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In case of inclement weather over a snow-covered Union Station

With colder weather arriving, we have been planning for the potential of snow/inclement weather days and Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days for the upcoming winter season in KCPS. With this, we wanted to communicate how we will conduct any upcoming snow day plans.

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Planning Ahead for New AMI Snow Day Option

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In case of inclement weather over a snow-covered Union Station

 

With colder weather arriving, we have been planning for the potential of snow/inclement weather days and Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) days for the upcoming winter season in KCPS. With this, we wanted to communicate how we will conduct any upcoming snow day plans.

We have two options for inclement weather this year:

  • Snow Day: One option is to have an old-fashioned snow day in which we call off school due to inclement weather. This will be a no school day for students. It will be called a “snow day.” We communicate about snow days either the evening before or the morning of the snow day. We communicate via email, text message, phone call, media and social media.  
  • AMI Snow Day: A second option is to have our Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) snow day in which we teach and learn from home, with students participating in Synchronous (live, with the teacher via video conferencing) learning. Students would receive technology devices from school and bring the device home prior to anticipated weather events so that they can learn from home. This is similar to our distance learning plan from our COVID protocols.

The implementation of a possible AMI Snow Day outside of the classroom benefits all of our students. This option will be used when sufficient notice has been provided and we are able to deploy technology to go home with all students ahead of time. 

AMI SNOW DAY SCHEDULE

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Teacher Planning
  • 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
    • Greeting – Review and summary of the day’s assignments. This will be Synchronous (live, with the teacher, via video conferencing).
    • Students will complete review assignments in each content area.

Again, we will clearly communicate snow day plans as winter weather arrives. Remember that the winter weather in Kansas City can be complicated, and we monitor winter weather closely. We do our best to provide notice to families as quickly as we can during these weather conditions.

Thank you for helping us navigate this new option for snow day use.

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