MSAD #51 District Newsletter - October 14, 2021

Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

FREE Bus Driving Class

COVID-19 Update

Over the last week, there has been a slight increase in COVID cases in the district, including multiple cases from one cohort at GMS 4-5. This is a reminder to remain vigilant with regards to COVID safety such as daily symptom screening before leaving home. At school, we continue to emphasize best practices for hygiene, such as handwashing and use of sanitizer, weekly pooled testing for 55% of our students who are enrolled in this program to date, face masking while indoors, and social distancing when it is feasible to do so. 

We need continued help when our school nurses request a doctor's note and/or negative COVID test when your child is out with COVID-related symptoms. The school's efforts in making these requests are to ensure that our school community remains a safe environment for all students and staff. We recognize that this may be a hassle and inconvenience at times, and want nothing more than to have your child return to school as quickly as possible, but we also must uphold our commitment to keeping our schools as least disrupted by COVID as possible.  

Finally, please regularly check our FAQ document for the latest information about COVID issues in MSAD #51.


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COVID-19 Cases

Below is a snapshot of the current positive COVID-19 cases.  For more information, including updated information regarding COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Information Center at:

Current COVID-19 Cases


MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

Meetings start at 6:30 pm in the Greely Center for the Arts at GHS unless otherwise noted.

October 18 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (

Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Directors Meeting Videos


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.

Fall Greely Gear Sale

It's that time of year again, the Fall Greely Gear Sale is available!  The store will close on 10/24.  If you have any questions please email greelyPTO51@gmail.com 


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.

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Recreation - Early Release Wednesday Information


Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule


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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   |    207.829.4800