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Academic Guidelines

At Sherwood we believe that all students can meet with success when they are active participants in their learning. All activities that student’s participate in are designed to enhance a student’s learning in the following areas.

Academic Performance – Students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for academic success and be effectively prepared for life, work and further learning.

Personal Development – Students develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge to achieve their personal highest potential.

Citizenship – Students are encouraged to be a responsible citizen by being informed and involved member in his or her local, national and global communities.

Character Development – Students have opportunities to develop the character to do what is right, act morally with wisdom and balance individual concerns with the rights and needs of others. 

Homework Guidelines

  • To promote the development of effective study habits, we suggest that students, in consultation with their parents, set up an environment that facilitates both home study and daily reading.
  • In Division II (Grades 4, 5, and 6), formal assignments may be given for homework. Students are also expected to complete missed or unfinished classroom work. In addition, students must make recreational reading part of their daily home study routine. Supervised time on the internet researching areas of study being covered at school is also a valuable homework experience. Suggested study time for homework is 20 – 30 minutes daily.
  • In Division III (Grades 7, 8, and 9), homework expectations increase. Students may be assigned daily homework for up to one hour. Supervised time on the internet researching areas of study being covered at school is also a valuable homework experience. Recreational reading should also continue at these grade levels in addition to home study. Students requiring additional instruction or support may contact their teacher to schedule a meeting for assistance with their studies. The Learning Commons is also available for student use during the nutrition break and lunch hour.
  • When a student misses a class, it is his/her responsibility to complete the work assigned (find a study partner and ask your partner to record all homework assignments and to pick up an extra copy for you OR check in D2L). If necessary, arrange for someone to pick up the materials for you. If you are having trouble getting a study partner, please talk to your teacher.
  • All teachers will be available for a weekly tutorial block where they are available to support students with their school work. The tutorial schedule will be posted around the school and on the website by mid-September.
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