What is a TRIBE Day?
TRIBE stands for Technology Ready Instruction Because of an Emergency day. Through an
application process, these days were approved by the Kentucky Department of Education
(KDE) allowing Montgomery County Schools to provide non-traditional instruction on days
when students are not able to attend school due to inclement weather or other reasons. On
the designated TRIBE Days, students have instructional packets and/or computer
assignments designed to provide review opportunities and application of previous learning.
Depending on the student’s grade level, coursework in physical education, music, art, or
other elective classes may also be included. Lessons in the packets are supported with online
resources, but can also be completed without access to the Internet.
When do we use a TRIBE Day?
We will choose which days to use based on weather and other conditions as we are
committed to making sure that staff members can be at school in order to provide support
for student assignments.
How will I know which snow days are actually considered TRIBE Day?
TRIBE Days will be announced during the One Call that is made to let families know that the
status of school based on weather. TRIBE Days will also be announced on the district’s
website, Facebook and Twitter page. Additional announcements including when work is
due will be made upon students returning to school.
When will students receive TRIBE Day packets?
Students in grades Five through Twelve (5-12) will be able to access their TRIBE Day
assignments through Google Classroom following the same schedule described above.
Daytime users will have the opportunity to download assignments and resources before a
TRIBE Day is announced. Paper copies will also be made available to students who may not
have access to the Internet other than at school.
When are TRIBE Day assignments due?
Students work must be completed and turned in to their teacher(s) within five (5)
instructional days following the day students return to school. As an example, if a TRIBE
Day is a Tuesday and students return to school on Wednesday (with no additional missed
days) work will be due on the following Tuesday.
Do students have to turn-in work?
Yes, students must turn in assignments either by turning in papers or electronically
submitting work. Our school district will submit proof to KDE that students are working and
learning on our non-traditional days. This work will be graded and recorded in Infinite
What if my child has questions about the TRIBE Day assignments or trouble while
he/she is completing the work?
Classroom teachers will be at school and available to students to assist them on TRIBE Days
between the hours of 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Teachers will be available by
phone and/or email. Additionally, teachers will be able to answer questions prior to work
being due. Montgomery County Schools Website is: www.montgomery.kyschools.us and email
addresses and phone numbers are available on this site.
What happens if my child misplaces the paper copy of their TRIBE Day lesson?
If a student accidentally misplaces their TRIBE Day work, they may request another copy
from their teacher when they return to school. Remember, all work must be completed and
turned in within five (5) instructional days of the day students return to school.