Maeser Updates: 29 November 2020

In This Edition

Deadline to Re-Enroll CURRENT Students, NEW Student Lottery Applications Now Open, Science Fair Submissions Due November 30, MS Service Activity, Semester 1 Finals Schedule, Winterim Term: MSI (Volunteers Needed for MSI 8th Grade Sewing Class, Middle School Spelling Bee), Sports Announcements (Sports/Academic Eligibility), 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

Monday, November 30
All Science Fair Submissions Due

Wednesday & Thursday, December 2-3
MS Service Activity during lunch

Thursday, December 3
DEADLINE to Submit Re-Enrollment Fee & Forms for 2020-21 to Front Office
Re-Enrollment Fee ($50) Due

Wednesday & Thursday, December 9-10
Review Days

Monday, December 14
A Day: Finals 1-4 periods

Tuesday, December 15
B Day: Finals 1-4 periods

Wednesday, December 16
A Day: Finals 5-8 periods

Thursday, December 17
B Day: Finals 5-8 periods

Friday, December 18
Teacher Workday – Appointments Only

December 21-January 1
Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL

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).

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:

MS Service Activity: December 2 & 3

The middle school student council is sponsoring a service activity for all students in 7th and 8th grades during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, December 2nd and 3rd! Middle school students: you are invited to join your student council in the cafeteria during lunch on your assigned in-person day to write thank you notes as Christmas presents for our teachers! Hot chocolate, paper, and writing utensils will be provided. We’d love for every teacher to get a thank you note.

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

Winterim Term: Middle School Intensives

Middle School Intensives (MSI) are the middle school equivalent of Winterim. More information related to this program will be coming soon to middle school and parents.

MSI 8th Grade Sewing Class volunteers needed

If you would like to volunteer helping the 8th grade learn to use a sewing machine and complete a simple project, we would love your assistance. Contact Mrs. Goodrich for more information:

Middle School Spelling Bee

The middle school will be sponsoring a spelling bee during MSI (Middle School Intensives). Click here for more information: 2021 Middle School Spelling Bee.

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.

Counseling Announcements

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

THIS WEEK: The many effects of gratitude – plus Student Stories and the Clown Association Scholarship! Catch it all in episode 25: Clowning Around With Gratitude

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: Helpful dinner table hints, a short Mayflower story, and our guest this week: Miss Sadler. Catch it all in this week’s episode of In the Lion’s Den with Ms. Sorenson: Manners, Gratitude and Giving Thanks

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.