Maeser Updates: 2 August 2019

In this edition: Important Information About Class Schedules (NEW System for Making Schedule Changes, School Counselors, Accessing Your Student’s Schedule in PowerSchool, Important Deadline for Students Taking Concurrent Enrollment Classes), Activities/Sports Fees, School Uniforms + Used Uniform Sale, Maeser Community Council, Volunteer Help Needed (Used Uniform Sale, Teacher Week Food, New Student Orientation Breakfast), Sports Announcements (Register My Athlete, Middle School 4th Period Sport Class, High School Girls Tennis, Middle School Girls Volleyball, High School Boys Volleyball, High School Co-Ed Baseball Tryouts, High School Girls Volleyball, Middle School Boys Soccer, High School Boys Golf, Activities/Sports Eligibility for 1st Term 2019-2020, IMPORTANT Changes to UHSAA Sports Physical Policy), Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Front Office Hours
August 5-9 – 9:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday
August 12-15 – 8:30am-4:00pm
Friday, August 16 – Regular office hours resume: 7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-1:00pm Friday

Saturday, August 3
8am Parent/Student PowerSchool Access Opens

August 5-9
9am-3pm Counselors available for schedule changes (NEW system: see announcement below for details!)

Monday, August 5
4pm HS Girls Tennis practices begin
4pm HS Co-Ed Baseball Tryouts at Rotary Park (400 S 200 E, American Fork)
6pm HS Boys Volleyball Open Gym
MS Girls Volleyball Skills Camp begins

Wednesday, August 7
6pm HS Boys Volleyball Tryouts

Thursday, August 8
6-8pm Used Uniform Sale (cash only – bring lots of small bills!)

Monday, August 12
7am MS Boys Soccer Tryouts
9am HS Girls Volleyball Tryouts
MS Girls Volleyball Tryouts begin

Wednesday, August 14
6pm Back to School Meet & Greet

Friday, August 16
LAST DAY to make up all prior year Fs/NGs for fall activity/sports eligibility!
9-11:30am New Student Orientation (Regular Uniforms)

Monday, August 19
8am First Day of School for ALL Students (Full Dress Uniforms)

Important Information About Class Schedules

NEW System for Making Schedule Changes

Over the years, we’ve received lots of feedback from you about the process of making schedule changes at the beginning of the year. Accordingly, in order to protect your time and our counselors’ time, we are implementing important changes in how schedule changes are handled. From now on, students and parents won’t have to wait in line to make changes, but will submit a “Class Change Request Form”. Counselors will not be meeting with students and parents to make schedule changes.

Here is the process:

  1. Fill out the Class Change Request Form and have it signed by a guardian.
  2. Pay the $10 non-refundable processing fee, either at the front desk or online. (Students get ONE free class change form.)
  3. Attach your receipt to this form. If this is your first (free) change, then you will receive a stamp from the front office.
  4. Submit the form to the front office.
  5. Counselors will process your request form and email you whether they were able to make the requested changes or not.

There are many factors that determine if a schedule change is possible, such as class size, individual schedule restrictions, classes that are only taught one period, and specialty classes. Submitting a Class Change Request Form does not guarantee that your requests can be accommodated, but we’ll try our best. Students are allowed one free class change form, and every additional form will require a $10 fee.

We realize this is a substantial change from how we’ve handled schedule changes in the past, but we’ve heard your concerns and feedback, and anticipate that this adjustment will work well.

School Counselors

Ms. Sorenson (sandra.sorenson@maeserprep.org) now works with all 7th-9th grade students.
Mrs. Anderson (krystal.anderson@maeserprep.org) now works with all 10th-12th grade students.

Accessing Your Student’s Class Schedule in PowerSchool

The PowerSchool parent and student portal will reopen for parents and students at 8am on Saturday, August 3 with 2019-20 schedule information. If your family is NEW to Maeser this year, you should receive an email TONIGHT (Friday, August 2) with your login information for PowerSchool. If you have other students who attended Maeser last year, any new siblings will be added to your existing parent account.

Lost Your PowerSchool Password?
Once the parent portal reopens on Saturday morning, you can reset your password by clicking on the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the PowerSchool login page and providing the email address associated with your PowerSchool account. It can sometimes take up to 15 minutes for your reset email to arrive (you may also want to check your Spam or Junk Mail folder in case it’s misdirected).

