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 in the event that 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. 

    In the event that the district will be using the plan on inclement weather days, 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 daily 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 expected to be available to students during normal school hours to answer questions and/or assist students individually and in small groups. Teachers should use phone, email, or video conferencing as appropriate to communicate with, instruct, and assist students. Teachers will meet with all of their students using Google Meets daily during the instructional period. Teachers will communicate with parents/guardians assignments and daily schedules for video conferencing. If a parent contacts a teacher outside of school hours, that teacher should reply to the parent via email or phone within 24 hours.

    Parents should ensure that their students are logging into their virtual classroom daily during the instructional period. They should also monitor student assignments and the turning in of assignments. Parents/guardians should contact their student’s teacher with any questions they may 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 who have any questions about the inclement weather plan should contact their child’s principal.