Established on 5/27/2015.
Stays in effect for 2016-2017; 2017-2018; 2018-2019
Every family desires successful school and life experiences for their children. During the school day, children learn and grow in a rigorous, academic environment. After school, children need time with family and friends, to play, relax, and exercise.
Much research indicates that traditional homework completion does not greatly impact academic achievement at the elementary level in literacy, science and social studies.
Research does indicate that home and school environments provide the following indicators of academic and life success:
Therefore, we rarely require traditional paper/pencil homework (outside of mathematics). Instead, we passionately encourage families to:
Teachers will communicate current skill work in their bi-weekly newsletters posted on the Columbine website (including spelling, vocabulary, math). Please practice these skills as needed at home. In addition, quarterly skills are posted by grade level on the Columbine website.
Occasionally, teachers will ask your child to complete the following:
Any work completed at home must meet the following expectations: neat handwriting-including math, correct spelling, complete sentences.