Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

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Homework Policy

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According to the culmination requirements and curriculum of the Los Angeles Unified School District, homework is a necessary part of each student's educational program.  Class homework schedules are a part of each class syllabus that students receive from their teachers at the beginning of the school year (or semester).  General time guidelines for homework are as follows:
  • Grade 6 = 15 minutes for each academic class daily                  
  • Grades 7-8 = 20 minutes for each academic class daily 
Homework for Absentees
Assignments and classwork are generally posted in Schoology. Requests for homework for absentees should be directed to the Counseling/Magnet Office.  Students must be absent for a minimum of three consecutive school days before a homework request can be made. Upon your request, every effort will be made to have it available for pick-up the following school day, after dismissal. For short-term absences, students may use the teacher’s email http://holmesms.org or contact a friend in each class to obtain assignments. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to first check Schoology.