Online Payments (Epaytrak/Smartschool)
High School Athletics and Activities
Middle School Athletics
Amanda Cavallini (Friendly Hills)
Tricia Bluhm (Heritage)
High School Parking Permits Main Office
Epaytrak/Smartschool is an online system that gives parents and guardians the option to register and pay fees, submit forms and more. District 197 began using Epaytrak/Smartschool in the fall of 2020 and is continually working to expand the system to new programs within each school. Currently, Epaytrak/Smartschool can be used for*:
- Athletics and Activities (High School and Middle School)
- High School Parking Permits
If you already have an account or need an account? Login to Epaytrak/Smartschool here.
If you need assistance, login instructions may be downloaded at the bottom of the page. Please have your child(ren)'s school ID number(s) available the you register for the first time.
*Meal accounts are managed through MyPaymentsPlus.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do I pay online for student meals?
Online meal accounts are managed through MyPaymentsPlus. Parents and guardians will need to set up a new account and add their child(ren) on the MyPaymentsPlus website, however.
Where do I pay online for School-Age Care (SAC)?
School-Age Care online accounts are managed through ELEYO. If you already have an account or need an account? Login to ELEYO here.
Will my credit card or bank information be secure when I make a payment online?
Epaytrak/Smartschool is PCI-compliant, giving you full protection of your payment and your student’s information. “PCI-compliant” is the highest security rating in the e-commerce industry.
How soon will my payment be added to my student’s account?
Your payment is verified immediately when you make it online. It is finalized in the Epaytrak/Smartschool system within 24 hours and posted to your student’s account on the first business day following.
How will I know that the payment was accepted?
When the charge is authorized, an email verifying that the payment was processed is sent immediately to the email address you provided for your account.
How can I see all the payments made to my student’s account?
You can see all payments made online or by cash or check to your student’s account for any range of dates by clicking on Payments History.
I have more than one child in the school district. Can I make payments for all of them?
You can make payments for all your children who attend schools in the district. The payments you assign to each child’s account, along with the fee name, amount and due date, are detailed in the Account Summary.
What do I do if I forget my password?
Use the question prompts on the Epaytrak/Smartschool login screen to recall your password. If this does not allow access, please contact a staff member listed to the left.
What do I do if my payment is declined?
If your payment is declined, verify that all the billing information is correct. If all information is correct and payment is still declined, contact the issuing credit card company for more information