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Homework Policy

Your child’s teacher will explain his/her homework policy at the beginning of the school year. In general, homework is given Monday through Thursday evenings with some exceptions for unfinished work, long-term or special projects, or as your child’s teacher deems necessary. The following guide is a nightly average of time spent on homework:

  • Kindergarten 5 minutes
  • 1st grade 10 minutes
  • 2nd grade 15 minutes
  • 3rd grade 20 minutes
  • 4th grade 25 minutes
  • 5th grade 30 minutes

 

Grades K-2 also requires 15 minutes of nightly reading. Homework consists of spelling, Math Home Links and other work your child’s teacher deems necessary. Teachers may assign guided projects that could require parental support.

Grades 3-5 may also require nightly reading. Homework consists of unfinished class work, Math Study Links and other work your child’s teacher deems necessary. Independent, long-term projects will be assigned. Class time will be devoted to teaching and working on the projects but parental support and help at home will often be essential to the completion of these projects.

In 4th and 5th grades, agendas are issued to students to help them organize their homework. Students are expected to bring their agendas to and from school daily and parents are expected to review and sign them nightly. Students will be charged $5.00 if the agenda must be replaced.

In Special Education, homework will be individualized based on student’s needs and IEP’s. Children with absences will receive their make-up work upon their return to school.

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