Maeser Updates: 31 January 2020

In This Edition

Last Day to Submit 2020-21 Applications for NEW Students, Assembly on February 6, Parent Feedback Opportunity for 2020-21 Fee Schedule, 11th Grade ACT (Tuesday, March 3), Volunteer Help Needed (Sweethearts Dance, 11th Grade ACT), Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program, David Barton Leadership Workshop

Front Office Hours

7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday
7:30am-12:30pm Friday — The front office will be closing 30 minutes early on Friday for a staff meeting.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Saturday, February 1
Last Day to Submit 2020-21 Lottery Applications for NEW Students

Thursday, February 6
Assembly Schedule: Every Brilliant Thing

Saturday, February 8
8-11pm Sweethearts Dance

Tuesday, February 11
7pm Board Meeting + Parent Feedback Opportunity for 2020-21 Fee Schedule

Monday, February 17
Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, February 27
Second semester class fees due (and additional fees for new students)
$15 late fee after this date

Tuesday, March 3
11th Grade ACT **juniors ONLY on campus**

Friday, March 6

Friday, March 20
Last Day of Quarter 3

April 6-10
Spring Break

Last Day to Submit Applications for NEW Students

Have you submitted your applications for any NON-Maeser siblings you’re hoping to enroll in 2020-21? Lottery applications close TOMORROW (Saturday, February 1) so if you haven’t yet applied for your 6th grade students (or siblings in grades 7-11 who’ve been attending other schools), get those applications in today! DO NOT use the online application for current Maeser students; 2020-21 re-enrollment for current students has already been completed. Questions? Email our registrar, Mrs. Slade, at

Assembly on Thursday, February 6: Every Brilliant Thing

This Thursday we will be having a special assembly. The Utah Shakespeare Festival production of Every Brilliant Thing addresses the difficult topics of youth depression and suicide. We feel that while these topics can be difficult to talk about, they need to be brought into the open and discussed in meaningful and honest ways. If you’d like to learn more about the play, we encourage you to explore the play’s website and study guide.

We will be on a special assembly schedule that day: Assembly Schedule: Every Brilliant Thing

Parent Feedback Opportunity: 2020-21 Fee Schedule

Our February board meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm at the school. This board meeting will include a segment for PARENT FEEDBACK regarding the 2020-21 Fee Schedule (click here to review the proposed fee schedule). The fee schedule is a list of all fees that the school may charge during the school year. The Utah State Board of Education has outlined guidelines for approval of fee schedules and this includes two parental input meetings. We held one of these meetings in January; the second and last meeting will be the February board meeting. The board will adopt the final draft of the 2020-21 Fee Schedule in March to meet the April 1 deadline.

11th Grade ACT: Tuesday, March 3

On Tuesday, March 3, all of our 11th-grade students will be taking the ACT. This is a FREE opportunity for all juniors to take the ACT! Administration of this test will follow all ACT standards, so in order to create the required testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for ACT testing only. **Your junior is already registered; you do not need to do anything to sign them up for this ACT administration.**

Tuesday, March 3 will be an ACT-testing-only day for our school
There will be NO SCHOOL that day for students who are not in 11th grade.

Due to the need for an undisturbed testing environment, ACT does not allow us to have any students on campus who are not part of the ACT administration. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on March 3 as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus that day. As this is an official ACT administration, we will be unable to interrupt testing to check students out. We appreciate your help in ensuring a good testing environment for our juniors!

Volunteer Help Needed

Sweethearts Dance: February 8
Click here for more information and to sign up to help with the Sweethearts Dance!

Breakfast for the 11th Grade ACT: March 3
Click here for more information and to sign up to help with breakfast for the 11th Grade ACT!

Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program

In February and March 2020, Brighton Ski Resort will be offering group ski/snowboard lessons for Maeser families and friends (limited space available). This is an after-school activity provided by Brighton Ski Resort and is not sponsored or run by the school. In order to participate in this activity, the participant must be 8 years old or older.

The ski/snowboard program will run for 5 consecutive weeks in 2020 — February 28 and March 6, 13, 20 and 27 — from 4:15 to 6:15pm. Plan on being there at 4 pm because the classes leave at 4:15 sharp. After each lesson, students will be able to ski and snowboard on their own until 9:00pm.

The cost of the ski program is $125 for students ages 8 and up. This price includes the lesson and the night pass to ski/snowboard. Ski and snowboard rentals, which include boots, poles, skis, or snowboards, are available for $75. There is no pro-rating for lessons or rentals that are unused. You may also choose to bring your own gear. Helmets are highly recommended but are not part of the rental package.

This program is sponsored and run by Brighton Ski Resort. Transportation to/from the resort is the responsibility of the student/family. Neither Maeser nor Brighton will be providing transportation. However, there is a UTA bus that runs to the resort if you do not wish to drive.

Click here to sign up and purchase tickets for this program: Brighton Ski/Snowboard Program.

Remember, this link is a special price for just our Maeser community! Parents who sign up to ski/board have the option to take lessons or not, the price is the same for the lessons and the passes or just the passes.

If you have any questions, please email Laralee Ireland at It should be a fun time on the slopes!

David Barton Leadership Workshop

Learn history based on the facts, with original artifacts and documents from America’s past!

When: August 10-12
Time: 9am-4pm Students, 6-9pm Teachers/Parents
Where: Paradigm High School in South Jordan
Pricing: $160 students, $85 teachers/parents ($5 discount each for family members)

Click here for more information