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Camden Staff 2019-20
Camden Staff 2019-20

NTI Overview for Families

March 13, 2020

 

Dear Camden Families, 

 

At Camden Station Elementary our number one priority is ALWAYS that each child is safe and healthy. Running a very close second, is ensuring the learning of every student. Knowing that schools have been closed to help mitigate the spread of illness, our focus now shifts primarily to educating through distance learning.  

 

I want to reassure you that Camden has a plan in place to ensure that our students continue to thrive during this temporary hiatus from school. Students will be engaged in learning through NTI days. NTI stands for Non-Traditional Instruction. The purpose of a NTI day is to replace learning in the event of an extended absence from school due to illness. Since your student will not be in the building for direct instruction, the work they will be engaged in will offer them an opportunity to revisit and review high leverage concepts and skills that are critical to their learning this year. The work your student will be assigned will count towards their third trimester progress report. It will be assessed by their teacher, who will be available throughout the next two weeks for support, questions and feedback.

Please review the following plan so that you will be knowledgeable about what is expected of your student: 

 

How will NTI Days work?

School will be closed. Your student's teacher will post lessons and learning activities for them to complete from home. 

 

How will I know what my student needs to complete? 

Please use this LINK daily to see what learning activities your student needs to complete for the day. The link will take you to a school grid, where you can select your students grade level. Here you will find the activities.  Please know that in order for the NTI days to be excused, and not made up in June, schools must have at least 85% of the student work completed. More importantly, though, students need to complete the work in order to maintain their academic success.  

 

How will my student receive their packet?

Packets are available digitally HERE.  You will receive a call from a Camden staff member on Monday, 3/16/20 in the AM to verify that you have access and can print the packet.  If not, we will arrange another way for you to obtain the packet.

 

What if my child needs help?

Teachers will be working even though school is not in session. They will be available to support you and your student from 8:00am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. You can reach them through email. Their email address can be located at the top of the lessons or on our school website.

 

How does my student turn in their work?

Your student will bring their work and signed document HERE upon their return to school.

 

What if my student needs supplies they do not have at home?

If your child does not have the necessary supplies at home to complete an assignment, please email the teacher as soon as possible so that we can help you resolve your problem.

 

What if I will not have electronic access during the hiatus?

If you do not have an electronic device or internet capability, a hard copy of the learning activities will be available for you to pick up outside of Camden Station Elementary School from 8:00 - 3:00, Monday-Friday. If you have additional concerns about this please contact the school at 241-1271.

 

What if my student is home without support to complete their assignments? 

The assignments that students are asked to complete should consist of concepts that they have already learned. Therefore, the majority of work should be able to be completed independently.  As we know that young children will need prompting to complete work, we feel the majority of the work can be completed even with an older sibling who may be babysitting. However, if you are struggling, please contact us and we are always happy to help. 

 

This is new, unchartered territory for us. Please keep in mind our guidelines are coming from the state government, Kentucky Department of Education, health departments and our local school board. We realize that this may be a time of frustration and uncertainty for your family, with that in mind we are keeping our focus on what’s most important: 1) the health and safety of our Camden Community, and 2) the continued academic engagement of our students.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service in any way.  

 

Sincerely, 

Stu Martin, Principal

stu.martin@oldham.kyschools.us