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Student Handbook 2016-2017

 Listen carefully to all directions and explanations about homework.  Ask questions if the assignment is not clear.  Keep a notebook record of all assignments, including due dates and other specific requirements  Have a definite time and place to work on homework free from interruptions and with appropriate 17 working materials on hand.  Budget time wisely and maintain a schedule of study time.  Begin assignments promptly and turn in assignments when they are due.  Make use of resources such as libraries, dictionaries, maps, general reference materials, and the questioning of people who are authorities experienced in various fields.  Always use his/her words in homework assignments. HOMEWORK RESPONSIBILITIES Parents/Guardians will:  Provide a suitable place for study: well-lit and free from distraction.  Actively help cultivate effective academic routines and study habits.  Teach time management skills, especially for long term assignments.  Demonstrate a genuine interest in homework content and course requirements.  Check student grades online weekly and communicate with teachers regularly.  Empower students to seek own solutions to challenging assignments  Support students in obtaining make-up work due to absences.  Ensure that students have adequate school supplies (pen, pencil, paper, and notebook) on a daily basis.  Contact teachers by letter, phone, or email when they have a concern regarding student assignments. How Parents/Guardians Can Help Their Children Succeed in School  Contact teachers first if assignments seem to be causing student continued problems.  Earlier bedtimes. Doctors recommend children in the K through 5th grades get 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night. Lack of sleep can affect children’s ability to learn and may affect their immune systems.  Children need to establish routines in order to feel secure and at ease. Get your children ready to start the day earlier before school starts so they will come accustomed to waking up in time to get ready for school.  Read to your children daily. Parents can help calm children at bedtime by reading to them. Books at bedtime also expose children to language, sounds, new ideas, and the love of reading.  Let your children pick out their clothes and lay them out for the next day. Allowing young children to make small decisions gets them engaged and excited about a new experience.  Make a list of school supplies your children need. This will help children learn how to organize their thoughts and prioritize.  Create a place to study in your house. Choose an area that is comfortable, quiet, well-lit, and free from distractions.  Plan your week out together. Discuss who will take your children to school, what they want for breakfast and lunch, and who will pick them up. This helps avoid unexpected circumstances that can make children feel anxious.  Let your children know you are interested in their studies. Ask to see their homework. Praise your children for doing a good job. Be enthusiastic about work they bring home to show you. Attend school events. Believe in your children!  Have fun! Schedule fun time away from school to keep children physically active. Ride bikes, walk to the park, and eat healthy. By staying active, your children will be more academically successful.


Student Handbook 2016-2017
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