What are Non-Traditional Instruction Days?
Non-Traditional Instruction is defined by KDE as “a potential solution for the interruption of instruction that would allow districts to provide instruction to students when it is necessary for school to be cancelled due to health or safety reasons. The NTI program is a program that encourages the continuation of academic instruction on days when school would otherwise be cancelled. School districts create plans to deliver instruction to every student in the district and provide for student and teacher interaction on NTI days, with the ultimate goal of continuing instruction. The Commissioner of Education can waive up to ten NTI days to count toward student attendance days in the school’s district calendars. Per KDE, this emergency plan at this time can only be used to address public health concerns, and any decision to utilize NTI days will be made in consultation with the local health department.
How will these days work?
Students will not come to their school buildings; however, completing the assignments and tasks will allow them to be counted as “present” for the day.
How long will students have to complete the work?
Students will be held accountable for all assignments and tasks assigned on a NTI day. Students will have up to 5 school days following the final day of NTI to turn in assignments completed during NTI. If submitted during this 5 day period, work will not be considered late.
How long should it take for my child to complete the NTI day assignments?
Each student will work at his/her own pace, so the time required to complete the work will vary depending on the child; however, students are not expected to do school work for the entire day.
The goal of NTI is to allow learning to continue when students are not in the school building. As we prepare students for life beyond their academic career, our goal is to instill a mindset of lifelong learning. This means that learning can and should happen all the time.
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