If a student uses their time well in class, they should not have any homework. However, I encourage students to teach their families what they learn and to study at home. Studying for tests is highly recommended. If a student is absent and misses an assignment, they have two days to make up the work. If the assignment is not completed within this timeframe, Mrs. Gundlach will take 10% off of the grade for every day the assignment is late.
Hellgate School Board Policy #2430
Homework is a constructive tool in the teaching/learning process geared to the needs and abilities of students. Purposeful assignments not only enhance student achievement, but also develop self-discipline and associated good working habits. As an extension of the classroom, homework must be planned and organized, must be viewed as purposeful to the student, and should be evaluated and returned to students in a timely manner.
Teachers may give homework to students to aid in the students' educational development. Homework should be an application or an adaptation of a classroom experience, and should not be assigned for disciplinary purposes.