Homework Policy

Why homework is assigned:

          Homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students make the most of their experience in school.  Homework is given because it reinforces what has been taught in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches students responsibility and organizational skills, and helps students develop study habits.

When homework will be assigned:

          Homework will be assigned daily.  Assignments should take students no more than 60 minutes to complete each night, not including studying for tests or working on projects.  For tests and projects, students will be given several days notice prior to testing days or due dates for projects.

Students’ homework responsibilities:

  • All assignments will be completed and handed in on time.
  • Assignments will be neatly done and show that the student has put forth their best effort.
  • Students are expected to do the work on their own and ask for help only after they have given it their best effort.
  • Students are responsible for making up homework missed due to absence.

If a student chooses not to do homework:

  • For students who consistently miss homework, parent contact will be made.
  • For long-term assignments, the student will be required to complete the assignment/project during free-time (ex. study hall, assemblies, class celebrations, etc.).
  • Parents may be asked to sign completed homework each night.
  • If a graded assignment is handed in late, it will be accepted but the student will receive a reduction in their grade as per the following:

1st Marking Period           2nd-4th Marking Period

5%                                            10%

For long-term projects, students must use their free-time (ex. study hall, assemblies, class celebrations, etc.) to complete the project in its entirety with acceptable effort prior to resuming normal grade level activities.  When a long-term project is not turned in on its due date, the parent will be notified.  The project must be submitted in its entirety within five days of the due date, or the student will earn zero percentage points; the student will still be expected to complete the project.

Parents’ homework responsibilities:

          Parents are the key to making homework a positive experience for their children.  Therefore, parents are asked to make homework a top priority, provide necessary supplies and a quiet homework environment, set a daily homework routine, provide praise and support, and contact the teacher if they notice a problem.

Last updated August 2020

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