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Homework is expected to be done. Students who simply do not do their homework will receive a zero unless there is some extenuating circumstance. Practices, parties, etc. are not excuses for missed homework.
Homework will not be assigned over any school break or vacation, regardless of the length. Teachers may give students a heads up regarding a longer-term assignment so that students may choose to use this time for work, but there will be ample time to complete the assignment without doing it over breaks. Students with overdue work may be expected to complete it over breaks. Homework may be assigned over a weekend, but it may not be more than “one night’s” worth of work. Giving a sixth grader, for example, three hours of work over a weekend would not be acceptable. Many teachers do not assign homework over a weekend.
If your child says that he or she, “doesn’t understand,” please don’t let them quit. Students have an abundance of tools to help them persevere through challenges. “I don’t get it” is often an easy way to get out of something you don’t want to do. Ask your child questions like, “Where do you think you could go to find out how to do this?” or “What do you think the first and next step should be?” The internet has an abundance of resources. In math, for example, Google and Kahn Academy, both provide excellent supports. Students always have text or online books to turn to. If we want our children to be successful, we need to teach them where to find answers and help as much as we need to teach them the content itself.
Your username for Genesis is your email address. If you do not know your password, click the "FORGOT PASSWORD" link and information will be sent to you to set up or to reset your password. If you guess incorrectly more than three times, your account will be disabled and you will need to contact the school to have it reactivated.
Students who are late to school because of a visit to a doctor or other health professional ARE excused. After a student is late to school 10 times, he or she receives detention. Excused lates do not count toward that number.