This letter explains the homework policy for
For your child to be successful with homework, he/she needs:
To use homework assignment sheets. This year
Your interest in education. Every day ask your child about school and what happened there. Know what your child is currently working on in each subject and what homework must be completed. Leave enough time to review homework together each night. This gives you an opportunity to offer important praise and feedback. Acknowledging accomplishments daily will reinforce learning and boost your child’s confidence.
A place to do homework. If possible, your child should do his/her homework in the same place (an uncluttered, quiet space to study) each night.
A schedule for completing homework. Most children work better with a regular time and place for doing homework. Right after a meal or snack time often works well. Don’t leave homework until right before bedtime. Although, research suggests that reviewing for tests or study flash cards right before bed helps students retain information.
Encouragement, motivation, and prompting. It is not a good idea to sit with your child and do homework. Your child needs to practice independently and to apply what he/she has learned in class. If your child consistently cannot complete homework assignments alone, please contact the teacher.
Understanding of the knowledge. When your child is practicing a skill, ask which steps he/she finds difficult and easy and how he/she plans to improve speed and accuracy with the skill. If your child is working on a project, ask what knowledge he/she is using to complete the work. If your child consistently cannot answer the questions, please contact the teacher.
Reasonable time expectations. Students attending
Teachers will grade or record homework assignments for content and provide appropriate feedback. If your child turns in an assignment late, it will be accepted for partial credit. No assignment will be accepted more that 2 days late. If your child is struggling with homework assignments, let the teacher know so that they may enroll them in a remediation class that will review the skills necessary to meet the standards.
Homework in every class at
Extra credit assignments will be left to the discretion of the individual teacher, but at no time will constitute more than 5 percent of the total grade.
Please read and discuss the policy with your child. If you have any questions about homework expectations, please contact one of your child’s teachers.