Homework

West School Homework Guidelines

5th Grade
4th Grade
  • Short, structured assignments
  • reading practice
  • short-term projects
  • long-term projects
3rd Grade
  • short, structured assignments
  • reading practice
  • short-term projects
  • long-term projects
2nd Grade
  • short, structured assignments
  • reading practice
  • short-term projects
  • long-term projects
1st Grade
  • short, structured assignments
  • reading practice
  • short term projects
Kindergarten
  • short, structured assignments
  • reading practice
  • short, structured assignments
  • reading practice
10 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes 50 minutes 60 minutes
Homework is an integral part of the school program in the Hillsborough City School District. The time spent on assigned homework is determined by the ability of the learner, maturity of the learner, and nature of the subject matter. It is intended to serve the following purposes:
  • 1.Provide essential practice in needed skills
  • 2.Enrich and extend school learning experiences
  • 3.Provide independent practice of proper study habits learned in school
  • 4.Afford the opportunity for increasing self-direction and responsibility
  • 5.Practice time management

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    • Hillsborough,
    • CA
    • 94010
  • Phone (650) 342-5193
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Our schools have received 26 California Distinguished School Awards, 7 National Blue Ribbon Awards, and 29 Kent Awards for Innovative Programs. Our success is due to high quality staff, committed and involved families and community members, a supportive Board, a cohesive vision, and a strong commitment to excellence.
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More than two decades of research findings are unequivocal: the most important aspect of a school in terms of student learning is teacher quality, and our teachers are among the best!

Students in K-2 have access to a reading specialist. 3rd-5th grade students participate in our Innovation Labs where they create and explore. K-5 students participate in music classes, and 4th-8th grade students have access to instrument instruction. Spanish instruction begins in 4th grade, and Mandarin is offered in our middle school. All of our schools have a dedicated counselor, teacher librarian, physical educator, and more!

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