Monday, October 17, 2016

Homework Free Nights

Good evening.  I am writing to inform you that the Marshfield Public Schools will be “Homework Free” across the district from Thursday Night, November 10th through the Veterans Day weekend.

This is the second year that we have gone “homework free” in conjunction with Veterans Day.  In part, as the district focuses a great deal of attention on the social-emotional well-being of our students and staff, we are looking to give them a break from homework.  For some, schedules and stress levels continue to grow as the year progresses and having homework free nights will help relieve some of that stress.

In addition, time away from homework will allow our students and staff, and their families, to focus on the importance of recognizing Veterans Day, which takes place on November 11th.  In lieu of homework, I hope that members of our school community will find the time on Veterans Day to thank a Veteran they may know for their service to our country.  The person they reach out to could be a relative, a neighbor or a friend.  In addition, if members of our school community can attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 AM at Veterans Memorial Park, it would be greatly appreciated by an amazing group of men and women who have served our country so valiantly over the years.

We will be scheduling a few additional homework free nights later in the school year as well.  We will send out further information as we get closer to those dates.

Thank you and have a good night.


Jeffrey W. Granatino