In This Edition
Halloween Activities TODAY (Halloween Costumes, Trunk or Treat, HS Halloween Stomp), 2023-24 Re-Enrollment & Enrollment, National Honor Society Applications, Parent Technology Survey, ACT Prep Class: Session 1, Volunteer Help Needed (Trunk or Treat, Science Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Winter Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, HS Girls Basketball Open Gyms & Tryouts), Counseling Announcements (11th Grade CCRs), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (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, October 28
9am-12:30pm Advisory Friday (costumes allowed — see details below)
12:30-1:30pm Trunk or Treat in the seminary parking lot (middle school & high school)
8-11pm HS Halloween Stomp at Maeser (high school only)
Tuesday, November 1
Re-Enrollment for 2023-24 begins (watch for the email!)
Applications open for NEW students for 2023-24
Monday, November 7
4-6pm HS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Halloween Activities TODAY (Friday, October 28)
TODAY — Friday, October 28th (Advisory Friday) — is the ONLY day students will be allowed to come to school in costume. Students may wear a costume while they are at the school working with teachers if they would like. All costumes must meet the following guidelines:
- no gore
- no masks (we have to be able to quickly know who everyone is)
- no weapons (even fake ones)
- no street clothes masquerading as costumes (students may not dress as a “regular high school student” wearing jeans and a t-shirt)
- keep costumes modest
Monday, October 31st is a Full Dress Day and no costumes or costume items will be allowed on campus.
Trunk Or Treat
This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Friday, October 28th, from 12:30-1:30pm in the church parking lot right beside Maeser campus (near the light poles). Come decorate your car at noon! To sign up to bring a decorated car or extra candy, please visit our SignUpGenius: Trunk or Treat
HS Halloween Stomp
The Halloween Stomp is also happening today from 8pm-11pm in the gym. Stomps are for high school students only. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Costumes are encouraged and must meet the guidelines listed above.
2023-24 Re-Enrollment & Enrollment
Re-Enrollment Starts on Tuesday, November 1 (Ends Wednesday, November 30)
Does your student wish to return to Maeser for the 2023-2024 school year? If so, you MUST complete re-enrollment by Wednesday, November 30.
Re-Enrollment consists of TWO STEPS:
- Watch for an email on November 1 with instructions to complete the online re-enrollment form through your PowerSchool Parent Portal.
- Pay the $50 re-enrollment deposit (nonrefundable and non-transferrable; will be applied toward your student’s 2023-2024 student fees).
If you do not complete the online re-enrollment and pay the deposit by the re-enrollment deadline, your student will lose their spot for the 2023-2024 school year AND will lose their “returning student” priority status if you decide to submit a new application.
If you have any questions, please contact our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for New Students Open on Tuesday, November 1
If you would like to apply to Maeser for your student’s siblings for the 2023-2024 school year, be sure to submit an application beginning on Tuesday, November 1. Applications can be found on the Maeser website under Admissions. Please be sure that you are using the 2023-2024 link (available on November 1)!
All applications received by midnight on Tuesday, January 31 will be entered into our lottery. Siblings of current students will receive priority status in the lottery. After the lottery, any applications will be added to the waitlist.
If you have any questions, please contact our registrar at email@example.com.
National Honor Society Applications
All 10th-12th grade students who have earned a minimum 3.5 Cumulative GPA have been sent an email inviting them to apply for the National Honor Society. Please encourage them to check their Maeser email accounts and pick up their application from Mrs. MacDuff in Room 116. The deadline for candidate packet submission (including questionnaire, printed/ typed essay, resume, NHS service/leadership docs and receipt of all 3 reference letters completed by your teachers) is due NO LATER than Tuesday, November 8th by 3:45 handed to Mrs. MacDuff (Room 116) No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions. Please make sure you submit a complete candidate packet. Incomplete packets will not be passed along to the review committee.
Parent Technology Survey
We are working on finding ways to make it easier for parents to help their students stay on top of their assignments and grades, and we need your help!
Please take a few minutes to fill out this 4-question survey to help us understand how you’re currently accessing information about your student’s school assignments:
We appreciate your help as we work to make school technology more accessible for all of our Maeser families.
ACT Prep Class: Session 1
Our ACT Prep Session 1 begins November 3rd at 3:45 pm at Maeser. The session includes November 3, 10, and 17th from 3:45-7:45 pm. Cost is $125. Sophomores are FREE thanks to our Trustlands grant. There are 10 spots left in the November session. Sign ups are available now: 22-23 ACT Prep Course.
Volunteer Help Needed
Trunk or Treat
Come volunteer by decorating your car trunk and hand out candy today from 12:30-1:30 pm in the seminary parking lot. Dress up and easily earn those volunteer hours while enjoying this community event! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Trunk or Treat.
Science Fair is coming up in early December. Please consider donating prizes for our winners. For every $5 donated= 1 hour of volunteer time.
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.
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).
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
HS Girls Basketball Open Gym
There will be open gyms for any high school girls interested in playing basketball on Tuesday, November 1st from 6:30-8:00pm and on Thursday, November 3rd from 4:00-5:30pm.
HS Girls Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts for high school girls basketball will be on Monday, November 7th from 4:00-6:00pm.
11th Grade CCRs
Mrs. Chapman will begin holding 11th grade CCR meetings on November 8th. You can sign up using this link: 11th Grade CCR Calendar.
We will discuss graduation progress, plans for second semester and the senior year, college and career ideas, and address any concerns. We welcome parents in the CCRs but if you would prefer, we can see your student without a parent present. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you better.
Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency?
It’s important to keep your contact information up to date and opt-in to receive text messages from Maeser — in case of an emergency, this is how we notify parents! In addition, we use your contact information to notify you about important school events and school fees deadlines.
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!