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Homework

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. 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, a parent may call the school office to arrange for homework assignments to be picked up in the office between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Students may also obtain all homework information on the teacher’s webpage. 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.