In This Edition
LAST DAY To Order Yearbooks At The Early-Bird Price, Tournament Night Postponed, School Picture Day, Important Fee Information, Volunteer Help Needed (Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (HS Boys Volleyball, HS & MS Ultimate Disk, Fall 2022 Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals), Counseling Announcements (Senior CCRs, Student Mindset and School Success), Have Your 2022-23 Plans Changed?, Important School Communications (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)
Front Office Hours This Week
CLOSED Monday (Labor Day)
**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
TODAY! Friday, September 2
LAST DAY to Order Yearbooks at the Summer Early-Bird Price ($50)
Monday, September 5
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 6
FULL DRESS DAY
Friday, September 9
6:00pm HS Boys Volleyball in the gym – first home game!
Monday, September 19
School Picture Day – FULL DRESS
LAST DAY To Order Yearbooks At The Summer Early-Bird Price
The $50 summer/early-bird price for the 2022-23 Maeser Yearbook ends TODAY: Friday, September 2! Order your student’s yearbook TODAY before the price goes up — plus get four free icons (valued at $16) when you upgrade the cover by adding your student’s name for $7. Free icons offer ends TONIGHT.
Place your yearbook on the Jostens website here: Order Your 2022-23 Maeser Yearbook.
Tournament Night Postponed
The Tournament Night that was scheduled for this Friday has been postponed due to Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy your 3-day break!
School Picture Day: Monday, September 19
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 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.
Important Fee Information
All student accounts have been charged the following annual fees, which are due by Wednesday, October 5:
- Student Fee (HS & MS)
- Winterim fee (HS)
- Graduation Fee (Seniors)
Student accounts will be charged class fees for full-year and first-semester classes this weekend. This includes AP exam fees. Class fees are also due by Wednesday, October 5.
Not all students will have class fees. For middle school, generally only students on sports practice squads will have a class fee (though there are some exceptions for classes like choir and orchestra). For high school, fees depend on the classes your student is taking.
If you would like to set up a payment plan for annual fees and class fees (except AP exams), please email email@example.com. Payment plans must be set up by Wednesday, October 5 to avoid a late fee. Payment plans are set up as monthly payments that may begin anytime between October and January. All fees must be paid in full by the end of April.
We do not set up payment plans for extracurricular sports and activities. These fees must be paid before your student can participate.
If you think you may qualify for a fee waiver, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com before the fee deadline.
Volunteer Help Needed
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HS Boys Volleyball
The high school boys volleyball season begins this Wednesday, September 7, with both teams playing away games. Our first home game is Friday, September 9th at 6:00pm.
HS & MS Ultimate Disk
All students of all grades are invited to join Maeser’s Ultimate Disk program. Ultimate is a super fun co-ed sport that continues to grow year over year and Maeser’s program is going into its ninth year. Practices for fall season start at the end of August and will go to early November. The season includes weekly games and one or two tournaments. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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
College and Career Readiness (CCR) meetings with this year’s Seniors are now underway! You can sign up for your Senior’s appointment using this link: Schedule Your Senior’s CCR Appointment.
We will discuss graduation progress, plans for second semester, college and career ideas, and important information regarding college week in October. We welcome parents in the CCRs but if you would prefer, we can just see your student. We look forward to seeing you!
Student Mindset and School Success
Did you know that student mindset is one of the most important indicators of success in school?
Students with a growth mindset are significantly more curious, resilient, open to constructive criticism, and focused on improving themselves, rather than proving their worth. All of which can have a hugely positive effect on both their performance and happiness at school (and in life).
- Believe that intelligence is an inherent quality (you either have it or you don’t)
- Want to prove how smart they are
- Often avoid effort (“If you have to try hard, you must not be that smart”)
- Are primarily focused on achievements and outcomes (e.g. “I want to get an A on the test”)
- Feel smart when they learn something immediately
- Dislike making mistakes
- Avoid subjects that are difficult for them (“I’m not good at math”)
- Believe that intelligence is something that develops over time, as a result of practice & hard work
- Want to learn and grow
- Typically enjoy putting in effort (“I enjoy a challenge”)
- Are primarily focused on learning and mastery (e.g. “I want to understand the material”)
- Feel smart when they learn something new
- See mistakes as learning opportunities
- Actively pursue difficult subjects (“I’d rather take the AP class; the teacher is harder, so I’ll learn more from her.”)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org — please 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!