Old Man Winter is here and that can mean school cancellations. Owensboro Public Schools has been granted the use of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days by the Kentucky Department of Education. NTI days allow students to receive instruction from home when conditions such as inclement weather prevent schools from being in session.

OPS will announce when a regular school day is canceled. The announcement will be specific if schools are closed or if schools are using an NTI day. If school is closed, students are not expected to do any assignments. If school are using an NTI day, students are expected to completed assignments posted on Google Classroom.

Below are the expectations of OPS high school students, teachers and parent/guardians on NTI days.

High School students will:

  • Complete assignments posted on Google Classroom
  • OIA students should log in to ECHO for each scheduled class
  • Participate by turning in posted assignments
  • Complete assignments by the due date posted by the teacher

High School teachers:

  • May work remotely on weather related days
  • Will post instructions and assignments on Google Classroom by 8:30am
  • Will include clear learning intentions, success criteria, and tasks/assessments to be completed for each lesson
  • Will be available by email, phone, and/or Google Meet from 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm

High School parent/guardians will encourage students to:

  • Complete assignments listed on Google Classroom/ECHO
  • Check to make sure assignments showing “Turned In” aren’t blank documents
  • Communicate with teachers when encountering questions or points of confusion

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