Foothill Middle School's Homework Plan
Homework is any activity or task that is assigned by a teacher to be completed by a student outside of the school day. The activity or task is a component of grading.
Foothill’s Philosophy and Purpose of Homework:
- Reinforce the standards-based skills and provide meaningful and relevant practice.
- Reinforce the content taught in class this may also include preview of new material.
- Stimulate intellectual development.
- Provide opportunities for participation on special projects.
- Provide opportunities to develop lifelong personal study habits.
Amount of Homework:
Homework is expected to take between 90 to 120 minutes per night for all subjects. Students may be required to do additional reading for an average of 20-30 minutes per night. Homework may be assigned each night, adhering to the above time lines.
Teachers are expected to communicate with parents what percentage of homework is a component of the student’s final grade assessment.
If your student is consistently spending more time on homework than outlined in our homework plan, please communicate your concerns to your child’s teachers as soon as possible. The faculty is available to work with you and your child to ensure a positive academic experience for your student.
We encourage families to use a progressive approach to address their concerns:
- Communicate with the teacher first to address your concerns.
- If your student continues to have a challenge with homework, a parent /teacher conference arranged by the administration will be scheduled.
- If the above options have not resolved your concerns, a principal conference would be scheduled.
Generally speaking, students will be given one day per day of absence to make up work, except when a long-term assignment has been given weeks in advance. Homework can be requested via teacher’s E-mail or HomeLink. Homework can be requested through the office after a student has been absent for 3 days or more.