Maeser Updates: 13 November 2020

In This Edition

Attendance School Updates, Deadline to Re-Enroll CURRENT Students, NEW Student Lottery Applications Now Open, Picture Retake Days, National Honor Society Food Drive, Science Fair Submissions Due November 30, Semester 1 Finals Schedule, Uniforms, Sports Announcements (Sports/Academic Eligibility, HS Basketball Tryouts), Counseling Announcements (Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast), Help Us Stay In Touch!

Front Office Hours This Week

Procedures for Front Office Visits

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

2021-22 Enrollment Dates & Deadlines

Thursday, December 3
DEADLINE to Re-Enroll CURRENT Maeser Students for 2021-22
Re-enrollment fee ($50) payable online through our RevTrak fee payment site
Return re-enrollment forms to the front office

Through 1 February 2021
NEW Student Applications Open for the 2021-22 Enrollment Lottery
Submit applications for NEW students here: Apply for 2021-2022

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Saturday, November 14
9:00am Model U.N. Diplomacy Camp (virtual @ home)

Monday, November 16
Picture Retake Day for A Day Students

Tuesday, November 17
Picture Retake Day for B Day Students

Tuesday, November 24
HS Basketball Tryouts:
4-6pm Girls tryouts
6-8pm Boys tryouts

Wednesday, November 25
HS Basketball Tryouts Continue:
9-11am Girls tryouts
11am-1pm Boys tryouts

Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27
Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 30
All Science Fair Submissions Due

Wednesday & Thursday, December 9-10
Review Days

December 14-17
Semester 1 Finals

Attendance School Updates

Does your student have an NG in one or more classes? NG stands for No Grade – this means they will not receive credit for any class with an NG that is not made up in attendance school. Quarter 2 NGs that are not made up by the end of the quarter will prevent your student from participating in sports, drama productions, and other activities in Quarter 3. High school students may also be dropped from their preferred Winterims and placed in the Credit Recovery Winterim class.

Attendance school is held each morning of your student’s assigned on-campus days (MW or TTh) and on Fridays from 9am to noon in room 155. Each session costs $5. Students must remain in the classroom in their assigned seat with their mask on for the entire time to follow COVID compliance. Please plan early, as seating is limited due to COVID.

For each unexcused absence, your student will need to attend two 30-minute sessions. For tardies/excused absences beyond 6 per class, attend one session for each. If you’re not sure how many attendance make-up sessions your student needs to attend, we’re happy to go over that with you – please email our attendance secretaries at!

Deadline to Re-Enroll CURRENT Students For 2021-22: Thursday, December 3

We have started the re-enrollment process for current students who are planning to return to Maeser for Fall 2021. If your student is planning to return, you must pay the $50 re-enrollment deposit and complete, sign and return the required form (sent via email on November 2) to the front office. We prefer that you pay the $50 re-enrollment fee online or by calling the front office. Attach your receipt to your re-enrollment form.

If you do not return your form and pay the fee by Thursday, December 3, 2020 you are indicating that your student is not returning to Maeser for the 2021-22 school year.

If you miss the deadline and need to re-apply for your current student, please submit a New Student Application for the 2021-2022 school year through the Apply link on our website. Your student will be placed in the enrollment lottery held in February 2021.

NEW Student Lottery Applications Are Now OPEN for 2021-22

Lottery applications for NEW students for the 2021-22 school year are NOW OPEN! If you have more than one NEW student applying for Maeser next year, you must submit a separate application for each new student.

REMEMBER: DO NOT submit an online application for your CURRENT Maeser student — online applications are for NEW students only. Re-enrollment must be completed in person in the front office.

To submit an application for a NEW student, click here to complete the Lottery Application. You can also access the lottery application by visiting our website ( and clicking Apply — be sure to choose the correct year (2021-2022).

Picture Retake Days: November 16 & 17

Did your student miss Picture Day? Need retakes? This Monday and Tuesday (November 16 & 17) are our Picture Retake Days. Order online at and use our Picture Day ID: EVTTFP489.

National Honor Society Food Drive: November 9-24

National Honor Society is hosting a Thanksgiving food drive for a local food pantry! Please bring any canned and non-perishable food items and leave them in the boxes in the main hallway. The food drive runs from November 9th through the 24th. Help out local families in need!

Science Fair Submissions Due Monday, November 30, 2020

Because of this unusual year, we will be doing the school science fair differently. We will not be holding a live, in person fair. If you would like to sign up to be evaluated to move forward to the district science fair, fill out this form: 2020 District Science Fair Sign Up

We will then have your teacher fill out a recommendation for you to move on and we will contact you about the district fair individually. Questions? Contact Mrs Hansen:

Semester 1 Finals Schedule

December 9th & 10th: Review days
Normal class days/times

Monday, December 14th: A day – Finals 1-4 periods
1st period – 8:00-9:30am
2nd period – 9:45-11:15am
Lunch – 11:15-11:45am
3rd period – 11:45am-1:15pm
4th period – 1:30-3:00pm

Tuesday, December 15th: B day – Finals 1-4 periods
1st period – 8:00-9:30am
2nd period – 9:45-11:15am
Lunch – 11:15-11:45am
3rd period – 11:45am-1:15pm
4th period – 1:30-3:00pm

Wednesday, December 16th: A day – Finals 5-8 periods
5th period – 8:00-9:30am
6th period – 9:45-11:15am
Lunch – 11:15-11:45am
7th period – 11:45am-1:15pm
8th period – 1:30-3:00pm

Thursday, December 17th: B day – Finals 5-8 periods
5th period – 8:00-9:30am
6th period – 9:45-11:15am
Lunch – 11:15-11:45am
7th period – 11:45am-1:15pm
8th period – 1:30-3:00pm

Friday, December 18th: Teacher Workday
Appointments Only


It’s getting cold!
MAESER hoodies or LIONS sweatshirts can be purchased at

New approved sweaters and cardigans are now available at!
For middle school students the new cardigan and sweater come in red and can be worn as part of the dress or regular uniform. For high school students the cardigan and sweater come in navy blue and can be worn as part of the regular uniform. Both options require the Maeser logo. If shopping from the Maeser uniform page the logo will automatically be added.

Sports Announcements

Sports/Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for winter sports/activities will be based on 1st term grades for all grade levels. Students (7th-12th) 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.

High School Basketball Tryouts

As of today, basketball tryouts will be held on Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th. Girls tryouts will be from 4-6pm on Tuesday and 9-11am on Wednesday. Boys tryouts will be from 6-8pm on Tuesday and 11-1pm on Wednesday.

Counseling Announcements

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

THIS WEEK: A better question than ‘Why Me’ and how to think through it, plus University Teacher Tales and the Unusual Scholarship of the Week! Catch it all in episode 22: Why Me and Square Cows

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.

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

THIS WEEK: How to take a S.E.L.F.I.E. – plus What Mr. Hults Wishes Middle School Students Knew. Catch it all in this week’s episode of In the Lion’s Den with Ms. Sorenson: But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

Also, take on the challenge by Ms. Sorenson as we all get to know each other and get candy in the process!

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.