In This Edition
Uniform Policy Reminder, NEW Student Lottery Applications for 2022-23, Re-Enrollment For CURRENT Students For 2022-23, Capital Campaign Fundraising Chair, Sadie Hawkins Sock Hop, Middle School Thanksgiving Feast, NHS-Sponsored Food Drive, Schoolwide Science Fair, SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies, Volunteer Opportunities (Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours), 21-22 Maeser Yearbooks, Sports Announcements (Q2 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (Junior CCR Appointments, Freshman CCR Appointments, Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast, Ms. Sorenson’s MS Podcast, MS Students of the Week, Scholarship Opportunities, College Information Sessions), Are You Missing Important School Communications? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)
Front Office Hours This Week
**PARENTS: Please remember to check in at the front office when visiting the school during school hours, including Fridays. We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe!**
Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Friday, November 12
8-11pm Sadies Dance @ Maeser (high school only)
NHS-Sponsored Food Drive
Friday, November 19
12-1:30pm MS Thanksgiving Feast
Thanksgiving Break – School & Office Closed
Wednesday, December 1
School Science Fair Submissions Due (by midnight)
Thursday, December 2
Current Student Re-Enrollment Applications & Deposits due for 2022-23
Wednesday, December 15
Last day to order graduation supplies to avoid shipping issues!
Uniform Policy Reminder
One of the best things about Maeser is our unique school culture. That school culture stems from our beginnings in a renovated bowling alley. The feelings of safety, friendship, intellectual stimulation, and even nerdiness are probably among the reasons you chose to send your student to Maeser. Maeser culture is different from other schools, and it requires a lot of effort on the part of students, teachers, parents, coaches, and administration to keep that culture in place.
One of the simplest ways to maintain our school culture is the school uniform. It’s also one of the easiest ways to chip away at that important school culture. We realize that many students may not fully understand the uniform policy, so here are some important reminders.
Maeser’s school uniform is designed to help students prepare for the challenging and rewarding task of learning. At Maeser, education is a serious matter, and students should treat it so. Putting on a school uniform each morning is a way to mentally prepare themselves for the important work they’ll be doing at school. When students wear a uniform, they represent something greater than themselves, and they acknowledge their part in that greatness.
Additionally, we want to clarify a couple of points about the uniform:
- Ties are required on full dress days.
- Hoodies may not be worn under uniform polos.
- Long-sleeve undershirts may be worn under uniform polos — they must be black, navy blue, or white (no patterns).
- Students may only wear non-approved hoodies and jackets outside the building. Once they are in the building, they need to take their hoodie/jacket off.
- Shorts and skirts must be modest in length. A good rule of thumb is that shorts/skirt should go at least to the middle of the thigh.
- Pants and shorts may not have external back pockets (like the kind on jeans).
- Wide-leg, bell bottom, or jogger-style pants are not uniform approved.
- All uniform items must be in good repair. This means they can’t be frayed at the bottom, have torn knees, or have holes in them.
We recognize that uniform guidelines can feel restrictive and pointless, but in the 15 years that Maeser has existed, the school uniform has proven to be the single simplest thing students can do to help maintain our school culture.
Moving forward, teachers and administration will be actively enforcing the uniform policy. When a student receives their third uniform violation, we send an email to their parents. When a student receives their fifth uniform violation, they are suspended. If a student receives 10 uniform violations in a year they can be expelled.
If you have questions or concerns about the uniform policy, please contact the middle school or high school Dean of Students. Maeser is a wonderful place that can transform everyone who comes here into a better person. Thanks for your contribution to our school culture!
NEW Student Lottery Applications Are Now Open For 2022-23
Lottery applications for NEW students for the 2022-23 school year are NOW OPEN in our brand-new online application system!
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 (www.maeserprep.org) and clicking Admissions and then Submit An Application.
Because this is a brand new system, you will need to select “Create An Account”. You will also use this new account to submit additional applications for siblings (so you’ll only need to enter your parent information once).
You’ll also use this account to enroll your student if they receive an offer following our lottery, so please save your login information!
If you have more than one NEW student applying for Maeser next year, you must submit a separate application for each new student. All applications must be received by February 1, 2022 in order to be included in the 2022-23 lottery.
REMEMBER: DO NOT submit an online application for your CURRENT Maeser student — online applications are for NEW students only.
Re-Enrollment For CURRENT Students Is Now Open For 2022-23
Re-enrollment for current Maeser studentswho will be returning for the 2022-23 school year is NOW OPEN with a brand-new online application system accessible inside the PowerSchool parent portal!
STEP ONE: Get Ready for Re-Enrollment
Please take a moment to make sure you can log in to your target=”_blank”>PowerSchool parent account (using your parent credentials, not your student’s login details). If you don’t remember your username or password and can’t recover them using the “Forgot Username or Password” link on the login page, please email us at email@example.com so we can make sure you can access your account when re-enrollment opens.
