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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - April 29, 2021

posted Apr 29, 2021, 1:14 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Apr 29, 2021, 1:14 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 29 Getting to GREEN Update

April 26 Presentation to the Board of Directors

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog 

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

Face Covering Update for Athletics

Based on the recent announcement regarding the wearing of face masks at outdoor events, the following guidelines will be in place for those events overseen by the Maine Principals’ Association.  Please know that these recommendations fully align with the Maine Community Sport Guidelines that have been updated.

  • Masks are not required for outdoor practices and competitions.  Masks are recommended when 6 feet of physical distance is hard to maintain (e.g., athletes on the bench). They are also required when individuals go inside (e.g., to locker rooms, rest rooms, or on a bus).
  • Spectators are not required to wear a mask at outside events if they are able to maintain 6 feet of distancing.

Please note that while MSAD #51 does not require masking outdoors at athletic events, we continue to recommend masking outdoors for optimal health and safety. This change applies only to athletics. Masking during the regular school day when outdoors (recess, playground use, etc.) will not change until more guidance from the Department of Education is provided.

Walk-In Vaccine Clinics Open to 16+

We have been made aware of free walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics for anyone over 16 (students under 18 will need to have a parent/guardian with them).  The clinics are offered by Northern Light.  The clinics will take place today, Thursday, April 29 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm and Saturday, May 1 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at the old Pier 1 building at the Maine Mall (368 Maine Mall Road).  The Pfizer vaccine will be offered for those under 18 and a choice of vaccine for others.  There is no out of pocket charge for the vaccine.   Please note that you must bring with you either a Maine ID or school ID and an insurance card if you are insured.  A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18. 

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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

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.

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 Session

Oak Point Associates will provide a review of the proposed Primary School Building Project, including an abstract concept design on Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm.  If interested in attending this informational session to learn more about the building project, please join via the Zoom link below.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Topic: MSAD #51-New Primary School Community Information Session

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87991485775?pwd=cU9PU3YxTW9iSXNwSVJwSWR4UUo5dz09

Meeting ID: 879 9148 5775
Passcode: 262413

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.

The SilverGraphics online art shop is NOW OPEN!

Look for sketchbooks from school OR create artwork at home and you can upload your child's art onto products like face masks, magnets, totes, mugs, water bottles and more. Celebrate creativity and help Greely PTO raise enrichment funds for our schools. See flyer for shop details!

NEXT WEEK - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Greely PTO invites all students and families to participate in the annual Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, next week (May 3-7). Be a color detective, give compliments, send cheerful messages, make cards, decorate your car or bike for drop-off/pick-up, and more! For more information, go to greelypto.org or Greely PTO on Facebook.


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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