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Homework Policy

We here at George Washington Elementary School, we feel that homework is an important part of your child(ren)’s total education. In addition providing extra practice, helps students establish good study habits and understand that school is not the only place to learn.

Our homework is designed to have parents involved because your involvement in your child(ren)’s educational program is extremely important. Your involvement requires that you look over the completed assignment to determine if it has been completed correctly. In some cases, we may ask that you listen to your child(ren) read or review math combinations. Homework will be assigned for periods of 10-60 minutes and will be practice- type assignments. We will NOT expect you to teach new concepts. There will be occasions when unfinished class work may require more than 60 minutes because a student has wasted time during the day.

It is the student's responsibility to keep an accurate record of assignments, have necessary materials, follow study techniques outline by the teachers, apply and practice skills learned in class, strive for the best quality of work of which he/she is capable, and complete assignments on time.

Each teacher will explain his or her homework policy and some teachers will ask for signatures to determine your involvement. Parents should encourage systematic study, show interest in assignments, commend satisfactory performance, and provide the proper conditions for home study. Consistency is essential. We assign homework for two reasons: one is to give students additional practice and experience and the other is to involve parents. Parent should check assignments each night for accuracy, neatness, and completeness. This will ensure good study habits. Homework will be more beneficial if both ingredients are included. In grades K-3, homework should generally take 10-45 minutes to complete. In grades 4-6 it should take about 30-60 minutes.

Students are expected to:

• Complete homework assignments on time
• Complete all assignments neatly and as accurately as possible
• Read nightly and practice math facts

We encourage parents to help their child(ren) keep up with his/her work when the child(ren) is ill by requesting homework.

• Call in the morning at 9:00 a.m. so that the teacher has the benefit of the complete day to assure packets is ready for pick-up between 3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

If you have any concerns regarding your child(ren)'s homework please feel free to contact his or her teacher.