ISIV believes that homework will contribute to the academic success of children. Homework serves as a link between the child, the home and the classroom. Homework fosters positive school attitudes, good study habits, effective time management, and personal responsibility. While recognizing the usefulness of homework, ISIV’s faculty also strives to minimize homework loads, realizing the need to maintain a balance in students’ lives. Students who use their class time responsibly should not have excessive amounts of homework. If students are consistently overwhelmed with homework, parents should contact their child’s teachers. Teachers will contact the parents to report a student who neglects his/her homework. The student may then be placed on a homework contract.