Our district and schools are on SUMMER HOURS until Friday, July 26, 2019. Our summer district office hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. School hours vary by location. Schools and district offices are closed on Friday during summer hours. Our district will return to regular business hours Monday, July 29, 2019.

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Elementary Education

Elementary Education

Homework

HOMEWORK (HCPS Policy 5420)

A student has the right to:

  • meaningful and relevant homework activity that reinforces school learning;
  • homework that matches their individual abilities to ensure the facilitation of independent, successful completion;
  • homework that includes varied activities that reinforce the basic skills or extend and enrich concepts learned;
  • homework that does not introduce new concepts;
  • homework assignments are assigned made according to individual student needs and abilities;
  • regular feedback on homework assignments. Timely notification to parents will occur when a student routinely does not complete homework.

Homework Assignments:

  • should not be punitive in nature;
  • should not require students to have specific resources such as Internet access;
  • should be coordinated among teachers so as not to exceed the recommended amount of time devoted to homework;
  • should not exceed a total of 15 to 20 minutes per night for kindergarten; a total of 30 minutes per night for students in grades 1,2, and 3; and 45 minutes per night in grades 4 and 5. It is recommended that homework not be assigned on Fridays with special consideration given around testing and holidays;
  • shall not affect a students academic grade on a report card but will be reflected in the appropriate completion of homework assignments will be reflected in the Expected Behaviors section of the K-5 report card.
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