The Waterbury Board of Education believes that the learning process must be student-centered. Homework, which includes reading, writing, math, and research or project assignments outside the classroom, is an essential part of this process. It contributes to the development of good study habits, reinforces classroom skills, and increases the possibility of student success. The students’ classroom teacher will assign all homework. The student’s ability and grade level will be taken into account when determining the length of an assignment. Teachers in grades 1, 2, and 3 shall assign homework in one subject each night. Teachers in grades 4 and 5 shall assign homework in two subjects each night. Please make sure your child has a quiet, organized spot to do their homework and that they have a routine to make sure homework is place in their book bag and brought to school the next day.