Maeser Updates: 3 September 2021

In This Edition

Last Call to Make Up NGs in Attendance School, Come Plant Your Flag! 9/11 Flag Memorial Fundraiser, School Fees, Maeser’s COVID & Quarantine Protocols, Free Math Tutoring Lab, Service Auction, Volunteer Opportunities (Service Auction Help, Host Parents Needed for Foreign Exchange Students, Don’t Forget To Report Your Volunteer Hours), Lands’ End Labor Day Sale, Sports Announcements (Sports Academic Eligibility, HS Girls Basketball Interest Meeting + Open Gyms, Ultimate Frisbee, Sports Physicals, Fall Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (Senior CCR Meetings, Sophomore CCR Meetings, IMPORTANT Concurrent Enrollment Information, College Information Sessions, ASVAB Exam, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s MS Podcast, MS Student Of The Week, New Scholarship Opportunities), Are You Missing Important School Communications? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours

CLOSED Monday for the Labor Day Holiday
7:30am-4:00pm Tues-Thurs
8:30am-1:30pm Fri

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Monday, September 6
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL (remember: Tuesday is Full Dress!)

Friday, September 10
9am-1pm 9/11 Flag Memorial Fundraiser in front of the school

Monday, September 13
School Picture Day – remember to wear full dress!

Thursday, September 16
Service Auction

Thursday, October 7
Fee Deadline: Annual student fees, Winterim, Graduation, first semester and full-year class fees. Late fee ($15) after this date.

Have NGs? Attendance School — LAST CALL!

We are making the final plea to you to take care of all your attendance issues that can affect your eligibility for extra-curriculars and Winterim. We will be holding the final attendance school sessions on Fridays in September in the library from 9 am – 1 pm. On October 1st, the NGs (no grades) will become NCs (no credit) and you will need to repeat the course.

If you have any questions on your attendance, please see the attendance secretary in the front office.

Come Plant Your Flag! 9/11 Flag Memorial Fundraiser

On Friday, September 10, our student council will be holding a 9/11 Flag Memorial Fundraiser from 9am to 1pmm in front of the school. Proceeds will be donated to local fire departments and first responders. You can purchase flags to plant outside of the school as part of the display for $1 each –buy four flags and receive another free! Flags can be purchased in the front office until Friday, September 10; your purchased flags will be distributed during the event on Friday, September 10.

School Fees

First semester and full-year class fees were assessed earlier this week and are due on Thursday, October 7 (along with annual student fees, Winterim fee and Graduation fee). After this date, there will be a $15 late fee. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact before the Oct 7 deadline. Payment plans can include annual student fees, Winterim fee, graduation fee and class fees (except for AP Guides & Exams). No other fees may be put on a payment plan. Thank you!

Maeser’s COVID & Quarantine Protocols

We’ve had several questions from parents about how Maeser is handling reported exposure to COVID this year. You can access Maeser’s COVID protocols and FAQs here: COVID & Quarantine Protocols.

Free Math Tutoring Lab

Our free math tutoring lab is now open! You can come either before or after school. Before school (7:15-7:45am) is in room #302 and after school (3:45-4:15pm) is in room #223. This is open to every student, regardless of grade level or math class that you are in. If you need help with math homework or help preparing for a test, come and get some help!

Service Auction

The Homecoming service auction is back! Parents, teachers, and students are all welcome to donate items and services to be auctioned off. We only ask that no perishable food items be brought the day of the auction. Contact with any questions.

Sign up to donate here: Service Auction Sign-Up.

Volunteer Opportunities

Service Auction Help

StuCo is asking for donations to support their annual silent & service auction on September 16th for our assembly. For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Homecoming Week: Service & Silent Auction Help. THANK YOU in advance!

Host Parents Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

We have a couple of foreign exchange students who are in need of new host families. If you’re interested (or know anyone who might be interested), please reach out to us at and we’ll connect you with their agency reps.

Don’t Forget to Report Your Volunteer 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!

Lands’ End Labor Day Sale: 20% Off School Uniforms

Lands’ End will be holding their Labor Day sale September 2-7, 2021. Shop the sale online at and get 20% off with Code: CELEBRATE and PIN: 3114.

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.

HS Girls Basketball

Interest Meeting
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, September 8th during lunch in room 301 for any 9th-12th grade girls interested in playing basketball.

Open Gyms
There will be open gyms for high school girls from 8:30-10:00am on the following dates: 09/11, 09/18, 10/09, 10/23, and 10/30.

Maeser Ultimate Frisbee (all grades)

Maeser’s Ultimate Frisbee season starts NEXT WEEK! It’s not too late to join, and we’d love to have you play for Maeser. We’ve got great coaches and a great season lined up. Send an e-mail to with your grade in school for more information!

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.

Counseling Announcements

Senior College and Career Readiness (CCR) Meetings

Senior College and Career Readiness Appointments have started and will run through October. Sign up to meet with Mrs. Anderson at this link: Sign Up For Your Senior CCR Meeting

Sophomore College and Career Readiness (CCR) Meetings

Sophomore College and Career Readiness Appointments start next week and will run through October. Sign up to meet with Mr. Peck at this link: Sign Up For Your Sophomore CCR Meeting

IMPORTANT Concurrent Enrollment Information

Students enrolling in BYU-I classes or CE UVU classes this fall, DON’T FORGET to enroll and register for your class! Here is the link for all the information you will need: Concurrent Enrollment Information

Deadlines To Enroll & Register For CE Classes:

  • UVU Admission Deadline: Friday, September 10
  • UVU Enrollment Deadline: Monday, September 13
  • BYU-I Classes Begin: Monday, September 13
  • BYU-I Registration & Payment Deadline: Monday, September 20

College Information Sessions

Colleges are starting to have information sessions. Check out this link on our website to join a virtual information session: College Info Sessions.


The ASVAB exam (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered at Maeser on Wednesday, October 13th at 8am (at the same time as the PSAT test for 11th grade students). We will be offering the exam to the first 40 12th grade students and first 60 10th grade students to sign up using this form: Sign Up For The ASVAB Exam

Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast

Courage Based Living

Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast

THIS WEEK in the Lion’s Den! Tips from Creating Positive Futures to help you be better prepared for class and other areas of your life: Using A Planner: More Than Due Dates

MS Student Of The Week

Each month will have a theme and the teachers will watch for students that display that character trait to nominate students to be our Student of the Week. For the month of September we will focus on Being Prepared for class.

Our first students chosen are:

7th grade: Meg Thomas and Kael Trochez
8th grade: Gianna Capella and William Gulbrandsen

Scholarship Opportunities

The counselors get emailed many scholarship opportunities! We will post these here as we get them: New Scholarship Opportunities

Are You Missing Important School Communications?

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”.

Update Your Contact Information

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know asap so we can be sure you’re getting school and teacher communications.

Thank you for helping us keep in contact with your family!