MSAD #51 District Newsletter - January 20, 2022

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Notices from the Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent Porter's Blog new

To view Superintendent Porter's most recent Blog Post, click here.
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2021-22 Calendar Change: Friday, February 18

The Board approved an adjustment to the calendar earlier this week that redesignates Friday, February 18 as a "no school" day for all students and staff. As a result, the early release on Wednesday, February 16 will be changed to a full day of school. This change is intended to provide a mental health day for all of our students and staff in recognition of their extraordinary efforts during this challenging school year.

The last day of school is scheduled for Friday, June 17 (early release day). This takes into account the two traditional snow days used on December 22 and January 7, which have been added to the calendar in June. As January 14 was a RED/remote learning day, it counts as a school day and does not need to be made up in June.

Free At-Home COVID Tests

The federal government offers free at-home COVID tests via https://www.covidtests.gov/

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 (https://forms.gle/117RtGtmNmYP3ct97no 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 (www.miw.msad51.org). 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: https://sites.google.com/msad51.org/covid-19-information-center

Current COVID-19 Cases

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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.


February 7 - Regular Meeting

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

Links
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.

Staff Appreciation Week is Next Week! 

Please join the Greely PTO by celebrating our amazing staff and teachers next week at our three schools! The last few weeks have been the most challenging and our incredible MSAD51 staff is working overtime to keep our kids safe and in school as much as possible. Let's celebrate them next week by showering them with love! Please see the flyer for ideas: https://www.msad51.org/apps/news/article/1556549 

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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.

Fatherhood: Generations of Change

 

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 Fran Prentice 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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