Maeser Updates: 9 September 2022

In This Edition

Carpool Caution, Winterim Catalog, School Picture Day, Homecoming Dance, Volunteer Help Needed (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

Friday, September 9
6:00pm HS Boys Volleyball in the gym – first home game!

Monday, September 19
School Picture Day – FULL DRESS

Friday, September 23
7:30-10:30pm Homecoming Dance at the Emerald Eve Event Center

Carpool Caution

Our neighbors on 400 W have asked us to please remind our carpool students who are waiting for pick-up down on that street to PLEASE respect their property while waiting for their carpool. They have noticed an increase in students jumping off their wall and tearing up the shrubs in their yards.

400 W is not an official carpool pick-up spot, so please be cautious and considerate if you are waiting on that very busy, public street!

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.

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 (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.

Homecoming Dance

Our high school Homecoming Dance, “Enchanted Forest”, will be held Friday, September 23, from 7:30-10:30pm at the Emerald Eve Event Center in Salem. Dress for this boys’ choice dance is semi-formal. Tickets are $20 per couple or $12 stag.

Volunteer Help Needed

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

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

Counseling Announcements

Sophomore CCRs

College and Career Readiness (CCR) meetings with this year’s Sophomores start on Monday, September 12! 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.

Boost Your Student’s Study Skills

Strong study skills are critical to academic success.

This is especially true for students heading to middle and high school, where the workload and rigor increase. It is important to teach these skills to all learners, not just those that struggle. Improving study skills also builds confidence, when students feel they can do better, they often do.

Here is a checklist to help you and your student see which skills they have mastered and which skills need extra work:

  • Keep their binder organized
  • Use a homework planner
  • Prioritize work before starting
  • Have a dedicated study space
  • Plan for long term assignments
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Set and keep goals
  • Check their work and correct mistakes before turning it in
  • Create routines and habits

(Kristina Scully,

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!