I believe that homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping students make the most of their experience in school: teaching responsibility, developing positive study habits & preparing for upcoming lessons. This being said, I understand the tight time tables that most families today juggle.
I will do my best to give adequate time to complete work in school, however, there will be times when students will need to commit time to finish work at home. There will also be times throughout the year when longer-term projects may be worked on at home. There will always be sufficient time to complete these assignments and I will communicate my expectations clearly when assigning such work.
If students choose not to do their homework, they may receive a 10% grade penalty on the assignment and may be required to stay in during recess to complete unfinished work.