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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - September 23, 2021

posted Sep 24, 2021, 5:43 AM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Sep 24, 2021, 5:45 AM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog 

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

Greely Goes Green Update

At the Board of Director's meeting on September 20, Superintendent provided a Greely Goes Green Update.  You can view his presentation by clicking HERE.  In addition, the FAQ's on the Getting to Green page are continually updated.

Student Flu Clinic

Greely HIgh School Gymnasium
Tuesday, October 5 from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We will be partnering with Northern Light Home Care & Hospice to provide this clinic to our students.  Please click on the link below and complete the consent form by Monday, October 4, 2021.  You must type something into all highlighted fields, so please use NA if it doesn’t apply. Although the vaccine is provided at no charge, there is a cost to administer the vaccine. We appreciate it if you include accurate insurance information. Children presenting with an incomplete form will not receive their vaccine. There is no out of pocket cost and those without insurance will be vaccinated with the appropriate form completed.

MSAD #51 Online Influenza Consent Form

  • You will be notified if there is a change in the planned dates of school flu clinics.
  • Please take a moment to read the Vaccine Information Sheet are included. Please take a minute to read these. 
  • If you need a translated form or are unable to complete an electronic form, please let the school nurse know and we will send a paper form home. Or you can print with this link.
  • You do NOT need to print the form after completing it online.

All clinics will have injectable vaccines. In addition, FluMist (nasal spray) may be available at some clinics.  We cannot guarantee it for all clinics. Unless you clearly mark which type of vaccine you prefer, and there is no contraindication to either type of vaccine, the nurse at the clinic will determine which type of vaccine to use for your child

For information about flu and the vaccine go to www.maineflu.gov

For questions about the flu vaccine, call Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention (Maine CDC) at 1-800-867-4775, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

For questions about the vaccine clinics at our school, please email your school nurse.  Please be sure to complete and return the Health Screen & Permission form! 

MSAD #51 School Nurses

MSAD #51 Needs Your Help!

MSAD #51 seeks several people to supervise children in grades K-5 during lunch/recess (typically 11:00am-1:00pm). These are paid positions ($15 per hour). We also need daily substitutes all grades - $100/day. These positions will require the individual to obtain a Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) from the Maine Department of Education prior to beginning work.  If interested, please contact Fran Prentice fprentice@msad51.org or go to https://msad51.tedk12.com/hire to apply.

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COVID-19 Cases

Below is a snapshot of the current positive COVID-19 cases.  For more information, including updated information regarding COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Information Center at: https://sites.google.com/msad51.org/covid-19-information-center

Current COVID-19 Cases


MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

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

October 4 - Special Meeting/Executive Session

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

Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Directors Meeting Videos


Primary School Building Project Information

For comprehensive information regarding the Primary School Building Project, please visit the project page at: http://www.msad51.org/home/primary-school-building-project

As many of you know, the district has been working on a plan for responding to enrollment increases at the elementary level and projections over the next decade. So far, two concept designs for two different schools have been developed; one in North Yarmouth behind the community center and another one on the district campus with the purchase of additional abutting property. The North Yarmouth site was abandoned a year ago after several issues arose with the property and the on-campus design was developed as a result. 

Over the summer, a new proposal was unexpectedly brought forward that the Board is reviewing at this time. Given the district's due diligence in reviewing this new proposal, the Board has decided to postpone an anticipated referendum in November as all options are weighed. More information will be forthcoming in the coming weeks as to the district's next steps in ensuring that a viable plan that meets the needs of students is placed before the community for consideration.


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.

Smash the Stigma - September 28


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 Fran Prentice 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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