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    A Message from the Director

    November 1, 2020


    To Our Acalanes Adult Education Community,


    Since 1945, Acalanes Adult Education (AAE) has provided educational opportunities to the residents of Lafayette,
    Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek and surrounding communities. AAE fosters lifelong learning, meeting the needs
    of a student body diverse in age, background, and interests, by providing a stimulating curriculum delivered
    by a qualified, supportive, and dedicated staff. Given these current times, the staff at AAE are grateful for the
    continued support of our community of learners and our steady enrollment during Fall, 2020 through our Distance
    Learning model.

    As always, the health and safety of our students and staff are paramount. We are eager to present our Winter
    class offerings and know AAE will continue to follow the guidance from state and local health officials, and
    follow the guidelines established by our District.

    In preparation for this Winter brochure, staff were surveyed and overwhelmingly wish to continue offering courses
    through Distance Learning. Should we be able to begin allowing limited face-to-face instruction, AAE has a
    plan in place and class sizes will be limited to not more than 15 students to allow for proper social distancing
    and some classes may be offered in a hybrid face-to-face and online format.

    Enhanced Health and Safety Measures(Please see page 1 for explicit details):
         Physical distancing and capacity measures
         Cleanliness and sanitization
         Screening and prevention support

    Please note we will be adjusting our refund policy to properly address the current situation, so please refer to
    page 1 for our current, modified refund policy. AAE will continue to offer online registration where students
    may enroll in classes and pay the course fees with Discover, MasterCard, Visa and we now accept American Express.
    We encourage you to enroll early so that you reserve your space in a class that is popular, or keep from being
    canceled due to low enrollment.

    Thank you for your ongoing support of AAE and I look forward to seeing you in our
    classes during our Winter, 2021 term.

    Thank you,



    Steven France, Director



    Steven France
    Steven France, Director