Tuesday, May 15
Budget Vote & School Board Election
Homework is an important extension of classroom instruction. The purpose of homework is to extend and reinforce learning and to develop self-discipline, personal responsibility and independent thinking. Homework should help students reinforce and improve skills that have been taught and may also be used to prepare for future lessons. Homework should enrich instruction by having students use a variety of outside resources and apply knowledge beyond the classroom. Teachers will use homework to help in determining student grades. Every student, regardless of ability or grade level, is required to do challenging homework assignments. Class time is planned to provide assignments and ensure student understanding of what is expected. The assignments are an extension of class time to be done beyond the regular instructional day.
Parents can offer assistance with homework in the following ways:
Illegal Absence/Homework Guidelines
When a student is absent from school with the knowledge of his parent for other than a legal reason, it is considered a case of “unlawful detention.” Removing a student from school for such things as vacation, occasional employment or other non-emergency activities is not an excusable reason for absence. If a parent chooses to absent his/her child from school for such reason, the following procedures must be adhered to: