Welcome to our first homework free weekend for the 2013 – 2014 school year!!
This is our third year of offering Newton South families these weekends, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. As you may remember, our Faculty Council, made up of faculty representatives from each academic department, and our School Council, comprised of teachers, parents, and students, worked to develop homework free weekends as a gesture to acknowledge some of the challenges that confront our students. The policy reads:
As a goodwill gesture to students and their families, who experience stress due to our school’s rigorous homework expectations, all classroom teachers will adopt a homework-free weekend program, whereby no homework will be due on the day of return after each of four specifically agreed-upon weekends (one each term).
So, enjoy! I am hopeful that your family will take this opportunity to engage in something together that is different, fun, and/or treasured.