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Principal's Corner

Non-Traditional Instruction 2017-18

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 review opportunities and application of previous learning. Depending on the student’s grade level, the assignments may contain lessons from reading/language arts, mathematics, and writing. 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 2017-18 school year. Todd County Schools will implement NTI Days on the first day of inclement weather. For the 2017-18 school year, Todd County Schools amended calendar used August 21st, the Great American Eclipse, as a NTI day. Up to nine additional days can be used for the school year. All NTI packets will be passed out at TCCHS on December 11, 2017. NTI days will be implemented on the first day of inclement weather.

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 an automated phone notification to parents that have registered their phone numbers. Parents need to ensure phone numbers are updated in Infinite Campus.  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.  NTI Days will also be announced on the schools’ and the district’s website.

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.

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 have additional time to make up the missing 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.