Maeser Updates: 30 April 2021

In This Edition

Senior Prom COVID Testing TODAY, REMINDER: Parent School Climate Survey, Spring Choir Concert on May 10, Spring Orchestra Concert on May 12, Volunteer Opportunities (Maeser Counseling Department, Don’t Forget to Report Your Hours), Sports Announcements (Sports Academic Eligibility for FALL Sports), Counseling Announcements (Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast), Help Us Stay In Touch + Opt In For School Text Messages

Front Office Hours This Week

>>Procedures for Front Office Visits<<

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thurs
8:30am-1:00pm Fri

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Friday, April 30
9:30am-12pm Senior Prom COVID Testing

Saturday, May 1
Senior Prom at Maeser

Monday, May 3
AP Exams Begin

Monday, May 10
7pm Spring Choir Concert at Maeser

Wednesday, May 12
7pm Spring Orchestra Concert

Thursday, May 20
Review Day

Friday, May 21-Wednesday, May 26
8am-12:30pm Finals

Thursday, May 27

Senior Prom COVID Testing TODAY

Seniors attending PROM: here are a couple of housekeeping items for today’s testing:

  • Testing will start at 9:30 am.
  • The permission form is the original state Test to Play form and is not worded for one time activities. If your parent is having concerns about this, please have them X through the parts they are concerned about and write at the bottom: I GIVE PERMISSION FOR ONE TIME COVID TESTING TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN PROM. Signatures are required.
  • Yes, you all must test. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) requires everyone test within 48 hours of an event such as PROM.
  • We will end testing promptly at 12, so please come earlier the better.
  • You must still wear masks to PROM.
  • If you have been vaccinated at least 2 weeks or more (2nd shot), please bring us a copy of your vaccination card during testing today so we can clear you for PROM.

So excited for this event for you all! Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unique experience together.

REMINDER: Parent School Climate Survey

PARENTS: Remember to submit your Utah School Climate Survey if you haven’t already responded! We are still collecting survey responses from parents, as well as our teachers, administrators, staff, and school resource officers. The data collected from the survey will be used to identify our community’s perceptions of school climate issues within our school.

The parent survey contains 33 questions and takes about six minutes to complete.

We would appreciate your taking a few minutes to complete this survey: Utah School Climate Survey for Parents

Surveys are collected through Qualtrics using anonymized links, and they do not collect personally identifiable information. All survey responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. School staff will use the results of these surveys to help inform our efforts at improving our school climate. Responses are housed securely in an anonymous format with the USBE (Utah State Board of Education). All evaluation research projects are in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, (343 CFR 99.31 (6)) and human subjects regulations (Protection of Human Subjects 45 CFR 46).

Spring Choir Concert: May 10 at 7:00pm

We’re having our first and only choir concert of the year at the school. The program will last about an hour. Of course our program features great music by the choirs, but it’ll also feature a few small groups and soloists! Come listen to some Disney, Musical Theater, Pentatonix and more! See you there!

Spring Orchestra Concert: May 12 at 7:00pm

It’s time for the Orchestra Spring Concert here in the school gym! The program will feature all three of our school orchestras, as well as some of the performances from this year’s solo and ensemble competition. You won’t want to miss your only chance to hear the orchestras live in concert this school year!

Volunteer Opportunities

Maeser Counseling Donations

Maeser Counseling needs some donations for student programs. Please check out the sign-up sheet and donate if you can: Counseling Department Donations

Don’t Forget to Report Your Hours!

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 for FALL Sports

Eligibility for participation in any sports/activities during the 1st term of the 2021-2022 school year will be based on 4th 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! Active listening tips and the Federal Resources Warriors Legacy Scholarship. Catch it all in episode #44: Listen Up Buttercup

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.

BONUS EPISODE! Beginning this year we have added two mental health workers to our counseling team. These counselors are free resource to Maeser students. This episode introduces the counselors, defines mental health and mental illness, covers what they can help with and the process to having your student get connected. Check it out in this special episode that introduces our Mental Health Support Program and the new counselors: Maeser Mental Health Support Services

If you have further questions, please contact your student’s counselor:

Sandra Sorenson (7th-9th grades):
Krystal Anderson (10th-11th grades):

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

No new episode this week — students should go listen to any episode and then e-mail Ms. Sorenson with their #1 take away to be entered to win a prize.

Help Us Stay In Touch!

Not getting our emails, phone or text messages? Here’s how to make sure you’re getting all of our important announcements and information:

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.