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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - January 14, 2021

posted Jan 14, 2021, 1:34 PM by Fran Prentice

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Next Week's Schedule (January 18-22)

January 18-22:
Monday:  NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Tuesday: Cohort A on campus; Cohort B remote
Wednesday:  Cohort A & B remote
Thursday:  Cohort A remote; Cohort B on campus
Friday:  NO SCHOOL (Staff Professional Development Day)

Pre-K Lottery and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

MSAD #51 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held February 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th. If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2021, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. You may drop off completed registration packets in person (mask required) between the hours of 9:15am - 2:15pm or mail, scan/email or fax in the completed packets. You will need to provide a picture of your child’s original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to complete the packet. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in a private school and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child during that week as well. 

To obtain registration forms in advance please visit our website (www.sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/mabel-i-wilson-school). We want to ensure all incoming students are included in the placement process for the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please call MIW at 829-4825.               

MSAD #51 Pre-K Lottery

MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) is pleased to announce that we will continue our small public Pre-K program for 32 students (16 each session) starting in September 2021.

The program will run half days (morning and afternoon session) four days per week (M, T, Th, F) for approximately 135 days during the school year.  The program is located at Mabel I. Wilson school and is in partnership with Child Development Services.

In order to be considered, your child must be 4, but not 5, years old before October 15, 2021 and you must be a resident of Cumberland or North Yarmouth.  

Screenings will take place via Zoom for eligible children during the first week of March.

If interested, please fill out the interest application (https://forms.gle/Tc1kbvNjETRAN7KG8) no later than Friday, February 5, 2021. 

 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


TUESDAY, January 19 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

 

Community Notices

Community Notices are not affiliated with MSAD #51.  Please contact the organization directly with any questions.  For a full listing of Community Notices, please click HERE.

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Little League Registration   

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

MSAD #51 District Newsletter - January 7, 2021

posted Jan 7, 2021, 1:48 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Jan 7, 2021, 1:48 PM ]


Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Daphne Sprague Diversity Collection Donation

In the spring we lost our dear friend Daphne Sprague, who was a beloved MSAD #51 staff member for 23 years. She was a skilled ed tech, gentle tutor, vocal student advocate, advisor to the 4th & 5th grade school newspaper (the Greely Gazette), and a consistent voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
 
We are very excited to announce the creation of The Daphne Sprague Diversity Collection, featuring books selected by our library staff representing diverse experiences, authors and illustrators. The collection will be located in the Greely Middle School Library and available to all students and staff across the district. 
 
Please consider helping to build this collection with a donation in Mrs. Sprague’s honor. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of books.  Thank you for your generosity.
 
The link above will take you to the My School Bucks payment portal.  If you do not have an account, you can easily set one up to make a donation online.  You do not need to have children in the schools in order to set up an account.  
 
Donations can also be mailed to:
The Daphne Spraque Diversity Collection
Greely Middle School 4-5
351 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME 04021

School Nutrition Program News

Great News!  FREE School Breakfast & Lunch for ALL children (PK-12) has been extended through the end of the school year!  School Meals include a carton of milk, snack, fruit and vegetables, and entree choices!

Pre-K Lottery and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

MSAD #51 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held February 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th. If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2021, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. You may drop off completed registration packets in person (mask required) between the hours of 9:15am - 2:15pm or mail, scan/email or fax in the completed packets. You will need to provide a picture of your child’s original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to complete the packet. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in a private school and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child during that week as well. 

To obtain registration forms in advance please visit our website (www.sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/mabel-i-wilson-school). We want to ensure all incoming students are included in the placement process for the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please call MIW at 829-4825.               

MSAD #51 Pre-K Lottery

MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) is pleased to announce that we will continue our small public Pre-K program for 32 students (16 each session) starting in September 2021.

The program will run half days (morning and afternoon session) four days per week (M, T, Th, F) for approximately 135 days during the school year.  The program is located at Mabel I. Wilson school and is in partnership with Child Development Services.

In order to be considered, your child must be 4, but not 5, years old before October 15, 2021 and you must be a resident of Cumberland or North Yarmouth.  

Screenings will take place via Zoom for eligible children during the first week of March.

If interested, please fill out the interest application (https://forms.gle/Tc1kbvNjETRAN7KG8) no later than Friday, February 5, 2021. 
 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


January 19 (Tuesday) - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

MSAD #51 District Newsletter - December 29, 2020

posted Dec 29, 2020, 8:03 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Dec 29, 2020, 8:04 AM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Pre-K Lottery and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

MSAD #51 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held February 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th. If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2021, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. You may drop off completed registration packets in person (mask required) between the hours of 9:15am - 2:15pm or mail, scan/email or fax in the completed packets. You will need to provide a picture of your child’s original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to complete the packet. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in a private school and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child during that week as well. 

