How Is NTI Different Than A Snow Day?
In place of traditional closings or delays due to severe weather, FCPS may possibly use NTI (non-traditional instruction) days. A traditional school closing due to severe weather means school buildings are closed, afternoon activities are canceled, students have the day off and the time may be made up or added to the current school year’s calendar. On an NTI weather day, school buildings are still closed and afternoon activities are still canceled, but students participate in learning at home so it counts as a school day and will not need to be made up or added to the calendar.
How does it work at TLC?
TLC students need to take their Chromebooks and chargers home every day. The district will notify all staff and families via email, phone call, text message, and social media when an NTI weather day, delay, or school closure is necessary. The district’s goal is to communicate any changes as early as possible, preferably the evening before the impacted school day. However, there are times when a decision must be made in the morning. In those circumstances, communication will be delivered no later than 5:30 a.m. on the day of the change.
On days designated as NTI weather days, students will use their Chromebook devices to complete work virtually from home. This will mean logging into Canvas, where teachers will have assignments posted for students. Classes will not participate in live instruction via Zoom, but teachers will hold office hours–times when they are available to virtually meet with students or parents who would like additional support. These Zoom sessions will be live and with cameras on.
Students who cannot complete work on an NTI weather day because of power outages or other issues will have up to three school days after returning to school to complete or submit missing assignments. Families who need assistance with internet access should reach out to Mr. White, TLC’s Family Resource Youth Service Center director. Mr. White may be contacted at 859-429-1822 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
TLC's NTI Schedule
NTI Snow Day Schedule
Live Office Hours With Teachers Via Zoom
Zoom Links in Canvas
Who can I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher via email. You may also email Program Director Salyers at email@example.com. We are here to serve. Please reach out if we can be of any assistance.