Non-Traditional Instruction

What is Non-Traditional Instruction?

In response to the large number of snow and emergency days in recent years, Harlan County was granted a Non-Traditional Day waiver. This very detailed plan outlines how instruction will be delivered for ALL students during a day when school is not open due to unforeseen circumstances. The plan gives teachers the opportunity to refine their online presence for content delivery and provides hard copy content for those students that may not have access to technology or network resources. The planned result is less loss in instruction time and increased ability to learn new content when school is back in session.

Both digital and hard-copy content will be available for students on Non-Traditional School Days.
Teachers are providing opportunities for students to access content digitally and via hard-copy lessons.
Harlan County will utilize days that are not deemed to be extremely hazardous giving staff the option to come into work if they have the need or desire. NTI days will be called at the discretion of the Superintendent and keep in mind that not every day school is cancelled will be declared an NTI day.
Instructions for accessing digital content will be provided throughout the school year and displayed on this page below. Hard-copy packets will be sent home before the first NTI day is called.
A One-Call will be made to all students and staff announcing Non-Traditional School Days.
Teachers are required to maintain a minimum of an online presence from the hours of 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Parents or students can also call the school and leave a message with the principal.
Students will be required to complete all tasks assigned during a non-instructional day. Extended time will be available for those circumstances whereby the work could not be completed due to extenuating circumstances (i.e., loss of power, lost packet)

Contact your child's teacher or school principal. You can also contact:

Brett Johnson, Director of Pupil Personnel
District Office: 606.573.4330, Ext. 2033

NTI Packets

The documents below will open using Adobe Acrobat Reader which is a free download if it is not already loaded onto your pc. Please complete all work and have it ready to turn in when school is back in session. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your instructor who will be available from the hours of 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Contact information for each instructor can be found within the NTI folder provided to the students. Parents or students can also call the school and leave a message with the principal if needed.

We recommend that you hit F5 on your keyboard to refresh each .pdf document you view. This will ensure that you are viewing the most current content.

Grades K-8

Grades 9-12

Staff Websites & Course Management

Many of the staff within the Harlan County Public School District have chosen to go beyond the basic requirements of Blended Learning/Non-Traditional Instruction and develop their own classroom websites and/or use another platform like Coursesites or Google Classroom to increase communication opportunities with parents and streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.

Staff that have provided a link to their platform will be listed above (staff at HC) and below. If you need to change, add or remove a link beside of your name please e-mail Scott Pace at

The following links are provided as a resource for staff, students and parents alike. Every attempt is made to ensure that all content is accurate and kept up-to-date, but is subject to change without notice.

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School Contact

  • Black Mountain Elementary
    Bonnie Lefevers, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 837-2214
  • Cawood Elementary
    Melinda Sergent, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 573-2502
  • Cumberland Elementary
    Sheila Hall, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 589-2511
  • Evarts Elementary
    Sherry Caldwell, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 837-2386
  • Green Hills Elementary
    Jonathan Perkins, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 558-3533
  • Harlan County High School
    Edna Burkhart, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 574-2020
  • James A. Cawood Elementary
    John Carter, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 573-1950
  • Rosspoint Elementary
    Bryan Howard, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 573-4600
  • Wallins Elementary
    Stan Nicley, Principal
    Telephone: (606) 664-3444