Pause In-Person Learning

September 12, 2021

Dear Pan American Families,

Today, we made the difficult decision to pause in-person learning for the next two
weeks. This is because of an increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19. These cases
are a combination of staff and students. Reports of some of these positive cases
were shared today. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but our
primary objective is to prioritize the health and safety of our school community. We
have communicated with the families of students that are close contacts. We are
pausing in-person learning in order to stop the spread of coronavirus.

While we are pausing in-person learning, we intend to provide virtual instruction for
students during this time.

Monday, September 13th will be a transition day to allow time for us to
prepare for this shift in instruction. There will be no classes for students on this
day. Parents and students should look for communication from the school
regarding plans and expectations.

Tuesday, September 14th will be an Asynchronous (students complete work
on their own) learning day where work will be shared via Google Classroom and/or
ClassDojo. More information will follow from your child’s teacher regarding
asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Synchronous (students attend classes with their teachers and other students via
Zoom) instruction will begin on Wednesday, September 15th and will follow
the regular schedule. Classes begin at 8:15am. More information about devices and
technology support will be communicated on Monday.

Our goal is to resume in-person instruction on Monday, September 27th.
Our hope is that this temporary pause will enable us to significantly slow the
current spread of COVID in our community so that we can safely resume in-person

Should you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at We are confident that together, we can deal with this
COVID related pause efficiently and effectively in order to return to in-person
instruction soon. Thank you for your support in making this possible.

Stay well,
Pan American Academy Administration

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