Madison County Schools is fortunate to have been selected to participate in a Non-Traditional Instructional Day waiver. This means the district is eligible to designate 10 days as NTI Days during the 2016-2017 school year. A NTI Day can be used at the superintendent's discretion to accomodate for any unforeseen circumstance, such as inclement weather, excessive illness, or some other emergency that causes a cancellation of a regularly scheduled school day.
Schools across the district will use digital and hard-copy formats to make content and assignments available to students on NTI Days. Each school will determine what platform is best for delivery of NTI content and assignments. Your child(ren)'s school will communicate with you regarding what a NTI Day will look like at your school. Below is some general information and expectations for students on a NTI Day.
|How will parents/students be notified of NTI Days?
||Madison County Schools will use all the methods for communicating a NTI Day that are used to communicate a school day cancellation - including television news, radio, e-mail, district website, and social media.
|How much time
will students spend doing assignments on NTI Days?
Students will be expected to spend 3 to 4 hours doing school work on NTI Days.
|Will all of the assignments be online?
||Schools will be able to choose what is best for their students. Some schools will use an online delivery system, and others may choose to use hard-copy packets.
|Will students be required to return their work the next day?
||Students will be asked to complete and submit their work to their teacher within 7 calendar days from the date of return to school following a NTI Day.
|How will student work and participation on NTI Days be monitored?
||Teachers will be required to enter NTI Day assignments in Infinite Campus and assign a grade for the work completed.
|What will happen if I don't understand the assignment or if I need help?
||Teachers will be required to be available for student/parent questions during a NTI Day. Being available could be via the
Internet or telephone. Teachers will communicate that information prior to an
If you have questions about Non-Traditional Instructional Days, please feel free to contact your child(ren)'s school or Assistant Superintendent David Gilliam.