We are pleased to announce that Carroll County Schools has been granted state permission to offer “Non-Traditional Instruction” (NTI) days during the 2018-2019 school year. This plan will allow learning to take place at home when conditions prevent schools from being in session. An NTI day will count as an instructional day and will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.
What is Non-Traditional Instruction?
A non-traditional instructional day is a district-declared day when learning will continue from home instead of students reporting to school. Learning will take place utilizing technology or paper copies of assignments focused on skills enhancement, remediation or enrichment. All materials will be provided by your child’s school, and students are expected to return the completed assignments to the teacher upon completion.
What will happen on an NTI day?
1. When the decision is made to have an NTI day due to conditions preventing schools from being in session, a One Call Now message will be sent out notifying families. The information will also be posted on social media.
2. Students will work on their assigned NTI work from home.
3. Teachers will be calling each student to check on the progress of their NTI assignments and seeking input on how they can assist. They will also be available to answer any questions that arise as your child is working. Each school will communicate how their teachers can be reached.
4. Completed work gets returned to school upon completion.
We are excited about this opportunity to provide learning in a new way on days where conditions usually prevent learning from taking place. Your child’s school will be sending home more specific information regarding NTI days very soon. Thank you for your continued support as we try this new approach for “snow days” in our district.
Carroll County Schools