Take Our Kids to Work


Take Our Kids To Work (TOKTW) - Wednesday, November 6, 2019

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, all grade nine students will be participating in the province-wide "TAKE OUR KIDS TO WORK" day, when you, the parent, will be taking your child to work with you. Take Our Kids to Work Day is an initiative of The Learning Partnership.

As a career component of the grade nine curriculum, a work day provides students with an opportunity to explore a specific career firsthand. Students will have the opportunity to gather information on the realities of work, employment opportunities and entry requirements. This work day will strengthen the link between home, school and the community.

Prior to November 6th, the Guidance Department will be preparing students for this day. A major theme during these presentations will be health and safety in the workplace. We are asking all students to review any safety issues with the place of work prior to November 6. An excellent resource on the topic of health and safety is the Ministry of Labour's Young Worker website which can be accessed at www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/atwork/youngworkers.php.

You may also wish to review the Durham Catholic District School Board's Insurance and Liability letter for Take Our Kids To Work Day.

Attached you will find the Employer letter. We request that you inform your employer and your co-workers of the plan for your child to accompany you to your workplace on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. If you are unable to take your child to work with you, please find a friend or relative who can assist you. If you are able to take more than one student, please indicate so on the attached permission form. This will help us as we assist students who are not able to attend work with a parent, relative or friend. 

The  Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of Essential Skills and work habits important for success in work, learning and life. Learners can use the OSP tools and resources to assess, build, document and track their skills in classroom, cooperative education and other experiential learning opportunities, volunteer and extracurricular activities. This information can help them develop their Individual Pathways Plan (IPP) as they answer the questions: Who am I? What are my opportunities? Who do I want to become? What is my plan for achieving my goals? Students are asked to compete the "Essential Skills and Work Habits in Action on Take Our Kids To Work Day" which can then be uploaded to their IPP on myBlueprint

Also attached is the consent form. This form must be returned to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, October 25 or Mr. Cecillon/Mr. Dion in the Guidance Department. 


Yours truly,

Mrs. Susan Duane  (Principal)                                                    

Mr. Jack Cecillon & Mr. Mike Dion (Guidance Counsellors)                     


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