AMI-Alternative Methods of Instruction

Beginning with the school year 2020-2021, a school district will not be required to make up school hours that are lost or cancelled due to exceptional or emergency circumstances (up to 36 hours) if the school implements an Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) Plan that is approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The district currently has this plan in place. 

How Will AMI Days Work?

  • The district will inform parents and students when an AMI day has been scheduled (phone call, text, social media, local news channels).

  • Online resources will be provided by teachers through the Google Classroom or other approved online web resources. Teachers will communicate these online options via email or through other communications. 

  • Instructions and information will be provided by teachers, and students are expected to complete and submit learning activities. If parents have questions about learning activities, they will contact their child's teacher through email.   

  • For students in grades K-2, AMI packets will be distributed to students prior to using an AMI day.  Students will be responsible for completing their packet and returning it to their teacher, once school has resumed.  Packets may include, manipulatives, educational games, handouts, library books, etc.    

Important Points To Remember For AMI Days At Dexter R-XI

  • Students will NOT attend school on an AMI day. All students will have instructional activities to be completed at home on AMI days.

  • AMI days count as instructional days and do not have to be made up at the end of the school year if students and staff complete assigned work.

  • Students who do not complete and submit AMI assignments, will be marked absent for the related AMI day. 

  • The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has allowed 36 AMI hours for the 22-23 school year.

  • As we implement this new method, we anticipate that we will learn lessons along the way and make necessary adjustments to improve our AMI plan to best meet the needs of our students.