Homework - Our Beliefs

 Homework – Our Beliefs

Homework will:
 
  • Reinforce and develops good study habits.
  • Connect school and home, promoting parental involvement.
  • Provide evidence to parents about their child’s processing and progressing.
  • Reinforce that school is important.
  • Teach and develop responsibility.
  • Support academic achievement as shown by research.
  • Align with district policy and practice.
  • Be consistent throughout grade levels.
  • Be assigned Monday through Thursday only unless a special need arises (i.e. long term project).
  • Not be assigned during district holidays and vacations.
  • Be related to curriculum.
  • Practice new skills learned.
  • Be differentiated for students’ learning needs.
  • Include daily reading (independently or with an adult).
  • Include 10 additional minutes (above and beyond daily reading) per grade level each night.
    • K – 10 minutes
    • 1st – 10 minutes
    • 2nd – 20 minutes            
    • 3rd – 30 minutes
    • 4th – 40 minutes
    • 5th – 50 minutes
 
Make-up Work – Students are responsible for finding out the missed assignments and then completing them.  Students will be allowed to make up work that occurred during the absence.  Students will be allowed two days for each day absent to complete make up work.  Regular daily homework must be maintained while completing absentee work.  Make-up work never compensates for school attendance; however, please do not send your child to school if he/she is not feeling well. 
 
Parent Responsibility – In order for students to be able to complete homework successfully, we recommend the following:
 
  • Provide a quiet, well-lit space for homework to be completed.
  • Establish homework as a priority.
  • Monitor student progress.
  • Contact the teacher if there seems to be any questions about homework.
 
Student responsibility – In order for students to be successful with homework, they are responsible for the following:
 
  • Knowing the assignment.
  • Having all materials needed for assignments when leaving school.
  • Doing their best.
  • Asking questions when something is not clear (before you leave school).
  • Turning assignments in on time.