Alternative Methods of Instruction
Date: February 1, 2022
To: Parents / Guardians of Avenue City Students
RE: AMI Days
Dear ACES Families,
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education allows school districts to make up some hours of attendance lost due to inclement weather by allowing students to complete academic work during a school outage. This is known as Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI). Some people call these days “virtual snow days.”
In case of inclement weather an announcement will be made that will be something like, “School will be closed on DATE because of inclement weather. Avenue City School District will be using an AMI Day.”
If the district uses AMI days, your student will need to complete the work assigned by their classroom teacher. Your child’s classroom teacher has been preparing for these days and has already helped prepare their students for these days. Students are considered in attendance on AMI days when they do the following:
- Complete academic assignments as communicated by teachers in their communication platform (ex: Google Classroom, Class Tag, DoJo, etc.)
- Participate in 30-minute classroom Zoom meeting.
- All students are responsible for completing activities and assignments as defined by instructors.
In addition to this academic work – please remember to enjoy traditional “snow day” activities. Use this time to go sledding, build a snowman, bake cookies, sip hot chocolate, play board games, create a blanket fort, and pelt each other with snowballs. Learning happens all the time – in school and outside of school.
We appreciate your patience and help during this time, as we know this is not the ideal learning situation. Teachers will be in communication with families when AMI day is announced.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher or me.