Homework Policy

At Los Paseos School, the development of the total learner extends beyond the hours of the school day. Homework is an opportunity to extend learning to practical application in the child’s life and is an important part of the educational process.  Good study habits and diligence in the accomplishment of work assignments completed at home assist the teacher and the student to reach educational objectives.

Parents are encouraged to take an active and supportive interest in homework assignments by helping students to determine an appropriate time and place for studying, Homework should be completed in a quiet, well-lighted location. Children should have a specific time set aside each day to complete their homework. When a child has completed an assignment, it is important that an adult check over the work to make sure it is complete and neat before it is returned to school.

Parents who wish to pick up their child’s homework due to extended absence should notify the school prior to 10:00 a.m. Homework may then be picked up after 3:10 p.m. in the school office.

Here are the recommended guidelines for daily homework for each grade level:

Kindergarten– 10 minutes plus a minimum of 20 minutes of reading

First Grade– 10 minutes plus a minimum of 20 minutes of reading

Second Grade– 20 minutes plus a minimum of 20 minutes of reading

Third Grade– 30 minutes plus a minimum of 20 minutes of reading

Fourth Grade– 40 minutes plus a minimum of 20 minutes of reading

Fifth Grade– 50 minutes plus a minimum of 20 minutes of reading

School Board Policy 6154 states that appropriate purposes of homework may include:

  • Reinforcement of skills and concepts learned in class
  • Enrichment and extension of classroom activity
  • Preparation for classroom activity
  • Research
  • Creative expression