Grades 2 – 5 Homework Expectations Homework expectations for grade 2–5 students are: • Assignments with grades reported as class work grades are to be completed in the classroom. • Work assigned to be completed at home must be evaluated as homework. • Homework should be a review or reinforcement of skills already covered in the classroom and should not be new information for the student. • Homework should not exceed 45 minutes nightly, including reading and math facts. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments. Students in grades 2-5 are expected to read, or be read to, for at least 20 minutes each school night. Students should also practice math facts weekly. If a student has two or more teachers, the teachers are expected to coordinate homework to adhere to the maximum time frame.
In order to allow students every possible opportunity for demonstrating mastery of the curriculum for the nine weeks, teachers will continue to provide new assignments for a grade until at least three days prior to the end of the grading period. Grading categories and weights are to be as follows: Grading exceptions are to be made for the first week of school, district-wide assessments, and state testing weeks. All assignments must be weighted on a 100 point scale. Furthermore, all Grading Categories must be included in the average of final nine-week grade. Project grades may also be included. Grades 1-5 Teachers are expected to record a minimum of two grades from either category below per week for in each content area.
Tests/Major Projects/Quizzes 40% Minimum of 2 per nine weeks* • Daily Assignments: 60% Minimum of 1 per week in each content area.
Late Work Late work is defined as any assignment that is not submitted on its due date, with the exception of make-up work for absences or approved school activities. Teachers are to enter an “M” into the electronic gradebook for any assignment a student does not turn in on time. Late assignments will be accepted 3 days from the assignment due date or at the end of the nine weeks, whichever is sooner. In case of extenuating circumstances, it is the parent/guardian and/or student’s responsibility to inform the teacher and/or appropriate administrator so that an exception to the rule may be considered. The teacher will have the final authority to grant any exceptions. Make-Up Work for Absences Students shall be expected to make up assignments and tests after absences. Students shall receive a zero for any assignment or test not made up within the allotted time, unless prior approval is given by the principal or designee. Students will be given one day to make up work for each day they are absent (excused or unexcused), with exceptions made due to severe or prolonged illness. Students will not receive a grade penalty for makeup work from an absence due to suspension. Students will not receive credit for makeup work when the absence is due to truancy, instead, students will receive a “missing” for the assignment (EIAB Local).