As we see the escalating impact of COVID-19 across our state and the nation, we recognize that friends and families are looking for ways to connect and to maintain normal traditions in an abnormal time. As the holiday season approaches, it is critically important that our school communities continue to do everything we can in order to keep our schools safe, open, and able to provide in-person instruction.
This may mean making the safe and difficult choice to limit holiday gathering and travel, as we know that both have additional risks for exposure and transmission of the virus. The United States Center for Disease Control has issued strong guidance to the American people to limit our interactions and travel this holiday season, so that we can all gather safely in the future. Further details of the CDC’s recommendations can be found, here.
Based on the recommendations of the community health experts, we strongly encourage our staff and students to celebrate each holiday within your current household only, and to limit any large gatherings.
Any staff or students who travel to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont (no restrictions for these two states only as of 11/16/20; subject to change), they will be required to either
Any staff or students who have travelled to restricted states will not be permitted inside the school building until either the negative test result or 14 days has occurred.
This is not dependent on the length of time spent within the restricted states, meaning that a day visit still requires any person to quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test result is confirmed. All members of the household who travel must test or quarantine if over 12 months old. Testing site information for Maine can be found, here.
Any person who is quarantining should stay home, and not have in-person contact with others unless there is an emergency.
A non-traditional Thanksgiving can be hard on all of us, and CDC has some suggestions on healthy alternatives and precautions to consider that can be found, here. Please stay safe, and help us to keep our school community safe and able to provide for the students we serve.
Our Academic Learning Centers in Dexter (Dexter Learning Center) and Dover (Penquis Higher Education Center) are now open by appointment for one-on-one meetings with your instructor. Students are expected to wear appropriate face coverings at all times when inside our facilities and on the grounds of PHEC. Upon arrival, the front door at PHEC (Dover) and the classroom door at DLC (Dexter) will be locked. Please arrive promptly at your designated appointment time (as we will be expecting you) and knock on the door in Dexter, or ring the doorbell in Dover. A PVAEC staff person will come out and ask you a series of health/wellness screening questions upon entry. If you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment, we ask that you please stay home and reschedule when you are feeling better. We are still offering remote/distance and pickup/drop off options for all academic students in Dexter, Dover, Guilford and Milo. Guilford and Milo students are also welcome to schedule in-person appointments in Dover or Dexter.
Please contact your instructor to make an appointment for in-person learning.
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The Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative (PVAEC) is a collaborative formed in 2005 that combines four school districts: MSAD 4 (Guilford), MSAD 41 (Milo), AOS 94 (Dexter) and RSU 68 (Dover-Foxcroft). Our cooperative pools all of our talents and resources to best serve the communities that make up this region. We have Learning Centers in Dexter, Dover Foxcroft, Guilford, and Milo.
PVAEC offer courses in 5 major categories:
Career Readiness courses help prepare our students by providing the modern skills training necessary for new careers, promotions, and other career advancement.
College Transitions courses assist people of all ages wishing to make the transition into college-level courses.
Adult Transitions courses are for people who already have their high school credential, but want to continue learning, and our Career Readiness and College Transitions programs don’t fit your needs.
Enrichment courses include courses in skills such as arts & crafts, fitness, gardening/farming and also include a variety of unique and fun experiences.
Click below to view our Fall 2020 Course Brochure:
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