Alvah Scott Elementary

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Homework Policy

Scott School believes that homework is an important part of the total educational program. Homework is an extension of the formal instruction in school. This extension of skills and concepts through varied practices and maintenance of skills is an integral part of the total educational process.

The responsibility of homework is a shared venture between the parents, teacher and students. Each is important in developing and building good study habits.

Teacher Responsibilities
  1. Be sure students understand assignments, including due dates.
  2. Provide feedback to students so they can learn from their mistakes.
  3. In a team-teaching situation, coordinate homework with other teachers to avoid overload.
  4. Adjust assignments according to the need of individual students where ever possible.

Parent Responsibilities
  1. Provide child with an area at home that is quiet, properly lit and away from disruptive devices.
  2. Establish a daily routine and time for the child to complete all assignments.
  3. Take an active interest in the child, assisting him/her when necessary, without removing primary burden of responsibility belonging to the child.
  4. Provide positive reinforcements when deserved.
  5. Notify the school when problems arise.

Student Responsibilities
  1. Is primarily responsible for the completion of all assignments.
  2. Listen, understand and write down the homework instructions given by the teacher.
  3. Take home necessary books, worksheets and study material to complete the assignment.
  4. Complete the requirements of the assignment properly.
  5. Turn in all completed assignments.
  6. Keep all assignments neatly organized toprevent loss.


Homework Time
The total time allocation for homework assignments usually fall within the following ranges:

Grade K: as needed
Grade 1: 10 to 30 minutes daily
Grade 2: 30 to 45 minutes daily
Grade 3: 30 to 60 minutes daily
Grade 4: 30 to 60 minutes daily
Grade 5: 45 to 60 minutes daily
Grade 6: 60 to 90 minutes daily

Homework is generally assigned from Mondays through Thursdays and occasionally extended through the weekends or holidays at the discretion of the teacher.