immunizations For Incoming 7th Grade Students, August 2019

Prior to the entry of 7th grade (2019-2020 school year), your child needs immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Those immunizations are:

  • Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4) which should be given after age 11
  • Tdap Vaccine

Please submit those vaccines to me as soon as they are received. This can be done by submitting the paperwork to the school, email, FAX, or regular mail.

Thank you,

Nurse Joan Boswell

Joan.Boswell@pisd.edu

FAX: 469-752-7019 or 469-752-7001

Murphy Middle School, 620 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094

 

What You Can Do After July 1st

 

1. Renew your PISD background check 

Want to volunteer on campus? PISD requires that every volunteer renews their background check each school year. If you've volunteered before, it's a 2 minute or less process. If you're new to volunteering, it's 5 minutes or less. After this is done, check out our volunteer opportunities and sign up!

 

2. Update your PISD parent portal 

Update your student’s emergency cards that are kept on file at the school to find out who your student’s teacher is for the year. To do this, complete the following steps.

 

  1. Log into the Parent Portal, http://parentportal.pisd.edu.
  2. You will need your child’s legal name, campus (Murphy Middle School) and student ID number.
    NOTE: The ID is the number they use to buy lunch at school and log into the school computer.
  3. After you login, in the Students section, click your child's name
  4. Complete all forms listed.
    NOTE: Once you have successfully completed each section, a green check mark will appear. The entire process takes about 15 minutes.

HOW TO CREATE A PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE

 

You must have an email address to access Parent Portal. A confirmation email will be sent to that email address when you complete the signup process.

IMPORTANT: Remember to write down your password and security questions for future use.

  1. Go to http://parentportal.pisd.edu.
  2. Click Create New Registration.
  3. Enter the required information and complete every field.
    NOTE: If you have more than one student in PISD, you will only need to submit the form for one student. The system will recognize all PISD students in your household.
  4. After your Parent Portal account is created, an email will be sent to you at the email address you provided.
  5. If you have questions about the process, send an email to parentportal@pisd.edu. Include the legal name of your child, ID number, and the school name. They will respond within 48 hours.
    NOTE: The ID is the number they use to buy lunch at school and log into the school computer.

3. Print Your MMS Schedule
Release date: Wednesday, July 31st at 12:01 AM
1. Login at https://parentportal.pisd.edu/Login.aspx
2. In the Student Registration Forms section, click your student's name
3. Click View 2019-2020 Schedule
4. Print or bring a screen shot of your class schedule and locker assignment to Maverick March

 

4. Attend Maverick March

Details coming soon on our Maverick March home page. Before attending, you may want to print our locker instructions and watch a video about how to open your locker.

 

5. Get Your PE Uniforms

You can order your PE uniform online at http://www.shopmurphymavs.com/. Students will need to have a grey shirt and blue shorts for PE class.

 

6. Create and/or deposit lunch money into your student's lunch account

Add money to your student's account online at PayPAMS.com. Also, you and your student can check the school cafeteria menu at anytime throughout the year.

 

7. Show some school spirit 

Every Friday is Spirit Day on campus. After August 1st, visit our online store to show your school pride and wear a Murphy Maverick Middle School spirit shirt! Don't forget to place an order for Mom, Dad, and siblings!

 

8. Learn More About MMS Policies

Visit the MMS Policies page to learn how to have a great school year.

 

8. PISD's Back-to-School Resources

Visit https://www.pisd.edu/backtoschool for what you need to know for the first day of school on Monday, August 12.