Oakview Preparatory School

Homework Policy


Homework Policy 

     
Homework is an integral part of the school program. It is designed to supplement, complement and reinforce classroom teaching and learning. In a well-planned program of homework, the student confronts schoolwork on an independent basis while he begins to establish the foundation of self-discipline.  
Homework can also serve as one form of communication between the teacher and the family.  It is important that homework does not add stress to family life.  Therefore, it is up to the student, family, and teacher to share the responsibilities for homework.  Homework is an important part of each student’s academic year. 


Student’s Responsibilities:

  • To understand all homework assignments by listening to directions, asking questions when something is unclear,  recording homework in their student planner and reading directions
  • To gather all materials necessary to complete assignments before leaving the classroom
  • To complete all assignments to the best of his/her ability
  • To return materials and assignments on time
  • To make up any missed homework that the teacher requires
  • Copying answers from books or another student's homework and other assignments is cheating. 
  • While waiting, after school for Parent/Guardian, students should use that waiting time start or complete homework.
     
 Family’s Responsibilities:
  • To provide a routine and environment that is conducive to doing homework (i.e. a quiet and consistent place and time, necessary materials, etc.)
  • It is the Parent/Guardian responsibility to call the school to make arrangement to pick up of class work and / or homework from the school.
  • To offer assistance to the student, but not do the actual homework
  • To check that your child has edited his/her homework for spelling, punctuation, neatness, etc.
  • To notify the teacher when homework presents a problem
  • To read school notices and respond in a timely manner.  Homework and school notices will travel home in the student’s planner/folder.  Regular backpack clean-ups can be useful in helping students to organize their materials.
  

Teacher’s Responsibilities:

  • To provide purposeful homework
  • To provide clear directions and instructions regarding homework
  • To implement a system for routinely checking homework
  • To communicate to the student and family what is expected for completing homework successfully
  • To communicate with families when students are not consistently completing assignments
 
Homework includes reading every night as we help each student develop the habit of being a lifelong reader.  Written assignments over the course of a week may include a balance of assignments in other content areas such as writing, spelling, math, social studies, science, foreign language, technology, and long-term projects.