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.
Early Years (Prep – Year 4) Homework will consist mainly of • reading activities to, with and by parents.
• simple extension tasks associated with classroom activities.
If students are managing their time, and homework is taking too long, please notify the teacher to discuss possible solutions.
The Mc Pherson Magnet staff believes that homework is a critical part of the learning process and do not want any of our students to lose out on that opportunity. A student absent from school under this section shall be allowed to complete all assignments and tests missed during the absence.
• It is acceptable for teachers to assign unfinished classroom activities as homework tasks.
Evaluation: • This policy will be reviewed as part of the school’s three-year review cycle.