Inclement Weather Instruction/AMI Plan

  • Inclement Weather Instruction Plan

    Hazelwood School District has worked through a collaborative process to develop an Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) plan to be utilized when school is closed due to inclement weather or other emergency circumstances for up to 36 hours of attendance. To be clear, this plan will only be implemented in the event of the aforementioned circumstances. 

    The goal of the inclement weather instructional plan is to embed learning activities focused on reinforcement of critical learning standards, enrichment activities, or support for further skill development. Consistent practice and exposure to skills without interruption is the most effective way to ensure student understanding and mastery of content knowledge is achieved. 

    On inclement weather days in which AMI will be used, alerts will be sent to parents/guardians via email, phone, and text and will be posted on the website and in social media outlets. Teachers will assign students work via Google Classroom on each AMI day. In addition, teachers will be available at designated times throughout the day via Google Meet to provide support and answer questions for students.

    During inclement weather days, students are expected to log in to Google Classroom and complete daily work assignments. If unable to log in to Google Classroom for assignments, students are expected to complete hard copies of assignments. Completed assignments should be submitted either electronically or in hard copy on the AMI day or on the next day of attendance.

    During all instructional days, teachers are available to students during normal school hours to answer questions and/or assist students individually and in small groups. Teachers will use phone, email, or video conferencing as appropriate to communicate with, instruct, and assist students. Teachers will meet with students using Google Meets daily during the instructional period. Teachers will communicate assignments and daily schedules for video conferencing to parents. If a parent/guardian contacts a teacher outside of school hours, that teacher will reply to the parent/guardian via email or phone within 24 hours.  

    Parents/guardians should ensure that their students log into their virtual classroom daily during instructional hours as designated by the principal. They should also monitor their student’s assignments and assist them with submitting them when necessary. Parents/guardians should contact their student’s teacher with any questions they have regarding virtual or hard copy assignments. If parents/guardians are unable to contact the teacher and need immediate assistance, they should contact the building principal.

    Parents/guardians who have any questions about the inclement weather plan should contact their child’s principal.