Maeser Updates: 16 September 2022

In This Edition

Monday is School Picture Day, Changes to 2022-23 Fee Schedule, Winterim Catalog, Math Team Information Meeting, Homecoming Dance, Middle School Picnic, Volunteer Help Needed (Homecoming Supplies, Science Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Fall 2022 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Sophomore CCRs, Boost Your Student’s Study Skills), Have Your 2022-23 Plans Changed?, Important School Communications (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours This Week

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thurs
8:30am-12:30pm Fri

**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

Monday, September 19
School Picture Day – FULL DRESS
HS Girls Basketball Information Meeting

Wednesday, September 21
Math Team Information Meeting during lunch

Friday, September 23
12-2pm Middle School Picnic
7:30-10:30pm Homecoming Dance at the Emerald Eve Event Center

School Picture Day: Monday, September 19

This Monday, September 19 is School Picture Day — Jostens will be on campus taking photos for the yearbook, student ID cards, and school photo packages. Please remind your students to wear their Full Dress Uniforms (required for school pictures) and bring their best smile! Want to order a photo package? Click here for details about how to preview, personalize, and order digital downloads and prints shipped directly to your home: 2022 Fall School Picture Day Flyer.

Changes to 2022-23 Fee Schedule

The board has approved a few changes to the fee schedule. The changes can be reviewed here: 2022-23 Maeser Fee Schedule & Spend Plan (Approved Sep 2022). If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please email our Finance Office ASAP at Thank you!

Winterim Catalog

Our 2023 Winterim Catalog is now available! Please note:

  • Independent Study proposal deadlines and requirements — this year’s deadlines are earlier than in past years! BE AWARE of the directions and dates.
  • MTech student deadlines and requirements — there is a specific application and proposal for MTech students.
  • Open registration dates — priority registration is by grade (seniors first, then juniors, etc). If your student misses registering on their priority registration date, they give up registration priority.

Math Team Information Meeting

The Middle School and High School Math teams are starting up again! We will be having an informational meeting during lunch on Wednesday, September 21st. The Math Team is open to all students, regardless of math level or grade level. We would love for you to come join!

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming for high schoolers is coming up fast! It’s at the Emerald Eve Event Center, 192 UT-198 in Salem from 7:30-10:30pm on Friday, September 23rd. Dress for this boys’ choice dance is semi-formal. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Moser’s room at lunch the week leading up to the dance. Tickets are $20 for a couple and $12 stag. Prices will go up at the door. Come and have an enchanted time!

Middle School Picnic

Come join us for a Middle School Picnic on Friday, September 23! We’ll be getting on the bus and heading to Glen Canyon Park up Provo Canyon. If you’d like, bring a sack lunch, a frisbee, or a soccer ball! If you’re on Shakespeare, we’ll bring a bus back early in time for Shakespeare.

Volunteer Help Needed

Homecoming Supplies

Student Council (StuCo) will be hosting Homecoming in the near future. Please consider helping and donating Homecoming supplies to help make their event spectacular!

Science Fair

Science Fair is coming up in early December. Please consider donating prizes for our winners. For every $5 donated= 1 hour of volunteer time.

Teacher Appreciation

Volunteer to help bring Teacher Appreciation treats for the year by month. Thank you for putting a smile on a teacher’s face today! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUp Genius: Teacher Appreciation Opportunities.

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!

Questions About Volunteer Hours?

Contact us at

Sports Announcements

HS Girls Basketball Information Meeting

There will be a meeting on Monday, September 19th for any high school girl interested in trying out for the basketball team. The meeting will be during lunch in room 301. Contact Coach Norris ( with any questions.

Winter Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in winter activities/sports will be determined by 1st 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. All Fs/NGs must be made up by October 12th (the last day of the term).

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

Counseling Announcements

Sophomore CCRs

College and Career Readiness (CCR) meetings with this year’s Sophomores are now underway! In this meeting we will go over graduation requirements, college and scholarship plans, and make sure your student is on track for graduation, as well as course requests for next year.

We have reserved meeting times for Sophomores ONLY between September 12th through November 16th, and encourage you to attend with your student — please coordinate with your student to avoid double-booking appointments.

Your student should plan on coming directly to the front office at the time of their scheduled meeting. (We prefer not to call students out of class to avoid disturbing the class environment.) Your student will be excused for the duration of the meeting and should plan on telling their teacher ahead of time if their meeting starts during a class. We will send a note back with them.

Appointments are between the hours of 11am and 3pm with some exceptions. An online Google chat link can be provided if you choose to join online. Email Mr. Peck personally after you have made your appointment if you prefer the online option.

You can sign up for your Sophomore’s appointment with Mr. Peck using this link: Schedule Your Sophomore’s CCR Appointment.


Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

During the past 2-3 years, we have experienced some difficulties and hard things. Many of our students were in elementary school when the day to day of our lives changed and normal was no longer what we knew. However it doesn’t take a global pandemic to cause upheaval in our lives. Hard things happen everyday that change the way we view our world. That is why developing resilience is so important. That ability to get up and show up even when things are hard.

Dr Ginsburg, child pediatrician and human development expert, proposes that there are 7 integral and interrelated components that make up being resilient – competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control.

As parents one big way to help your child build resilience is to help them make connections. Building strong, positive relationships with loved ones and friends can provide students with needed support, guidance and acceptance in good and bad times. Encourage your child to find someone at school that needs a friend, or is eating lunch by themselves and encourages them to connect with them. One good way to help your child make connections is to help them find one way to serve someone each day. I like to ask my children as they come home from school, “What was one good thing today, one disappointing thing and how were you able to serve someone today?”

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!

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!