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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - April 15, 2021

posted Apr 15, 2021, 5:00 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Apr 15, 2021, 5:00 PM ]

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

April 15 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.

Spring Break

Spring Break (No School for Students) is Monday, April 19 - Friday, April 23, 2021

Updated Travel Info

We encourage our staff and families to know the risks and the requirements for travel, and to communicate with our school leaders if you are travelling so that our schools can continue to operate safely. In accordance with current Maine travel guidelines, any staff or students who travel within the US to any non-exempt state other than New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island they will be required to either:

1. Complete a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine and continue to monitor for signs and symptoms for an additional 4 days OR

2. Obtain and receive a negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test result within 72 hours prior to arrival back into Maine to forgo the 10-day quarantine.

a. Travelers may be tested upon arrival in Maine as well but must quarantine while they wait for test results. A negative COVID-19 antigen or molecular (PCR, NAAT, or isothermal) test result will allow the traveler to leave quarantine early. CDC has also provided guidance as it relates to international travel. The current risk assessment level for COVID-19 is at 4, or VERY HIGH, for nearly every country.

People who have either had COVID-19 in the previous 90 days, or are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of state of origin, are now exempted from Maine’s test or quarantine requirement. Federal requirements related to international travel, however, remain in effect. 

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

Please note that the travel guidelines will be updated on May 1, more information via the Moving Maine Forward website.

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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.

April 26 - Regular Meeting: Board Approval of FY 22 Budget

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

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, March 15, 2021

Superintendent presents Recommended Budget to Board

Monday, March 29, 2021

Board Budget Workshop

Monday, April 26, 2021

School Board Adopts FY 22 Budget

Monday, May 10, 2021   

Public Hearing on Proposed Budget (Virtual Meeting)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Public Validation Referendum


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

Upcoming Feedback/Informational Sessions

Save the Date!  Oak Point Associates will provide a review of the proposed Primary School Building Project on May 3.  A link to join the meeting will be provided via an upcoming newsletter.

Due to the Board not having time at their last meeting to get an update from the architects of the new primary school on a concept design, this update has been rescheduled for their next meeting on April 26. As a result, the public information session scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 has been canceled. There is an informational session scheduled for Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm on the primary school. 


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.

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Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021
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