To obtain registration forms in advance please visit our website (www.sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/mabel-i-wilson-school). We want to ensure all incoming students are included in the placement process for the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please call MIW at 829-4825.               

MSAD #51 Pre-K Lottery

MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) is pleased to announce that we will continue our small public Pre-K program for 32 students (16 each session) starting in September 2021.

The program will run half days (morning and afternoon session) four days per week (M, T, Th, F) for approximately 135 days during the school year.  The program is located at Mabel I. Wilson school and is in partnership with Child Development Services.

In order to be considered, your child must be 4, but not 5, years old before October 15, 2021 and you must be a resident of Cumberland or North Yarmouth.  

Screenings will take place via Zoom for eligible children during the first week of March.

If interested, please fill out the interest application (https://forms.gle/Tc1kbvNjETRAN7KG8) no later than Friday, February 5, 2021. 
 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


January 4 - Workshop Meeting (unrecorded)

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

Pre-K Lottery and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

posted Dec 18, 2020, 1:06 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Dec 18, 2020, 1:06 PM ]

MSAD #51 Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held February 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th. If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2021, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. You may drop off completed registration packets in person (mask required) between the hours of 9:15am - 2:15pm or mail, scan/email or fax in the completed packets. You will need to provide a picture of your child’s original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to complete the packet. 


If you have a student currently enrolled in a private school and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child during that week as well. 


To obtain registration forms in advance please visit our website (www.sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/mabel-i-wilson-school). We want to ensure all incoming students are included in the placement process for the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please call MIW at 829-4825.               


MSAD #51 Pre-K Lottery


MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) is pleased to announce that we will continue our small public Pre-K program for 32 students (16 each session) starting in September 2021.


The program will run half days (morning and afternoon session) four days per week (M, T, Th, F) for approximately 135 days during the school year.  The program is located at Mabel I. Wilson school and is in partnership with Child Development Services.


In order to be considered, your child must be 4, but not 5, years old before October 15, 2021 and you must be a resident of Cumberland or North Yarmouth.  


Screenings will take place via Zoom for eligible children during the first week of March.


If interested, please fill out the interest application (https://forms.gle/Tc1kbvNjETRAN7KG8) no later than Friday, February 5, 2021.   


MSAD #51 District Newsletter - December 18, 2020

posted Dec 18, 2020, 1:04 PM by Fran Prentice

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog 

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Revised 2020-2021 School Calendars

The 2020-21 School Calendar was revised at the Board of Director's meeting on December 14, 2020.  Here are the highlights, along with the revised calendars (also can be found on the district's website).

  • The March 12 staff development day has been moved to January 22 so that we can train teachers on live streaming equipment for those who are moving forward with this approach.
  • All Wednesdays have been adjusted to mirror the Fall months as remote learning/professional planning days, including the weeks of January 18 and May 31 when there is a holiday.  Those two weeks will have one less Cohort A in-person learning day.
  • The week of April 12 will not have a remote learning /professional planning day on Wednesday 4/14 (will be Cohort B in-person day instead) due to the flex day/non-student day on Friday, April 16. 
  • The last two days of school will not have remote learning attached to them.  Cohort A will end on Monday, June 14 for the year and Cohort B will end on Tuesday, June 15 for the year.  Cohort A will not have remote learning on 6/15 and Cohort B will not have remote learning on 6/14.
  • Parent/teacher conferences will be held in March for grades PK-8 only, with two early release days on March 23 and 25 (instead of 3/24 and 3/31).  GHS will be in school both days for the full day.

2020-2021 School Calendar
Cohort A 2020-21 School Calendar through June
Cohort B 2020-21 School Calendar through June

GHS Athletics Update

Cumberland County is now designated as "Yellow" per CDC/DOE/DHHS and that designation will make us RED in athletics. 

The RED designation means the following:

  • Coaches CAN meet via Zoom/Google meets with their teams
  • Coaches CAN conduct/offer remote practice activities/training that students can do on their own(solo, no groups)
  • No "captains'" practices
  • The "Yellow=RED" designation will be re-evaluated on December 31st
  • The campus will be closed to all athletics activity including the pool
  • Students, do what you can to stay active and safe during our down time so that we can come back safely ASAP!

Pre-K Lottery and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

MSAD #51 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held February 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th. If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2021, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. You may drop off completed registration packets in person (mask required) between the hours of 9:15am - 2:15pm or mail, scan/email or fax in the completed packets. You will need to provide a picture of your child’s original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to complete the packet. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in a private school and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child during that week as well. 

