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MSAD #51 District Newsletter - October 29, 2020

posted Oct 29, 2020, 12:57 PM by Fran Prentice   [ updated Oct 29, 2020, 12:57 PM ]

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

MSAD #51 is Hiring

Annual Snow Day Update

Please click HERE to read this year's update regarding snow day information.  Please note that some things have changed.

COVID-19 Student Daily Screening Tool

Students (parents/caregivers) and staff members must conduct self-checks for symptoms (Pre-screening Tool for School Attendance Updated 10.9.20) prior to boarding buses or entering school buildings each day.  Any person who shows one of the most common symptoms of two of the less common symptoms of Covid 19 on the screening should stay home and contact their doctor for evaluation.  Parents should call the main office of their child's school to report an absence related to COVID-19 symptoms.  Students who are absent with COVID-19 symptoms will require a clearance note from their doctor prior to returning to school.

Updated Face Coverings Requirement

Per Executive Order #14, Governor Mills recently broadened the requirement for face coverings to be worn on school grounds by extending this to outdoor areas. 

This executive order applies to all students, staff, parents, and community members when they are on campus, whether indoors or outdoors.  We will be posting signage at all entrances to the campus letting people know masks must be worn on campus, whether walking outside, traveling between buildings, using playgrounds, spectating at an athletic event, playing at recess, etc. 

The only exceptions to this executive order are when:

  • eating (indoors or outdoors) while maintaining 6 feet of distance;
  • supervised by a teacher/staff member in an outdoor learning environment while sitting or standing in one place and can maintain 6 feet of distance;
  • approved music activities are held outside while maintaining 14 feet of distance;
  • involved in certain approved physical activities outside where exertion may occur.   

Thank you for your continued hard work in keeping our campus healthy and safe.

Updated School Calendars

2020-2021 School Calendar

Cohort A 2020-21 School Calendar through December

Cohort B 2020-21 School Calendar through December


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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.

November 16 - 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




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.

Flu Shot Clnic, Nov. 10th


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