Maeser Updates: 11 September 2020

In This Edition

IMPORTANT Winterim Information (Independent Applications Due Soon, 2021 Winterim Catalog), Summer Reading Due TODAY, Mock Trial Teams, Volunteer Opportunities, Uniforms (Maeser Hoodies & Sweatshirts, Lands’ End 40% Off Sale), Sports Academic Eligibility, Counseling Announcements (Senior CCRs, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, FAFSA Portal Opens October 1), Help Us Stay In Touch!

Front Office Hours This Week

Procedures for Front Office Visits

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

TODAY – Friday, September 11
Summer Reading Responses Due

Wednesday, September 16
Independent Winterim Applications Due

Thursday, October 1
Fee Payment Deadline; Late Fee ($15) after this date

Monday, October 12
Picture Day for A-Day students (last names A-J)

Tuesday, October 13
Picture Day for B-Day students (last names K-Z)

Wednesday, October 14
PSAT/NMSQT Day – Juniors ONLY on campus

Thursday-Friday, October 15-16
Fall Break – NO SCHOOL

IMPORTANT Winterim Information

Independent Study Winterim Applications Due THIS WEDNESDAY, Septemer 16

All students interested in applying for an Independent Winterim must complete the Independent Winterim Application. Guidelines and instructions can be found on the school website. In order to be considered, applications must be received no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 16th. Late applications will not be considered.

2021 Winterim Catalog

The Winterim Catalog is here! Check out the Winterim options this year: 2021 Winterim Catalog

Please pay attention to deadlines that are mentioned in the catalog. We’ve also included some important information about academic expectations, as well as information about some of our unique circumstances this year.

Because we’re not sure yet exactly what things will look like in January, we’ll be updating everyone about potential adjustments through our normal communication channels.

Summer Reading Due TODAY

It’s time for your students to report their summer reading! If your student participated, please remind them to take a few minutes to fill out the 2020 Summer Reading Response survey. A few things to remember:

  • Your student must be signed in to his/her school email to complete the survey.
  • Responses must be completed by September 11th to be considered.
  • Your student will only receive credit towards the “Maeser Scholar” and “Maeser Scholar with Distinction” awards for books assigned to their grade.
  • We are in the process of getting awards for last year’s Summer Reading program, so if your student did the Summer Reading program last year, they’ll be recognized soon.
  • As always, all students are welcome to peruse the bookshelf outside Mr. Simmons’s office and keep any book they want to read–they just need to make sure to write down which book they took on the sheet of paper on the bookshelf.

Mock Trial Teams

Interested in being on a Maeser Mock Trial Team? Competition this year will be held online and will begin in February 2021. If you want to be part of the inaugural Maser team(High School or Middle School), email Herr Geary or stop by Room 205 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our College Carnival is coming soon! Please help the counselors make this virtual event FANTASTIC for all our students:


Maeser Hoodies & Sweatshirts

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:

Lands’ End 40% Off Sale

Land’s End will be holding a Limited Time 40% off sale September 17-23! Use promo code PALS and PIN 3615 when you shop the sale online at between September 17-23 and receive 40% off school uniform items!

Sports Announcements

Sports/Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for winter sports/activities will be based on 1st term grades for all grade levels. Students must earn a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs. In addition, high school students cannot have any Fs/NGs/Incompletes from previous high school terms. If the F/NG/Incomplete is made up by the beginning of the sports season they will be able to participate.

Counseling Announcements

Senior CCRs

Senior College & Career Readingess meetings will be running through the end of October. Seniors & parents, please use this link to make your appointment: Senior CCR Appointments Calendar

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

Episode 14: Experience What You Have Learned

Students can listen and email Mrs. Anderson a main point from the podcast to be entered into a weekly drawing. Drawings will take place on Mondays or Tuesdays.

FAFSA Portal Opens October 1

The FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) Portal Opens on Oct 1st. Due to COVID they are offering free online help sessions. You can get one on one help filling out the form by clicking on this link and scheduling a session:

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.