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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - April 16, 2020

posted Apr 16, 2020, 1:06 PM by Fran Prentice
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Notices from the Office of the Superintendent


Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

April Break - Get Outdoors
April Break starts tomorrow through Friday, April 24, 2020.  Get outside and enjoy the beautiful Maine weather.  We have compiled a list of "outdoorsy" things you could do. Get Outdoors

Continuity of Learning Plans
Please click this link to access the Continuity of Learning Website for MSAD #51 Families.

Photo of the Week

Quinlan Barry, Grade 3, completing Mrs. Matusko's "Starry Night" art project

Books/Arts & Crafts Supplies
Cumberland PD picked up a variety of K-12 books and supplies from Ruth's Reusable Resources for families who may need them. The bags are broken down and labeled by age group (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12). Each sealed bag contains a few books, art books, and arts and craft supplies (colored pencils, markers, etc.).

If any family is interested in a free bag of books and supplies, please contact Ashley Caswell at acaswell@msad51.org Please include the following information: Child's name, grade and contact information. We will work on dispersing these the week after school break.

Stay Connected

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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.

April 27 - Regular Meeting will be held via Google Meet at 6:00 PM

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

If you would like to participate in Public Comment, you will need to email msad51schoolboardmeeting@msad51.org from a gmail account stating your name and address. You will then receive an invite to join the meeting.

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

Budget Information 2020-21


Detailed budget information can be found on the District's website at: http://www.msad51.org/home/school-board/finance-committee/2020-2021-budget

Budget Letter from Chair and Vice Chair

Please click HERE to read the budget letter from Chair Perrin and Vice Chair McGinley.

Budget Timeline Update

Due to COVID-19 and the extended school closure, the MSAD #51 school budget process will be delayed, based on the uncertainty of state timelines and mandates and the change in date of the June elections to July 14.   Once we receive further guidance from the State, we will be able to reschedule all of the following: Public Hearing (was scheduled for April 27); Adoption of the Budget by the Board (was scheduled for May 4); and District Budget Meeting (was scheduled for May 21).  As of today (April 14), the budget validation referendum is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, along with local and state elections.

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.

Free Coding Courses & Tech Speaker Series for Students

Useful Links


Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GCA Brick & Seat Campaign

GHS Athletics Schedule

If you would like something included in our weekly newsletter, please send a brief write up and header along with a JPEG or PNG image of your flyer (if applicable) to Tammy Tarling for approval. Items sent in any other format will be ignored and deleted. The deadline for 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 also 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