Parents » Homework Policy

Homework Policy

CCUSD's homework policy regulates the amount of time students should spend on school-related work at home. Generally, daily time spent on homework should be:

  • K - 15 minutes
  • 1st/2nd - 15-20 minutes
  • 3rd - 30 minutes
  • 4th/5th - no more than 60 minutes 

Teachers attempt to plan assignments that are appropriate for each child. However, we know that all children learn and work at their own pace. If your child is spending more than the recommended time each night on homework (but not wasting time), talk to the teacher and he/she will make modifications. Remember, too, that on any given night you have the authority to stop your child’s labors after the appropriate time, and simply write a note to the teacher explaining that the homework was too difficult for your child.

It is also imperative that your child reads every night for at least 20 minutes. If your child is not reading yet, this would be a great opportunity for you and your child to spend time reading together.

Four ways to help your child improve her or his homework skills:
  • Plan dinner and other family events around your child’s homework schedule.
  • Make a study corner. Use the same place as a table, couch or chair for helping your child review material before a test.
  • Encourage your child to study with other students when appropriate.
  • Make a point to look over your child’s finished homework.