MSAD #51 District Newsletter - December 16, 2021


Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog

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

Pooled Testing

During the week of Christmas, December 20-24, because the schedule cycle for test and follow up will be interrupted, pooled testing will not be conducted or collected in any Maine schools. This means that the week following the break there will not be an exception to quarantine for identified close contacts participating in pooled testing. The exception to quarantine will resume once a full cycle of testing has occurred.

Winter Break

NO SCHOOL: Thursday, December 23 - Friday, December 31, 2021; Return to School on Monday, January 3, 2022


Contact Tracing During Winter Break

The nursing team will be out of the office from Thursday, December 23rd thru Monday, January 3rd. We will not be doing contact tracing or COVID exposure notifications during this timeframe.  However, there may be limited contact tracing and exposure notification surrounding athletics to be determined on an as needed basis by the Athletic Director in consultation with the high school nurse and athletic trainer.  We will resume these activities and respond to questions upon our return to school on January 3rd.

If you have a question regarding COVID-19, please reach out to your Primary Care Provider or the COVID-19 information line 211.

If you are reporting a POSITIVE COVID-19 result, it would be helpful if you could provide the answers to the questions below in order for us to conduct contact tracing and exposure notifications upon our return to school on Monday, January 3rd. 

Click Here to Report a Positive COVID-19 Case

  1. What day did your child’s symptoms start?
  2. What was their last day in school?
  3. Does your child take the bus? AM and PM?
  4. Do they do any school based extracurricular activities? (newspaper club, chorus, band, sports)?
  5. Do they have any siblings in the district?
  6. What was the date the test was obtained?
  7. What was the date that you received test results?
  8. What was the type of test obtained? Of note, the district would like to know about a positive home test, however, in order to conduct contact tracing per the Maine CDC/DOE we will need to have a lab confirmed COVID-19 test (PCR, rapid at facility).

Pre-K Lottery is Now Open!

MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) is pleased to announce that we will continue our small public Pre-K Program for 32 students (16 each session) starting in September 2022.

The program will run half days (morning and afternoon session) four days per week (M, T, Th, F) for approximately 145 days during the school year.  The program is located at Mabel I. Wilson school and is in partnership with Child Development Services.

In order to be considered, your child must be 4, but not 5, years old before October 15, 2022 and you must be a resident of Cumberland or North Yarmouth.  

Screenings will take place via Zoom for eligible children during the week of February 14-18, 2022.

If interested, please fill out the interest application ( later than Friday, January 28, 2022.   

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for MSAD #51 (Cumberland-North Yarmouth) will be held January 24th - January 28th, 2022. If your child will be five years old on or before October 15, 2022, they are eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. You may drop off completed registration packets to the MIW mailbox or mail, scan/email or fax in the completed packets. You will need to provide a picture of your child’s original birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency to complete the packet. 

If you have a student currently enrolled in a private school and would like them to attend Mabel I. Wilson School in the fall, please register your child during that week as well. 

To obtain registration forms in advance please visit our website ( We want to ensure all incoming students are included in the placement process for the 2022-23 school year. If you have any questions, please call MIW at 829-4825.

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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

covid dashboard

MSAD #51 Board of Directors Information

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

December 20 - Regular Meeting

Remember you can watch our meetings on YouTube LIVE (

Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes
Board of Directors 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.

Greely Lacrosse Christmas Tree Disposal


Useful Links

Employment Opportunities

MSAD #51 Website

2018-2021 Strategic Plan

District Calendar

GHS Athletics Schedule


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Maine School Administrative District #51
357 Tuttle Road, PO Box 6A, Cumberland, ME 04021   |    207.829.4800