Important Deadline for Students Taking Concurrent Enrollment Classes

Students planning on taking a Concurrent Enrollment class during the 2019/20 school year (next year) should begin the enrollment and registration process with UVU now! Students who are not admitted to UVU and registered for their CE class through UVU by the Maeser add/drop deadline (Friday, August 30) will be removed from the class.

Go to www.uvu.edu/concurrent and follow the steps to start the admission process ASAP!

Activities/Sports Fees

Some activities/sports begin before school starts. Fees and deadlines will be communicated by teachers/coaches. For fee amounts, please refer to the 2019-2020 School Fee Schedule at maeserprep.org under Parents > School Fees > 2019-2020 School Fee Schedule.

School Uniforms + Used Uniform Sale

It’s that time again….. time to start thinking about going back to school! At Maeser that means thinking about school uniforms. Here’s all the information you need about where to buy new uniforms and Maeser’s bi-annual Used Uniform Sale!

Uniform Policy and Dress Code

We encourage ALL parents and students to review our Uniform Policy and Dress Code to learn why we wear uniforms at Maeser and to understand the dress code.

Where to Buy New Uniforms

**NOTE: Lands’ End is the ONLY vendor that sells new blazers with the Maeser logo.**

Lands’ End
*Sign up for sale notifications at www.landsend.com/school — click on “Shop By School” and then scroll down to “By School Address” to search by school name and state.

You may purchase the following uniform items at www.landsend.com/school:

  • Logo polos for Middle School and High School
  • Pants: girls and boys
  • Skirts: navy, khaki, and plaid
  • Navy High School blazer with Maeser logo
  • Red Middle School v-neck sweaters
  • Dress shirts
  • Outerwear, fleece jackets and vests with Maeser logo

Dennis Uniforms (3560 S. Main St., Salt Lake City)

You may purchase the following uniform items at Dennis Uniforms in person at the Salt Lake City store or online at dennisuniform.com:

  • Skirts: navy, khaki, and plaid
  • Pants: girls and boys
  • Dress shirts
  • Logo polos for Middle School and High School
  • Red Middle School cardigan with Maeser logo

Timpanogos Embroidery

Only place to purchase new Maeser hoodies.

Timpanogos Embroidery is clearing out their inventory of Maeser logo polos – while supplies last, get 20% off with free shipping on all orders $40 and up.

Used Uniform Sale

As a resource to Maeser families, the Uniform Committee holds a bi-annual Used Uniform Sale. It takes many people to run a successful Uniform Sale. If you would like to volunteer and help the uniform committee, please visit our SignUpGenius page: Maeser Used Uniform Sale.

Used Uniform Sale
Location: Maeser
Date: Thursday, August 8
Time:

  • 9:00am-12:00pm – Drop off uniform items to be sold (see instructions)
  • 6:00-8:00pm – Used Uniform Sale
  • 8:00pm-8:45pm – Pick up (money and any unsold uniform items)

The Used Uniform Sale is CASH ONLY! **TIP: Bring lots of small bills.**

Be sure to download, read, and sign our Maeser Used Uniform Sale Instructions and Parent Waiver Form and bring it with you when you drop off your items in order to sell items at the uniform sale.

Maeser Community Council

We are transitioning our Community Council to a stand-alone, parent-led committee. If you would like to run and serve as parent-elected members of this committee, please email Mrs. Ellis. Elections will be held on August 13 during the public comment section of our Maeser Board meeting.

Volunteer Help Needed

Used Uniform Sale: Thursday, August 8

We need some parent volunteers to help us run the used uniform sale! If you are available and willing to help, please visit our SignUpGenius page to sign up: Maeser Used Uniform Sale: August 8.

Teacher Week Food: August 12-16

Our teachers head back to school before the students. We need parent volunteers to provide a continental breakfast for our teachers’ first day back. This is a great way to let our teachers know we appreciate them and to get a jump start on your volunteer hours for the year! If you can help, please visit our SignUpGenius to sign up: Food for Teacher Week: August 12-16.

