Homework and Grading Policies
“All Bulldogs succeed in learning through commitment, accountability, and teamwork.”
Sturgeon R-V Elementary and Middle School Homework and Grading Policies
Guidelines for the Assignment of Homework and Responsibilities of Students, Staff, Parents, and Administration
- Homework contributes toward building accountability, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits. It is the intention of the Sturgeon R-V Elementary and Middle School staff to assign relevant, meaningful homework assignments that reinforce classroom learning objectives.
- Homework should provide students with the opportunity to apply information they have learned, complete unfinished class assignments, and develop independence.
- Homework grades are modified based on students’ individual needs (i.e. ELL, IEP, 504 Plans).
Homework assignments include:
- Practice exercises to follow classroom instruction
- Review of various skills and concepts to prepare for assessments
- Extension assignments to transfer new skills or concepts to new situations
- Creative activities to integrate many skills toward the production of a response or product
II. Responsibilities of Stakeholders
Responsibilities of Administration:
- Will enforce the homework policy and procedures
- Will meet with students who are habitual offenders
- Will meet and communicate with parents
- Monitor student progress
- Will provide feedback to staff
Responsibilities of Staff:
- Assign relevant and meaningful homework that reinforces classroom learning
- Give clear instructions and make sure students understand the purpose
- Give feedback and/or correct homework
- Communicate with other teachers
- Involve parents and contact them if a pattern of late or incomplete homework develops
Responsibilities of Students:
- Write down assignments in the “Sturgeon RV School Student Agenda” (grades 2-8)
- Be sure all assignments are clear; don’t be afraid to ask questions if necessary
- Set aside a regular time for studying
- Find a quiet, well-lit study area
- Work on homework independently whenever possible, so that it reflects student ability.
- Produce quality work.
- Make sure assignments are done according to the given instructions and completed on
Responsibilities of Parents:
- Set a regular, uninterrupted study time each day
- Establish a quiet, well-lit study area
- Monitor student’s organization and daily list of assignments in their agenda and MS homework site
- Help student work to find the answer, not just get it done
- Be supportive when the student gets frustrated with difficult assignments
- Contact teacher to stay well informed about the student’s learning process