Students will be required to complete homework throughout the school year. Homework should be expected each night Monday-Thursday and an occasional Friday if needed to fit our schedule. It is very important that your child always turn in his/her homework and class work on time. Homework is an important part of the learning process and is assigned as a review or extension to class work. To promote independent reading, students should read and study fast facts every night. There will be approximately 20 minutes of math homework and 5-10 minutes of literacy homework. Unfinished class work will also be expected to be completed at home and is considered homework. Each student will keep their homework in a black homework folder I have provided for them and will turn their homework in on the following school day.
At home projects will be required throughout the school year. Your child will be given ample time to complete these projects. It is important that projects are completed on time.
This year, our school is implementing a class work/homework policy called SECOND CHANCE. Here is how SECOND CHANCE works:
Day 1 – The homework assignment/s that was due does not get completed and returned to the teacher. The teacher fills out a SECOND CHANCE form with the missing assignment and submits it to either Mrs. Campbell or Mrs. Goodman. That same day the SECOND CHANCE form goes home with the child giving them a SECOND opportunity to complete the assignment/s they did not turn in. A parent signs off of the form to verify the student completed the work.
Day 2 – The completed assignment along with the form is returned to Mrs. Campbell or Mrs. Goodman FIRST. If the work is completed the student is praised for getting their work completed and encouraged to be responsible and complete their work on time. Mrs. Campbell or Mrs. Goodman will hand deliver the assignment to the teacher. No detention assigned.
If the work is not completed and returned, the student will remain after school that day to complete the work they didn’t turn in. Second chance detention will be held from 2:30 PM -3:15 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. A parent or other approved adult will need to arrive promptly at 3:15 PM to pick up the student. The student will have detention unless someone from our office calls you cancelling the detention.
It is our goal that after the first SECOND CHANCE students will realize the importance of completing their work in a timely manner. However, in the event not completing assignments and homework gets more frequent the following will take place:
Within a nine weeks-
After two SECOND CHANCE detentions - a parent conference will be set up with the student, parent, administrator and the teacher.
Third SECOND CHANCE detention – student will be assigned to ½ day in school detention to complete their work.
Fourth SECOND CHANCE detention – parent conference with an administrator, the student, parent and teacher and whole day in school detention to complete their work.