Why I Assign Homework: Homework is a valuable tool in helping students make the most of their experience in school. I give homework because it is useful in reinforcing what has been learned in class, prepares students for upcoming lessons, teaches responsibility and helps students develop positive study habits.
When I Assign Homework: Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights and occasionally on weekends. Homework should take no more than 30 minutes to complete, not including studying for tests and working on projects. I will give students at least one week’s notice to study for tests. If homework is consistently taking longer than 30 minutes, please contact me. Please give some time the first few weeks to acclimate to the middle school program.
Students’ Homework Responsibilities: Students are expected to do their best job on their homework. I expect homework to be legible and written in pencil unless otherwise told. I expect homework to be turned in on time.
Late Assignments: Homework is due at the beginning of class. Any time after that, it is considered late. Late homework will receive a grade reduction of 10% for each day late up to 50%. Late homework will be accepted up to one week before the end of the quarter.
If a student is absent, it is the STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY to see me for make-up work. Absent students will be allowed the same amount of time to work on their homework.
My Homework Responsibilities: Homework assignments will be posted on my website: http://faculty.stcharlesbloomington.org/
Student Expectations Students in my class will be expected to:
1. Follow directions --Listen to and follow the directions given by the teacher.
2. Be on time and prepared for class --Be in your seat when the class begins. --Have all homework, books and supplies needed for the class.
3. Be respectful --Do not disturb fellow students or teacher during instructional time. --Be respectful of people, materials, and furnishings of the school.
Discipline Policy Consequences for inappropriate behavior:
1. Verbal Warning 2. Privileges Revoked 3. Parental Contact 4. Discipline plan developed by the teacher, student, parent, and principal.