Frequently Asked Questions » Homework



Homework assignments are designed to reinforce daily lessons, to supplement and enrich class work, and to prepare for classroom activities and assessments.  Homework Time Guidelines:

        Grades TK-1:      30 minutes

         Grades 2-6:         30-60 minutes

         Grades 7-8:         60-120 minutes


These time frames are only guidelines.  Some children work slower or faster than others.  Problems concerning homework should be discussed with the teacher immediately


Homework due to Vacations/Planned Absences

The school calendar provides for extended weekends and holidays throughout the school year.  Parents are encouraged to schedule trips or family outings during these times therefore keeping the children’s learning process consistent and uninterrupted. Please check the CDPH or OCHCA websites regarding travel precautions. Missed assignments are the student’s responsibility. 


Teachers are not required to give homework in advance for scheduled vacations.  Students should meet with their teachers prior to vacation and immediately upon return to schedule make-up dates.  It is the student’s responsibility to make-up all missed work as scheduled. Students may obtain all homework information on each teacher’s webpage. Please note that time allowance for missed work for vacation absence is not equivalent to time considerations for absences due to illness.


Homework Policy due to Illness

When a student is absent from school, a parent must call the office by 8:00 a.m. each day of the absence.  If the office does not receive a call, a parent will be contacted. Homework will be available online and on the teacher website. Homework is posted each day after 3:00 p.m. Students will be allowed one day for each day of absence due to illness to make up missed work.  For example, a student who was absent three days should be given three school days to complete the missed work.