Our Homework Policy
1. Homework should be provided as an extension to regular classroom learning to give the student additional practice in concepts that have already been taught in the classroom.
2. Homework shall be assigned (and corrected) on a regular basis in keeping with the following guidelines:
Grade Level Maximum minutes per grade level
Kindergarten 10 minutes a day plus 20 minutes of reading
First Grade 20 minutes a day plus 20 minutes of reading
Second Grade 30 minutes a day plus 20 minutes of reading
Third Grade 40 minutes a day plus 20 minutes of reading
Fourth Grade 50 minutes a day plus 30 minutes of reading
Fifth Grade 60 minutes a day plus 30 minutes of reading
Sixth Grade 70 minutes a day plus 30 minutes of reading
R.S.P. : R.S.P. and classroom teachers will coordinate to insure that the total homework time for R.S.P. students will not exceed the maximum allotted time for the students grade level.
Special Education: Each child will have homework according to their individual needs.
These recommended times are based on the assumption that students will be “on task” during this entire homework period. Parents should provide a regular quiet time and place for the completion of homework.
Class projects are part of the educational learning process. These projects may require additional time beyond the regular allotted homework time. The work on these projects should be ongoing from the date of the assignment to the completion of the project.
A homework center is provided during early class Monday through Friday to provide support to students and their parents.
Make-up homework for a sick child should be requested from the office by 9:00a.m. and then picked up by 3:30 p.m. This enables the teacher to have ample time to prepare the work.