Homework and Grading Policy
To help set a routine, establish communication between school and home and to develop responsibility and good study skills, the children will be bringing home their Assignment Notebook and a Take Home Folder. Please make sure to take the time to look in the folder and discuss the assignments with your child. The assignment notebook and Take Home Folder should come home with your child each night homework is assigned. This will help to keep you updated on homework, what is due back at school, supplies needed, events happening at school, and anything important about your child and his/her school day. As a suggestion, establishing a designated location for the Take Home Folder and Assignment Notebook to be placed each evening may be beneficial. Setting up a quiet place and a normal routine would be beneficial for the children to complete their homework quickly and to the best of their ability. Work out the best routine with your child.
Homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students to make the most of their experience in school. Homework is given because it is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class, prepares student for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility, and helps students develop positive study habits. Homework will usually be assigned Monday through Friday nights. Occasionally, homework will need to be completed over the weekend such as working on projects, studying for tests, and finishing class work that was not finished during class time.
Students are expected to write down their homework assignments, to do their best on their homework, and to turn in neat work. Students are expected to do the work on their own and only ask for help after they have given it their best effort. All assignments are expected to be the student’s best work and to be turned in on time.
Parents are asked to make homework a priority, provide necessary supplies and a quiet homework environment, set a daily homework routine, provide praise and support, not let children avoid homework, and contact the teacher when a problem is noticed.