Announcements:                

The AOS 43 office will be closed Monday, April 19th thru. Friday, April 23rd and reopen on Monday, April 26th at 8:00 a.m.


                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            Here are some reminders about holiday travel.

Any staff member or student who travels to any state other than New Hampshire or Vermont (as of today there are no restrictions for these two states) will be required to:
1. Quarantine for 14 days upon their return to Maine, or
2. Quarantine until receiving a negative test result. The test must be taken either:
a. In the State or country you are visiting and no more than 72 hours prior to returning to Maine, or
b. Once you return to Maine.

Any of our staff or students who have traveled to restricted destinations may not be permitted inside the school buildings until either the negative test result has been received and provided to the school, or the 14-day quarantine period has been completed. For those completing the quarantine period, please notify your building principal or school nurse of your travel dates so the last day of the quarantine period can be determined.

Please, it is important that we adhere to these travel requirements and all other health and safety requirements. In addition, if you find that you or your family has been exposed to someone who has tested positive, please contact your building administrator or school nurse as soon as possible and stay home.
Thank you all for your efforts to keep our students and staff safe. Take care, and have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
2020-2021 Budget Information

To better serve our families and understand their needs, we are asking that you fill out a short survey.  This survey will help us plan for next year and is part of our process of identifying needs in this unprecedented time.

The survey focuses on how distance learning went this past spring to help us prepare for every possibility that we may encounter in the fall.  If you have any questions, please let us know.



The below link is for families to access Pandemic EBT benefits during this crisis. 


    We received word from the Commissioner of Education this evening that she and Governor Mills are recommending that schools remain in a remote learning mode the remainder of this school year. The Commissioner and Governor are making this recommendation based upon the most recent guidance and recommendations from CDC.
Although this is disappointing news, as many of us were hoping to return at some point, I believe it is definitely the right move and likely comes as no surprise to anyone. First and foremost, we must do everything we can to stay safe and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 
Now that we know this there is no question that we must move forward with longer range plans including alternative ways to recognize traditional end of year student celebrations. I wanted to let you know as soon as possible once this new DOE advice was released. 
There is no question that this crisis has tested all of us in many ways. Tonight's news will mean that our resolve will need to be longer, and our isolation from students, colleagues and friends will be longer as well. 
Together, professionally, emotionally and with much support for one another, we can come through this, even though for now we must be physically apart. Thank you once again, all of you, for everything you do.
Stay safe everyone. 
Michael Wright


Congratulations to Sue Reed, winner of the

                                               PVEA scholarship raffle of the fire pit surround 

 




SAD 31 Schools



   SAD 31/AOS 43 Central Office  
    Michael Wright, Superintendent  
       20 Howland Road,
        LaGrange, ME 04453
     Darcie Fournier, Assistant Superintendent/
     Director of Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment
      
           PHONE: (207) 943-7317
            FAX:      (207) 943-5314

 Map showing the location of all  SAD#31schools     









(click to enlarge)
                
                                       

                   Penobscot Valley High School (darker roofs on the right)                                                                                                                                                                               
Enfield Station School (above)
                        Hichborn Middle School ( white roof)  
                                                                                                                                                                                         
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aerial photos by Amity Beane
                     The Penobscot River is in the background.

The MSAD 31 School Department utilizes all assessment data to help inform our practices at the district, school, classroom and individual levels for our students.  Although we encourage students and parents to participate fully in our assessment program, it is important to note that parents/guardians may opt their child out of state testing.  If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to your child's principal to make this request in writing.