To obtain registration forms in advance please visit our website (www.sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/mabel-i-wilson-school). We want to ensure all incoming students are included in the placement process for the 2021-22 school year. If you have any questions, please call MIW at 829-4825.               

MSAD #51 Pre-K Lottery

MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) is pleased to announce that we will continue our small public Pre-K program for 32 students (16 each session) starting in September 2021.

The program will run half days (morning and afternoon session) four days per week (M, T, Th, F) for approximately 135 days during the school year.  The program is located at Mabel I. Wilson school and is in partnership with Child Development Services.

In order to be considered, your child must be 4, but not 5, years old before October 15, 2021 and you must be a resident of Cumberland or North Yarmouth.  

Screenings will take place via Zoom for eligible children during the first week of March.

If interested, please fill out the interest application (https://forms.gle/Tc1kbvNjETRAN7KG8) no later than Friday, February 5, 2021. 
 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


January 4 - Workshop (unrecorded) at 6:00 PM

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

MSAD #51 District Newsletter - December 10, 2020

posted Dec 10, 2020, 1:03 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Dec 10, 2020, 1:03 PM ]


Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog 

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Calendar Reminder

December 21 is a Cohort A in-person learning day (December 22 is Remote Learning)
December 22 is a Cohort B in-person learning day (December 21 is Remote Learning)

December 23 - January 1 = Winter Break, No School for Staff and Students

Revised calendars for the remainder of the school year will be posted after they are approved at the December 14 Board meeting.

Holiday Travel Information

As we see the escalating impact of COVID-19 across our state and the nation, we recognize that friends and families are looking for ways to connect and to maintain normal traditions in an abnormal time. As the holiday season approaches, it is critically important that our school communities continue to do everything we can in order to keep our schools safe, open, and able to provide in-person instruction.

This may mean making the safe and difficult choice to limit holiday gathering and travel, as we know that both have additional risks for exposure and transmission of the virus. The United States Center for Disease Control has issued strong guidance to the American people to limit our interactions and travel this holiday season, so that we can all gather safely in the future. Further details of the CDC’s recommendations can be found, here. 

Based on the recommendations of the community health experts, we strongly encourage our staff and students to celebrate each holiday within your current household only, and to limit any large gatherings.  Any staff or students who travel to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont (no restrictions for these two states only as of 11/16/20; subject to change), they will be required to either: 

  1. quarantine for 10 days upon return to Maine, or

  2. quarantine until a receiving a negative test result. The test must be taken either:

    1. in the state you are visiting and no more than 72 hours prior to your return to Maine, or

    2. once you return to Maine.

Any staff or students who have traveled to restricted states will not be permitted inside the school building until either the negative test result or 10 days has occurred.
This is not dependent on the length of time spent within the restricted states, meaning that a day visit still requires any person to quarantine for 10 days or until a negative test result is confirmed. All members of the household who travel must test or quarantine if over 12 months old. Testing site information for Maine can be found here. The school requires a copy of the negative COVID test prior to students returning to school.

Any person who is quarantining should stay home, and not have in-person contact with others unless there is an emergency.

A non-traditional holiday season can be hard on all of us. Please stay safe and help us to keep our school community safe and able to provide for the students we serve.

Volunteers Needed

The MSAD #51 Comprehensive Needs Assessment Committee is looking for interested community members to join our work. The committee meets three to four times a year to review the district priorities and assist in the development of the ESEA funding application. Anyone interested should contact Susie Robbins at srobbins@msad51.org or by calling 829-4800.
 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


December 14 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos
 

Primary School Building Project Information

For comprehensive information regarding the Primary School Building Project, please visit the project page at https://sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/msad51_district/home/primary-school-building-project

Primary School Building Update

Back in July, we updated the school community on the status of a potential building project that would eventually house the district's youngest students as a result of growing enrollment.  At that time, the following next steps were outlined for the 2020-21 school year:

  1. Actively search for a new property site, in either North Yarmouth or Cumberland, through a public all-call advertisement for a donation and/or purchase of land that meets specifications developed by Oak Point Associates;

  2. Reexamine the existing campus again for the potential of site work that could support a smaller-scale primary school with growth options to the existing footprint of GMS and MIW.  Any project involving the campus would involve considerable studies of congestion, traffic, parking, and installment of an artificial turf field;

  3. Realignment of the initial timeline approved by the Board of Directors in December 2019 to reflect the updates outlined in this letter, including a projected referendum date.

  4. Develop an updated concept design that considers a new site location and review of the scope and size of the new proposed school balancing the short and long-term needs of the district,  along with the economic status that will become more apparent over the next several months.

