“Homework should be a risk-free chance to experiment with new skills, a chance for students to apply new learning so they can find out what they really do understand and can return to class to ask questions about what was not understood” (Carr & Farr, 2001). Homework is critically important so teachers can learn what students know, understand, and are able to do in order to plan instruction accordingly. Homework informs learning.
Grade-level and department teachers collaborate to determine what is appropriate in regard to time and students and homework. At home, monitor your child’s approach to homework. If frustration sets in, have your child write down what is confusing and bring the assignment to the teacher the next day. Remember, this process informs the teacher about what to do next for a student. If you sense that your child needs more at-home practice or extension, contact the classroom teacher to determine the best homework fit.
Homework is not assigned over breaks per Board of Education policy. For students who take vacation during the school week, parents/guardians should request homework a week in advance. Assignments will be given by teacher discretion.
It is the student’s responsibility to obtain all homework assignments and make arrangements to complete any tests and projects that are missed due to absences. Work needs to be made up in a timely manner based upon the number of days absent.