Maeser Updates: 21 August 2020

In This Edition

Important Note About Masks At School, Coming To Campus During Off-Campus Days, Attendance For Remote Learning Days, School Fees (Important Information About Student Fees, Making Payments), Uniforms, Sports Announcements (Sports/Academic Eligibility, MS Baseball), Counseling Announcements (Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast), Help Us Stay In Touch!

Front Office Hours

Procedures for Front Office Visits

7:30am-4pm Mon-Thurs
8:30am-1pm Fri

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Friday, August 21
1:00pm DEADLINE To Request Fall Semester Schedule Changes – any forms submitted after 1:00pm will not be considered

Friday, August 28
Fall Fees Charged To Student Accounts: Annual Fees, Full-Year Class Fees (including AP Exams & AP Guides), and First Semester Class Fees (more info below)

Monday, September 7
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, October 1
Fee Payment Deadline: Annual Fees, Full-Year Class Fees (including AP Exams & AP Guides), and First Semester Class Fees (more info below)

An Important Note About Masks At School

We appreciate everyone’s great attitude about wearing masks to school. The state issued instructions for schools when it comes to wearing masks. Masks must:

  • Cover the nose and mouth without openings that can be seen through
  • Be made of synthetic or natural fabrics
  • Secure under the chin (no bandanas that just hang down)
  • Fit snugly against the nose and sides of the face
  • Not have an exhalation valve or vent

As a reminder, students who are not wearing appropriate masks (as described above) will be given one from the front office and charged $3. Once they have an appropriate mask they will be allowed back into class. You can read the State Public Health Order here.

Coming To Campus During Off-Campus Days

Students are only allowed on campus during school hours on their scheduled days (and Friday if they have an appointment to work with a teacher). Students may not come to school during lunch on their “off-campus” days.

Attendance For Remote Learning Days

We’ve been fielding many calls asking why (insert student name) was marked absent when they are not on campus. Answer: Two to three days each week, every student will participate online. Each student is given work and/or a participation assignment designed to monitor attendance and progress. If a student does NOT check-in and/or complete the online assignment and upload, the student is marked absent. These absences accumulate just like on campus days and will have to be made up in attendance school. We will be posting official attendance school dates soon. There will be different procedures than in the past.

School Fees

Your student’s Student Fee, Winterim Fee & Graduation Fee (if applicable) have already been charged to his/her account. Their year-long class fees (incl. AP guides & AP exams) and first semester class fees will be added to their account on Friday, August 28. You may pay some of the fees now or wait to pay them when they have all been charged. These fees are due by October 1 to avoid a late fee.

Important Information About Student Fees at Maeser

  • For detailed information about fee amounts, deadlines, and policies, please see the 2020-21 Fee Schedule and Spend Plan (pages 3-5).
  • Student Fees, Winterim, Graduation and most class fees are eligible for payment plans. If you’d like to request a payment plan, please contact the Finance Office at after August 28 and before October 1. Late fees will apply for late or missing payment plan payments.
  • AP exam fees, PE uniforms and extracurricular fees are not eligible for payment plans; they must be paid in full by their respective deadlines.
  • Fees and due dates for extracurricular activities, field trips, etc. vary and will be posted. Fees must be paid in full before your student participates.
  • Extracurricular fees are non-refundable after the payment deadline, even if your student subsequently chooses not to participate or loses eligibility according to the Maeser Activities Eligibility Policy. Students are not eligible for extracurricular activities if they have outstanding fees.
  • For the 2020-21 school year: Students will not automatically be eligible for refunds for extracurricular activities if their season is disrupted due to COVID-19. Maeser may consider granting partial refunds on a case-by-case activity basis.
  • Your student’s account will be charged later in the school year for Re-Enrollment (due Thursday, December 3) and second semester class fees (due Thursday, February 25). You will be notified when these are charged. The Re-Enrollment Fee may not be added to a payment plan but second semester class fees may be.
  • A late fee of up to $15 may be assessed for each late payment and for outstanding balances.
  • If you are having trouble paying your student’s fees, please stop by or email the Finance Office at as soon as possible so we can make arrangements.
  • Fee waivers are available based on eligibility. To discuss a fee waiver, please stop by or email the Finance Office at
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s fees, please stop by or email the Finance Office at
  • Please be sure to opt in for text messages from our SchoolMessenger system and keep your contact information current with the front office so you will receive notices about fees and deadlines. Thank you!

Making Payments

We highly encourage payments be made by credit/debit cards. Of course cash or check will still be accepted. The following are payment options in order of our preference:

  • Pay with a credit/debit card online
  • Pay with a credit/debit card over the phone by calling the front office
  • Mail a check to the school
  • Pay with a credit/debit card in the front office
  • Pay with cash or check in the front office

If none of these options work for you, please contact the finance office at


As stated in the uniform policy, only uniform approved sweatshirts and hoodies may be worn in the classroom.

MAESER hoodies and LIONS sweatshirts are available for purchase at Timpanogos Embroidery:

Sports Announcements

Sports/Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for fall sports/activities will be based on 4th term grades for all grade levels. Students must have passed all classes with no Fs/NGs. In addition, high school students cannot have any Fs/NGs/Incompletes from previous high school terms. When the 2nd term begins, the school will return to the original policy of eligibility being based on students earning a 2.7 GPA.

Middle School Baseball

We are happy to announce a middle school baseball team. We will be practicing this fall with a few scrimmages against other new/beginner teams with a goal to prepare our student-athletes for high school baseball.

We will practice roughly twice a week, most likely on Friday after school and Saturday morning. Still to be determined.

Our team has a mixture of very experienced baseball players as well as beginners. We plan to make it a fun and positive experience for all the kids.

If you are interested, please email Erik Gulbrandsen at to find out more information.

Counseling Announcements

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner, episode 11: Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Help Us Stay In Touch!

Opt In For School Text Messages

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, student fees, and more. We will only use text messaging for urgent and important information.

You can participate in this service by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of text messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

Thank you for helping us keep in contact with your family!

Update Your Contact Information

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know so we can stay in touch with your family.