Sixth Grade Grading and Homework Policies

Grading Policy:
Student work will be assessed using Region 10's Priority Standards.  Students will receive one of the following grades, based on Grade Level Standards.
~ Meeting 
~ Progressing
~ Not Yet
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What About Homework?!

Among the many talents and skills students acquire during the middle school years, responsibility and organization carry tremendous importance for success both in school and in the future. Homework gives students an opportunity to think about, practice, and review what they’ve learned at school. It also enables students to learn how to manage their time and their learning materials. Furthermore, homework discussion or review allows parents to stay informed about their child’s academic progress and attitude towards school. Thank you for supporting Har-Bur’s high standards of achievement among its students!

How Can Parents Help With Homework?
· Provide a quiet, consistent study place
· Decide with your child on a predictable daily homework routine
· Show support for homework’s importance

How Can Teachers Help?
· Assign homework that is meaningful and reasonable
· Review homework assignments
· Reward students who continuously complete homework
· Assist students who have difficulty completing homework
· Assignments are posted on the Garnet Team Homework Hotline for your reference.


Sixth-Grade students are expected to complete the majority of their written homework within the school day during scheduled L Blocks (Monday through Thursday).  Whatever is not finished during L Block is expected to be completed at home.  It is anticipated that any remaining written homework should be completed at home in approximately 20 minutes.  In addition, students are expected to read 30 minutes, 5 nights per week.  Students are responsible for recording their homework assignments in their Agendas during each class.  

In order to best assess our students’ academic progress, we have modified our previous system of grading homework assignments. Homework assignments will NOT be counted into the students’ overall grade for each class. However homework will still be assigned, collected and/or reviewed by the teacher. Students are expected to complete all homework appropriately and to hand it in on the assigned date. Homework completion will be documented through the use of the Grade 6 Paw Points Rubric.


If a child misses three homework assignments in one marking period, his/her parent will be contacted.