The administration, faculty and staff of St. Joseph School believe that homework is an important part of each student’s educational experience. It provides a means of reinforcing necessary skills and encouraging independent study and learning outside of the classroom. Homework helps to promote good study habits and encourages students to share classroom experiences with their parents.
Homework refers to an assignment made by a teacher that will positively reinforce a concept presented in class. Homework includes both written and study assignments, and should be done by the student independently. While this does not preclude parental help or interest, the assignments should not require undue parental assistance or supervision. Ample time should be allowed for the completion of out-of-class research assignments or projects.
Homework time would include both daily written and study assignments as well as time needed for long-term projects, when applicable. Homework begins in Kindergarten.
The following time per night is suggested for homework in other grades:
Grades 1 and 2
Grades 3 and 4
Grades 5 and 6
Grades 7 and 8
The school realizes that teachers, students and subjects vary. The objective is not time, but the extension of learning beyond class time.
In the event of absence or suspension, all homework and missed assignments are to be made up within the time frame determined by the teacher. If a student is absent, parents may call the school office to request assignments. These can be picked up in the lobby between 2:50 and 3:30 p.m. or sent home with a sibling.