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Homework assignments are an extension of the classroom.  Homework is another way of developing self-discipline and organizational skills.  Oak Middle School is guided by the Shrewsbury Public Schools homework policy, which may be found on the district web site.
Homework assignments will include:
  • drill and additional practice to reinforce and/or strengthen skills introduced in class
  • guided reading of assigned literature or text material
  • research activities in locating information
  • work on reports or projects of long-term nature
  • studying for quizzes and tests

As a general rule the amount of homework assigned each day should be as follows: Grades 7 and 8 - 90 minutes. People study in different ways the time one student spends on an assignment may differ drastically with the time peers use.  

Homework may be assigned Monday through Friday. As homework is designed to be a meaningful extension of the classroom instruction, students are responsible for assignments and for bringing their homework to school on time. Students who fail to submit a quality completed homework assignment will be required to complete the assignment during Homework Academy that afternoon, at home that evening, or during the next morning’s session of Homework Academy. 

Students are responsible for connecting with teachers regarding make-up work for assignments missed due to a one or two day absence. Homework guidelines for students with special needs may be determined by a student’s IEP, which supersedes general guidelines.  

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