Thursday, April 27, 2017, has been designated as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This annual event, originally established for girls, now includes both boys and girls and is primarily intended for children 8-12 years of age. Students who are slightly younger or older may also participate. The purpose is to help youth make connections between education and a future in the workplace. District 12 allows boys and girls the opportunity to spend the day at their parent’s workplace. Many children from District 12 participate in shadowing their parent(s) at work on this day.
In order to eliminate a large volume of phone calls, we ask parents of children who will be participating in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to fill out the attached form and return it to the main office by Thursday, April 20, 2017. A phone call to the attendance line is not necessary if you have excused your child using this form.
Children who attend work with a parent will not be counted absent from school. However, students will be expected to complete all make-up assignments, or alternate assignments related to their shadow experience.
More information on this annual event is available at www.daughtersandsonstowork.org