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DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) - The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA)
The DoD is fully aware of the importance of education
Community Strategic Plan (CSP) - Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18
Community Strategic Plan (CSP)
Volume I - School Years 2013/14 - 2017/18

Homework

Teachers use homework to reinforce and review curriculum content.  Research shows that when homework is turned in to the teacher, graded, and discussed with students, it can improve students' grades and understanding of their schoolwork.

Parents can assist with homework by providing a routine to complete homework. If possible, set up a quiet, comfortable study area with good lighting and the school supplies that your children need.  It is critical that you show your children that you think homework is important.  Ask to see your children's homework each day and discuss it with them to show support. . 

The amount of homework varies by grade level. 

  • Kindergarten: 5-10 minutes Monday - Thursday.
  • Grades 1 and 2: 10 to 20 minutes, 3 to 4 times per week.
  • Grades 3, 4, 5: 30 to 60 minutes, 3 to 5 times per week.
  • Grades 6, 7, 8:  60 to 80 minutes, 3 to 5  times per week
  • We recommend that all students read or be read to at home each day (This is in addition to any assigned homework).

If your child consistently takes longer than the recommended time to complete homework, please contact your child's teacher. 

Each grade communicates with parents on a consistent basis about their children's homework assignments, via an assignment sheet, homework folder, or other reporting methods.  Teachers want students to learn from homework. Tell the teacher if your child thinks the homework is too easy or too hard. This will help the teacher match homework with student ability and maturity levels.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they:

  • Understand the homework assignment.
  • Take home all books and materials needed to do the assignment.
  • Complete the homework in the assigned format and turn it in when it is due.
  • Participate actively and cooperatively in the evaluation of their homework when appropriate.

Parents are encouraged to provide an environment which fosters the development of life-long learning skills. 

This includes: 

  • A quiet place to work.
  • Necessary materials.
  • A regular study time.
  • Review the student planner.
  • Encouragement and praise.

The amount of help you offer your child depends on each child's grade level, knowledge of skills and study habits.   First, make sure the child understands the directions by completing a few problems together. Praise right answers, and show how to correct mistakes.  Students should generally be able to complete the assignments independently.  Avoid "hovering" over your child while they work on homework. You do not want your child to be dependent on you to complete the tasks.

 Help older students organize their assignments by recording them on calendars or planners, along with due dates, dates turned in, etc.

Table of Contents
Absence Procedures/Tardy Policy
 
Arrival/Dismissal Times and Procedures
 
Attendance Policy
 
Books and Materials
 
Bully Prevention
 
Campus Safety
 
Classroom Environment
 
Discipline and Behavior Management
 
Emergency Procedures
 
Grading and Report Card Procedures
 
Internet Rights and Responsibilities for Students, Staff and Volunteers
 
Parent Communication
 
Scooters, Skateboards and Skate Shoes
 
Student Conduct
 
Student Records and Information
 
Study (Field) Trips
 
Telephone Messages
 
Visitors and Volunteers
 
Withdrawals and Transfers
DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA Vision 

To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.

School Purpose

BELIEVE in who we are! ACHIEVE with excellence! SUCCEED in all we do!

SMART Goal 1

By the end of the school year, all students will increase reading comprehension by analyzing text to make inferences and draw conclusions as measured by selected school-wide and system-wide assessments. 

SMART Goal 2

By the end of the school year, all students will increase written communication by explaining mathematical thinking to find solutions as measured by selected school-wide and system based assessments.