Parents may be involved to provide assistance and structure without diminishing the student’s sense of responsibility.
Parents are also a valuable resource for their child’s learning through monitoring homework completion.
If an emergency family situation arises, please notify the teacher before the assignment is due so that arrangements can be made.
Kindergarten homework assignments should stimulate students to talk often with their parents/guardians.
Rationale: • Homework benefits students by complimenting classroom learning, fostering good study habits and providing an opportunity for students to be responsible for their own learning. • Each set task must be purposeful, meaningful and relevant to the current classroom curriculum. • All homework activities must be assessed with feedback and support provided by teachers.
• Homework activities should be interesting, challenging and where appropriate, open-ended.Mc Pherson had instituted a Zero Tolerance Homework Policy: Excused Absence - According to the Calif. Upon satisfactory completion, the student shall be given full credit earned.The tests and assignments shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the tests and assignments that the student missed during the absence. Code 48913: The teacher of any class from which a student is suspended will decide whether or not the pupil will be allowed to complete any assignments and tests missed during the absence.The student has one extra day per each day absent to complete any missed assignments upon returning to school. Absence due to school activities: If a student participates in school-sponsored activities (athletics, field trips, and others), the student should make arrangements with teachers before the student leaves for the activity.***At times, there are emergency circumstances in life that are out of our control.The teachers and administration of Mc Pherson Magnet School join with the OUSD Board of Education in acknowledging the role homework plays in a student’s education.Its primary purpose is that through completing homework, students can reinforce academic skills taught in school and learn how to conduct research effectively, develop ideas creatively and become life-long learners.Early Years (Prep – Year 4) Homework will consist mainly of • reading activities to, with and by parents.• simple extension tasks associated with classroom activities.Teachers should design assignments so that homework plays the crucial role mentioned above.The responsibility of the student is to complete all homework, develop regular study and work habits, and do most assignments independently or in cooperation with others when directed by the teacher.