Homework Policies and Procedures

Homework Policies and Procedures

Homework is important because it helps reinforce what has been learned in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility, and helps students develop positive study habits.  We have created a homework policy that clearly states the responsibilities for the students and parents. This policy will help students and parents understand the importance of homework and our expectations for completing homework assignments.  The amount of homework given will vary throughout the week depending on what is being taught and what needs to be reinforced. 


Assigned Homework

Homework will be assigned during the week, and some may carry over into the weekend if we feel it is necessary.  Independent reading will be assigned every evening for at least 20 minutes.  Projects are often assigned and will be given advance notice of when they will be due. We encourage students to start projects immediately and work a little bit each day.  Homework is expected to be turned in on time.

Tests/Quizzes

Students will be told in advance about an upcoming test or quiz.  Students will be asked to get ALL tests and quizzes signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the teachers. 

Music Lessons

If a student has an assigned music lesson (or other pullout), it is his or her responsibility to find out from the teacher or a classmate what was missed. As emphasized by the music teachers, responsibility is a major component of the music program at MRS. In addition to practicing the instrument nightly, missed work must be made up.

Child’s Homework Responsibilities

Students should do their best job on each homework assignment.  Mrs. Johnson and Ms. Maloney will accept homework done in pencil, pen or typed and printed on the computer when applicable.  


Parents’ Homework Responsibilities

We ask that parents make homework a top priority at home.   It is important to check your child’s agenda book and be aware of the assignments that need to be completed each night.  Please sign and check that homework assignments are done and in your child's school bag and ready to go to school the next day!


Legitimate Reasons for a Student Not Completing a Homework Assignment

 If there is a legitimate reason why a student is unable to finish the assignment, please send a note to us and the date the homework is due stating the reason it was not completed. If your child does not understand the assignment please do your best to assist and communicate what was difficult so we can address it in the classroom.  A parent must sign the note.

 

 

 

 

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