Supporting Your Child at Home

Upon enrollment, each family commits to supporting their children’s learning at home.  We ask that families commit to:

  • Assisting with and monitoring homework assignments every day.
  • Reading with their child 15 minutes each day.
  • Attending Parent-Teacher conferences.
  • Attending school-wide day and evening events whenever possible.
  • Encouraging their child to follow school community policies and procedures.
  • Making sure their child attends school and is on time each day.
  • Talking each day with their child about what he or she is learning, class projects, field studies, and other school activities.
  • Serving the school community at least 20 hours per year (see Family Service).

All students in kindergarten through sixth grade receive home learning assignments from their teachers. Home learning at Genesee Community Charter School is never busy work. Home learning extends the learning that happens at school, building on the work in the classroom from one day to the next. 

We expect parents to spend time at home reading with their children. When children read to parents or other family members, it helps them practice their reading skills and build fluency. When parents or other family members read to children, it models fluency and the importance of reading for their new readers.