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Homework Guidelines

Homework and assignments extend and reinforce what has been learned in class and develop a sense of self-discipline, personal responsibility, and independent thinking.  Completing homework and assignments in a timely fashion allows students to:

  • Demonstrate their knowledge and skill in a particular area; and
  • Receive valuable teacher feedback, which may later assist in improving the overall mark or level of the student.
  • Each student is expected to spend some time doing schoolwork at home to satisfy the learning skills requirements outlined in report cards.

Students can expect approximately 10 minutes of homework and home reading in Grade 1 and an additional 10 minutes with each grade (e.g. Grade 5=50 minutes), not including unfinished work students were expected to complete during the daytime.  

In grades JK to 9 please check and initial the student's agenda and expect a call from the teacher if your child is not keeping up with homework.  Students who indicate that they have no homework should work on reading, reviewing notes, writing a story and/or proof reading and editing a story.

Late or Missing Assignments

The timely submission of assignments is a work habit.  Work habits form part of the evaluation criteria for students' report cards.  Teachers use a variety of strategies to ensure that work is submitted on time.  If work is late, a teacher will have your child complete the assignment through academic detention (elementary) or Student Success (secondary) and will notify parents to discuss consequences and next steps.  

In Secondary classes, a credit cannot be granted unless all summative assignments have been completed.  If an assignment is not handed in on time the student will be required to complete that and any missing summative work before a passing grade can be given.  Students will work with their teacher within the scope of departmental policy to complete any and all missing work.

Teachers will refer students to administration to review expectations of work completion and to ensure that missing work is completed.  

Homework Help is a free online math help resource for students in Grades 7 to 10. Homework Help provides free, live one-on-one tutoring from Ontario teachers Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET.

Homework Help is funded by the Ontario government and administered by TVO's Independent Learning Centre. Visit the Homework Help website for details on registering and more.