After class on Monday, I went and did a little digging because I was pretty positive that Neenah had a homework policy. After I found out-I thought I would share in case anyone else was curious.
Jill Bowden


Homework should be considered as an extension of the classroom that enriches or reinforces learning which has taken place in the classroom. Regular homeowrk helps a child develop independent work habits and responsibiliy. Students in Kindergarten are expected to have no more than 10 minutes of homework once per week; grade 1: 20 minutes once per week; grade 2: 25 minutes once per week; grade 3: 30 minutes twice per week; grade 4: 40 minutes twice per week; grade 5: 50 minutes twice weekly

Requirements for independent reading, practice of spelling words, projects, and review for tests must be considerred in the time allotment. Please avoid always giving major tests on Fridays. Long term assignments are discouraged without regular and frequent checkpoints assessed by the teacher. Homework assigned should be within ghte capa ilites of the student to compltete it independently with parents providing a routine time and place for the student to work. If asking parents to help students with a specific skill, it is helpful to provide praents with the materials and a sample plan of how to work with the child. When assigning homework or projects, please be aware that some children have greater assistance from parents than others. This must be considered when assigning grades. Routine homework is best grades for participateion rather than accuracy.

If a student repeatedly fails to complete homework, the teacher should work with the student, parent, and/or counselor to develop an intervention plan. Incentive plans for homework participation are encouraged. Timely feedback on homework is helpful to students and parents.