Non-traditional Instruction (NTI) Days 2018-19
What is an NTI Day?
An NTI Day allows Todd County Schools to provide non-traditional instruction on days when students are not able to attend school due to inclement weather. On the designated NTI Days, students will have assignments (either online or paper packets) that provide continuation of learning. Depending on the student’s grade level, the assignments may contain lessons from reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and writing along with other cross-curricular lessons and opportunities. Lessons are supported with online resources but can be completed without access to the Internet.
What are teachers and administrators doing on NTI Days?
As weather permits, teachers and staff will report to school on NTI Days. Teachers and principals will be in their schools working on instructional programming. They will also be easily accessible via telephone, email, Skype, or other teacher designated means for any students who need assistance in completing the NTI Day lessons.
Will every snow day be treated as an NTI Day?
Todd County Schools has been approved to use up to ten NTI Days during the 2018-19 school year. Todd County Schools will notify staff students and the community on the first day NTI days will be used. For the 2018-19 school year, All NTI packets will be passed out at all schools and posted on school websites on December 7, 2018.
How will I know which snow day is an NTI Day?
NTI Days will be announced through radio, television, and social media to let families know that school has been cancelled for the day. The school district will send a Parents need to ensure phone numbers are updated in Infinite Campus. A notice will be placed on the Todd County School District Facebook page and Todd County School District websites. Announcements for NTI days will be on radio stations: (WEKT 1070 AM, WHOP 98.7 FM) and the following TV stations: (WBKO 13, WSMV 4, WKRN 2, WTVF 5, and WZTV 17). If no report is heard, school will be in session.
How will students submit their work from the NTI Days?
Students will receive copies of the work packets in a specially designated NTI folder. Students should return their work to school in that same NTI folder on the day they return from the snow break. Online assignments may be completed and submitted online or printed for completion at a later time (within 7 days of returning to school).
What happens if my child misplaces the NTI Day folder or packet?
NTI Day packets will be distributed to students at school prior to snow days – all student’s sign for a packet. The lessons will also be posted to the teacher’s web pages.
If a student is unable to complete the lesson packet prior to returning to school, he/she will be provided assistance at school to complete the work. All NTI Day work will be due within 7 days upon their return to school.
If a student fails to submit the NTI Day work on the final make-up day, that student may be counted as absent for that NTI Day and/or receive a zero for participation on their assignments.