Homework Guidelines

    • The homework guidelines for Springhurst Elementary School are the result of the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, and administrators.  The guidelines are based on current research, parent and teacher input, and National PTSA and NEA recommendations.

    • Teachers assign homework for a variety of reasons, including:
      • To help students understand skills/concepts currently being learned.
      • To help students review prior skills/concepts learned.
      • To help students prepare for upcoming skills/concepts about to be learned.
      • To assess student understanding.
      • To instill good study and work habits.
      • To develop independence and responsibility.
      • To help students learn how to research and use information.
      • To provide an important communication link between school and home that shows parents what children are learning. 

    • Parents should offer supportive guidance and feedback as needed.  Homework should never be completed by an adult.   If your child is having difficulty completing homework, please contact your child’s teacher.  Springhurst teachers are committed to ensuring that every child’s homework experience is worthwhile and successful. 

    • Springhurst teachers have the following expectations regarding the quality of completed homework assignments for all students:
      • Homework should be completed neatly and legibly.
      • Homework should demonstrate that it was completed with care, accuracy, and pride.
      • Homework should be completed to the best of each student’s ability.
      • Homework should be returned to school on time.

    •  It is recommended that Springhurst students in kindergarten and first grade read with an adult every evening.  These kindergarteners will occasionally receive a homework assignment to complete with adult support.  Students in grades one through five can usually expect to receive homework assignments Mondays through Thursdays, as well as recommended reading.  The amount of time it should typically take a student to complete homework and additional independent reading is outlined below.

    These guidelines are meant to describe general homework practices at Springhurst. Individual teachers are a source of more guidance and support. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.