Learning Environment


Homework Policies:

The Board of Education has implemented a district-wide homework policy because it recognizes that a reasonable amount of homework and preparation is necessary for the scholastic growth of all students. We appreciate your support in making sure your child completes all homework assignments. Each teacher will send information home regarding homework assignments and schedules for their classroom. Please contact the teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

The minimum guidelines for the amount of homework are as follows:

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1: 15 minutes per day (to increase throughout the year)
  • Grades 2-6: 30 minutes per day (to increase throughout the year)


Additionally, every child at Field is required to complete At Home Reading for at least 20 minutes each day. We encourage parents to read to, and with, their children regularly.


Parent Teacher Conferences:

Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year – in November and March. Please do not hesitate, however, to contact your child’s teacher whenever you have a question or concern. If you wish to schedule a conference with a teacher, please remember to call in advance so a convenient time can be established. With teachers’ busy schedules, it is difficult to meet all of your concerns on a drop-in basis.


Textbooks, Library Books, and Calculators:

Textbooks, library books and calculators are issued to students during the school year. These instructional supplies are the students’ responsibility. If a textbook, library book or calculator is lost, stolen or damaged, we ask that you reimburse the school for the cost to replace the items. In some cases, this may be as much as $50. Please discuss with your child the importance of proper care of these supplies.


School Supplies:

We ask that every child attend school each day, ready to learn. Certain basic school supplies will help your child organize his/her learning and keep homework or information for parents neatly for you to see. Please try to provide your child with the following tools for learning:

  • backpack to carry homework, notebook, textbooks.
  • pencils or pens and erasers to complete work at home.
  • folder (Gr. K-2) or notebook (Gr. 3-6) to organize school work.
  • pencil pouch (Gr. 3-6).
  • subject dividers for notebook (Gr. 3-6).
  • a quiet place at home for homework, studying and reading.