Maeser Updates: 15 January 2021

In This Edition

Winterfest 2021 & This Week’s Schedule, ACT Prep Course for Sophomores, Spring Musical Video Auditions, Deadline for NEW Student Lottery Applications, Student Mock Trial Courtroom Artists Needed, Reporting Your Volunteer Hours/Donations, 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<<

CLOSED Monday (Civil Rights Day)
8:30am-2:30pm Tues-Thurs
CLOSED Friday (Teacher Work Day)

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.**

Monday, January 18
Civil Rights Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday-Thursday, January 19-21
Regular Winterim & MSI Classes In Session

Friday, January 22
Teacher Work Day – NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 25
Teacher Work Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 26
First Day of Semester 2 – FULL DRESS UNIFORMS on Tuesday & Wednesday

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

Winterfest 2021 & This Week’s Schedule

Due to COVID restrictions and to protect our teachers, staff, students, and Maeser community, we have made the difficult decision to delay Winterfest to a later date. We will be publishing a compilation video in the coming weeks to give you a sneak-peek into all the great work our students have been doing!

Regular Winterim and MSI classes will be in session on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week; the school and office will be closed on Monday for Civil Rights Day, as well as Friday and the following Monday for Teacher Work Days so our teachers and staff can get ready for Semester 2.

Remember! Because there is no school on Monday, January 25, students who attend in person on Mondays and Wednesdays should wear Full Dress Uniforms on Wednesday, January 27 (their first in-person day of the week).

ACT Prep Course For Sophomores

Maeser is offering a FREE ACT Prep class for Sophomores during Semester 2. The prep class consists of 3 weekly sessions, held on Wednesdays from 3:45-7:45pm, and your student must commit to attending all three class sessions. There is a 15-student max for each class; sign-ups are first-come, first-served.

The link to the sign-up form was sent to all 10th grade students in their Maeser emails this week — sophomores, check your email and get signed up for this free opportunity!

Spring Musical: Video Auditions Due By January 30

All your favorite 1980s pop hits in >Romeo & Juliet: Love is a Battlefield! Audition flyers with details and instructions are available outside the Drama Room, 126. Join the Google Classroom with code: ojetfsu. Video auditions are DUE by MIDNIGHT JAN 30. We will follow/exceed all Theatre-industry safety standards and school extracurricular safety standards. Contact Mr. Hults with any questions.

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).

Courtroom Artists Needed for Mock Trials on Thursday, February 18

STUDENTS: Our Maeser Mock Trial Teams are looking for courtroom artists to compete with us next month. We can have one artist on each of the High School and Middle School Teams. If you love to sketch people and would like to participate, please contact Herr Geary for more information:

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.

Counseling Announcements

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

THIS WEEK: the 7 types of rest that every person needs, plus the Sleep Judge scholarship — catch it all in episode 30: The Sleep Judge Says Rest Up

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: Learn how to make and keep a better resolution in this week’s episode of In the Lion’s Den with Ms. Sorenson: Resolutions

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.