Homework is a basic part of the instructional program. Homework stimulates independent study habits, develops responsibility and self-direction, and reinforces what is learned at school.
- Jackson County Schools supports the research-backed “10- minute rule” which states that all daily homework assignments combined should take about as long to complete as 10 minutes multiplied by the student’s grade level beginning in first grade. For example, a second grader should have no more than 20 minutes of homework since 2 x 10 = 20.
- When nightly required reading is included in the homework, the 10-minute rule can be increased to 15 minutes.
Behavior Management: In order to guarantee your child and all students the safe, educational climate they deserve; we will tolerate no student stopping us from teaching, nor any student stopping another from learning. The rules used in our classroom to ensure a safe and respectful learning environment are as follows:
- Listen while others are speaking.
- Try your best every day.
- Be kind and respectful to everyone.
- Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself at ALL times.
- Follow the teacher’s directions the first time.
- Consequences (consistent with clip chart):
- First time—verbal warning—no consequence (unless the behavior is severe)
- Second time—5 minutes time out of Earned Reward Time
- Third time—7 minutes time out of Earned Reward Time
- Fourth time—Loss of Earned Reward Time and a red card/phone call home. (If the behavior is seriously disruptive or a continuous problem, the student will be written up.)
- In an effort to support a healthy school environment, the school district and board recommend four designated celebrations per year approved in advance by the principal or designee.
- In order to safeguard the health of Jackson County school-age children, and due to the dramatic increase in food allergies and foodborne illnesses, the Board prohibits home produced items from being used as part of school-based parties. For these pre-approved celebrations, parents and community members may provide food/beverage items that are commercially prepared or packaged, which includes purchasing foods/beverages through the school nutrition program. Due to these regulations, birthday parties for students will not be celebrated in classrooms.
- We do allow birthday party invitations to be handed out by your child at school. If your child is not inviting the entire class, we ask that they pass out invitations discreetly before the school day has started.