Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 26, 2018 has been designated as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This annual event 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 young people make connections between education and a future in the workplace.  
Regarding attendance, District 12 will demonstrate support for this national event by recording this day in IC for participating girls and boys as a field trip (“out-of-building activity”) with no absence recorded. In order to eliminate a large volume of phone calls, we ask that parents verify their intent to have their child accompany them at work by completing and returning the attached form to the main office no later than Thursday, April 19, 2018 - a phone call to the attendance line is not necessary if parents have excused their child using the attached form. Students will be expected to complete all make-up assignments or alternate assignments related to their shadow experience.
General guidelines:
1. The absence to shadow a parent at work should not count against a student’s perfect attendance status.
2. Participation in extracurricular activities after school should be determined consistent with participation in other school sanctioned field trips.
3. Parents may not “substitute” another day in lieu of April 26th and still have the absence counted as a field trip. Standard excused / unexcused guidelines would apply to situations involving a parent request to have a child shadow on a day other than April 26th.
4. Requests by employees to bring their own children are at the discretion of the supervisor. Typically, such requests are granted unless the supervisor determines that the child’s presence would pose a safety risk due to the nature of the employee’s job duties, or would otherwise be likely to interfere with the employee’s ability to perform his or her duties appropriately.
For more information on this nationwide event, go to www.daughtersandsonstowork.org