Greenville Fundamental School is based upon certain basic principles, one of which is nightly homework. The benefit derived from homework is that students are provided opportunities to practice at home the concept newly learned in the classroom. The program is effective when everyone involved demonstrates a commitment to AND responsibility for its success.
All students in grades K-5 have homework every day, Monday through Thursday. It is the responsibility of each child to know what their homework assignment is and to take home the appropriate materials when they leave school. Therefore, “forgotten” homework or materials are unacceptable. We request that parents do not bring students back to school to retrieve these items. It will be denied. Students who have 12 or more missing, late, or incomplete homework assignments during the school year, will be recommended for a fundamental transfer to the neighborhood school. Thank you for your support with this important aspect of teaching responsibility.
PARENTS AT GREENVILLE FUNDAMENTAL SCHOOL ARE EXPECTED TO:
provide their children with a suitable time and place for home study
encourage their children to complete the homework assignment
monitor the assignment for completion, neatness, and accuracy
STUDENTS AT GREENVILLE FUNDAMENTAL SCHOOL ARE EXPECTED TO:
complete and return all homework assignments
produce a high quality of work incorporating the highest level of accuracy and neatness of which they are capable
develop good study habits and a sense of responsibility for their own achievement
TIME REQUIREMENTS FOR HOMEWORK
The amount of time required for nightly homework will vary depending upon the maturity, ability, and academic needs of the pupil.
GRADE LEVEL: MINIMUM TIME SCHEDULED
TK - Kindergarten 10-30 minutes - 4 nights/week
1st and 2nd 10-30 minutes - 4 nights/week
3rd and 4th 30-45 minutes - 4 nights/week
5th 60 minutes - 4 nights/week
EVALUATION OF HOMEWORKA daily record will be kept of completion of all homework assignments. Homework assignments returned to children will be graded or have the statement “ACCEPTABLE” OR “UNACCEPTABLE” with an explanation.