AFTER SCHOOL LIBRARY SERVICES
After school library use of library resources and The Homework Success Program take place in the library from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of the first Tuesday of the month due to faculty meetings. This is subject to change without advance notice.
This program offers the students yet another opportunity for success here at FHUHS. Students may choose to come and use the available library resources without recommendation or a teacher may refer them. Our goal is for improved academic performance for all those participating. Please note that this is not a CLUB! Students are not being asked to join another club. They are simply being invited to use this time, space and resources as needed.
A FHUHS librarian is available during the entire 2 1/2 hours. A classroom teacher is also available on most days to the students in the library from 3:10 to 3:50 p.m.
What is the student’s role?
- Ideally, s/he will choose to participate. Remember this is completely voluntary on the part of the student.
- Sign in upon arrival; sign out when leaving.
- Give the referral sheet from teacher to the Homework Success Program coordinator, if applicable.
- Complete assignment/s.
- Receive help as needed and when possible.
- Receive the referral sheet, signed and dated with comments from the Homework Success Program coordinator; attach the completed homework assignments to it.
- Next day-give work to appropriate teacher.
What is the librarian’s/program coordinator’s role?
- Communicate information about the Homework Success Program to administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students.
- Give a referral sheet template to teachers to make multiple copies for their use (also post on Teacher Share).
- Give teachers a sheet advertising the program to students to be displayed in classrooms.
- Take attendance and supervise the group.
- An attendance book is kept in case you ever want to follow-up on your student or child.
- Help the student/s in any way needed, when possible, and if asked.
- Note that the work is not corrected by the librarian. It is the student’s homework.
- Obtain teacher’s referral sheet, if applicable, from the student.
- Sign, date, and make comments on the referral sheet and return it to the student when work is completed and before the student leaves that homework session.
- Provide snacks during the allotted program time.
- Be prepared to discuss with parents and/or teachers when asked how the student worked and participated.
We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity. It is one of the best ways of ensuring good grades–no more zeros for not handing in homework assignments!