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Pine Valley Homework Policy

Pine Valley Homework Policy...


In accordance with SRVUSD district policy and specifically AR 6154, Pine Valley Middle School believes that homework is a vital component in supporting the learning that happens daily in our classrooms.

The topic is visited annually by grade level and curriculum groups with ongoing conversations with PV parent groups; School Site Council, as well as PTA. The roll of homework and all expectations are shared in course syllabi, which are presented annually at Back to School Night. The policies are also posted online via the school’s webpage and individual teacher’s School Loop webpages.


Homework management and study skills are taught in the 6th grade wheel, as well as the Study Skills electives. Our school counselors also proactively discuss time management and prioritation skills with students, as needed. On a monthly basis, teachers are reminded about the disproportionate power of zeroes and staff accepts late assignments within the parameters determined by the curriculum groups. Parents/Students are encouraged to reach out proactively and communicate directly with teachers if there are extenuating circumstances that do not allow a student to complete work. Teachers are encouraged to work with families and students to support the district and site guidelines while taking into account individual issues that develop.


AR 6154 Instruction Middle School



  1. As a guideline, homework should be assigned during the school week on a regular basis. Total homework assignments should have an estimated completion time of 1 hour and 45 minutes per night, including reading. Advanced Math and electives may require additional time.

  2. In order to coordinate due dates and balance the workload, teachers should meet on a regular basis to collaborate and be aware of homework, projects, assignments, and testing schedules in all curricular areas.

  3. Long term assignments at the middle grades should be limited in number and duration. These assignments should include clear checkpoints to monitor progress toward completion.

  4. When assigning group projects, teachers should allow in-class collaboration time with specific tasks to be completed independently; however, these tasks should not require significant assistance from parents, or costly materials.

  5. Though weekend homework is discouraged, students should be encouraged to use this time for review, voluntary work, projects, or completion of makeup assignments. 




Updated: 9/9/2014 

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