Homework Policy

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1 - Three mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 15 minutes.

2 - Three mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 20 minutes.

3 - Four mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 30 minutes.

4 - Four mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 40 minutes.

5 - Four mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 50 minutes.

6 - Five mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 60 minutes coordinated by the respective Teams.

7-8 - Five mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 90 minutes coordinated by the respective Teams.

9-12 - Four to five mandatory assignments a week, each lasting approximately 75 to 120 minutes.

 
Adopted by the Barnstable School Committee: July 17, 2001

 
Responsibilities

Principal
  • Communicate homework policy.
  • Coordinate among disciplines.
  • Monitor homework policy implementation.
  • Develop homework report form.
  • Make homework topic of parent and faculty meetings.
  • Emphasize teaching study skills that allow students to work independently.
Teacher
  • Communicate district policy to students.
  • Assign homework according to this document.
  • Plan and prepare all homework thoroughly.
  • Give students feedback on homework.
  • Emphasize skills which allow student to work independently on homework.
  • Never assign homework as punishment.
  • Use homework in assessment.
  • Encourage parents to create home environment that fosters homework.
  • Refrain from putting parent in teaching role.
  • Check progress of long term assignments periodically.
  • Inform parents of long range assignments.
  • Coordinate long term assignments with other teachers.
Parent
  • Be aware of policy.
  • Be positive toward homework.
  • Provide quiet, well lighted area to complete homework.
  • Establish definite time for homework.
  • Read to children regularly.
  • Refrain from doing homework.
Student
  • Complete and return all homework during allotted time.
  • Seek immediate help from teachers if work is not understood.
  • Establish a realistic time schedule for long term assignments.
  • Read nightly for pleasure.
  • Do homework on your own and to the BEST of your ability.