STEP TWO: Submit Your Current Student’s Re-Enrollment Application
Re-enrollment applications are now live inside the PowerSchool parent portal. Please check your email for detailed instructions on completing the re-enrollment application for your student(s).
STEP THREE: Pay Your Student’s Re-Enrollment Deposit
These fees have already been assessed in PowerSchool. Deposits are nonrefundable and will be applied to your student’s 2022-2023 student fees. You may pay online (preferred) via our RevTrak fee payment system, or by phone or in person in the front office during business hours. If you are currently on a fee waiver or would like to apply for a fee waiver, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by the re-enrollment deadline in lieu of paying the deposit. You may pay the fee online via RevTrak or by phone or in person in the front office.
The deadline to re-enroll for the 2022-2023 school year is Thursday, December 2nd. This allows us to plan for the number of open spots we can offer to new students in our enrollment lottery in February. For the past several years, our wait list has far exceeded the number of seats available at Maeser, so we want to be sure your Maeser student has a spot reserved for next year!
Capital Campaign: Fundraising Chair
The Maeser Board of Directors is searching for a Fundraising Chair to spearhead our capital campaign to build our Auditorium. If you have experience and are interested, please send inquiries and resume to email@example.com. Additionally, if you would like to serve on this committee, please send an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
Sadie Hawkins Sock Hop on November 12th
The Sadie Hawkins Sock Hop (HS only) will be held on Friday, November 12th from 8-11pm in the Maeser Gym. Tickets are $15/couple or $8/stag. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Moser’s room on Thursday during lunch, during Advisory Friday, and at the door. This dance will be a fifties-style sock hop, so dress up in your best polka dots, craziest socks, and use lots of hair gel!
Middle School Thanksgiving Feast
The Middle School will be holding a Thanksgiving Feast on Friday 19th from 12:00-1:30pm. All middle school students are invited to attend and their entrance fee is a donation to the food bank. The food bank is currently asking for cereal (bags or boxed), oil, condiments, and canned fruit or beans (not green beans, but all other types).
NHS-Sponsored Food Drive
The National Honor Society will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for The Utah Food Bank leading up to the Thanksgiving break (November 15-23).
Each Socratic class will be competing against one another for the chance to win a classroom pizza party. Please have students drop off their items to their Socratic class, where members of the NHS will collect and track each Socratic classroom’s contributions.
Winners will be announced after Thanksgiving and the date of the pizza party will be announced at a later date.
Schoolwide Science Fair
The School Wide Science Fair will be held virtually this year. Students must make a video (YouTube is preferred) about their science project and submit it to the competition by December 1 at midnight. This is the link to submit their project and video to the school science fair: 2021 School Science Fair Sign-Up.
Questions? Ask your science teacher or Mrs. Hansen.
SENIORS: Order Your Graduation Supplies!
Jostens is requesting that all seniors order their graduation supplies before December 15th in order to avoid shipping issues. Supplies include cap/gown/tassel and can be purchased online at Jostens.com.
Help provide Teacher Appreciation opportunities to treat the faculty in a small way — a little cheer goes a long way! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Teacher Appreciation
Report Your Volunteer Hours
DON’T FORGET! 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 EARLY Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale
Lands’ End Black Friday savings are arriving early this year! Save 20% on uniform items when you shop online at https://www.landsend.com/myschool with Code: SHOPPER and PIN: 2655 between November 18-30.
Have you purchased your student’s yearbook yet? The 2021-22 Maeser Yearbook is available to purchase online through Jostens.com.
Yearbooks are currently $55 each (including tax). The price goes up in March — and we often sell out completely before the end of the school year. If you haven’t purchased your student’s yearbook yet, now is the perfect time! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Q2 Sports Academic Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in any sports/activities during the 2nd term will be based on 1st 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.
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
Maeser Sports Guide
For a list of the sports that are available at Maeser for both MS and HS students, click here: 2021 Maeser Sports Guide. The Fall Sports Guide includes whether the team is boys, girls, or coed, when tryouts are, who the coach is, and the coach’s contact information, if it is available.
Junior College and Career Readiness Appointments
Junior College and Career Readiness Appointments have started and will run through December 8th. Sign up to meet with Mrs. Anderson at this link: Junior CCR Appointments.
Freshman College and Career Readiness Appointments have started and will run through December 8th. Sign up to meet with Mr. Peck at this link: Freshman CCR Appointments.
Miss Krystal’s Counseling Corner Podcast
Ms. Sorenson’s Middle School Podcast
This week: Why good routines are so important for our body when the time changes. Fall Back
Middle School Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week’s Middle School Students of the Week!
7th Grade: Jeannie Song & Ben Bellows
8th Grade: Hillary Valera & Jason Stone
These students showed gratitude at school.
The counselors get emailed many scholarship opportunities! We will post these here as we get them: New Scholarship Opportunities
College Information Sessions
Colleges are starting to have information sessions. Check out this link on our website to join a virtual information session: College & University Info Sessions.
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!