Homework Policy

Homework Policy 

I.  Purpose: Homework contributes toward building responsibility, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits.           

Homework assignments include: Practice exercises to follow classroom instruction·                                     

Preview assignments to prepare for subsequent lessons· 

Extension assignments to transfer new skills or concepts to new situations·

Creative activities to integrate many skills toward the production of a response or product 

II.  Time     Actual time required to complete assignments will vary with each student’s study habits, academic skills, and selected course load.  If your child is spending more than 50 “on-task” minutes please contact me.  Students are encouraged to pursue non-assigned, independent, leisure reading. 

III.  Late Work Policies   Students are expected to turn work in on time.  Students who turn in late assignments on a consistent basis will receive the following.  

   · communication with parents                 ·after school learning support

Students who miss homework because of an absence will receive the opportunity to make up missed work.  Students are given one calendar day for each day absent plus one extra day to turn in their work.  It’s the students’ responsibility to get work missed due to illness or absence. 

IV.  Major Projects   Major Projects include research reports, book reports, major essays, and other assignments teachers designate as major projects.  Work on these projects may exceed the maximum minutes per night.   

Responsibilities of Mrs. Kidd: 

  • Assign relevant, challenging and meaningful homework that reinforces classroom learning
  • Give clear instructions and make sure students understand the purpose
  • Give feedback and/or correct homework
  • Involve parents and contact them if a pattern of late or incomplete homework develops
 Responsibilities of Parents: 
  • Set a regular, uninterrupted study time each day
  • Establish a quiet, well-lit study area
  • Monitor student’s organization and daily list of assignments in their agenda
  • Help student work to find the answer, not just get it done
  • Be supportive when the student gets frustrated with difficult assignments
  • Contact teacher to stay well informed about the student’s learning process
 Responsibilities of Students: 
  • Write down assignments in assignment notebook
  • Be sure all assignments are clear; don’t be afraid to ask questions if necessary
  • Set aside a regular time for studying
  • Find a quiet, well-lit study area
  • Work on homework independently whenever possible, so that it reflects student ability. 
  • Produce quality work.
  • Make sure assignments are done according to the given instructions and completed on time.

V.  Grading  Students will not receive a reduced grade for late work.  Students will receive an INC instead of a zero for missing work.  All work MUST be completed to receive a grade.

Classwork and Homework are interchangeable. 

Retest Policy:

Each student has the opportunity to retest every test and quiz during the year.  The test must be redone within one week following the return of the test.  The student may be required to attend at least one after school learning support.