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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - August 20, 2020

posted Aug 20, 2020, 1:24 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Aug 20, 2020, 1:26 PM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

Questions and Answers (Frequently Asked Questions)

Please click this link to access the most up to date questions and answers document.

Athletics Update

Our goal is to have in-person learning and we continue with that as our priority in all decisions regarding athletics.

We know many are excited(and a little nervous)  about the prospect of starting a new school year and the potential for us to also have interscholastic athletics.  An important decision from the DOE/CDC/MPA  has been made regarding some Covid-19 related parameters for school sports that differentiate school sports from in-school activities.  That ruling may allow us to play and compete in some sports this Fall.  While we still await final guidelines from the state about the safest ways to return to play, it is still important for us to plan for what we hope will be a fun Fall sports season. 

  • High School Sports are slated to begin September 8th.  
  • Middle School Sports are slated to begin September 21st.

REGISTRATION for FALL Sports is through the PARENT Portal of PowerSchool.  FMI on Registration https://sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/ghs-athletics/sports-registration

Golf (not school affiliated): see link for playing opportunities:  https://www.mesga.org/club/scripts/library/view_document.asp?DID=196436

FMI, please email Athletic Director, David Shapiro at dshapiro@msad51.org

Thank you!

A huge thank you to Jennifer Benham for her coordination and efforts in the sewing of over 400 cloth face masks that are being donated to MSAD #51.  Jennifer has had the help of a network of sewists from the Congregational Church on Main Street to MSAD #51 parents/grandparents; our community has contributed not only with completed masks, but with donations to fund supplies of fabric, elastic, and thread. This also helped with the 200 mask donation to the CNY rec program earlier in the summer. THANK YOU to all who have helped with this huge undertaking!

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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 7:00 pm in the Gyger Room at GHS unless otherwise noted.

August 24 - Regular Meeting (VIRTUAL)

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

Ways to participate in a Virtual School Board meeting

Important: Be sure to include your name and town of residence if you are a MSAD #51 resident, or position if you are an employee.

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