Maeser Updates: 24 June 2022

In This Edition

Truth | Honor | Virtue, Summer Office Hours, Have Your 2022-23 Plans Changed?, Maeser Updates Summer Posting Schedule, PowerSchool Summer Availability, Department Updates: Math Department, Proposed Changes to the 2022-23 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan, Auditions for Show Choir, Auditions for Chamber Orchestra, Auditions for ALL-SCHOOL Musical, Summer Reading, Uniforms (Used Uniform Exchange, Where to Purchase New Uniforms), Have Your 2022-2023 Plans Changed?, Volunteer Opportunities (2022-23 Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions), Sports Announcements (MS Girls Volleyball Open Gyms, HS Girls Soccer Summer Workouts, HS Girls Soccer Tryouts, Boys Summer Volleyball, HS Girls’ Summer Tennis and Fall Season, Fall 2022 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Are You Missing Important School Communications? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Summer Front Office Hours

June 27-July 31
CLOSED

August 1-12
8:30am-12:00pm Mon-Fri

Monday, August 15
Regular office hours resume

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

June 6-24
Summer School

Friday, July 1
PowerSchool offline for summer maintenance & updates

Tuesday, August 2
6-8pm Used Uniform Exchange

Monday, August 8
PowerSchool reopens; Fall schedules available

Truth | Honor | Virtue

Help us celebrate some of the great things our school community is doing!

HS Boys Soccer

Shout out to Aidan Simmons, who was recently named to the Daily Herald’s All-Valley Boys High School Team. Additionally, congratulations to Caleb Johnson, Alex Cannon, Tristan Brockbank, and Ethan Valentine for receiving Honorable Mention recognition.

Our boys soccer team had a school record 5 players named to the Deseret News All-State teams, including our first ever 1st Team All-State player. Congratulations to Aidan Simmons (1st team), Caleb Johnson (2nd team), Daniel Chavez (2nd team), Alex Cannon (Honorable Mention), and Isaac Johnson (Honorable Mention).

Summer Office Hours

The office and our school buildings will be CLOSED June 27-July 31 for the summer.

Have a safe and happy summer break!

Have Your 2022-23 Plans Changed? Please Let Us Know ASAP!

If your plans for 2022-23 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 2022-23 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!

Maeser Updates Summer Posting Schedule

Maeser Updates will be on hiatus for the summer break from July 1-28. Weekly Updates posts will resume on Friday, July 29.

PowerSchool Summer Availability

The PowerSchool parent and student portal will be taken offline on Friday, July 1 to allow us to perform summer updates and maintenance, and to create student schedules for 2022-23.

The parent and student portals will reopen on Monday, August 8 with 2022-23 schedule information. Schedule change information will be given at that time.

If your student is new to Maeser this year, you will receive an email the weekend before the system re-opens (August 5-7) with your parent login information for PowerSchool.

Department Updates

Math Department

We are excited for the following faculty changes in the math department:

  • Ted Gilbert is the new Middle School Dean and will no longer teach math.
  • David McDaniel starts graduate school at BYU and will only teach part time.
  • Sarah Bradley moved to Washington and will be missed.
  • Ethan Wright is our new math teacher for next year who will be filling those holes.

Some student accomplishments in math:

  • We had over 30 students get CE math credit through UVU and about 75% of our seniors took classes to receive college math credits.
  • Our middle and high school math teams had a great year, with the high school team finishing 1st in the state in Math League and having 5 kids score in the top 25% in the state math contest.

Proposed Changes to the 2022-23 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan — input due by Aug 8, 2022

The board is proposing some changes to the 2022-23 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan. The draft is here: Proposed 2022-2023 Fee Schedule. If you have any questions or feedback about the changes, please email finance@maeserprep.org by August 8, 2022. The board will be voting on the revised version in their August board meeting.

Auditions for Show Choir

We have already had a great turnout for our auditions for show choir! We have an exciting year planned, including competing in solo/ensemble and Shakespeare festival. Email Mr Spindler at leland.spindler@maeserprep.org for virtual audition information!

Auditions for Chamber Orchestra

We have an exciting year planned for chamber orchestra, including competing in solo/ensemble and other festivals. Email Mr Spindler at leland.spindler@maeserprep.org for virtual audition information!

Auditions for ALL-SCHOOL Musical

ALL-SCHOOL MUSICAL auditions for XANADU will take place the 2nd week of school in the fall: August 25/26th. We perform in February 2023, at either Liahona Theater or Classic Skate. Prepare 16-32 bars of a pop/rock/power ballad. More details to come, but get excited and start practicing!

Summer Reading

Our community summer reading book is The Hobbit. Read along with your student! Fall activities for summer reading will be held in August. Additional grade-level summer reading program list can be found on our website.

Uniforms

Save the Date: Used Uniform Exchange

DATE: Tuesday, August 2
TIME: 6-8pm
LOCATION: Maeser

Due to the lack of storage space, Maeser does not accept uniform donations. If you have uniforms you do not need, please visit the Karl G Maeser Student to Student Uniform Swap FaceBook page to sell, donate, or exchange uniforms outside the Used Uniform Exchange.

