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Alerts and Closings

For closings, delays, and Remote Learning days due to weather or other emergencies, families will receive a notification via phone message, text, and/or email by 6:00am. Closings and delays will also be posted on FacebookInstagram, our District and School websites, and local news stations. 

School Cancellation/Delay Notifications

Parents/Guardians and high school students will receive voice, text, and/or email notifications via our BrightArrow message system. BrightArrow uses your contact information in PowerSchool. Please contact your child’s school secretary if any of your contact information needs to be updated.

Click HERE for instructions on how to set up your PowerSchool Parent Portal account.
Click HERE for more information about how MSAD #51 communicates with parents. 


2 Hour Delay

School bus pickups will occur 2 hours later than the usual time in the morning.  Lunch will be served at all schools. Dismissal times remain the same.
MIW & GMS 4-5
Classes begin at 10:50 AM; arrival begins at 10:20 AM
No AM or PM Pre-K
GMS 6-8 & GHS
Classes begin at 9:50 AM; arrival begins at 9:30 AM
If a delay is needed on a Wednesday that is a scheduled early release day, the entire day will need to be canceled for in-person learning. For the 4th occurrence and beyond, we will hold a Remote Learning Day.

Remote Learning Days

There will be no in-person learning on Remote Learning days.  Your child’s school will communicate more information regarding Remote Learning day plans.
MIW Remote Learning Day Choice Boards
Choice board
MIW teachers have provided choice boards to be used when there is an unexpected school closure and students do not have their devices at home. Click on your child's grade below to download, view and print Remote Learning day activities.