Maeser Updates: 1 January 2021

In This Edition

Winterim Term: Winterim (Schedule, Winterim Groups, Donations Needed) and MSI (MSI Packets & Schedules, 7th & 8th Grade USAGW Field Trip Electronic Waiver, Supplies + Volunteers for MSI 8th Grade Sewing Class, Middle School Spelling Bee), Poetry Out Loud Competition, Deadline for NEW Student Lottery Applications, Reporting Your Volunteer Hours/Donations, Sports Announcements (Sports/Academic Eligibility, MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts), Counseling Announcements (Monthly Scholarship Roundup), Help Us Stay In Touch!

Front Office Hours This Week

>>Procedures for Front Office Visits<<

8:30am-2:30pm Mon-Fri

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

January 4-21
School hours: 9am-2pm Mon-Fri
Winterim classes meet in-person daily; MSI classes meet in-person/online on a rotating schedule – please check your student’s Winterim or MSI schedule for in-person attendance dates **and locations.**

January 8 & 9
MS Boys Volleyball Team Tryouts
7:00-8:30am Friday
9:00-11:00am Saturday

Monday, January 18
Civil Rights Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, January 21
Winterfest (schedule and format TBD)

Friday, January 22
Teacher Work Day – NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 25
Teacher Work Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 26
First Day of Semester 2

February 1
DEADLINE to Submit Applications for New Students for the 2021-22 Enrollment Lottery

Winterim & MSI: January 4-21, 2021

Winterim (grades 9-12)

Winterim Schedule (Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm)

The Winterim schedule this year will be the same as it has been in previous years (9am-2pm, Monday-Friday). Some specific Winterims have slightly adjusted schedules and locations (please be on the lookout for information specific to your student’s Winterim from their teacher!), but most high school students will be at school everyday from 9-2. Winterim classes typically have fewer students in them, and we have rented additional space at various locations so that some of our larger Winterims will be meeting in these other locations to allow our students to spread out and follow physical distancing guidelines. We will continue to follow our protocols when it comes to attendance, cleaning, and COVID precautions.

Winterim Groups

Teachers are communicating with their Winterim groups via email and Google Classroom. Students can see their Winterim class in the PowerSchool app. (The free PowerSchool app is available for iPhone and Android — our district code is PHPQ.)

Donations Needed: Family Science Winterim

The Family Science Winterim will be traveling to Idaho and are in need of food donations for their Winterim field experience. Every $5 spent = 1 volunteer hour! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUp Genius page: Family Science Winterim Needs.

Middle School Intensives (grades 7-8)

Middle School Intensives (MSI) are the middle school equivalent of Winterim.

MSI Packets & Schedules

MSI packets were distributed to students this week and sent by email yesterday. Check your email to see what section your child is in and download their information packet and permission slips. If you did not receive the email, you can contact us at to request a copy.

The last four pages of the packet are field trip permission forms and must be returned on your child’s first on campus day (January 4th or 5th). Also, don’t forget to fill out the electronic waiver form for the USAGW field trip (see announcement below).

7th & 8th Grade USAGW Field Trip Electronic Waiver

One of the field trips during Middle School Intensives (MSI) will be to the USA Gymnastics World in American Fork. The activities are geared towards all abilities and will consist of basic flexibility, obstacle courses, and other games. In order for your child to participate an electronic waiver must be completed by January 4th.

Go to the following website to create an account and fill out the waiver:

MSI: 8th Grade Sewing Class

Sewing Class Supplies

All 8th grade students will need to bring the following items to their first SEWING CLASS:

  • 2/3 yard of fleece fabric (60 inches wide) for making 2 hats (remnants are great and cheaper too)
  • 3 buttons – a two-hole, a four-hole, and a shank button

If you cannot bring an item, please talk to Mrs. Goodrich BEFORE the day of class.

If you would like to donate extra for other students, that would be great!

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.

Poetry Out Loud Competition

We still need students for the Poetry Out Loud competition! If your student has an interest in poetry recitation, please check out Our Maeser competition will be held in late January or early February. Please have your student contact Mrs. Martinez at The state winner travels to Washington DC to compete for a $20,000 first place prize!

Deadline for NEW Student Lottery Applications 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.

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).

Reporting Your Volunteer Hours/Donations

Donating items for Winterim or MSI? Don’t forget to report your volunteer hours once you’ve dropped off your donation: Report Parent Service Hours. Each $5 spent for donations counts as one hour of volunteer service!

Sports Announcements

Sports/Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for winter sports (basketball, wrestling, swimming) and activities will now be based on 2nd term grades for all grade levels. If you are planning on playing a spring sport (boys soccer, boys tennis, track & field, middle school girls soccer, middle school boys volleyball) your eligibility will also be based on your 2nd term grades.

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.

MS Boys Volleyball Tryouts

Maeser is starting a MS boys volleyball team and tryouts are Friday, January 8th from 7:00am – 8:30am and Saturday, January 9th from 9:00am – 11:00am. If you have any questions please contact Coach Call (

Counseling Announcements

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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.