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It’s that time again for students in Russell County Schools to bring home NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) Day lessons. NTI days are used during inclement weather or emergency days when school is not in session.  The NTI plan allows for students to complete assignments at home so that a continuation of learning occurs when school has to be cancelled.  The state may approve up to 10 NTI days each year.
Today, Monday, December 2nd, Russell County students in grades K-12 will bring home NTI materials in a large, brown envelope.  
The envelope will contain:
  • a parent newsletter
  • 2 stapled packets (days 1-5 stapled in one packet; days 6-10 in a second packet)
  • parent signature sheets (when applicable for some grade levels)  


Preschool students will NOT receive NTI materials.
Keep this brown envelope in a safe place at home. When you are notified of an NTI Day, simply have your child complete the assignments for that day. Then, when school is back in session, tear off the completed assignments and send to school with your child.  
Superintendent Michael Ford will notify parents and students using School Messenger, local radio, and social media when school is cancelled and if an NTI day has been designated.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the school.