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Welcome & Homework Policy

2nd gradeMrs. Mendivil's 
Second Grade Page   

Email Address:
Phone number:  792-3232 ext.62003

Best time to call: Before school between 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m.

Welcome to second grade! I am Mrs. Mendivil and this is my 18th year as a teacher for the Fremont Unified School District.

I am looking forward to an exciting, productive year working with you and your child. I am committed to the importance of parent involvement and I believe that your child receives the best education possible when you and I work together as a team.


Tell me and I forget. Involve me and I learn.
Teach me and I remember.

Homework Policy
Homework is a key part of communicating your child’s progress with you. It is a review of topics and skills taught in class and at the same time, it teaches your child responsibility and study skills. Your child may need help reading the directions, but please only guide your child in doing the assignments. Please do not do the work for them; this will help them to become independent learners. If you find your child is struggling with the homework, or is taking more than 30 minutes to complete the paper and pencil portion, please contact me immediately so that we can work together to help your child be successful.
Homework packets will be sent home on Monday and need to be carefully completed and returned on Friday in their homework folder. Set aside a well-lit, regular homework area away from distractions (television or any loud noises), have ready any necessary supplies (a pencil, crayons, a pair of scissors, and glue), and do the work at the same time everyday. Do not allow your child to complete all of the work in one night. We are trying to instill good study skills. Please sign the cover of the homework packet so that I know that you have checked the work.

As the year progresses, the homework routine will change slightly. In addition to conventional paper/pencil worksheets, you will find more hands-on activities and language activities. This will require you to spend more time working with your child while he/she complete the homework.

Completing homework is to your child's benefit. If what is taught in class is not reinforced at home, it will not become automatic information that your child can retrieve and use when needed. If there is a legitimate reason why a student is not able to finish homework, please send a signed note on the day the homework is due stating the reason it was not completed.

In case of absences due to illness, an equal amount of additional time will be given for the homework to be completed.  For example, if your child is absent for 3 days, he/she will have up to three extra days to complete the homework from the date of his/her return. Any work not finished in class must be completed during recess or at home. Class work missed due to absences will be included with the next homework packet. 

If there is a Monday holiday, Homework will be sent on Tuesday.  If there is a Friday holiday, homework will be due on Thursday.