Where to Purchase New Uniforms

Please visit our website for the complete Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy Uniform Policy and Dress Code: https://maeserprep.org/uniform-policy-dress-code/.

All polos, blazers, sweaters, and cardigans MUST have the Maeser logo. Logoed items and high school plaid skirts can be purchased at Landsend.com and/or Dennis Uniform (online or in-person).

Non-logoed items (pants, shorts, khaki and navy skirts, dress shirts) can be purchased where any uniform style clothing is sold.

Landsend.com

*sign up for sale notifications at Landsend.com

*Landsend.com is the ONLY vendor that sells high school blazers at this time.*

Search for “Maeser” under the “School” tab then “Find Your School”. When you shop on Lands’ End’s Maeser pages, all items listed have been approved. Lands’ End will automatically add the logo to any uniform items that require the logo.

You may purchase the following Maeser Uniform approved items at Landsend.com:

  • logoed polos for middle school and high school
  • pants: girls and boys
  • skirts: navy, khaki, and plaid (red/classic navy plaid) – TIP: Maeser’s plaid skirt is only accessible through the school specific shopping page! Please follow the instructions above to access Maeser specific uniforms.
  • blazer
  • red middle school sweaters (v-neck or cardigan)
  • dress shirts
  • logo outerwear, fleece jackets, 1/4 zip pullovers, and vests
  • boys middle school blue tie
  • boys high school ties (red and blue striped)
  • girls middle school blue cross tie
  • girls high school red cross tie

The approved Maeser plaid skirt at Lands’ End:

photo of the approved Maeser skirt at Lands' End

Dennis Uniforms

3560 Main St, Salt Lake City

You may purchase the following Maeser Uniform approved items at Dennis Uniforms in person at the Salt Lake City store or online at dennisuniforms.com.

  • skirts, navy, khaki, and plaid (Woodland Plaid)
  • blazer – new item this year!
  • pants
  • dress shirts
  • polos with Maeser logo
  • middle school cardigan with Maeser logo
  • 1/4 zip pullovers

The approved Maeser plaid skirt at Dennis Uniform:

photo of the approved Maeser skirt from Dennis Uniforms

Timpanogos Embroidery

*only place to buy new “Maeser” hoodies and “Lion sweatshirts”*

Have Your 2022-2023 Plans Changed?

If your plans for 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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

2022-2023 Teacher Appreciation

Please visit our SignUpGenius to access our Teacher Appreciation sign-ups and wishlist needs for food for training, events and celebrations planned for next school year. We thank you for signing up early and helping us kick off our August Trainings.

Need to Report Your Volunteer Hours?

If you’ve completed volunteer hours for this school year but haven’t yet reported them, please visit the form on our website to report those hours: Report Parent Service Hours. Each $5 spent for donations counts as one hour of volunteer service!

Questions About Volunteer Hours?

Questions about volunteer hours? Please email us at volunteer@maeserprep.org.

Sports Announcements

MS Girls Volleyball Open Gyms

Over the summer there will be open gym volleyball for middle school girls every Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 3 starting on June 27th (There will NOT be open gym July 4). Tryouts for the middle school girls volleyball team will be the first week of August. Contact Coach Steinhorst at dana.steinhorst@maeserprep.org if you have any questions.

HS Girls Soccer Summer Workouts

All girls interested in high school soccer this fall are invited to our summer workouts. We will be practicing at Maeser from 9:30-11 on Wednesdays, beginning June 15th. Questions can be sent to Coach Simmons (dustin.simmons@maeserprep.org).

HS Girls Soccer Tryouts

HS Girls Soccer tryouts will be Tuesday, July 26th, from 9-11am at Maeser. Questions can be sent to Coach Simmons (dustin.simmons@maeserprep.org).

Boys Summer Volleyball

High School Boys: Open gym Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am-11:00am, beginning June 13th. Email Coach Call if you have any questions (darci.call@maeserprep.org). HS Boys’ Volleyball Tryouts will be the first week in August.

Middle School Boys: Open gym Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00am-1:00pm, beginning June 13th. Email Coach Call if you have any questions (darci.call@maeserprep.org).

HS Girls’ Summer Tennis and Fall Season

High school girls that are interested in tennis this fall are invited to reach out to Coach Smith (timothy.smith@maeserprep.org) or Coach McKay (mckay.peck@maeserprep.org) for more information on summer open hits. The first day of practice for the HS girls’ tennis season is Monday, August 1 at Canyon View Junior High (no tryouts).

Fall 2022 Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in fall activities/sports will be determined by 4th term grades. All students must have earned a Q4 2.7 GPA with no Fs. 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 as long as they have a 2.7 GPA.

Sports Physicals

All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports next year (2022-23) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after April 15, 2022 will be good until July 15, 2023. Any physicals completed before April 15 of this year will not be accepted (per UHSAA policy) for the upcoming school year.

Here is a link to the UHSAA form which Maeser uses for ALL athletes: UHSAA Physical Form

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!