Study Habits and Homework


Good study habits in and out of school are essential for true learning.  It is only when parents cooperate in providing a proper environment for study at home that the efforts of the school are complete and fruitful.  Academic

success is achieved when teachers, parents and students accept their roles and responsibilities within the educational process.

Teachers’ Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate and teach students effective techniques for studying.
  • Provide enriching and motivating assignments that will reinforce what has been taught and allow students opportunities to practice skills necessary for academic success.
  • Provide effective and timely feedback for each assignment given.

Parents’ Responsibilities:

  • Provide a suitable place with minimum distractions for homework and studying.
  • Help keep students’ schedules manageable.
  • Set aside a regular time each day, Monday through Thursday, for homework, studying, and reading.
  • Encourage independence and responsibility by allowing children to learn from natural consequences. If materials and resources to do homework are regularly forgotten at school, don’t bring students back to retrieve these items.  If homework is not completed within an appropriate time frame, allow children to accept the consequences at school the next day.
  • Help with homework if it is needed, but never do the work for your child.
  • If at any time you find your child really struggling with homework, simply send a note to his or her teacher and the classroom teacher will help your child the next day.

Students’ Responsibilities:

  • Do homework to the best of their ability.
  • Set aside a regular time and a quiet  environment for studying.
  • Read every day outside of school.


  • There will be no homework over long vacations.
  • In some classes, time will be allotted for students to work on long-range projects.
  • If a student occasionally fails to complete homework, it will be up to the teacher to remedy the situation. If a student consistently fails to complete homework, parents and teachers will meet to develop an intervention plan.
  • Parents may write a note excusing a child from homework if he/she is ill or has some extenuating circumstance.
  • If a student is out of school for a trip, vacation, or extracurricular activity, homework will not be given ahead of time.
  • If students miss work due to illness, travel, etc., they will be given a reasonable amount of time to make up essential work upon their return as per teacher’s discretion.
  • If a child is ill, parents may request that work may be sent home and worked on during recovery.

• Grades 1-2: No more than 15 minutes
• Grade 3: No more than 30 minutes.
• Grade 4: No more than 45 minutes.
• Grades 5-6: No more than 60 minutes.