Although there is an expectation that it is the student’s responsibility to complete homework assignments independently, our Board does encourage teachers in all grade levels to include our families as a supportive resource in the homework process. Teachers will notify parents/guardians when their children repeatedly fail to complete and/or submit homework.
Regarding makeup work, students who miss school work because of an excused absence will be given the opportunity to complete all missed assignments and tests that can be reasonably provided. As determined by the teacher, the assignments and tests shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the assignments and tests missed during the child’s absence. Students will receive full earned credit for work satisfactorily completed within a reasonable period of time after they return from their excused absence.
School-Site Homework Plans
School principals and staff will develop and regularly review school-site homework plans, which include research-based guidelines for the assignment of homework and describe the responsibilities of students, staff and families.
Plans will address homework timeframes for each grade level. Homework should not exceed approximately 10 minutes per grade level per day. Plans may encourage an additional 20 minutes a day of recreational reading.
Schools will share with families and instruct students on how to allocate their time wisely, meet deadlines and develop good personal study habits. In addition, students may experience long-term projects, independent research, reports and/or problem-solving activities throughout the school year.