AMI Days
Understanding AMI Days
Posted on 11/13/2020
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AMI Day to-do list for families

If there is inclement weather in the forecast, families can do a few things to get ready for an Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Day.
1. Download the Fort Zumwalt app so you will get a notification from the district if in-person learning is canceled due to inclement weather. REMEMBER: You will also get a phone call, just like on a traditional snow day. Remember: You can also sign up for texts. Follow these instructions. And remember: We always post school cancellations/closures on all of our websites.
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Elementary families should bookmark the AMI Packets page. You can always get to this webpage from our school website. Just pull down to AMI Packets under the Academics tab. Packets are on the site by grade level and should have been sent home from your school. Keeping the printed versions of the first two packets on hand might be helpful should the district call an AMI Day. When students turn in their assignments for the AMI Day the state doesn’t require us to make it up! (The state allows us to use up to six (6) AMI Days.)
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All staff and students should come home prepared. If there is inclement weather in the forecast, be sure to bring home the materials you will need for an AMI Day.
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Secondary families: Your child(ren) should bring home Chromebooks and chargers. Should the district call an AMI Day, secondary students should check-in on Canvas for the assignments for the day. When students turn in their assignments for the AMI Day the state doesn’t require us to make it up! (The state allows us to use up to six (6) AMI Days.)

Did you know: During their 13 years of school, the Class of 2021 has only experienced three years where the district had six or more snow days? 2010-2011 (2nd Grade); 2013-2014 (5th Grade); and 2019-2020 (11th Grade. Doesn't include COVID-19 closure)