I believe that homework is a very important part of a student’s experience in school.
Homework reinforces what they have learned in class. It provides them with an
opportunity to practice the skills learned in school that day. Homework teaches the
student responsibility, and helps them develop positive study habits.
Homework will be assigned on a weekly basis with some possible exceptions around the
holidays. All the homework assignments will include a due date and will be posted on
my webpage. The webpage can be accessed by visiting the district website and then
the Memorial School page. I have also listed all the vocabulary words and notes for all
the lessons being taught by grade level. It should not take the student more than a half hour
to complete homework assignments. They will receive a one week’s notice before
quizzes and tests. It is suggested that they study at least three times a week for fifteen
to twenty minutes. The students will be given specific directions and sufficient time
to complete any project (s) assigned to them.
I expect students to do their best when completing all assigned homework and projects. I
expect the homework to be completed neatly and to include a proper heading (name, grade,
and date). I expect that all the assignments will be turned in on time. If homework is not
handed in on time I will accept the missed assignment the next day with a parent/guardian
signature. If the student does not hand in the assignment by the end of the next school day
they will lose five points of their grade for each day that it is late until it is completed
and handed in by the student.
Parents are the key component to making homework a rewarding experience for their
child. Therefore, I ask that you consider homework a top priority, please provide all the
necessary supplies, praise and support. I believe that providing constructive and
supportive feedback is essential in motivating children to strive for higher success. I will
continue to motivate students by offering various incentives when homework is completed
on a regular basis.
Please read and discuss the homework policy with your child. Thank you in advance.