Practicing good homework habits is an important skill.

We encourage parents to help us enforce our homework strategies with their children. Homework is assigned specifically to reinforce classroom lessons and to help students build habits of independent studying, time management, and personal responsibility. Homework is a necessary part of a child’s education. It enables the child to do individual work, to apply the knowledge that has been acquired, to prepare for the next day’s lesson, and to instill responsibility. Assignments are developmentally appropriate for students’ levels or abilities.

Absent Work will be available for pick up at 3:15 PM for all absent students. This gives the instructor adequate time to gather assignments without disrupting the instructional process. For each day of absence, 2 days are given for work to be made up. Long term assignments not turned in on the due date will be subject to the teacher’s late work policy. If an absent student is in need of specific material, please notify the office when absence is reported. Every effort will be made to have necessary supplies ready for pick-up. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact out office at (602) 942-5644.

Grades 1st-3rd

Students who are enrolled in grades 1, 2 and 3 are recommended to work at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes nightly.

Grades 4th-6th

Students who are enrolled in grades 4, 5 and 6 are recommended to work at least 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours nightly.

Grades 7th-8th

Students who are enrolled in grades 7 and 8 are recommended to work at least 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours nightly.

Parents, you can help too!

We encourage parents to supervise and guide their children’s work to ensure completion. Parental involvement is essential in developing positive study habits. In grades 3 – 8, an assignment notebook called the St. Jerome Pride Guide is part of the required supplies. Students at all grade levels are responsible for completing all homework assigned.


As an additional tool for effective communication, Parents should check their RenWeb accounts for up-to-date student performance, and encourage students to do the same.