To enable students to balance work and life, we expect an overall average homework load of no more than 2.5 hours per night, which means that though there will be variations by day and students, teachers should not assign more than an average of 20 minutes of homework per night.  Students should not receive any homework over the three major vacation periods, so that they may relax, rest and recharge.  Homework should not be due on the day after Purim and the night of Yom HaAtzmaut.  No written assignments/exams can be scheduled during the first two days after returning from vacation. No major assignments should be due in the time that they could not be reasonably completed after vacation (typically 2-3 weeks).  Exceptions to this policy are AP coursework, English department reading assignments, and extra credit programs for voluntary Torah study.