Job Shadow

Dear Wando Parents,

One of our goals at Wando is to ensure our students graduate with a viable plan to meet
college and career goals. You can help us achieve that goal by talking with your child
about his/her interests, skills, and plans for further education after high school. Many high school students have little experience with the workplace. Having the opportunity to spend a day at one or more job sites and learn about the working world and careers in which they have some interest is very beneficial to students. For example, if your child is interested in working with animals, you might ask a veterinarian to allow your child to shadow at his/her office.

On March 16, 2016 we are planning a Job Shadow Day for our tenth through twelfth grade students. Ninth grade students will remain on campus and attend a curriculum carousel to help them with choosing a school of study. The carousel will be an opportunity for them to see electives offered in the four schools of study.

For our tenth through twelfth grade students who are interested in job shadowing, we are asking that their parents help arrange the job shadowing experience. If your child will be participating in the Job Shadow Day, you should obtain the employer’s permission prior to that date. Transportation, supervision, and conduct of the student during the day of this shadowing experience are also your responsibilities. Please make certain that your child understands that this is not a vacation day and that the experience is meant to help in developing realistic career goals and plans. Students who do not job shadow on that date will report to school and are expected to attend all of their classes. Their teachers will provide content enrichment, opportunities to make up work, improve their grade, and receive extra help in each class. 

All related Job Shadow Day visit information and paperwork will be in Wando’s Media
Center or on the website. These forms can be found on the website under the "For Parents and Students" section and the "Schools of Study" section. Students who participate in Job Shadow Day will be counted present for a school-approved activity so long as the following is done by the dates assigned:
  1. The Job Shadow Day Assignment and Permission Form must be turned in to your child’s advisement teacher.
  2. The Job Shadowing Day Log and the  Job Shadowing Student Interview Questionnaire (responses to nine questions) must be completed by the student and signed by the company supervisor and turned in to his/her advisement.
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