Earlier this Fall, a rare opportunity came available for the purchase of just under 2.5 acres of land abutting the school campus. This land, at 359 and 361 Tuttle Road, would provide much-needed relief for a congested campus and allow the district to potentially build a small primary school on the current campus without needing to look for land off-site. Purchase of the land is contingent upon a successful referendum in the future, possibly September 2021, in concert with a building project proposal. Notwithstanding any of the options for a building project, acquiring land for the school district is a critical need that has been a priority for some time now. Over the next several months, a concept design and timeline for next steps will be communicated to the public, with opportunities for feedback once these plans have been developed more fully.

 

Community Notices

Community Notices are not affiliated with MSAD #51.  Please contact the organization directly with any questions.  For a full listing of Community Notices, please click HERE.

Christmas Tree Pick-up and Disposal

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

MSAD #51 District Newsletter - December 3, 2020

posted Dec 4, 2020, 6:43 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Dec 4, 2020, 6:43 AM ]


Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Student Absences and Remote Work

While we recognize there has been a steady increase in community and school cases of COVID-19, students are still expected to be present for their in-person learning days. The learning experience that takes place within the classroom can not be replicated through assigned remote work. With the exception of students who the school or CDC has deemed as close contacts and are required to quarantine, staff are not expected to provide remote work for students who are not present due to illness or parent choice. As much as we would like to keep our students connected and learning, we simply do not have the capacity within our staff to accommodate the additional layer of planning and preparation that is required to offer remote experiences to any student who is absent on any given day. As such, if your child is out for illness, please contact the main office to report the absence. If you are choosing to keep your child home for any other reason, please complete a planned absence form.

 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


December 7 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

MSAD #51 District Newsletter - November 19, 2020

posted Nov 19, 2020, 12:57 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Nov 19, 2020, 12:57 PM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog 

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Out of State Travel Information UPDATE

Families who are choosing to travel outside the state of Maine to non exempt states should keep in mind that they will need to quarantine for 14 days or, in order to forgo the quarantine requirement, they can receive a negative Covid-19 test from a specimen taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Maine.  As of 11/16/20, the following states are exempt from the need to quarantine due to the similar prevalence of Covid-19 to the state of Maine: New Hampshire and Vermont. (NOTE: The exemption for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey ended Nov. 4, 2020; the exemption for Massachusetts ended on Nov. 16, 2020) It also applies for day trips (e.g., a trip from Maine to Rhode Island for medical appointments or shopping).

For the most up to date information regarding travel requirements: Keep Maine Healthy FAQs

For the most up to date information regarding testing: Get Tested for Covid-19 or Maine Testing Site Locations

Holiday Travel Information from the Maine DOE

As we see the escalating impact of COVID-19 across our state and the nation, we recognize that friends and families are looking for ways to connect and to maintain normal traditions in an abnormal time. As the holiday season approaches, it is critically important that our school communities continue to do everything we can in order to keep our schools safe, open, and able to provide in-person instruction.

This may mean making the safe and difficult choice to limit holiday gathering and travel, as we know that both have additional risks for exposure and transmission of the virus. The United States Center for Disease Control has issued strong guidance to the American people to limit our interactions and travel this holiday season, so that we can all gather safely in the future. Further details of the CDC’s recommendations can be found, here

Based on the recommendations of the community health experts, we strongly encourage our staff and students to celebrate each holiday within your current household only, and to limit any large gatherings.
Any staff or students who travel to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont (no restrictions for these two states only as of 11/16/20; subject to change), they will be required to either

  1. quarantine for 14 days upon return to Maine, or
  2. quarantine until a receiving a negative test result. The test must be taken either:
  • in the state you are visiting and no more than 72 hours prior to your return to Maine, or
  • once you return to Maine.

Any staff or students who have travelled to restricted states will not be permitted inside the school building until either the negative test result or 14 days has occurred.
This is not dependent on the length of time spent within the restricted states, meaning that a day visit still requires any person to quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test result is confirmed. All members of the household who travel must test or quarantine if over 12 months old. Testing site information for Maine can be found here.

Any person who is quarantining should stay home, and not have in-person contact with others unless there is an emergency.

A non-traditional Thanksgiving can be hard on all of us, and CDC has some suggestions on healthy alternatives and precautions to consider that can be found here. Please stay safe and help us to keep our school community safe and able to provide for the students we serve.

In Case You Missed It

A letter regarding weather related cancellations was recently sent to staff and families by Superintendent Porter.  Click HERE to read that letter, in case you missed it.

 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


December 7 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

 

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are strong supporters of various areas of the school.  Without them, our students would not have many of the wonderful opportunities and experiences that they receive.

