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Homework Policy

Homework extends learning opportunities beyond the confines of the school day.  The purpose of homework is to provide practice, prepare for an upcoming lesson, make up work due to absences, and provide time for extended research and writing.  Homework assignments vary according to the grade level, the needs of the students, and the content area.  Each teacher will communicate to parents the required weekly assignments.  There may also be long term assignments such as research projects, book reports, and oral reports.

As a general rule, all students may be assigned homework four nights a week, not generally on Friday or preceding a school holiday.  Students are expected to read independently or have parents read to them for approximately 20 minutes daily.

Recommended time allocations for assigned homework are:

Grade Level                                                Minutes per night

Kindergarten & 1st Grade                                  15-20 min.

2nd & 3rd Grade                                                 30-40 min.

4th & 5th Grade                                                  45-60 min.

Unfinished class work is generally considered homework in addition to regularly assigned homework.


If your child is absent from school for just one day, he/she may complete all assignments upon return.  If your child is absent more than one day, you may request assignments.  Please contact the school by 9:00 a.m. and the teacher will make a list of assignments and gather all necessary materials.  You may then pick up the work in the office after 3:15 p.m.