Homework is an extension of classroom instruction related to learning objectives and grade-level content standards. It may include pencil and paper tasks as well as reading, Internet search, watching a specific program, long-term projects, etc. With the exception of long-term projects, homework should not be assigned on weekends or during winter or spring break. The Fullerton School District has established homework guidelines for the suggested amount of time to be spent on homework and the type and purpose of homework. Based on research, the following time guidelines have been established.
- Primary students: 10-30 minutes per night.
- Upper elementary students: 30-90 minutes per night.
- Middle school/junior high students: 50-120 minutes per night.
FSD has developed a Parent Homework Communication Form that facilitates information sharing between parents and teachers/school to identify homework issues and help students thrive.
Additional information/forms on homework guidelines are below.