Maeser Updates: 17 August 2018

In this edition: Welcome Back, Maeser! (First Day of School + Regular Bell Schedules), IMPORTANT Carpool Information, Senior Sunrise + Breakfast Donations Needed, HS Back to School Stomp August 24, Volunteer Help Needed, Tryouts for High School Boys Volleyball

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours
7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am-1:30pm Friday

Monday, August 20
First Day of School for ALL students (full dress uniforms)

Tuesday, August 21
5:40pm HS Boys Volleyball Tryouts

Friday, August 24
6am Senior Sunrise
8-11pm HS Back to School Stomp

Welcome Back, Maeser!

We have missed you over the summer and are super excited to kick this year off right! We hope you have enjoyed your break and are ready to jump right back into your Maeser community with classes and activities! You will notice a few changes as you walk through the halls and classrooms. Maeser never sleeps! We are always improving just for you.

We’ll be on a special schedule for the First Day of School on Monday.

Please note the new 2018-2019 Calendar, 2018-19 Maeser Bell Schedules, and 2018-19 Maeser Fee Schedule as posted in Maeser Updates previously. We will also be having great Forums this year. What’s Forum? You’ll learn more about Forum on Monday morning — you are going to LOVE it!

We will see you at 8:00am on Monday in your full dress uniforms!

IMPORTANT Carpool Information

Enter: 1600 North OR 1200 West
Exit: 1200 West ONLY

Please do NOT stop in the front of the Maeser building. Drive all the way around to the north side and pull forward as far as you can.

There are TWO carpool lanes: the 1600 North lane and the one entering from 1200 West. There is no need to merge until AFTER drop-off, when you round the corner and exit onto 1200 West.

DO NOT USE THE CHURCH TO PARK OR DROP OFF STUDENTS. They do NOT want the liability. We had our visit this year from the facility manager at the church — they will be towing violators. We have plenty of parking at Maeser.

Our school building opens at 7:00am, so you can drop off your student as early as 7:00am (though there are few teachers here at that time to supervise students).

If you arrive for drop-off between 7:30-7:45am, the carpool lane is usually wide open!

In the afternoon, please give your student a chance to talk to their friends and go to their locker after school. Most students don’t even make it out to their carpool until at least 3:40pm. If you arrive for pick-up after 3:45pm, you won’t have to wait long at all for your student.

Encourage your student to come right out to the car after school to avoid holding up the carpool line.

Looking for a carpool?
We have an amazing Carpool Coordinator who has created carpool Facebook groups for our school:

Salt Lake County:
Cedar Hills:
Saratoga Springs:
Eagle Mountain:
American Fork:
Pleasant Grove:
Spanish Fork:
Woodland Hills:

Senior Sunrise

SENIORS: We will be kicking off our last year with a sunrise at the American Fork Boat Harbor on Friday, August 24th! You are required to go with the bus if you come and will need to arrive at the school at 6amstrong>. Thursday the 23rd is the last day to sign up at the front office and pay your $1 bus fee. Pick up a permission slip that will be available in your Socratic classes!

Senior Sunrise Breakfast Donations Needed!
We are in need of breakfast items for our Senior Sunrise on Friday, August 24. If you can help out, please sign up here: Senior Sunrise Breakfast Donations.

All breakfast items NEED to be brought to the school before 4pm on Thursday, August 23.

HS Back to School Stomp: Friday, August 24

High school students: come to the Back to School Stomp on Friday, August 24 from 8-11pm at the school! Tickets are $5/person. Uniforms are not required, but street clothes need to be in good repair and meet school standards in length and appearance.

Volunteer Help Needed

We would like to celebrate our monthly faculty/staff birthdays with a Costco type birthday cake. If you can help out, please sign up here: Teacher Appreciation: Birthday Celebrations.

Sports Announcements

Tryouts for High School Boys Volleyball

Tryouts for HS Boys Volleyball will be held this Tuesday, August 21, at 5:40pm. Questions? Contact Coach Bundy at

Sports Eligibility

Please refer to our August 10 Maeser Updates for important information about upcoming changes to our Sports Eligibility policy.

Pre-Tryout Requirements

Please refer to our August 10 Maeser Updates for information about Pre-Tryout Requirements for sports, including sports medical physicals (all grades), online registration for fall high school sports, and our fee policy for sports and activities.