There are some assignments that have a later due date. For example, much of our work we do during Reader's Workshop is not due until Friday. Students have PLENTY of time during the school week to complete this work. However, if the student does not have something completed by the end of the day on Thursday then the student will need to take that assignment home for homework and turn it in Friday.
Students always have enough time in class to complete classwork. These changes won't effect many students who have already stayed on top of their assignments and put the effort in.