Homework Policy 2018-19
This year, Utsalady tried a “No Homework” policy. After looking at student growth and overall results, our staff decided to do some research by reading various articles and learning the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ to homework at the elementary level. In the end, the staff unanimously voted to bring homework back to Utsalady in the 2018-19 school year. The policy will be different for different grade-levels, taking into account each student’s developmental abilities for their age. If you are interested in reading some articles on this subject, you will find some linked below.
pdf The Case For and Against Homework.
(4.39 MB) pdf Is Homework a Necessary Evil? (1.77 MB) pdf
(4.39 MB) pdf Does Homework Improve Academic Achievement? (1.40 MB) pdf (4.39 MB)
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Volunteering & Visiting Utsalady
We LOVE having volunteers & visitors here at Utsalady. It’s so important for you to be involved in your child’s education and volunteering is one way to be involved. Whether it’s working at a Booster Club event, helping in the classroom, visiting your child during lunch or recess, being a WatchD.O.G.S. or chaperoning a field trip. Before coming to school you must:
1. Have your Washington State Patrol (WSP) background check completed and into our computer system. The WSP background check lasts for 2 years.
2. Take the Harassment Intimidation Bullying (HIB) training offered by the district or school before volunteering.
This is to be completed each calendar year.
You DO NOT need any of the two items above if you are attending your child's conference, sitting in the audience at a concert event or attending an evening Booster Club event. It's strictly for those times when you are volunteering and/or visiting your child during lunch or recess.