Maeser Updates: 3 March 2023

In This Edition

11th Grade ACT, MS Girls “Night” Activity, 2023-24 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan, Volunteer Help Needed (Maeser ACT Day for Juniors, MS Girls’ “Night” Activity, Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Spring Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (8th Grade CCRs, Counseling Donations), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours This Week

7:30am-4:00pm Mon, Wed, Thurs
7:30am-12:30pm Tues (ACT Day)
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

Tuesday, March 7
11th Grade ACT – Juniors ONLY on campus
NO SCHOOL for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, or 12

Friday, March 10
12-1pm MS Girls “Night” Activity

Friday, March 24
Last Day of Q3

Tuesday, March 28
Utah Aspire Plus – Freshmen & Sophomores ONLY on campus
NO SCHOOL for students in grades 7, 8, 11, or 12

April 3-7
Spring Break

April 10-27
RISE Testing – 7th & 8th grades (in-class)

11th Grade ACT: Tuesday, March 7

On Tuesday, March 7, all of our 11th-grade students will be taking the ACT. This is a FREE opportunity for all juniors to take the ACT! Administration of this test will follow all ACT standards, so in order to create the required testing environment for our juniors, we have set aside this day for ACT testing only. **Your junior is already registered; you do not need to do anything to sign them up for this ACT administration.**

Tuesday, March 7 will be an ACT-testing-only day for our school. There will be NO SCHOOL that day for students who are not in 11th grade.

Due to the need for an undisturbed testing environment, ACT does not allow us to have any students on campus who are not part of the ACT administration. Please make other arrangements for your students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 on March 7 as we will not have space or supervision available for them on our campus that day. As this is an official ACT administration, we will be unable to interrupt testing to check students out. We appreciate your help in ensuring a good testing environment for our juniors!

We encourage all juniors to take advantage of this free opportunity to take the ACT with their classmates on March 7. However, parents who prefer not to send their students to campus for testing can choose to opt their students out of this test by submitting a signed Parental Exclusion Form by Thursday, March 2 (to give us time to excuse your student’s absence and adjust our testing room assignments).

Volunteer Help Needed

We are in need of parent volunteers to help provide breakfast and snacks on ACT Day. Please help our juniors perform at their peak by volunteering here: ACT Day Fuel Up for Students

MS Girls “Night” Activity

All middle school girls are invited to attend a special Girls “Night” activity next Friday, March 10 from 12-1pm in the Maeser lunchroom. Come eat ice cream, make friendship bracelets, and get to know some of our amazing Junior and Senior ladies!

2023-24 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan: Public Comment Period Open

The 2023-24 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan is now available for review and public comment. This document details any and all fees that can be charged to students next school year. If you would like to share any feedback with the board before their final approval of the 2023-24 Fee Schedule & Spend Plan on April 11, you may either:

  • Email before Tuesday, April 4, OR
  • Request to speak during the public comment period of the March 14 or April 11 board meetings. These meetings are held online. Please contact if you would like instructions for joining the meeting.

Volunteer Help Needed

Maeser ACT Day for Juniors

March 7th is our annual ACT day for juniors to take the ACT — and we still need a few parents to help out! Please help our juniors perform at their peak by volunteering here: ACT Day Fuel Up for Students

MS Girls’ “Night” Activity

Help us out with supplies for the Middle School Girls “Night” Activity! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: MS Girls “Night” Activity

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! This is TRULY a blessing for our team. The little things are often the BIG things! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: 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

Spring Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in spring activities/sports will be determined by 2nd and 3rd term grades. All students (middle and high school) must have earned a 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 the last day of term.

Sports Physicals

All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports this year (2022-23) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after March 10, 2022 are good until July 15, 2023. Any physicals completed before March 10, 2022 will not be accepted (per UHSAA policy) for this school year.

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

Maeser Sports Guide

For a list of the sports that are available at Maeser for both MS and HS students, click here: Maeser Sports Guide. The Sports Guide includes whether the team is boys, girls, or coed, when tryouts are, who the coach is, and the coach’s contact information, if it is available.

Counseling Announcements

8th Grade CCRs

Ms. Sorenson has opened some appointment slots in March for 8th grade CCRs. Please make an appointment if you have not already: Ms. Sorenson’s Calendar. We will go over graduation requirements and choose classes for 9th grade. Students without an appointment will be called out of class to meet with Ms. Sorenson.

Counseling Donations

The Middle School Counseling team is in need of large bags of individual sized candy. You can use this towards your volunteer hours!

  • Kind: an assortment- chocolate, hard candy like jolly ranchers, tootsie pops or rolls, whatever comes in the assorted bags is fine. We would like some non-chocolate as well.
  • Amount: 4-5 bags/month

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!