AMI Days

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AMI stands for Alternative Methods of Instruction. This option is provided by the state for schools to use during short-term closures such as snow days. On these days, schools provide instruction virtually for students to complete at home. In return, the state allows us to count the day in our school calendar instead of having to make it up at the end of the year.

Here is how the AMI Day process will work in Joplin Schools for Elementary Students:
  • The first FIVE inclement weather closures this winter will be used as AMI days. School closure announcements will be shared on ParentSquare and Facebook as early as possible each closure day.
  • AMI packets were distributed to Elementary students earlier this semester. If you cannot find your student’s packet, click here to download a printable copy. Assignments in elementary AMI packets will generally be a review of concepts based on standards from district curriculum pacing. Materials for Specials classes and resources for at-risk readers are also available in the above link.
  • All AMI assignments for Secondary students will be uploaded into your student’s Canvas account by 9:00AM. These assignments will generally be a review of concepts based on standards from district curriculum pacing. If several AMI days occur in a row, new content may be introduced in some classes.
  • Students will complete the assignments each day an AMI closure is necessary. Work can be turned in either electronically according to due date (for secondary students) or on paper on the first day students return to school. AMI work is required and will be recorded as a grade.
  • Teachers will make every effort to respond to messages from parents and students during the hours of 9am to 3pm on an AMI day.
Parents can support AMI day requirements by providing a quiet place for students to complete their work and ensuring students turn in completed assignments on time. We appreciate your partnership in your student’s education!
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