Act 862 of 2017 allows a public school district to develop a plan for Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI). These days are available for use when the superintendent closes school due to exceptional or emergency circumstances. The Commissioner of Education, Johnny Key, granted Lead Hill School District five student attendance days based on the alternative instruction plan our district submitted. Our plan demonstrated how teaching and learning in our school would not be negatively impacted by the use of alternative methods of instruction. If you would like to learn more about the Act, go to the Arkansas Department of Education’s website and look up Commissioner’s Memo LS-18-018, dated August 18, 2017.
Lead Hill School District teachers are loading the assignments for the AMI days on the Lead Hill website. Some are also giving assignments in Google Classroom and giving a paper version to those students who need it. Lead Hill’s website is https://www.leadhillschools.net/. Click on the AMI tab at the top of the page. There will be links to Days 1-5. If school is not in session, for whatever reason, you will be notified through the school’s messaging system.
When school resumes after an AMI day is used, students who were not able to complete their assignments online will turn in their paper copy completed. If we do not receive anything back from the student, your child will be counted absent and will receive a zero for each assignment not completed. Completed work will be counted present for the day. This process will be followed for each AMI day used during the 2019-20 school year.
When an AMI day is used, if questions arise in regard to the assigned work, teachers will be available through email or messaging from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm.
If you have any questions about AMI days don’t hesitate to contact me at 436-5677 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Parks, Principal
Lead Hill School District