1. With your child, choose a regular time for study and agree on a specific set of homework guidelines (no cell phones, t.v., etc.). Be available to help during this time.
2. Establish a "homework headquarters" (away from disruptions) with a good light and a place for paper, pencils, and other resources.
3. Check teacher web pages for assignment/project information regularly.
4. Use a planner as a tool for communication. Ask your child about the assignments that need to be completed. Write notes to the teacher in the planner if you have questions.
5. Check ParentVUE regularly with your child (at least two times weekly). If you do not have access to ParentVUE, please contact the school office for set-up information.6. Teach your child about using "corners of time"; such as waiting for the dentist or riding in a car that are great for getting bits of homework done.
7. Let your child take the consequences of not having homework done. If it becomes a chronic problem, develop a plan where home privileges are tied to homework completion.