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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools has moved to a new system for online meal payments. This move means all online payments, including meals and textbook fees, will be processed through the same system. However, parents who were already making online meal payments will need to create a new account with the new system to continue making online payments. (Any funds already loaded in the old system will be transferred to the new account.)

Our new online meal payment system is through SchoolPay.com. Please note that you can no longer make payments through SendMoneyToSchool.com.

>> If you have already used SchoolPay to pay book fees in the past, you will already have an account set up. You can now use that account for online meal payments. (If you've forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password" button, which looks like a lock.) 

>> If you have not used SchoolPay before, you'll need to set up a new account.

Once you're logged in to SchoolPay, you'll see a piggy bank tab for your Food Services account.

All account balances left on SendMoneyToSchool will be transferred to SchoolPay. Deposits and transactions will be reflected in your SchoolPay account in real time. A convenience fee of $2.40 per transaction is still in place.

We apologize if the switch to SchoolPay has caused any inconvenience or confusion for you. But we believe having one provider for all online payments will be much more convenient in the future!

If you have any questions, please call Jeanie Warren at 765-662-2546, ext. 113, or Cathy Griffin at ext. 143.  
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Please click here for a message from Superintendent Brad Lindsay regarding the MHS evacuation and surrounding events.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News UPDATE: Emergency officials have cleared Marion High School, indicating it is safe to return there. All MHS students who were NOT picked up at the IWU evacuation gathering point are now being taken back to MHS.

Parents/guardians can pick students up at MHS until regular bus pick-up time. At that point, the MHS buses will still be available to transport regular bus-riders.

This evening at Marion High School, all events, including the Kindness Rally and athletics events and practices, are canceled.

We appreciate the patience and cooperation of all involved during today's evacuation process. We take all threats seriously, and student/staff safety is top priority.



UPDATE: Marion High School has been evacuated. Emergency officers are investigating a bomb threat.

Students were transported to Lucky Arena at Indiana Wesleyan University. Parents/guardians will be able to reunite with their students at IWU.

Parents/guardians should enter at the south door at the arena. Check-in is at the intramural gymnasium at IWU. Please see the campus map here.

NOTE: The Kindness Rally set for tonight at MHS is canceled.

We will update with information as it is available.
 



Marion High School is currently in a Level 2 lockdown, as of 11:40 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014.

This means all students and staff will not move from the area they are in unless specifically directed to do so by an administrator. Administrators and emergency officers are investigating a bomb threat.

No one will be allowed to enter the building during the Level 2 lockdown. No one, including students, will be allowed to leave the building during the Level 2 lockdown.

We will update with information as it is available.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

Questions have arisen over rumors of a threat made toward Marion High School. Administrators and school resource officers began an investigation immediately, and officers are on higher alert than usual today, Thursday, April 24, in and around the high school.

As of Thursday afternoon, there has been no verification of a threat. Officers and administrators don’t believe there is reason to raise our security level at the building. Marion High School is in normal security mode, with all doors locked and the buzz-in and visitor badge system in place, as it is every day.

We take all threats seriously, and will provide new information as needed.

As always, we ask anyone who knows anything that threatens the safety of our students or schools to contact school or district administrators. Our anonymous student/school safety hotline is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call or text 765-997-8585 or email hotline@marion.k12.in.us.

 



PLEASE NOTE: A School Messenger call was sent out Thursday morning with this information to all MCS parents. If you did not receive the call, it is likely that your school office does not have a current phone number on file for you. Please contact your school office to update your emergency contact information.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director