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Alternative Methods of Instruction AMI

Holden R-III School District 
2023-2024 Alternate Methods of Instruction (AMI) Days
General FAQs

We will continue to use the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)-approved alternate methods of instruction (AMI) on days when and if inclement weather prevents students from coming to school.

DESE allows schools to use up to 5 AMI days in a school year.

GENERAL INFORMATION

What does attendance for students look like on an AMI day? 

On AMI days, attendance will be counted by tracking assignment submissions on the next in-person school day or class period.

Teacher Availability on AMI Days? 

Teacher availability will be the normal contract hours (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) for the school your child attends. Teachers will have assignments posted by 9:00 a.m. on Google Classroom or via ParentSquare. Teachers will be available via email during regular contract hours with the exception of noon to 1:00 p.m., plan time/lunch break. Teachers will continuously check emails throughout the day and respond appropriately. 

What would an AMI day look like? 

This is not a set schedule of hour-by-hour learning.  Rather, students will be given activities and assignments to complete throughout the day on their own time.

HES (ECSE and K-5): 

Teachers will share a list or a choice board of activities for students to complete either by emailing parents or by posting on ParentSquare/Google Classroom for that day.  Students will work at their own pace. To document their work, students will take pictures or video recordings or bring the work back to school. Assignments will be due on the next in-person school day.

HHS/HMS: 

Teachers will post their daily activities by the start of the school day in Google Classroom and students work at their own pace. Teachers will also encourage students to catch up on any past assignments. Assignments will be due on the next in-person class period.

Will Warrensburg Area Career Center and Summit Tech Academy be open on AMI Days? 

Students will not attend their classes at these buildings on AMI days. 

Will Edgenuity online learning still take place? 

Yes, students who are enrolled in Edgenuity would still be expected to participate and complete all classwork.

Will school-age care at the Elementary (Eagles Nest and Day Plus) be open on AMI Days?  

If the weather permits for Eagles Nest and Day Plus to be open, hours of operation will mirror current snow day guidelines.