Below, is a link for a homework tracking tool. It has been set up for students and families to record the approximate number of minutes for each class period for one week. The purpose of this tool is to provide an opportunity for home and school to partner to ensure we are serving the learning needs of our students. The average number of minutes expected for students each evening is 60 minutes for 6th grade, 70 minutes for 7th grade, and 80 minutes for 8th grade. This average number of minutes is for 7 days each week with the exception of school holidays or special school days, including standardized testing days.
We recommend that the student agenda be used nightly to document the time spent on homework, in addition to the work that was completed. Then at the end of the week, use the tool linked below, to document the minutes spent doing homework during that week. Please make sure you click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the survey. Once the form is submitted, you will see a confirmation message that your results have been received. A staff member will be contacting you after the results are reviewed.
The team will review this information to determine any needed actions. As the team reflects on homework practices, available options for action could include changing team or subject area practices, changing homework expectations for select students, or assisting students with needed study or organizational skills.
Homework is an important learning opportunity to facilitate the mastery of content standards, and we understand that different students may need different homework requirements. With reasonable exceptions, students should be able to complete homework independently. We appreciate the support of families to help provide adequate times and spaces to complete homework that assists with students’ needs allowing them to focus on their academic obligations. Please contact your child’s teacher for specific class period needs for your child, or contact your child’s school counselor or grade level administrator if they can assist you with the overall requirements. We welcome your questions or concerns!
Thank you for your support of your child’s education!