Lincoln County Schools has been granted state permission again to offer "Non-Traditional Instruction" (NTI) days during the 2017-18 school year. These are what we call Patriot Days. This plan will allow meaningful learning to take place when conditions prevent school from being in session. A Patriot Day will count as an instructional day, and if approved by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.
WHAT IS A NON-TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION DAY?
A non-traditional instruction day, or Patriot Day, is a day disignated by the school district when students do not report to school due to emergency or weather conditions, but they continue their learning at home. Learning will take place using lessons designed by teachers that utilize technology or conventional paper packets. The lessons focus on previously introduced content in order to enhance, remediate, or enrich student skills. All materials will be provided by your child’s teacher(s), and students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher upon their return to school. Students who have difficulty completing the work on the actual Patriot Day will have up to one week from the actual Patriot Day to turn it in. Please note, not every school cancellation day will be a Patriot Day. The School Messenger call will clearly indicate what type of cancellation day it will be. Patriot Day packets for days 1-5 are scheduled to go home on Friday, Dec. 1.
HOW WILL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS BE PROVIDED?
A paper copy of all assignments for up to 5 Patriot Days will be sent home for 6th and 7th grade students on Friday, December 1. Eighth graders will receive their assignments on their Chromebooks. Students need to keep these assignments in a safe place so they can access them when a Patriot Day is called. Students with internet access may be able to complete work from home or at another location, such as the Lincoln County Public Library, using educational programs that are familiar to your child. Electronic copies of the assignments will also be available on the district and school websites.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON A PATRIOT DAY?
- When the decision is made to have a Patriot Day, a School Messenger call will be sent out notifying families. For example, the message may state, "Tomorrow, January 8 will be Patriot Day #1. Students will not report to school. Please have your student complete the assignments for Patriot Day #1 and return them when school is back in session or no later than 1 week from today." Patriot Days will also be announced through radio, television, the district website and Facebook.
- Teachers will be available to answer questions and help students between 8:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
- Teachers will be available via email and/or telephone and will respond to both student and parent questions during the above hours. Contact information will be included with the student Patriot Day materials.
- Completed work must be returned no later than one week from the Patriot Day.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students must participate in the Patriot Days by completing their work and returning it in order for the Kentucky Department of Education to approve the day to not be made up at the end of the year.
We are excited about this opportunity for Lincoln County Students!