Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI)

In 2019 SB604 was passed, the law allows for Missouri school districts to use an Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Plan on days when school is unexpectedly closed due to weather, illness, or other emergency situation. Districts with an approved plan will not be required to make up time lost to exceptional or emergency circumstances (up to 36 hours). After 36 hours, state statute requires half the number of additional lost hours to be made up (not more than 24 additional hours made up).

AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction)

Goals of AMI

Communication about AMI

Student Expectations on AMI Days

Staff Availability on AMI Days

  • Provide learning activities focused on reinforcement of critical learning standards.

  • Provide enrichment activities.

  • Introduce new concepts remotely during short-term school closure.

Parents, guardians, and students will be notified the District intends to implement an AMI day through phone call, email and text. Notification will be posted on the District website and teachers will post information in Google Classroom.

Students are expected to complete the assigned learning activities virtually, or in hard copy to be returned the first day school opens. Student attendance is determined by assignment completion on AMI days. Student questions can be directed to their teacher during AMI days.

Teachers will be accessible for questions, clarification, and feedback via email on AMI days during school hours. Teachers will keep their online classroom current with resources, assignments and contact information.

Montgomery County R-II has a DESE-approved AMI plan that allows learning to continue in the event of an extended emergency closure.  Our district’s AMI plan includes a blend of online learning opportunities and learning activities that do not require any technology.  When school must be canceled the notification sent by the district will let parents and students know if we are implementing AMI for that missed day.  On days AMI is implemented, student attendance for that day will be determined by the percentage of learning activities completed.  Staff will be available to students via email, applications such as Remind or Dojo, and other methods determined by each teacher.  Detailed information about learning activities will be provided by each school or teacher, and is also available on the district website.  If your child has an IEP or a 504 plan, their team will ensure appropriate modifications and accommodations are made to the AMI learning activities. If you have questions about what AMI activities your student should do, please contact their teacher for more information.