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