New Student Orientation Breakfast: Friday, August 16

We need volunteers to help provide breakfast as we welcome our new students to Maeser! If you are available and willing to help, please visit our SignUpGenius page to sign up: New Student Orientation Breakfast

Sports Announcements

Register My Athlete

High school students participating in girls soccer, girls volleyball, girls tennis, cross-country, or baseball must register in Register My Athlete BEFORE they can participate. Click here to access the parent instructions for creating a Register My Athlete account.

Middle School 4th Period Sports Class

Priority for the 4th period sports class will be given to middle school students who are *currently* on a fall sports team. If the class is full, students who are not on the sports team may have to choose another elective.

High School Girls Tennis

Practice begins Monday, August 5 from 4-5:30pm at the Canyon View Junior High courts, and our first match is Tuesday, August 13. No tennis experience needed. Reach out to Coach Smith with any questions: timothy.smith@maeserprep.org or 301-401-0789. Can’t wait for a great season!

Middle School Girls Volleyball

Skills camp August 5-8; Tryouts August 12-15th. Contact: darci.call@maeserprep.org.

High School Boys Volleyball

Open Gym: August 5-6
Monday and Tuesday August 5th and 6th from 6-8pm at Maeser. Any high school boys interested in playing volleyball are welcome to attend.

Tryouts: August 7-8
Wednesday and Thursday August 7th and 8th from 6-8pm at Maeser. Email any questions to Coach Bundy.

High School Co-Ed Baseball Tryouts

Monday August 5th and Tuesday August 6th from 4 – 6:30 pm at Rotary Park (400 S 200 E, American Fork). Email any questions to ted.gilbert@maeserprep.org or mark.ensign@maeserprep.org.

High School Girls Volleyball

Tryouts will begin on Monday, August 12th at 9:00am. Contact Coach Watabe with questions.

Middle School Boys Soccer

Tryouts will be held August 12th and 13th at 7 am at the Maeser Soccer field. Contact: laura.ure@maeserprep.org.

High School Boys Golf

There will not be a HS Boys Golf team this year. If you would like to play golf you can tryout at your boundary high school since Maeser is not offering it.

Activities/Sports Eligibility for 1st Term 2019-2020

Do you plan on participating in a sport/activity during the 1st term of the 2019-2020 school year? If the answer is yes then your eligibility will be based on your 4th term grades. That is correct, the grades you earned during the 4th term of the 2018-2019 academic year will determine whether or not you can participate and this applies to all 8th-12th graders.

The standard is a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs. An additional requirement for high school students is no Fs/NGs from any previous high school terms. If you do have an F/NG from a previous high school term, you have until August 16 to make up the F/NG. It is the respoonsibility of students to be aware of their individual grades and not the responsibility of the coaches and administration.

IMPORTANT Changes to UHSAA Sports Physical Policy

UHSAA has made some changes to their physical policy. Physicals that are completed between April 15-July 15 of any given year will be good until July 15 of the following year. If a student has their physical between the dates of July 16- April 14 it will also expire on July 15 of the following year. To make things consistent this will apply to all sports both non-UHSAA as well as middle school sports.

Here are some examples to clarify:

Physical Completed Expiration
December 10, 2018 July 15, 2019
February 20, 2019 July 15, 2019
April 20, 2019 July 15, 2020
June 6, 2019 July 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 July 15, 2020

In addition, sports physicals are required BEFORE tryouts/season practices at all levels (middle school AND high school). Athletes will not be permitted to tryout and/or practice unless/until the school has a current sports physical on file.

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

The Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Bryon Cameron Education Foundation has opened up applications to the high-school graduating Class of 2020 for the Cameron Impact Scholarship (merit-based, full-tuition). A Cameron Impact Scholar must show evidence of strong academics (3.7 unweighted GPA or higher), leadership, community service, participation in extracurriculars, and a desire to make positive impact on the world around them.

Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019
Regular Application Deadline: September 13, 2019

We accept applications on a rolling basis, and will limit the number of applications we will review to 3,000.

Visit the website for more information: https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/.

Montana State University

Did you know that Montana State University has scholarships for out of state freshmen? Apply here: Montana State University Non-Resident Freshmen Scholarships.

my529 Education Savings Plan

Higher education is priceless. Meet your educational savings goals with my529’s plan. Visit https://my529.org/ to learn how.

Unigo.com Scholarships

https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/utah-scholarships

StepUP to Higher Education Scholarship Toolkit

https://stepuputah.com/paying-for-college/scholarship-toolkit/

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