SilverGraphics Online Shop Closes Nov. 25th - Upload Art & Order Today!

Items will ship directly to your home in time for the holidays. Order your child's art printed on a wide range of products like face masks, magnets, ceramic mugs, canvas totes, and ornaments. Upload photos, at-home artwork or whatever you choose! Access the shop here: http://www.silvergraphics.com/shop (GMS Access Code: GMSart20) (MIW Access Code: 2020artMIW). Instructions for creating and uploading art are here: https://www.silvergraphics.com/guidelines-for-uploading-art/ Shop closes Nov. 25th. Questions? Contact greelypto51@gmail.com.

 

Community Notices

Community Notices are not affiliated with MSAD #51.  Please contact the organization directly with any questions.  For a full listing of Community Notices, please click HERE.

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Club Apple Pie/Local Food Pantry Fundraiser due today

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

SilverGraphics Online Shop Closes Nov. 25th - Upload Art & Order Today!

posted Nov 18, 2020, 7:43 AM by Tammy Tarling

Items will ship directly to your home in time for the holidays. Order your child's art printed on a wide range of products like face masks, magnets, ceramic mugs, canvas totes, and ornaments. Upload photos, at-home artwork or whatever you choose! Access the shop here: http://www.silvergraphics.com/shop (GMS Access Code: GMSart20) (MIW Access Code: 2020artMIW) Instructions for creating and uploading art are here: https://www.silvergraphics.com/guidelines-for-uploading-art/ Shop closes Nov. 25th. Questions? Contact greelypto51@gmail.com

MSAD #51 District Newsletter - November 12, 2020

posted Nov 13, 2020, 9:19 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Nov 13, 2020, 9:19 AM ]


Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.

Out of State Travel Information

Families who are choosing to travel outside the state of Maine to non exempt states should keep in mind that they will need to quarantine for 14 days or, in order to forgo the quarantine requirement, they can receive a negative Covid-19 test from a specimen taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival in Maine.  As of 11/4/20, the following states are exempt from the need to quarantine due to the similar prevalence of Covid-19 to the state of Maine: New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. (NOTE: The exemption for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey ended Nov. 4, 2020) It also applies for day trips (e.g., a trip from Maine to Rhode Island for medical appointments or shopping).
 
For the most up to date information regarding travel requirements: Keep Maine Healthy FAQs
 
For the most up to date information regarding testing: Get Tested for Covid-19 or Maine Testing Site Locations

Snow Day/Food Service Clarification

In the School Closings letter that was shared with families on October 29, there was an error regarding food service.

The letter stated that "If school buildings are closed, meals will be served in the MIW bus circle between 10:00am-12:00pm." CORRECTION: If school buildings are closed, there will be NO meal served on that day.

Additionally, for those who are interested, we are now providing shelf-stable meals for pick up 10:00-11:00am daily beginning November 2. We recommend picking up two days worth of meals in case of a big storm. If you cannot pick up at the bus circle and would like meals for storm days, email Jon Carlson and we will send home with your student. Any questions please email jcarlson@msad51.org or call 829-4824.
 

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our District's weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Follow us on Twitter @SuperMSAD51
Like us on Facebook at MSAD #51
Find us Instagram @msad_51
YouTube Channel MSAD #51
 

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.


November 16 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo).

Links
Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Director's Meeting Videos

 

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are strong supporters of various areas of the school.  Without them, our students would not have many of the wonderful opportunities and experiences that they receive.

Online Art Shop NOW OPEN for PTO's SilverGraphics Fundraiser!

Items will ship directly to your home in time for the holidays. Order your child's art printed on a wide range of products like face masks, magnets, ceramic mugs, canvas totes, and ornaments. Upload photos, at-home artwork or whatever you choose! Access the shop here: http://www.silvergraphics.com/shop (GMS Access Code: GMSart20) ( MIW Access Code: 2020artMIW) Instructions for making art digital are here: https://www.silvergraphics.com/guidelines-for-uploading-art/ Shop closes Nov. 25th. Questions? Contact greelypto51@gmail.com

 

Community Notices

Community Notices are not affiliated with MSAD #51.  Please contact the organization directly with any questions.  For a full listing of Community Notices, please click HERE.

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions Annual Citrus Sale to benefit Greely High School Scholarships, due Nov. 13th 

 

Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule

 

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up with title along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. The deadline each week is Sunday. Any requests received after Sunday will be reviewed for possible submission in the following week's newsletter. All approved submissions will be posted on the district's website.

Not all items in this email are MSAD #51 sponsored programs. If you need more information, please contact the group or organization that is sponsoring the event.

Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800

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