Maranacook Adult And Community Education is keeping a watchful eye on the current status of the pandemic. With changes occurring on a daily basis, planning for the restarting of educational, enrichment and vocational classes for the fall has been a unique challenge. Since we are faced with so much uncertainty, we are currently planning to run all of our educational and enrichment programs using a mixed media approach. This means we will employ face to face instruction (as deemed safe) with online learning and video conferencing (Zoom). Over the past few months, my staff and I have reached out to both our educational (HiSET), enrichment and vocational instructors and they are all excited to explore this new way of teaching and learning.
We have currently received state level guidance that allows us to run our CDL truck driving class in September. This class will be meeting face to face in a small group environment (10 people max) where individuals are able to maintain social distancing. Drive time will require the use of masks by both student and instructor. As we receive additional guidance by the MDMV, I will provide updates.
Lastly, it had been my hope that we would be able to run our summer camps starting July 1. Unfortunately, guidance I have received from the state has asked us to delay hosting these camps until after August 1st. As I find out more, I will circulate additional information.
Maranacook Adult And Community Education feels that the health and safety of its students and instructors is the highest priority. While we are excited to restart our programming, we want to do so safely and without exposing students and staff to unnecessary risks.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 242-8795 and I will be happy to answer your questions or address any concerns.
Director, Maranacook Adult and Community Education