Homework, which includes both written and study assignments, reinforces learning concepts already presented in the classroom. Assuming the responsibility of completing homework is part of the maturing process of the growing child. Parents are to foster systematic study habits in their children (consistent time and place daily) and require neatness, accuracy, and completeness before approving their work by signing it daily. (The importance of chores: “When children are expected to make contributions to the family requiring sustained effort and sacrifice, they learn how to display these same qualities at school. They also get the practice they need to eventually display these character attributes at work and in their marriages.” Dr. Charles Fay: From Bad Grades to a Great Life.)
Students are not permitted to do homework in school without the permission of the teacher. When absent, students are to have a “study-buddy” to assist with information that has been missed. When calling in an absent child, homework may be requested if you intend to pick it up or have it picked up: Before 3:30 — At the Workroom; after 3:30 — CARES program in the gym or school basement, until 6:00 PM. Suggested time allotments for homework are: 30 minutes for Grades 1 and 2, 60 minutes for Grades 3 and 4, 90 minutes for Grades 5 and 6, and 120 minutes for Grades 7 and 8.
Students in Grades 3 to 8 use a regulation Homework Assignment Copy. It is imperative that all homework assignments be placed in it and that it be in the possession of each student in every class throughout the day. Parents are to check it daily for notations from teachers. Backup information regarding homework/grades may be found on the MSP (My Students Progress) website for Grades 1 to 8.
Homework negligence is unacceptable. Homework that is incomplete, incorrect, or not done will also be noted in the Homework Assignment Copy. Points will be deducted from the report card mark of the subject areas neglected for each instance of negligence. Chronic offenders will do their homework during lunchtime or their gym period.