Homework has a place in the educational program at Remsen. Homework
should be designed to positively reinforce, develop, and/or expand content
knowledge. We carefully consider the student's needs when planning homework to
make home assignments an integral part of the child's educational experience.
Homework that is meaningful in content will be assigned on a regular
basis, Monday through Thursday. The time allotted to complete homework should be not more than 1.5
hours. This time does not include the assigned 20 minutes of
reading per night that is expected of all Remsen students.
Research strongly suggests that parents have an important role to
play in providing an opportunity for students to complete homework. However,
the research is also clear that parents should not assume responsibility for
the actual completion of the student's homework.
Students will write their nightly assignments in a Daily Agenda.
Because one of the expectations of being a 6th grade
student, is to be accountable and responsible for one's work, it is expected
that the homework assignments will be completed and returned the next day.
This means that the student's work will include all the criteria students need
to follow when turning in assignments.
Consequences of not turning in homework:
1. The student may attend OTI Zone (opportunity to improve) and turn in
the assignment at the end of the day, or complete it during their lunch.
2. If the assignment is not turned in at the end of the day it is due,
it will not be accepted and the student will receive zero credit.
Parents: Receiving and completing the homework assignment is the students'
responsibility, NOT your responsibility.
Criteria for Assignments
1. Full Name (First and Last), date, subject and page number are in the
correct area of the paper.
2. Handwriting is legible. Use of the computer is acceptable with no unusual
fonts or light colors. Print in blue or black unless the project states that optional colors or fonts are
3. Correct spelling is used.
4. Correct grammar and punctuation is expected.
5. Work is complete, and turned in on time.
6. Directions have been followed.
Trimester performance is determined by adding all points earned in a marking period, and divided by the total possible points. Scores will consist of homework, quizzes, projects, journals, class participation, and tests. Scores will be available on www.remsencsd.org, Parent Portal throughout the duration of each trimester.
ELA averages will consist of two categories:
30% collaborative work and 70% independent
Below are examples of each component:
Daily questions Tests
Exit/Entrance Tickets On Demand Writing
Homework Running Records/STAR
Participation Reading Journal Writing
The daily earned points will be averaged into a 1-4 point scale
Academic Performance level Key
4.0 – Exceeding New York State and District Grade Level Standards
3.5 – In addition to score 3.0, sometimes exceeds Standards
3.0 – Meeting New York State and District Grade Level Standards
2.5 – In addition to score 2.0, meeting some Standards
2.0 – Progressing towards New York State and District Grade Level Standards
1.5 – Performing below standards, demonstrating some progress
1.0 – Performing below New York State and District Grade Level Standards
*Extra credit assignments may be offered to all students occasionally throughout the year. However, there will be no individual extra credit assignments or last – minute projects offered to assist students in passing the course. Students must meet course requirements on a regular basis in order to pass the class.
Absent / Late Policy
In the case of an absence, the student will have an extra day for every
missed day. For example, if a student is absent for two days due to an
illness, the student has two days after the original due date to complete and
hand in the assignment.
Late work is only accepted with specific permission by the teacher.
Every student will have an opportunity to complete work in OTI and during
work time in the class. I understand that family emergencies do occur and a
note from home will help me consider the late homework assignment. If the
homework assignment is late due to leaving materials in the classroom or not
understanding the assignment, it is the responsibility of the student to
contact a colleague or email me for help and/or clarification.