A letter to parents regarding homework
We commend you in your effort and interest to help your children. Our main interest here at Savannah Classical Academy is to help your children develop skills that will be long lasting and not just a temporary solution. Through homework, children can learn skills that they must develop if they are to grow to be independent, motivated and successful adults. They learn to follow directions, work on their own, begin and complete a task, manage their time and work to their full potential.
For many children, homework is the very first time they have a responsibility of their own. It is up to them to bring it home. It is up to them to do the work. And it is up to them to see that the work gets back to school. From the moment the teacher gives the assignment to the moment it is turned in again, the responsibility rests on your child’s shoulders. It is important for you to realize that this is a responsibility that will have a tremendous impact on your child’s life.
Your children will learn that it’s up to them – that they are accountable for their own actions. As a parent you can help your children by reinforcing the importance of homework, and by asking them daily if they have homework. This will give them the chance to fully develop this sense of responsibility.
Keep in mind that you and your children are laying a foundation that they will build upon for years to come. Being responsible is a learned behavior. It is not an accident and it requires patience and effort.
We hope that we can team up to help your children build skills that will last a life time.
The Faculty & Administration
Savannah Classical Academy