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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - May 6, 2021

posted May 7, 2021, 9:42 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated May 7, 2021, 9:46 AM ]

Getting to GREEN Update

The Getting to GREEN page can be found on the District's website at: https://sites.google.com/msad51.org/covid-19-information-center/getting-to-green

May 6 Getting to GREEN Update

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Students 12 years of age and older

Hello Families,

Pending FDA approval, which is expected this week, MSAD #51 will be co-hosting a COVID vaccine clinic with Northern Light Homecare for 12 years and older students! This will be the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, which consists of 2 doses 21 days apart.  COVID-19 vaccination is STRONGLY recommended but is not mandatory for school attendance.  Fully vaccinated individuals (14 days past final dose) will NOT need to quarantine if identified as a close contact.

If you choose to obtain the COVID vaccine, you must complete the two shot series as outlined below.


Dose 1: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Dose 2: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:30pm - 5:30pm

What you need to do: PRE fill out the online form for Northern Light Staff to access. This form MUST be filled out prior to your student obtaining the vaccine. If the form is not filled out, your student cannot be vaccinated.

The online form will be released once we obtain it from Northern Light. Please keep an eye on your email and newsletter for this upcoming link. 

Reach out to your School Nurse if you have any questions or concerns. 

Thank you,
Nancy Terison, GMS 6-8  Nterison@msad51.org
Erica Sarapas, GHS  Esarapas@msad51.org

CDC website for Pfizer-BioNtech COVID vaccine

Change to IN PERSON Learning Day

Wednesday, June 2 will now be an in person learning day for Cohort A.

Monday, May 31 - No School (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, June 1 - in person for Cohort A
Wednesday, June 2 - in person for Cohort A
Thursday, June 3 - in person for Cohort B
Friday, June 4 - in person for Cohort B

Community Mental Health Forum

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! The Cumberland/North Yarmouth Mental Health Committee will be holding a community conversation with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maine on Tuesday, May 25th at 6pm. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Greg Marley of NAMI Maine will be hosting the conversation aimed to help talk about the effects of the pandemic, understand grief, build resilience, and find local resources.

We hope you will join us for this important community conversation as we collectively strive to overcome the challenges of mental health so that no one ever has to face it alone again.

Visit our Mental Health Resources page. 

Can we count on you to attend virtually?

Location:  YouTube Livestream

Date and Time:  5/25/2021 6:00pm - 5/25/2021 7:30pm

I will be there !      I will try to  make it.


Stay Connected

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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.

May 10 - Remote Public Hearing on the FY 22 Budget, 6:30 via Google Meet

Public Hearing Guide

Notice of Public Hearing

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


Budget Information 2021-22

Detailed budget information can be found on the District's website at: http://www.msad51.org/home/school-board/finance-committee/budget-2021-2022

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:30 PM (virtual meeting)
Remote Public Hearing on Proposed 2021-2022 Budget

Public Hearing Guide

Notice of Public Hearing

If you wish to WATCH the public hearing without speaking, you may do so via the District's YouTube Channel at: YouTube LIVE (http://bit.ly/msad51livevideo)
If you wish to SPEAK during the public hearing, you may do so via the instructions below.
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.

Superintendent Porter's Budget Summary

At the April 26 Board Meeting, Superintendent Porter provided his Budget Summary prior to the Board approving the FY 22 proposed budget.

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.

Habitat for Humanity Springtime Community Walk


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
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