NTI Expectations for Families

Non-traditional Instruction Days Expectations for students, teachers and parents

Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days were granted by the Kentucky Department of Education. These days will allow Owensboro Independent Schools students to receive instructional days when certain conditions prevent schools from being in session. Example: Inclement weather.

Owensboro Independent Schools will announce when a regular school day is canceled. The announcement will be specific if schools are closed or if the school is using an NTI day. If a district is closed, the students aren’t expected to do any assignment. If a district is using an NTI day, the students will be expected to complete any assignments posted on Google Classroom. 

Below are the expectations of student, teacher, and parent on NTI days by grade level. If for any reason a student can not log into Google Classroom a paper copy will be sent home when the student returns to school.

 

Hager Preschool

Hager student:

  • Be prepared to participate in school work as expected on traditional instruction days

  • Prepare for online instruction, by gathering materials required for Google Meets prior to meeting times, as previously designated by the teacher

  • Attend & participate in Google Meets with a caregiver, at scheduled times

  • Complete hands-on work assignments at home

 

Hager Teacher:

  • Teachers will teach from home or classrooms via Google Meets

  • Communicate with families concerning planned activities & Google Meets via ClassDojo.

  • Hager’s Principal has access to all Classroom Dojos, via Dojo’s “School Story”.  She can communicate to all families at once, or individual classrooms, to share announcements and information

  • Be available to Ms. Baber and/or other Certifieds via ClassDojo, district email, and Google Meets (during normal school hours)   

  • Communicate their particular NTI schedules to assistants, families/parents, for handling NTI Google Meets & activities

 

Hager Parent/caregiver:

  • Make sure you have downloaded the ClassDojo app and connected with the student's classroom teacher

  • Observe classroom’s schedule & times

  • Login to Google Meets on time, with your child

  • Assist your child in participating in Meet activities

  • Record/return videos/pics of your child completing assignments to the teacher

 

Seven Hills Audubon Head Start Preschool

Seven Hills Audubon Head Start student

  • Facebook Live 8:30-9:00 

  • Student participation is based on joining Facebook Live sessions and posting pictures of activities on classroom pages

  • Complete interactive hands-on activity with family member 

  • Footsteps2Brilliance:  Practice 2 times for 15 minutes.  

 

Seven Hills Audubon Head Start teacher

  • Facebook Live 8:30-9:00

  • Model activity(s) and provide instructions

  • Certified teachers can work from home

  • Special Education teachers prepare evaluations and referral information

  • Available to families by email from 8:30-3:00 with an hour lunch break

  • Available to administrative staff by email or phone during normal school hours 

 

Seven Hills Audubon Head Start parent/guardian

  • Help child log on to Facebook Live or recorded session

  • Post pictures of activity on teachers classroom Facebook page

 

Elementary Schools (Cravens, Estes, Foust, Newton Parrish, and Sutton)

Elementary K-5 student

  • Google Meet 8:30-9:00

  • Student participation is based on being on the Google Meet and turning in any assignments

  • Complete assignments posted on your Google Classroom

 

Elementary K-5 teacher 

  • Google Meet 8:30-9:00

  • Certified Teachers can work from home

  • Special Education prepare Classworks

  • ELL Teachers & RTI Teachers complete check-in with students on your caseload to support the classroom instruction

  • Special Teachers (Music, PE, Library, and Art) post assignments

  • All lessons/assignments should include a clear target, success criteria, and estimated time needed to complete the assignment

  • Available by email from 8:30-3:00 with an hour lunch break

 

Elementary K-5 parent/guardian

  • Make sure your child has the correct assignments and their assignments are completed

 

Middle School  (OMS and iMiddle)

Middle School student

  • Students should log in and complete assignments posted on your Google Classroom/Echo for iMIddle for each class

  • Student participation is based on turning in posted assignments

  • Students should email teacher(s) if they need help

  • Assignments should be completed by due date posted by teacher

 

Middle School teacher 

  • Certified Teachers can work from home

  • Certified Teachers will post instructions/assignments on Google Classroom/Echo by 8:30 AM

  • All lessons/assignments should include a clear target, success criteria, estimated time needed to complete the assignment and due date

  • Certified Teachers will be available by email and/or google meet  9:00 - 10:30 and 12:00 - 2:00

 

Middle School parent/guardian

  • Make sure your child has logged in and completed assignments posted on Google Classroom or Echo

 

High School (OHS, OIA and Emerson)

High School student

  • Complete assignments posted on Google Classroom 

  • OIA students should log in to ECHO for each scheduled class

  • Student participation is based on turning in posted assignments

  • Assignments should be completed by due date posted by teacher

 

High School teacher

  • Certified teachers may work remotely

  • Certified teachers will post instructions & assignments on Google Classroom by 8:30 AM

  • All lessons should include clear learning intentions, success criteria, and tasks/assessments to be completed

  • Certified teachers will be available by email, phone, &/or Google Meet from 10:00 am - noon  and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 

High School parent/guardian

  • Encourage your student to:

    • Complete assignments listed on Google Classroom/ECHO

    • Check to make sure assignments showing “Turned In” aren’t blank documents

    • Communicate with teachers when encountering questions or points of confusion





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