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Successful homework completion is the joint responsibility of students, teachers, and parents. The responsibilities of each party are described below:
- Students are personally responsible for the timely completion of all homework assignments, including those missed due to absence from class.
- Students are expected to listen carefully, follow directions for all assignments, and record them in their assignment notebooks. Students are responsible for bringing home all necessary materials.
- Students should plan ahead, use time efficiently, and work consistently on long-range assignments.
- Assignments should be completed in a distraction-free environment.
- Students should speak with teachers and parents if there is a consistent homework completion problem.
- Each student will be an equal participant in group projects.
- Students are expected to produce quality work which reflects their personal best on all
- The scheduling of homework, which includes completing written work and projects and studying for tests and quizzes, will be communicated among teachers at each grade level.
- The assigned homework will expand upon class work.
- Teachers will monitor the progress and completion of short and long-term homework assignments and contact parents when necessary.
- Grade and course level of the students will be taken into consideration when assignments are given.
- Teachers will guide students in studying independently, organizing their time, and applying appropriate study skills.
- Assignments will be thoroughly explained to students.
- Parents will provide a well-lit, distraction-free study area where the child can comfortably read and write.
- Parents will be positive and provide encouragement for their child.
- Parents will monitor homework completion and assist the child with budgeting his or her time as needed.
- Parents will communicate with teachers about concerns regarding homework.
- Parents should encourage their child to take responsibility for keeping track of school materials and assignments.
- Parents will participate in assignments designed with interactions between parent and child in mind.
- Parents will help their child manage his or her time and activities in a manner that allows for optimal success in school.