Academic Policies

Richland Elementary, as part of the San Marcos Unified School District, follows a set curriculum outlined by the California Common Core State Standards for kindergarten through fifth grade. All content standards for each curricular area are outlined on the California Department of Education website.

Homework Policy

Homework is an important part of the educational program, and will be assigned on a regular basis. Homework is assigned using the following district guidelines:

Grades 1-3 15-20 mins. 3-4 days a week

Grades 4-5 30-45 mins. 3-4 days a week

The Child's responsibility:

  • Understand and know how to do the assignment.
  • Have the necessary materials.
  • Follow study techniques outlined by the teacher.
  • Strive for the best quality of work of which s/he is capable.
  • Complete and return assignments on time.

The Parent's responsibility:

  • Provide the child with a quiet place and adequate time to do homework.
  • Encourage the child to do his best work.
  • Encourage the use of good study habits and completion of assignments.
  • Remind the child to bring all materials back to school each day.

Report Cards

Report cards are sent home at the end of each semester. Semester 1 ends in January and Semester 2 ends in June. You will have an opportunity to discuss your child's progress with his/her teacher at Parent Teacher Conferences in October.