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Homework Policy

Homework is an important extension of the classroom programs.   Homework should be purposeful and clear and should be based on the grade-level standards for the class.  Teachers have the responsibility to: 

  • Ensure that no more that 10% - 20% of a student's academic grade includes homework as a factor toward that grade. 
  • Assign homework that is reasonable in length, content, and resources required. 
  • Provide books and other materials required for assignments. 
  • Modify homework for students with special needs. 
  • Ensure that homework is directly related to content and standards being taught. 
  • Ensure that homework is assigned to enrich and reinforce student knowledge. 
  • State the assignment in terms of the standard, skill or concept being reinforced in addition to terms of the chapter, unit, or page number in a given text. 
  • Explain assignments and due dates thoroughly in advance. 
  • Include homework requirements in the written description of the subject content, standards, and course objectives provided to parents at the beginning of the year. 
  • Acknowledge homework assignments with feedback, record and review the assignments and return it to students in a timely matter. 
  • Notify parents when students to not complete homework assignments or show signs of significant decline in effort or achievement. 
  • District's Homework Time Allocations

                              Grade 2        20 minutes

                              Grade 3        30 minutes

                              Grade 4        40 minutes 

                              Grade 5        50 minutes 

                              Grade 6         Average of 15 minutes for each academic class

  • Student's with excused absences must be given the opportunity to complete the missed classroom work, homework, or test with other equivalent assignments and must be given credit equal to that which they would receive on the original assignment or test for the same quality of work.
  • Student absent for justifiable personal reason upon written request of the parent or guardian and approved by the principal or designated representatives, shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence which can reasonably be provided and, upon satisfactory completion, shall receive credit equal to the credit they would have received on the  original assignment or test.