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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - February 4, 2021

posted Feb 4, 2021, 1:23 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Feb 4, 2021, 1:24 PM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

Pre-K Lottery Deadline

Reminder: the Pre-K Lottery interest application (https://forms.gle/Tc1kbvNjETRAN7KG8) closes on Friday, February 5, 2021. 

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held February 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th.  Contact MIW at 207-829-4825 for more information.

Last Day of School

As of today, the last day of school for students is as follows:
Cohort A is Monday, June 14, 2021 (no school for Cohort B)
Cohort B is Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Mental Health

At the February 1 Board of Directors meeting, a presentation regarding Mental Health was given by Guidance Counselor Johnna Mulligan, Guidance Counselor Dawn Lane and K-12 Risk Assessment/Mental Health Specialist Eric Brown.  There presentation can be watched by clicking HERE.

In addition, MSAD #51 teaming up with the Greely PTO to offer a Parent University session on February 11:  “Parenting through Uncertainty” with Eric and Rebecca Brown.  For more information and to register for this event, click HERE.


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MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm (approved at the October 19 meeting) in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.

March 1 - Regular Meeting

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

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


Primary School Building Project Information

For comprehensive information regarding the Primary School Building Project, please visit the project page at https://sites.google.com/a/msad51.org/msad51_district/home/primary-school-building-project

New Primary School Update

The MSAD #51 Board of Directors is under contract with an abutting landowner to the campus for purchase of land to support a new primary school in order to meet projected enrollment increases over the next 8-10 years.  Oak Point Associates, the architectural firm hired to develop a concept design for the new school, presented a first rough draft of a design to the Board on February 1 (see diagram below).  

The proposed new school would be built for 450 students in grades Pre-K, kindergarten, and grade 1. Next steps include continued development of the concept design that will be shared with the community later this spring.  Pending Board review and approval of a final concept design in June, a referendum would be scheduled for September which will include construction of a new primary school and the purchase of land abutting the campus to support the school.  There may be other items for campus improvement that are included in the final  referendum package in order to make building a new school on campus feasible.

Here is a rough draft of two possible concept designs for a proposed new primary school on the existing MSAD #51 school campus:


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
info@msad51.org   |    207.829.4800