Non-Traditional Instruction Day Plan Overview 2022-2023 School Year
The West Virginia Department of Education has approved the Non-Traditional Instruction Day Plan for Jackson County Schools. This approval allows Jackson County Schools to utilize remote learning for up to five (5) inclement weather days. By using remote learning days on designated snow days, these days will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.
The use of remote learning days for snow days will be determined by the Superintendent and will be dependent upon the severity of the weather and other factors. School system employees will report to work on remote learning days.
Any days that school is closed for a snow day that is not officially designated as a remote learning day under the Non-Traditional Instruction Day Plan will be made up later in the school year.
Instruction During Remote Learning Days
During remote learning days, instructional activities will be provided to students through online meetings or assignments as scheduled by the school, or through the use of instructional packets provided to students prior to snow days.
For students that do not have internet access, instructional packets will be prepared and distributed and sent home with students in advance of possible remote learning days. These instructional packets will be updated at least every two weeks to support the current instructional activities, and the appropriate review of previously taught concepts.
During a Non-Traditional Instruction Day, school counselors, social workers, psychologists, and Community-in-Schools (CIS) Specialists will be available via telephone sessions to provide for the social/emotional needs of students.
Non-Traditional Instruction Day Plan Assignments
In general, students are to turn in the assignments from a remote learning day(s) on the day school reopens for in-person learning. The individual classroom teacher is permitted to extend the due date for assignments to account for extended projects or extenuating circumstances.
All assignments will be graded/reviewed via the use of rubrics, checklists, and/or the degree of completion and accuracy.
Professional learning opportunities will be scheduled for bus operators during NTI Days. Unless otherwise instructed, bus operators will report to the Ripley High School Auditorium on NTI Days.
At schools, professional learning opportunities have been identified and will be scheduled for instructional staff in a manner that does not interfere with instruction and related supports for students. Professional learning will focus on the priorities previously established in the Jackson County Schools Strategic Plan.
Child Nutrition Program
The Child Nutrition Program will operate to provide meals for students, which can be picked up at each school location from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parents wishing to reserve a meal for their children should call the school closest to their home by 9:00 a.m. to reserve meals for all the children in the household.
Time not utilized for meal preparation will be used to review food inventory and supplies, allow for additional cleaning of the kitchen areas, and for professional learning activities for school cooks.
School contact numbers to reserve meals and answer NTID questions: