Maeser Updates: 6 August 2021

In This Edition

We’re Excited To Welcome You Back! (Parent Handbook 21-22, New Student Meet & Greet, New School Schedule, Advisory Friday Expectations, Class Schedules Coming August 9th, Join Our Official Facebook Group), School Supplies (7th & 8th Grade SOAR Binder Supplies, English 7 Supplies), Debate Team Parent Info Night, Have Your 2021-22 Plans Changed?, Volunteer Opportunities (Back to School Teacher Training, Don’t Forget To Report Your Hours), Sports Announcements (Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Fall Sports Guide, MS Boys Soccer), Help Us Stay In Touch! (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours

August 9-13
8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Friday

Beginning August 16 (first day of school)
7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thurs
7:30am-1:00pm Fri

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Monday, August 9
Student Class Schedules Available in PowerSchool

Monday-Tuesday, August 9-10
7:30am MS Boys Soccer Tryouts on the Maeser soccer field

Thursday, August 12
6-8pm New Student Meet & Greet at Maeser
7pm Debate Parent Information Night

Monday, August 16
First Day of School!

We’re Excited To Welcome You Back!

We hope you are enjoying your summer break! We are well underway for our preparations for the upcoming school year, and want to let you know about some important changes and expectations. This information will hopefully help you to prepare for the start of school in just a couple of weeks!

Parent Handbook 21-22

Our Parent Handbook 21-22 has a wealth of information for parents who are getting our Maeser students ready to return to school! Inside the Parent Handbook, you’ll find information about the school schedule, tracking your student’s assignments and grades, finding a carpool, lunch options, Winterim, and more!

New Student Meet & Greet

Our New Student Meet & Greet will be held on Thursday, August 12th from 6-8pm at the school. All new students are encouraged to attend!

New School Schedule

We experimented and learned a lot this past year, and we’re excited to implement some of those positive experiences. This year we will be continuing Advisory Fridays. Regular, in-person classes will be held Monday-Thursday, from 8:00am-3:30pm for all students. Advisory Fridays will run from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Advisory Friday Expectations

Fridays will continue to be treated as an official school day for students to take tests, get individualized help from teachers, work in small groups, participate in mentoring activities, and do make-up work. Teachers may assign specific times for students to come to campus to take tests, quizzes, and labs. Additionally, teachers may use Google Classroom to assign and collect homework on Fridays. As much as possible, families should treat Fridays as they would any other school day.

Class Schedules Coming August 9th

Students will be able to see their class schedules in PowerSchool beginning August 9th. This allows administration, the counseling department, and teachers time to thoroughly review student schedules beforehand, which will minimize the number of schedule changes that need to occur.

Please DO NOT contact the counselors about schedules prior to August 9th. Student schedules aren’t created until late summer, so the counselors do not have this information to give out prior to August 9th. When schedules are ready, we’ll send out an email that will also include the procedure and form for schedule change requests.

If your student is new to Maeser this year, you will receive an email this weekend with your parent login information for PowerSchool.

Looking For The Most Up To Date Maeser Info? Join Our Official Facebook Group!

Have you joined our Official Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy Facebook group? If not, you will want to get in there for the latest info and updates!

We protect the privacy of our Maeser families in this group by screening requests to join using membership questions. Please be sure to answer the questions when you request to join, so we can maintain the security of our students! If you’re recommending the group to another Maeser parent, please send them the link to the group and remind them to answer the membership questions.

School Supplies

As our teachers start coming back this week, we are gathering school supply lists to share with parents who would like to take advantage of back to school sales! We’ll share that information via email and here in Maeser Updates as it becomes available.

7th & 8th Grade SOAR Binder Supplies

College and Career Awareness/SOAR is a required class for all students in 7th grade and new students in 8th grade. In this class, students will learn how to stay organized with the new work load of middle and high school classes. The SOAR binder is a key component of this system and is used by ALL students in 7th and 8th grades. Once it is assembled (in class with the teacher), it becomes their SOAR Binder and should be the only binder your 7th or 8th grade student needs.

To create their SOAR binder, all middle school students will need the following supplies:

  • One 1.5″ heavy duty binder with View Cover
  • Loose lined paper to go in binder
  • One plastic tab with pockets for each individual class (Avery 8 tab Binder Pockets work well)
  • Writing utensils—pens and pencils. Blue or Black ink only.
  • Pencil Pouch that fits in binder rings – can contain individual pencil sharpener, stapler, one hole punch.
  • 1 File folder for each individual class (For home file)
  • A box or container for file folders (For home file)
  • Red pen – For editing

Looking for a way to make an impact and get your volunteer hours at the same time? Donate supplies for one extra SOAR binder so we can help out students whose families may be struggling during these difficult times!

English 7

In addition to the SOAR binder required of all middle school students, students who are entering the 7th grade will also need one composition notebook, college ruled. We will be using this most days of the year so a heavy duty one is recommended.

Debate Team Parent Night: August 12 @ 7pm *Virtual and In-Person*

After a year’s hiatus, Maeser will be resuming our fine debate team! Come find out details of practice times, fee schedules, and tournament calendars at a parent meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 12 in room 224 . Debate and public speaking are great opportunities for your student to improve their presentation skills, critical thinking, academic acumen, and general all-around confidence.

If you would rather attend virtually, please email Mr. Harmon at for the Zoom link and password. Please also email Mr. Harmon if you cannot attend but would still like information.

Have Your 2021-22 Plans Changed? Please Let Us Know ASAP!

If your plans for 2021-22 enrollment have changed and your student will not be attending Maeser Prep, please contact us ASAP to let us know by emailing us at registrar@maeserprep.orgplease include your student’s name, their 2021-22 grade, and the school they will be attending next year. We are sending out record requests for our new students and want to help you avoid having your student’s school file sent to the wrong school. We are also creating schedules for next year and want to make sure students can get into the classes they’ve requested.

Thanks so much for your help in keeping our records up to date!

Volunteer Opportunities

Back to School Teacher Training

URGENT help needed next week! BACK TO SCHOOL Teacher Training Catering help needed August 9-13. Also posted on Facebook. Thank you in advance as we prepare for a GREAT year!

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

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.

Sports Physicals

All students (middle school and high school) who will be playing sports this year need a physical in order to play. Here is a link to the UHSAA form which Maeser uses for ALL athletes: UHSAA Physical Form

Fall Sports Guide

For a list of the fall sports that are available at Maeser for both MS and HS students, click here: 2021 Maeser Fall Sports Guide. The Fall Sports Guide includes whether the team is boys, girls, or coed, if there is summer training, when tryouts are, who the coach is, and the coach’s contact information, if it is available.

MS Boys Soccer Tryouts: Mon-Tues, Aug 9-10

Tryouts will be held on August 9th and 10th at 7:30 am on the Maeser Soccer Field. Bring water, running shoes, and cleats if you have them. Cleats are not required, please do not purchase a pair for tryouts. If you have any other questions contact Mz. (Coach Ure) at

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.